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I currently can’t afford my Lightroom subscription, but I did find what may turn out to be a suitable alternative open-source program called LightZone.
It will take a few photos, I think, until I can start really judging how I feel about its capabilities and output.
For instance: this flower photo I edited in LightZone. I’m not sure if it was my ISO or if LightZone was really rough on the image, but there’s a fair amount of grain in this photo. I still think it’s a great photo, but I’m not sure if that’s the program or how much of it might be the program.