Monday, March 1, 2010

Bye bye Windows 7 RC and Lightroom, Welcome Kubuntu and Bibble 5 Pro

You know it was getting closer... After March 1st (today), Windows 7 RC was not going to work any more... So I decided to cut my arm holding Windows 7 tightly... I've deleted the 3 NTFS partitions on my second hdd and created a fresh ext3 partition. Copied all my files back to the new partition, and edited the /etc/fstab to make it mounted on boot etc. I'm pure now...

I was using Windows just to edit my photos with Lightroom. It was evident that I need something else that works under Linux. I first tried to use Wine with no chance, at least for the last 8 months there was no version of Wine able to run Lightroom properly.

Recently, I came across with one software that works natively and perfectly under Linux, and even works faster than Lightroom (at least they say so, and indeed I felt the difference), the name of the magic was Bibble 5 Pro.

So, I've installed the trial version and tested it with my photos. It was working very nice, but definitely I need to get used to the interface, though it quite resembles the Lightroom interface, and I need to find a nice raw preset for my camera (Nikon D300 by the way). Bibble 5 has settings like "Product, Product Reduced, ..., Portrait, Portrait Reduced etc.", what I found is that Portrait preset is very close to my taste. Eventhough, I fell a little color cast on the photos. I don't know, I think I need to get used to it.

And my final words goes to Adobe. I don't understand them. Some how they create the programs which takes hefty amount of peoples attention, but, though they support another Unix platform like MaxOSX, they really resist hard to support Fedora/Debian Linux. It really hard to understand that, isn't that the same money we pay. So what is the matter. The best protest for myself is to stay away from Adobe and use alternatives as much as possible.

2 comments:

typhoon said...

I think good choice for prefer linux system for your all jobs.. and thanks for your exprience a python 2x,Qt Designer and pyqt modules...

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