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blueMarine is an open source project for digital photo manipulation. The basic idea of blueMarine is to implement a generic and open platform, plug-in expandable, to support the whole workflow of a digital photographer, starting from the photo acquisition up to the archival and printing.

The blueMarine user interface is similar to that of Apple Aperture and Adobe Lightroom.

blueMarine can import photos from an external storage or camera and let the user organize them. The user can assign tags (both preset and user-definable) and perform queries using different criteria. Photos can be organized by Galleries and Trips. blueMarine also provides support for geotagging and can display maps with geotagged photos in an embedded viewer.

The software is expandable via a plugin system.

 blueMarine 0.9.2.RC2b

Free to download

31.3 MB

Apache License

Rabrizio Giudici


System Requirements
Java Runtime Environment 6


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Features include:  

  • Non-destructive image processing. blueMarine treats your files as "digital negatives" or "digital slides," never changing the original even when you make modifications. This means that you can work safely and backup your photos a single time, just after the capture, and allow blueMarine to keep track of your later editing in its own database
  • Camera RAW workflow. From capture to publishing, blueMarine allows you work with your original RAW files without the need for file conversion. blueMarine supports the RAW formats of many leading camera manufacturers (see list below)
  • Project management. blueMarine allows you to manage multiple projects and provides simple but powerful ways to catalog and retrieve your digital assets
  • Basic editing. blueMarine supports the most basic editing features such as exposure and contrast tuning, white balance correction, channel mixing
  • Geotagging. blueMarine takes advantage of location-aware technologies such as GPS, allowing you to tag your photos with geographical information
  • Web Publishing. blueMarine allows you to create digital galleries that can be published on the web in a few minutes

Formats supported:

  • Nikon .NEF
  • Canon .CRW
  • Canon .CR2
  • Adobe .DNG
  • Pentax .PEF
  • Minolata .MRW
  • Olympus .oRF
  • Sony .SRF
  • Other formats include: JPEG, TIFF, GIF, PGA, PNG, WBMP and BMP

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