LightZone: Totally Free Photo Lab lets you Forget Adobe Lightroom

Filed under
Software

If you want to do quick everyday photo manipulations on a bunch of images, you will usually not go for Photoshop. Adobe Lightroom is what people inside the Photoshop universe will recommend you. Today we have an even greater solution for you. The formerly commercial, now Open Source tool LightZone will really excite you. The most enthralling thing is, it works totally different from anything you know…

LightZone: Non-Destructive and Zone-Based

If you know your ways around photo editors, you’ll know the basics on how photo manipulation works. Usually there are layers, there are color maps, there are masks and what not. Manipulation directly affects the pixels. Duplicating a layer to preserve the original is the common way to go.

rest here (via)