I have a DSLR (Canon 550D) and since I'm taking my first steps in the world of RAW photography I don't know which would be a good program to use to edit these files. I've tried digiKam and GIMP but wasn't satisfied. I'm sure there must be better software out there...


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Have a look at [Darktable], it's an excellent RAW editor.

sudo apt-get install darktable

(source: darktable.org)

(source: darktable.org)


I like rawtherapee. You may want to give it a shot. There is also UFRaw, but I personally don't like it as much.

In terminal:

sudo apt-get install rawtherapee


sudo apt-get install ufraw



The Gimp. To install it run:

sudo apt-get install gimp
  • Thanks Jaen, but I've already been using the GIMP, Picasa and also digiKam. I was thinking about perhaps something unpopular, but better for this use. Feb 8, 2012 at 21:06
  • Gimp doesnt support raw files directly. You need to convert to a compatible format
    – Tejas Kale
    Dec 13, 2016 at 13:56

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