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Lightroom alternative...

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Gambit, Nov 18, 2018.

  1. Gambit

    Gangster

    Joined: Oct 7, 2003

    Posts: 276

    Location: Midlands

    Hello all,

    Really frustrated with Adobe and I am after sensible lightroom alternative, want to avoid online licences and pref one time payment (or free options) options.

    Ideally want it to handle RAW images and help with file management along with editing, of course!

    Any suggestions guys?
     
  2. EssexBoy

    Hitman

    Joined: Jun 13, 2013

    Posts: 506

    Location: Essex/East London

    Capture One was fine when i used it.

    Try the 30 day free trial.
     
  3. Spleen Sauce

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 16, 2005

    Posts: 888

    Location: UK

    Yep, Capture One Pro is excellent though it’s not cheap.
     
  4. Clov!s

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 15,998

    Location:

    Affinity photo too.
     
  5. EGuitarStar

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 23, 2009

    Posts: 2,356

    Location: Earth

    Luminar by Skylim is widely popular and it is not expensive. It currently doesn't have file management but I've read this will be introduced for free in a December update.
     
  6. mid_gen

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 20, 2004

    Posts: 7,829

    Location: Düsseldorf

    Nothing is really as good as Lightroom imo....but since I'm all Sony now (RX100 and A7), I've switched to Capture One, as it's free for Sony users.

    Lightroom subscriptions can do one.
     
  7. MartinPrince

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 14, 2018

    Posts: 140

    Have a look at DXO Photolab. Works great with RAW files and its Prime noise reduction is second to none. Doesn't support Fuji cameras apparently though.
     
  8. Marlie

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 8, 2010

    Posts: 150

    Are you sure Capture One is free for Sony users? Ive heard its just discounted?
     
  9. mid_gen

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 20, 2004

    Posts: 7,829

    Location: Düsseldorf

    Hmm looks like they've changed things up with v12, so there's now a paid tier for Sony users.

    The Sony Express version still looks pretty decent.
     
  10. Minstadave

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 8, 2004

    Posts: 23,278

    Location: Rutland

    Watching this with interest. Not sure Adobe CC is great value at the monthly rate. Occaionally the year subscription comes up on Amazon for an OK deal but missed it this year.
     
  11. Spleen Sauce

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 16, 2005

    Posts: 888

    Location: UK

    Capture One Pro 12 isn't cheap but it is worth it - some of the masking features are absolutely superb.
     
  12. antc

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 23, 2005

    Posts: 1,723

    Location: Nottinghamshire

    Usually comes up discounted on Black Friday and over Christmas. I got it on BF for £75 I think it was. But I am also interested in other alternatives without monthly subs so watching with interest.
     
  13. CAT-THE-FIFTH

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 9, 2009

    Posts: 17,652

    Location: Planet Earth

    DxO?