how we tested…
Many of the tools featured in this Roundup pushed out a new releases back in March/April of 2018. As such, these new releases aren’t yet available in the software repositories for most distributions, which still feature older versions. With this in mind, we’ve installed the latest releases of all the packages using Appimage packages, where available, or via PPA repositories on top of Ubuntu 17.10.
Image editors can work with the Raw file format that pro photographers use, as well as a variety of more commonly recognised formats, and boast a vast set of features. We want a tool that doesn’t hinder workflow with a complicated interface by including many features out of the box.
We’ll test these tools to see if they offer any assistance to users by providing aids such as red eye removal and batch processing of images. Also important is the documentation and support you can find, and whether or not the tools can be customised and tweaked to your liking.