Earlier in the time of the films and analog cameras were the photos developed in a dark room, also known as darkroom mentioned. With the advent of the digital camera photos only in bytes, stored, and find all and any edits take place on the computer.
Most people will for these operations, in fact, have a program as Paint.net or GIMP. But that software does not offer enough features for the professional user (such as editing of RAW files). For this group of photographers is the free software LightZone developed.
LightZone is an open source program for professional editing of digital images. The program is designed for editing RAW images, this makes it similar to the paid program adobe Photoshop Lightroom.
The program has been, since 2005, sold as a commercial product and won in 2007, even the Editor's Choice Award from MacWorld. In 2011 ceased the developer, LightCrafts, its activities. In 2012, one of the original developers agreed that the software would be available under an open source license. Since that time, the program will be further developed by a team of volunteers.
Like I said, you can within LightZone perform all operations on RAW files. In a RAW file is all the information of a digital recording is saved. It is literally a raw file. This gives you as a photographer the freedom to post under any other white balance, color space and color temperature. On digital cameras of good quality can specify in the settings that the photos in this image should be saved.
After editing all the settings you can set the image as a JPEG export. LightZone, however, will all information be kept in the original file. So you can create different edits from the same file and export to different photo effects to get.
LightZone is a free download for the following operating systems: Windows, Mac OS and Linux. The developers would like you to first register before you can download. But the software is also instantly available via the following download page on GitHub.
LightZone has the following characteristics:
You can free download LightZone and safe install the latest trial or new full version for Windows 10 (x32, 64 bit) from the official site.