Best Linux Alternative To Apple's Aperture?

David Yentzen dbyentzen at
Mon Jan 6 03:35:39 UTC 2014

Hi Anthony,
  You may wish to check out Darktable at:
they have their own ppa for stable releases.


On Sun, Jan 5, 2014 at 9:13 PM, Israel <israeldahl at> wrote:

> 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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