[Novalug] RAW Photo Editing under Linux ... and LightZone ...
kkauffman at headfog.com
Wed Oct 7 18:02:16 EDT 2009
Lightroom 2.5 (x64) and Photoshop CS4 (x64) on Windows Vista x64. CS4 uses
the GPU for process acceleration.
Currently shooting with a Nikon D90, RAW only.
This is the lowest price deal I could find.
Adobe licensing will let you install the software on TWO machines as long as
you only use one copy at a time. So I have it installed on a laptop and
Laptop: Lenovo T61P / 2.0 GHz C2D/ 4GB RAM / 200GB 7200 RPM HD / 320GB 7200
RPM HD (ultrabay) / NVIDIA Quadro FX 570M / Vista Home Premium x64
Desktop: HomeBrew / 2.4 GHz C2Q / 8GB RAM / 250GB HD / 320 GB HD / NVIDIA
8800GT / Vista Home Premium x64
4TB FreeNAS for archiving (vs. backup)
Lightroom will let you send a copy to an alternate destination while
importing to your local work area. So I send the copy to a redundant
FreeNAS server at home during import from camera.
On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 15:53, Bryan J. Smith <b.j.smith at ieee.org> wrote:
> Okay, now I'm looking for advice ...
> I did most of my video editing from 1999-2004, and have been big
> into Photography for the last 5 years, especially these last 3 with a dSLR
> system. I haven't shot RAW much, and when I have, I've done little more
> than use UFRAW and a little Cinepaint.
> And here's how really lazy I've been ...
> Lately I've just let my 18 month-old, 14.6MP camera shoot at the its
> 4-star level JPEG, which results in 11-12MB files (yes, only 50 pics fill a
> Since that's not much smaller than RAW (maybe only 50%, with RAW being
> 21-25MB at 12-bit channel, 14.6MP), I should really get back to shooting
> RAW (or RAW + lower-quality JPEG per shot) and editing RAW.
> Especially after dropping $1K for a 200mm f/2.8 prime tele, yeah, I'm
> In all honesty, this is one area where I haven't dug into all the options
> much as I should have. I've played with Cinepaint and done some Script-fu
> over the last 2 years. But I've been wishing for more than how Cinepaint
> (Cinepaint fka "FlimGIMP" for those that don't know). I keep flirting with
> idea of buying LightZone for Linux, as many like it, and I don't mind
> paying for
> good, commercial software (especially when the file formats are open
> and my camera does Adobe's published DNG, in addition to the vendor's).
> So being that this isn't community-developed software (although still for
> for those of you shooting RAW, what is your workflow? Community-developed?
> Vendor software (under Windows)? Have you dropped money for LightZone
> for Linux?
> Bryan J Smith Professional, Technical Annoyance
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