Sup­ported de­vices

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Will they work on dif­fer­ent plat­forms? W ith the exception of Fo­toxx that can only be in­stalled on Linux, the other projects all pro­vide in­stal­lable bi­na­ries for Win­dows as well as Mac OS X. But none of these projects can be in­stalled on mo­bile de­vices such as tablets or phones.

Of all the tools fea­tured in this Roundup, dark­table sup­ports the largest num­ber of plat­forms. You’ll find it in the soft­ware repos­i­to­ries of most pop­u­lar dis­tri­bu­tions such as Ubuntu, Fedora, Gen­too, Arch Linux, De­bian and OpenSUSE. Apart from Win­dows and Mac, also of­fers pack­ages for So­laris and BSD. You’ll also find a list of de­pen­den­cies and in­struc­tions on in­stalling it from source if your dis­tri­bu­tion isn’t sup­ported.

Along with GIMP, DigiKam is one of the old­est projects and part of the KDE sta­ble, but can run on any desktop en­vi­ron­ment with the req­ui­site li­braries in­stalled. You’ll find it in the soft­ware repos­i­to­ries of most dis­tri­bu­tions. The project’s GitHub page is also an ex­cel­lent re­source and ideal for those who are on an es­o­teric sys­tem which doesn’t fea­ture DigiKam in the soft­ware repos­i­to­ries. You can al­ter­na­tively just grab the 380MB Ap­pim­age pack­age, which doesn’t re­quire in­stal­la­tion and pro­vides a work­ing in­stance of DigiKam with­out has­sles.

Un­like the other tools that pro­vide down­load­able pack­ages or links to repos­i­to­ries, LightZone com­pul­so­rily re­quires users to reg­is­ter an ac­count on the web­site, and doesn’t pro­vide down­load in­for­ma­tion un­til you do. But don’t worry, the reg­is­tra­tion is free and asks noth­ing be­yond a user­name and email ad­dress.

Along with repos­i­to­ries for De­bian and OpenSUSE. Pho­tivo has a list of de­pen­den­cies if you de­cide to in­stall it from source.

The PPA for Pho­tivo, named ‘Highly ex­plo­sive!’ fea­tures var­i­ous tools pop­u­lar with pho­tog­ra­phers and artists, so you can ex­plore them as well

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