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Photopea – a free photoshop-like editor

An amazing project from a talented Czech Programer Ivan Kutskir. It comprises over 100,000 lines of code! This is an online program that you can run in your browser, with a photoshop-like interface with all the things you would expect. … Continue reading

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ON1 Photo Raw

ON1 Photo RAW is a relative newcomer to the photo editing arena (currently designated ON1 Photo RAW 2021.5), but looks to be feature filled. It includes Digital asset management and a non-destructive, layered editing paradigm, incorporating many features of photoshop … Continue reading

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Darktable

darktable is an open source photography workflow application and raw developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable and enables you to develop raw … Continue reading

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DigiKam

DigiKam is a free, open-source package for Linux, windows and macOS. It has strong digital asset management and a comprehensive processing workflow. It has powerful RAW file editing and a non-destructive workflow (edits are saved in a database). It supports … Continue reading

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Select Subject tool

Adobe’s select subject tool (and some other applications have similar functionality) is becoming remarkably good, using AI approaches to make sometimes fiddly selections automatically. Here is an example. This is a particularly challenging image – the background is mottled, not … Continue reading

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Displacement Map Example

The displacement map filter is found in Photoshop under the menu items: Filter >> Distort >> Displace. A displacement map moves the pixels of an image by an amount that varies depending on the brightness of another image. I will … Continue reading

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Krita

Krita is a free and open source graphics editor for Windows, Mac OS and Linux. It is designed primarily for graphic artists for digital painting and 2D animation, but it is also a competent editor for photos. Its user interface … Continue reading

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Nik Collection

Nik Collection is a popular set of 8 photo processing plugins for Photoshop, Lightroom, DxO Photolab and some other packages. Continue reading

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Faststone Image Viewer

An image browser, converter and editor that supports all major graphic formats including BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO, TGA and camera raw files. It has a nice array of features such as image viewing, management, … Continue reading

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DxO Photolab

DxO photolab works well as either a standalone program or a plugin to Lightroom and Photoshop (and perhaps other packages). It is a comprehensive non-destructive Raw image editor with a large array of adjustments/filters, and a suite of presets and … Continue reading

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