So I agreed (brave company). Not tried it since the first encounter, which wasn't great with poor performance. But I'll give it another try and see if they have sorted out some of those problems. Will update here if I have any findings, video review will take time, and I'd need to use it more to give a real impression.
I am still using Darktable, it's fine for landcape/few shots shoots. It's too cumbersome on workflow for larger shoots ie many photos to sort out. I have RT on the PC I might update that to see how it looks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s41rmYx ... 8-v-uHnhK_
It looks like he has several dozen on youtube.
Painful to say but Adobe did get the layout/interface right, in a way nobody else seems to be able to at this time
I bought ACDSee Pro 9 a few years ago and thought it was good. I also bought Aftershot Pro 1 a long time ago and thought it was fairly good too. Both were a lot easier to use and understand than darktable. I tried ASP 3 a couple of years ago and it had progressed. IMO, darktable has the internals down pretty well, but the user friendliness for photographers, workflow, and interface is where they need to do work. You need people with that sort of expertise though to volunteer to work for free though. I guess interface and workflow software people are not that common.
Looking at the devs, they don't seem to be willing to change the UI - so I don't hold out much hope, still you never know
Luminar is better since last tried it, but still a delay loading previews of images. They say there is an update next week so will wait for that. Again we're in a mixed bag, luminar has solid workflow - decent results, missing some important stuff though and basic DAM very basic at the moment. Nobody seems to quite get it, yet. I gave up on lightzone it seems to have a zombie developer who once a year does a very minor bugfix - just not going anywhere that program which is a bit of a shame really again had a lot of potential.
I'll keep trying stuff, it's not looking too likely I'll be deleting LR soon though. Don't really want to use 3/4 software programs when all I want is one!
I've not started a review, if I did it wouldn't be very positive. I wanted to give them a fair crack at it, that big delay makes it unworkable even if there are nice bits included (and there are some good things there). DAM is very basic, that's not the real problem . Oh well maybe they will do an update in a few weeks...I've plenty of bits in to work on, so this has shoved itself down the list of reviews. Maybe it's alright on Mac, don't know -on Windows it's just not cutting it
https://discuss.pixls.us/t/darktable-2- ... s/12579/22
Here is the link for the latest build mentioned down near the bottom of the thread:
https://mega.nz/#!Tyxw2A6S!27NzIGuKFsxD ... 53HfxMZkMA
https://www.darktable.org/2019/11/darkt ... -released/
Updated UI and many other changes. This is release candidate 0. I might download it just to take a look.
The download files for Linux and Windows are at the bottom:
https://github.com/darktable-org/darkta ... e-3.0.0rc0
https://github.com/darktable-org/darkta ... ease-3.0.0
Here is a lot of info about what has changed:
https://www.phototraces.com/b/exposure- ... lien-skin/
The software just makes a huge meal out of simple adjustments, and makes workflow far harder and longer than it should be. I don't think the devs have grasped how they have over complicated it, so bar a complete change of direction I won't be looking at it again
I do try other ones now and then so I might give that other one a look. Rawtherapee might work for some just as a raw developer, it is probably a bit easier to use. Just a shame they won't add basic tools like clone/watermark to it. The search continues!
Exposure X5 looks promising. I haven't downloaded the trial, but I might later.
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