Coming from Windows, Linux software installation is a bit disappointing.
Let’s take RawTherpee for example, in Windows choose 32 or 64 bit, choose (any) version, download – double click and install by RT build in installer – nothing to it.
And then i didn’t even mention the fact that it’s possible to run portable applications.
In Linux it’s different, you can try the distro included software installer but you can’t choose version, in some distros it isn’t even available and then you will have to install thru terminal or download and install thru another software installer like Synaptic or gDebi.
And at the end it ain’t even certain the software will work at all.
This is sometimes also with other software.
So I will not tell you here how to install the software I prefer in Linux,
because it’s never the same.
In case of trouble Google is the right place for help.
Ok then, here is my prefered list of software for a photography workflow:
Rapid Photo Downloader
I installed also Digicam but only for its plugins : Exposure blend and Panorama. Unfortunately, they now fail to work in Xubuntu, while they did in Ubuntu and also in a live session with Xubuntu – as I told before, this is where I am disappointed in Linux.
OK, I don’t have to write about RawTherapee and Gimp, because I already did before.
The newcomers here are :
File copiër Rapid Photo Downloader and viewer gThumb.
Rapid Photo Downloader :
A more complete video about Rapid Photo Downloader, made by Desmond Manny, also a fine photographer, can also be found on youtube here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PggEwnFId0o
Updated and continued soon…