Cascade is a new open-source promising non-destructive photo editor

What is Cascade?

Cascade is a unique open-source non-destructive node-based image editor that uses GPU acceleration.

What is a Non-destructive photo editor program?

Non-destructive editor means that adjustment and edits you perform on the image do not affect the original image file.

As an example, Adobe Lightroom is a non-destructive image editor, however, it is not open-source. But, is Cascade the right Adobe Lightroom open-source alternative? Well, It is early as Cascade is in Alpha stage, but only time will tell.

Cascade Features

Cascade Image Editor
Cascade Image Editor
  1. Comes with a simple and easy-to-use interface that does not require any learning curve
  2. Node-based editing workflow that helps to track editing steps
  3. Full GPU image processing
  4. Supports all popular image formats
  5. Handy shortcuts to improve the productivity and speed
  6. Written in C++ for higher performance
  7. Performs smoothly on Windows 10 and NVIDIA GPUs.
  8. Runs on Windows, and macOS
  9. Supports multithreaded image saving.
  10. Uses Qt for GUI.


  1. Windows (AppImage)
  2. Linux


Cascade is released under GPL-3.0 License.


16 Top Open-source web-based photo manipulation and image editors
Photo manipulation and image editing programs like Photoshop, and GIMP are often desktop applications. However, photo editing can also be done through the web browser. Ma
12 Free and Open source Photo Editing Software for macOS, Windows and Linux
Commercial photo editing software is not for everyone, most of them are for professionals, some are not easy to learn and overall they are not cheap. As I started using
Best 13 Open-source Photography Workflow solutions and Adobe Lightroom alternatives
Adobe Lightroom is a commercial enterprise-class image editing software for professionals photographers. Adobe has packed it with dozens of features that enhance photo

Open-source Apps


Medical Apps




Dev. Resources