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20 Linux apps you can't live without

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Following the success of our 25 killer apps for Linux post, we've dug deep to find the 20 must-have apps you should get your hands on today. Believe us when we say that for Linux users, they're indispensable.

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LightZone 3.4

www.lightcrafts.com/linux
This powerful photo editing tool enables you to adjust the lighting attributes for any photo. Its main strength is that it uses a 'smart' editing design, in which there's typically one slider to adjust exposure settings, high dynamic range light sources, add sepia tones and make hundreds of other tweaks to a photo to improve it – or just make it look more creative. With dark photos, LightZone works wonders by enhancing the tones in the photo and brightening every pixel without giving the photo a washed-out look. The beta is free to try, but the final download package costs £100.

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