Aperture Linux: The Distribution for Photographers

During these days reading and reading I saw something that caused me curiosity and I corroborate that GNU / Linux it is for everything and everyone. Well then, I have come across Aperture Linux, a layout designed for photographers.

Open linux is based on openSUSE 12.1 64-bit. It provides raw, default and pre-configured file editors such as Darktable, RawTherapee, Rawstudio, DigiKam and many more previously installed.

The installation of the distribution brings with it tools such as GIMP, with extra plugins to make this tool much more powerful. In addition to many other programs such as:

  • Darktable
  • RawStudio
  • RawTherapee
  • Geeqie
  • gthumb
  • Photoxx
  • Gwenview
  • Converseen
  • Oyranos and ICC Examin
  • Chalk
  • Rapid Photo Downloader
  • Photoscape
  • Entangle
  • and much more…

Targeted at photographers, it includes specialized customization with high-quality color profiles and color scripts to more accurately adjust the colors in your edited photos.

It should also be noted that apparently the distribution only comes in (x86_64) and is not designed for hardware with few resources.

This distribution comes with Gnome 3.2 o Kde 4.7.

Personally I recommend that if you want to try you use a virtual machine. Well, it is somewhat unstable and not recommended for you to use as a native Operating System.

I've been looking and the official domains are not linked to a web server and it only shows the Godaddy ad page. I don't know if it's due to lack of budget or because they haven't finished the page because the project is new.

So from everyone. We hope the project goes ahead because it is really interesting.

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  1.   Leper_Ivan said

    I had read something about this distribution a few days ago .. I find it very interesting, mainly because of the approach it takes. Rather, it is a cluster of soft focused on image editing, which I think is very good, so that it does not bring so much that will not be used.

  2.   sieg84 said

    I had read about this openSUSE based distro a long time ago and the site is no longer available.

  3.   Leo said

    The programs it brings seem good, some I didn't know about and I'm already testing them on my debian with lxde. Thanks for the input!!

  4.   NotFromBrooklyn said

    wonderful, if you also put the link ...

    1.    @Jlcmux said

      I'm sorry. The mistake is not mine. It is the publisher who did not put the link in the button correctly. I pass was a link. Look it here. http://sourceforge.net/projects/aperturelinux/

      1.    elav said

        It is true, the error was not yours .. It has already been corrected .. Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

  5.   EAT WITH said

    Bah, everyone wants to copy my lizard but nobody succeeds 😛

  6.   dmacias said

    Wow, thanks for the input, I didn't know about this distro so I'll have to take a look 🙂

  7.   Sir Juno said

    Good contribution, I knew of some distributions for different uses but had not thought of one especially for photographers
    : )
    I will recommend it!

  8.   Davanthrax Aniki said

    I find it super interesting, let's try it to have that solves the issue, although this in beta promises ^ _ ^

  9.   j. carlos said

    I have downloaded it and it asks for username and password… .as I am new to Linux I don't know which one to put… ..I have searched and the original website does not exist…. do you know what it is ??? Thanks I will carefully follow the blog to learn….

  10.   Dan said

    Anyone who can recommend some software to mount this distro like LiveUSB? Thank you

  11.   Jon said

    What is username and password for this distro?

  12.   pepper said

    The opening linux live asks me for a password