Over six months ago, I stopped using Adobe Photoshop and switched to GIMP for all my personal photography projects. This wasn’t the impossible task that most people believe it is. Users often claim that Photoshop is absolutely essential to their workflow.
The gorgeous GNU/Linux operating system elementary is a perfect fit for the sleek Samsung Series 9 ultrabook. Simply put, the two together are a joy to use. Unfortunately, you can’t walk into a store and purchase this combination of premium hardware and elegant software.
Running Linux on premium hardware is a sublime experience. I installed Ubuntu Gnome Remix 12.10 on my new 13.3 inch Samsung Series 9 ultrabook and I am in love with it. I’ve had new Macbook Pros with OS X and high-end desktops running Windows 7, but none of them compare to the pleasure of running of Linux…
I edited all of my images from a photoshoot in Ubuntu 12.04 to determine if it is possible for a professional photographer to create a workflow entirely in Linux. It required both open source and closed source software, but I was able to do it all with native Linux applications. There is no dual booting, no WINE, and no virtual machines used in this workflow.
Finally, we get to the fun stuff. Your monitor has been properly calibrated, you have downloaded all of your photos (that follow a proper naming convention), and all the necessary metadata is stored inside them. Now you can start viewing your work and deciding which photos will be edited. In comes Corel Aftershot Pro.