paul at waldoware.com
Tue Feb 5 01:02:07 CET 2008
On Monday 04 February 2008 4:21:16 pm Gilles Caulier wrote:
> 2008/2/4, Paul Waldo <paul at waldoware.com>:
> > On Sunday 03 February 2008 9:21:42 am michael hughes wrote:
> > > I just downloaded and installed LightZone on Kubuntu and wondered if
> > anyone
> > > else has tried it. I think its very similar to Adobes Lightroom and has
> > > lots of features which I find useful In particular the IPTC handling
> > which
> > > is streets ahead of digikam.
> > I also am starting to give it a try. I haven't had a lot of time to work
> > with
> > it, but I think Digikam is far superior for image organization. In
> > LightZone's favor is the ability to apply a transformation to a selected
> > area. I think that it will be good to use as an external editor, just as
> > gimp is. I look forward to hearing about your experiences with LZ.
> digiKam support 16 bits color depth image, gimp no...
> Gilles Caulier
My comment was by no means a diminishing of Digikam. I find the digikam tools
work wonderfully for the majority of my photos. I especially like the B&W
effects, for which gimp provides no equal. Most of my images are nails, and
digikam is a great hammer. Sometimes though, I have a screwy image, so I
need a screwdriver :-). In these cases gimp or krita fit the bill. Digikam
lets me use the tool that works best, to its credit.
I used to use KPhotoAlbum, but switched to Digikam because it works so much
better for me. I'm still not done retagging my tens of thousands of images,
but I feel that it is worth it because of the utility of digikam. So please
don't take my comments negatively, I have the utmost respect for the work
that you and everyone else has done! Please keep up the good work!
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