[Digikam-users] LightZone

Paul Waldo 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

Hi Gilles,

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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