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Photivo

#1 Post by I am Baas » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:29 pm

Photivo is a free and open source (GPL3) photo processor. It handles your RAW files as well as your bitmap files in a non-destructive 16 bit processing pipe with gimp workflow integration and batch mode.
https://photivo.org/photivo/start

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Setup details and issues @ https://photivo.org/photivo/download_and_setup/windows

Download installer @ https://code.google.com/p/photivo/downloads/list and uniextract.

To enable portable mode create an empty file called use-portable-profile (no file extension) in Photivo’s program folder (where photivo.exe is located).
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Re: Photivo

#2 Post by webfork » Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:09 am

Interesting program. Dig the batch features, filters, and all sorts of other stuff I don't understand but just sounds cool. I'm almost equally interested in the very clear website and open license.

Additionally, it looks like the developer intentionally is making portable software, and isn't just waiting to attach an installer.

Good find.

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Re: Photivo

#3 Post by I am Baas » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:30 pm

Photivo version 27 November 2011 (rev b02bc56101b5) released:
- Major changes to the file manager: The tree is replaced by a folder list view, added a simple bookmarks feature and a viewer for quick access to single images. Also various other fixes and improvements.

- Fixed a bug that could lead to input image files being deleted.

- Updated dcraw to v1.445
for a complete changelog since last post see... http://photivo.org/photivo/download_and_setup#changelog
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Re: Photivo

#4 Post by webfork » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:04 pm

This program has a bewildering number of color and picture tools. A certain level of knowledge about image/color terminology is assumed and there's not much in the way of included help. The interface is unique and did find it to be a bit crashy jumping back and forth between file manager and editor, but there are clearly a lot of features here that are in no other freeware editor I've seen, much less an open source editor. Very customizable and multi-language support for French, Italian, Russian, German, Dutch.

Even with its flaws, it is in many ways the most advanced freeware photo editor I've yet seen, much less an open source offering. Will definitely add to the database sometime soon.

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Re: Photivo

#5 Post by lautrepay » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:37 pm

Photivo 2012-06-13 revision 40744585ea5a is out.
24 June 2012 (rev 40744585ea5a)
This is mainly a bugfix release.
Features
New option to remember the pipe config between sessions. When you select Latest.pts as as your startup preset in “Settings › Startup settings” Photivo saves the current pipe configuration to that preset on each program exit and loads it again on next start. When you want to store a preset permanently do not use Latest.pts! Photivo may change that file at any time without warning.

21 May 2012 (rev c5119414f445)
Filters
Completely new architecture for filters. Basically a filter now is a well encapsulated, reasonably independent component with a standard interface to the rest of Photivo. The major benefits:
Big long-standing feature requests like a flexible pipe or undo are now possible (though still a lot of work, so don’t expect any of them in the near future).
Much cleaner code throughout Photivo.
Flexible filter config and GUI creation. GUI creation can be fully automatic from a single list of config items, or fully customised including Qt Designer .ui files and any bells and whistles you want, or anything in between.
Added a second luma denoise curve on the “Lab Sharpen/Noise” tab. It’s hidden by default. Use the tab’s context menu or the “UI settings” config to make it visible.

Features
Added an option to disable auto-opening the file manager when Photivo is started without an image.
Old stand-alone curve files (the ones from the “Curves” folder) are deprecated. They cannot be opened or saved via the GUI anymore but .pts presets using them still work and will continue to work in the future.

21 January 2012 (rev 66fc43c207fc)
Bugfixes and small stuff.
Downloads: http://code.google.com/p/photivo/downloads/list

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Re: Photivo

#6 Post by webfork » Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:11 pm

New version out with some changes I'm happy to see:

Changes: v2013-10-30
  • Undo/Redo for most operations (Ctr+Z, Ctrl+Y)
    When loading an image auto-load associated settings (i.e. when a .pts with the same name as the image exists in the same folder).
    Ctrl+Shift+C and Ctrl+Shift+V to copy/paste settings to/from clipboard.
    Reset settings to startup default (Ctrl+Shift+R) or last saved (Ctrl+Shift+U).
    Previous/Next buttons in bottom panel to switch to previous/next image in the current folder.
    Options to show only raw files/only bitmaps in the file manager.
    Fixes:
    Fixed "File not found" error when opening image files with non-latin characters (issue 131)
    ImageView reloads last image when the file manager is reopened.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia ... tivo.shtml

There's also evidently a Mac client. I don't know if that's always been there, but as this feels like a Mac program that doesn't surprise me.

http://code.google.com/p/photivo/

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Re: Photivo

#7 Post by webfork » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:59 pm

Got a chance to play with this some more. The only reason to call this a Photoshop lite program is the sheer size of Photoshop. This program has I don't know how many different filters, many of which in just casual use had some amazingly cool effects. I can't wait to see what happens with this over the next few years as more and more filters find their way in.

