Darktable 3.0.2 Released with New Features & Cameras Support

April 18, 2020 — 5 Comments

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Open source photography workflow app and raw developer Darktable 3.0.2 was released today with new features, bug-fixes, and new cameras support. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10, Ubuntu 20.04.

Darktable 3.0.2 release highlights:

  • Better UI for the blend modes which are now grouped by category.
  • Ctrl+Click can be used to rename a module instance.
  • Allow larger vignette scale.
  • Add pseudo preset in whitebalance to keep user’s modifications.
  • In crop&rotate module it’s possible to allow only vertical composition change using the Shift modifier when dragging the crop area and horizontal one using the Ctrl modifier.
  • See release note for more details.

How to Install Darktable 3.0.2 in Ubuntu:

While there are already two trustworthy repositories, OBS and Dariusz Duma’s PPA, maintaining the most recent Darktable .deb packages, I may stop updating the PPA for the future releases.

The unofficial PPA contains the new release packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10, Ubuntu 20.04, and derivatives.

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/darktable

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) for sudo prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. If an old version was installed, upgrade it using Software Updater:

upgrade darktable

or run commands in terminal to install Darktable:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install darktable


To remove the PPA, either launch Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software, or run command in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/darktable

To remove the RAW image editor, use Ubuntu Software.

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5 responses to Darktable 3.0.2 Released with New Features & Cameras Support

  1. Good stuff!
    Darktable 3.0.2 now installed on my Linux Mint 19.3 system :-)

    • Same here: Darktable 3.0.2 now installed on my Linux Mint 19.3 system :-)
      Thank you! Simple and straight forward!

  2. Julian Rickards April 18, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    None of your sources have 3.0.2, just 3.0.1.

  3. Marcondes Pereira de Oliveira April 19, 2020 at 11:49 pm

    Ji m, seu blogger é um baluarte de informações vitais, parabéns pelo seu belo trabalho!
    E aproveitando o ensejo, gostaria de saber uma forma de deixar a versão 3 do Darktable em português do Brasil, eu uso muito essa bela aplicação, contudo, não tenho domínio da língua inglesa, apenas de minha língua materna! Por favor me ajude quando puder! Um abraço meu amigo e continue o bom trabalho!!!

  4. Was glad to get DT 3.0.2 for Mint 20 / Ubuntu 20.04 via this Ubuntu Handbook PPA, which has been updating faithfully so far. Newly relesed DT 3.2 is a big one and I hope this PPA or a new one will make it available and keep updating it. The Dhor and OBS are not keeping up, for whatever reason. Thanks a lot.

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