Delaboratory 0.8 Is An Easy To Use Color Correction Utility

As you may know, Delaboratory is a “color correction utility”, inspired by Gimp and RawTherapee.

The latest version available is Delaboratory 0.8, which brings the following:

  • floating point precision (not 8-bit like Gimp, not 16-bit like most raw processors)
  • native support for multiple colorspaces (sRGB, ProPhoto RGB, LAB, CMYK, LCH, HSL, HSV, BW)
  • non destructive editing (adjustment layers)
  • KISS design
  • realtime preview
  • basic operations: CMYK curves, CMYK levels, RGB curves, RGB levels, white balance in LAB, saturation in LAB, LAB curves, BW curve, HSV equalizer, LCH equalizer, recover
  • shadows/highlights, vignette, local contrast, LAB/BW/RGB/CMYK gradients
  • expert operations: levels, curves, equalizer, exposure, saturation, white balance, fill, tone, local contrast, auto_dodge/auto_burn, sharpen, vignette, gradient, gaussian blur, recover
  • highlights, recover shadows, channel mixer, high pass, c2g, copy
  • RAW support via dcraw
  • up to 5 color samplers
  • histograms and color matrices
  • many blend modes (multiply, screen, overlay, inverted overlay, dodge, burn, add, grain
  • extract, grain merge, sub, difference, darken, lighten), color/luminocity blending for RGB and CMYK

Installation instructions:

The latest version of the software is available via some third party PPA, so installing the software on Ubuntu systems should not cause too many problems.

All you need to do is add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the delaboratory package:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:anton+/photo-video-apps
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install delaboratory

Optional, to remove delaboratory, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove delaboratory

The installation instructions should work on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.x, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya and other Ubuntu and derivative systems

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