The main problem with the program is the overload of options. Quick photo edition isn't where this specializes. Also, to remove a filter, you must right-click on that element and choose “Reset”.

Wishlist: That it wouldn’t default to RAW file types and include standard images like JPG and PNG.

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Re: Photivo

#8 Post by I am Baas » Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:16 am

Photivo is at version 25 May 2014 (rev 2debcb532cbd)


http://photivo.org/download/windows
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Re: Photivo

#9 Post by Midas » Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:00 am

Topic update: no stable Photivo for Windows release announced at the homepage after "9 December 2013 (rev 855e46f0c06a)" (changelog is now at http://photivo.org/download#changelog), although the latest Bitbucket download is 'photivo-setup-2014-05-25-*.exe' (see http://bitbucket.org/Photivo/photivo/downloads) -- this post is just a recap...

Photivo is multi-platform -- Linux, MacOS and Windows releases available, as well as a Gimp plugin. Photivo is also natively portable: official instructions are at http://photivo.org/download/windows#portable_mode (as stated previously, it involves the presence of a 'use-portable-profile' file alongside the main program executable).
http://photivo.org/ wrote:Photivo is a free and open source photo processor. It handles your RAW files as well as your bitmap files (TIFF, JPEG, BMP, PNG and many more) in a non-destructive 16 bit processing pipe with gimp workflow integration and batch mode. Photivo tries to provide the best algorithms available; even if this implies some redundancy. So, to my knowledge, it offers the most flexible and powerful denoise, sharpen and local contrast (fake HDR) algorithms in the open source world. [...] It needs a quite strong computer and is not aimed at beginners.
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Download the latest 32 or 64-bit Photivo release (currently dated 2014-05-25) from http://bitbucket.org/Photivo/photivo/downloads.

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Re: Photivo

#10 Post by webfork » Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:08 pm

> no stable Photivo for Windows release announced at the homepage after "9 December 2013

Unfortunate but still a fantastic program even if it’s not seeing windows updates.

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Re: Photivo

#11 Post by I am Baas » Fri May 13, 2016 6:59 pm

Retested Photivo version 2014-05-25: Portable

Trolltech keys in the registry.
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Re: Photivo

#12 Post by webfork » Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:03 pm

After a long hiatus, I'm pleased to say an update has appeared for this program

https://photivo.org/download#changelog


6 April 2020 (commit 1ed2499)

Features

Switched from our own quite old internal dcraw to the latest LibRaw. Enables support for a bunch of new Cameras.

Fixes

Using any of the Lensfun filters could result in a crash, especially with portrait aspect ratios.
Updated all outdated URLs in the GUI.
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The download page also directly addresses portability, which is also great to see:
https://photivo.org/download/windows

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Re: Photivo

#13 Post by Midas » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:02 am

Topic update: Photivo new release dated 2020-11-19 (commit b821057; see https://photivo.org/download#changelog).

FTR, here's the snippet regarding portability.
Portable Mode

Portable mode makes it possible to carry Photivo around on a USB drive or SD card by keeping all program files and settings together in one place.

To enable portable mode create a file called 'use-portable-profile' (just like this, no file extension) in Photivo’s program folder (where 'photivo.exe' is located). The content of that file is not important, it can be completely empty.

When use-portable-profile is present Photivo stores all user data (settings, presets etc.) inside its program folder instead of in your user application data folder.

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Re: Photivo

#14 Post by thepiney » Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:56 pm

Looks to be saving data (.ini) files in application folder but I did see a bunch of stuff in the registry. I'm not sure if all of the registry hits were Windows based stuff but most did appear to be. I did see a few registry hits that appeared to be "association" related stuff. Program has a LOT of features.

Just scrolled up and see notes on registry, trolltech hits.

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Re: Photivo

#15 Post by Midas » Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:55 am

@thepiney: can you detail your findings further, please? It would help anyone researching Photivo's portability.

Meanwhile and until more info is produced, I'll just push the topic to the non-portables forum.

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