Monochrome is a photo editing software designed from scratch to be a
photographer's digital darkroom, a tool for visual interpretation of images.
As such, it is also an experimental workbench
for photography-centric ideas in digital imaging.
Several innovative features are included in the current beta, and more are on
the way. Here is a partial list of features:
- Nondestructive editing: Source images are never
touched, and there are no sidecar files.
- Location-independent database of edits:
Monochrome edits are associated with image identity, not image location, so you
are free to open your images from any storage location.
- Resolution-independent: Work on sized-down
copies on your netbook, then sync and open full-size images on your workstation
and continue editing session.
- Multiple image versions: Make different
interpretationsof an image, such as color and black-and-white. Each version
maintains its own editing history.
- Full undo from first edit of an image.
- Cloud sync: Work on multiple computers. As
long as you have a copy of the same image, at any resolution, you can sync and
continue your editing session.
- Cloud image editing: Open and edit images
directly on cloud image galleries such as SmugMug, Picasa and Flickr.
- High-precision unclipped floating point mode: With tone
maps for high dynamic range editing (experimental).
- Layered image editing model with filters, brushes,
shape masks and color masks
- Supports very large images using even moderate amounts
of memory (current file size limit is 2GB limit due to TIFF file format limitation).
- Support for JPEG and TIFF image file formats (the most
common TIFF formats are supported)
- Fully color managed workflow from input to
editing to output.
Monochrome is currently a non-commercial software in beta-testing. To join the
beta program, go to the Beta page.