Lightroom: Provide support for Linux

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Lightroom for Linux - is it possible? Most my friends and I need it, because of not using Windows and current Linux tools can't get so great instruments for raw preprocessing and organizing...
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martijn Saly

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Any way we can kick Adobe in the right direction? The longer they postpone, the harder it gets for them.

Oh and please stop recommending Darktable. Maybe it works for some folks, but it only gives Adobe a weak excuse not to port Lightroom over to Linux.
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Try Rawtherapee ;) . Darktable is full of bugs and quite slower. But... masks. Rawtherapee need to implement that.
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Are you still expecting something from Adobe? Seriously? I have open this tread 2, 3 or more years ago!!!! I'm on a darktable forum and can tell you that many people are doing the transition now. Maybe it is time for you to do so? We are also starting to see some professional moving to darktable. In anycase, don't hold your breath on this.
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Can Darktable transition all my edits without any loss or visual changes? I seriously doubt it.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Linux Support.

I would love to be able to edit on my Linux machine. Thanks for the web support, but there should be a real client app as well.
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There are a lot of us who are forced to keep on using windows just for using Lightroom. I am a physicist who does computational physics. I have absolutely no need and no time for windows and their updates and all the rubbish that comes along with it. These days it is becoming increasingly difficult to dual boot windows and Linux and I need Linux for my work and basically everything that can be done on a computer runs on Linux other than Photoshop and Lightroom. I absolutely love photography and Lightroom is the most essential tool for me and a lot of others. It would be wonderful to have Lightroom for Linux!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Linux Support, PLEASE..

I can use my laptop or phone for most operations and lightroom CC is awesome on both, cant wait for further updates but no linux support is heart breaking. I have linux on my desktop and would love the ease of use to edit my photos without hooking my laptop up to monitor.
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Kde has label and keywords feature in all environment. brfs format stores it eficient and securely. Zfs beats all ideas a mac/win user can have over a filesystem. This is cause i switched completely to freeBSD. memory caching, log caching, data caching, 1 nvme and 32G ram speed up all transactions to
100-500% (it depends is the storage volume is a raid-ssd or single Hdd, of course)

Lightroom replacements: darktable, rawtherapee, darklight... for batch processing imagemagick beats all know software and is integrated completely in the system.
PS: Krita. Gimp is still crazy module GUI with thousand of panels flying like bees.
Premiere: Davinci
AE: Davinci, and blender
illustrator: Krita, Inkscape

Maya, Openshot, kdenlive... a lot of really powerful software

tools for compress: the google algorithm Gueztli + mozpjeg can compress a 100% qual jpg sized in 1M to a 300kb image without any visual lossless.

Advanced users: I reccomend FreeBDS with root in zfs and own compiled kernel. I love Debian too.
Occasional users: Arch Linux, Debian, Fedora, OpenSuse, (formatted with LVM or zfs)
noobs: Ubuntu studio, Fedora design suite, Mint or manjaro

Adobe don't loose the train! Forget macintosh, is falling in the ios abysm. Microsoft, nvidia, intel and GNU-Linux/BSD are alling at last!
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Do yo really expect Adobe drop macOS that has a 10% market share but add support for Linux that has a 2% market share.
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Troy Schulz

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2% is debatable. It could actually be much higher. It's hard to track because it's not based on sales.
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The OS usage percentages are normally obtained from internet login data, not sales so I think the 2% is probably close.  The relatively few people I know that use Linux want free software anyway so that is an additional reason for Adobe to not support Linux.
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I mean the reality of the problem is that adobe's code base is not stable enough to port to a new OS. They can barely get light room to function adequately on PC, porting to linux would be a bad decision on their part sadly.

If you need to edit video, use davinci resolve. It's better and more efficient anyhow.
Photoshop and light room have a wide number of alternatives. Might want to petition luminar for Linux support instead, they'll also be releasing their DAM for luminar soon as well. Serif, the company who makes Affinity would also be a good company to ask.

Adobe is just not capable.
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Otoh, if they can get it to compile for macOS, they are halfway there. MacOS is (loosely) based off linux/unix of some kind, and is POSIX compliant. Since any linux disto is also POSIX compliant, the core codebase should cross-compile without much extra effort.

And since the GUI is it's own little framework, that too shouldn't pose too much of a problem.

So indeed, Adobe is just not capable. But mostly unwilling.
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Windows has a Linux kernel inside, OS X a fragment of bsd. Both share a lot of resources with linux family.

Win 98 no. Mac OS 9 no. However, adobe has versions of PS since Ppc and dos based 32 bit platforms. Linux is retrocompatible a lot. Adobe no.

I think that soon it will only be ios /wincore compatible. Sorry Thomas Knoll, but I dislike to process image in a “aleatory-key based” 2 year obsolete 7” screen.

Bye, I’m going to call a friend by smart TV 32” XD