Best Linux Alternative To Apple's Aperture?

Israel israeldahl at
Mon Jan 6 03:13:24 UTC 2014

Hi Anthony, I am not entirely sure what aperture is, but if you are 
looking for something that can edit RAW photos, I'd suggest looking into 
RawTherapee, or Darkroom. Shotwell is good at importing and view Raw 
photos, but you have to make sure you install all the correct libraries 
to view your photos.
So, 2 quick questions...
1. What kind of program is aperture, or what kind of functionality are 
you looking for?
2. Do you use multiple types of Cameras, (in other words do you have 
cameras that only have CR2 format raw files, or are there multiple types 
or cameras/formats)
Glad to hear you are interested in Lubuntu so much!!
Welcome to the mailing list!

On 01/05/2014 06:22 PM, Anthony Hoppe wrote:
> Hello Lubuntu Users,
> Lubuntu has been my goto Linux desktop operating system for a few 
> years now (I've been an avid Linux fan and user for a long time). I 
> just discovered this listserv and figured I should join. :-)
> I'm attempting to adopt Linux as my primary operating system, or as 
> much of it as I can.  I'm a wannabe photographer and have been using 
> Apple's Aperture for a while now.  I'm sure you know where this is 
> going...
> I know I'm likely beating a dead horse, but I want to get input from 
> the Lubuntu community...
> What is the best alternative to Aperture in the Linux world?  It 
> doesn't have to be a single app, it can be a suite of apps.  I've 
> heard that F-Spot is the closest to Aperture and plan to check it out.
> I'd love to hear what y'all think!
> Thanks,
> Anthony


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