6 of the Best Free Linux Camera Tools
Since the advent of the consumer digital camera, hard disks
and memory devices have faced the burden of ever increasing amounts of
images to store. This is, in part, due to digital photography
being an inexpensive way of taking thousands of images without any
image processing costs to bear, thereby encouraging the photographer to
snap many pictures of the same thing. The only ongoing expense is
recharging the batteries in the camera.
When a digital camera captures an image, its image sensors
records the light from millions of sensing area. The camera's digital
circuitry converts the generated analog voltage signal into a digital
representation. Many cameras allow these images to be stored in a raw
image file. They are akin to digital negatives, as they have the same
role as negatives in film photography. These RAW files usually offer
higher color depth than JPEG files, but take up far more storage space.
As implied by the name, RAW files have not been processed. By
pictures in raw format the photographer is not commiting to the
conversion software that is built into the
camera. Instead, the individual can store the raw files, and make use
of computer software to generate better JPEG files, and also benefit
from future improvements in image software.
Linux offers excellent software for dealing with RAW
files, for remotely operating cameras, importing and processing raw
data, as well as software to read, write and edit camera metadata.
To provide an insight into the quality of software available
for Linux, we have compiled a list of 6 useful camera tools. Hopefully,
there will be something of interest here for any budding David Bailey
or Ansel Adams.
Now, let's explore the 6 camera tools tools at hand.
For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description
with an in-depth analysis of its features, screenshots, together with
links to relevant resources and reviews.
||Digital camera command-line client
tool to import RAW data from high-end digital cameras
||Digital photo management application with revamped
||Library and program to read and write meta
information in multimedia files
image processing application
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