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Darktable 2.2.5

Darktable, open source photography workflow app and RAW developer, released version 2.6.3 today with new features, bug-fixes, and many new cameras support.

New features in Darktable 2.6.3:

  • April 1st game is now disabled by default
  • Add preference to disable/enable April 1st game
  • Print module default margin set 17mm
  • Add support for disabling base-curve and sharpen by default

The new release also add base support for following new devices:

  • Epson R-D1s, R-D1x
  • Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR
  • Fujifilm X-T30 (compressed), XF10
  • Kodak EasyShare Z981, Z990
  • Leica C (Typ 112) (4:3), CL (dng), Q (Typ 116) (dng), Q2 (dng), SL (Typ 601) (dng), V-LUX (Typ 114) (3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 1:1)
  • Olympus E-M1X, TG-6
  • Panasonic DC-G90 (4:3), DC-G91 (4:3), DC-G95 (4:3), DC-G99 (4:3), DC-ZS200 (3:2), DMC-TX1 (3:2)
  • Sony DSC-RX0M2, ILCE-6400, ILCE-7RM4

It also added white balance presets and noise profiles for Panasonic DC-LX100M2. And it fixed picasa, piwigo and facebook SSL support, some compile issues and Mac OS support.

How to Install Darktable in Ubuntu:

There are a few ways installing Darktable in Ubuntu 18.04 and higher: Ubuntu PPA, Snap package, Flatpak pakage.

They are different package formats, you can choose install ONE of them, or install ALL of them.

Ubuntu PPA:

Note the PPA is not updated timely! At the moment it contains Darktable 2.6.2, and it may be updated in a few days or even in a few weeks.

There’s a stable PPA that contains most recent Darktable packages (native .deb package) for Ubuntu 18.04 and higher.

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

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pmjdebruijn/darktable-release

And then install the software via command:

sudo apt install darktable

With the PPA, you can receive future updates via Software Updater.

Snap package:

Darktable is also available as Snap (containerized software package). Though it’s version 2.6.2 at the moment, if installed on your system it will be automatically updated to v2.6.3 once available.

Darktable Snap

The snap app can be launched either from application menu or by running command snap run darktable.

Flatpak package:

Similar to Snap, Flatpak is also containerized software package. The Darktable Flatpak package is available HERE.

And it can be launcher either from application menu or by running command flatpak run org.darktable.Darktable.

Darktable 2.2.5

Darktable photography workflow and raw developer released version 2.6.1 today with enhancements and many bug-fixes.

Darktable 2.6.1 new features:

  • export module to piwigo
  • enhancements to filmic, color balance, color contrast
  • middle-click can be used to open the presets menu
  • again, better CSS customization for lighttable, filmstrip and duplicates module
  • presets can now be imported/exported
  • all zoom levels can now be reached with a ctrl-scroll
  • the slideshow view will adjust automatically when darktable window is resized
  • add support for tiff CIELAB/ICCLAB 8/16 bits
  • add hierarchical view for styles (separated with |)
  • forms opacity is displayed in hint messages
  • add a color picker in the watermark module

Also there are many bug fixes, new devices support in the release. See the release note for details.

Download / Install Darktable 2.6.0:

The software has a stable PPA with the most recent Darktable packages for Ubuntu 18.04 and higher.

Darktable 2.6.1 will be available in the PPA in two or three days. At that time, you can open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run following commands one by one to install it.

1. Run command to add the official Darktable PPA repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pmjdebruijn/darktable-release

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. Then you’re able to upgrade the software using Software Updater:

upgrade darktable

or simply run command in terminal to install or upgrade darktable package:

sudo apt install darktable

Uninstall:

To remove darktable, open terminal and run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove dartable

To remove the PPA, launch Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab.

Darktable 2.2.5

Darktable announced the new major 2.6.0 release today many great new features and lots of new cameras support.

Darktable 2.6.0 release highlights:

  • New module retouch allowing changes based on image frequency layers
  • New module filmic which can replace the base curve and shadows and highlights
  • New module to handle duplicates in the darkroom with possibility to add a title, create standard or virgin duplicate, delete duplicate and quickly compare with a duplicate
  • New logarithm controls for the tone-curve
  • New mode for the unbreak profile module
  • Add mask preview to adjust size, hardness before placing them
  • Make it possible to change the cropped area in the perspective correction module
  • Complemente the mask blur with a guided-filter to fine tune it
  • Color balance module has two new modes based on ProPhotoRGB and HSL
  • Experimental support for PPC64le architecture (OpenCL support needs to be disabled, -DUSE_OPENCL=OFF)
  • And numerous other changes.

Darktable 2.0.6

Download / Install Darktable 2.6.0:

There’s a stable PPA maintains the most recent Darktable packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04 and higher.

The maintainer now is building and testing the new packages. And the 2.6.0 stable packages will be now is available in 1 or 2 days.

At that time, you’ll receive updates through Software Updater after adding the PPA via command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pmjdebruijn/darktable-release

Darktable PPA for Xenial

upgrade darktable

To remove the PPA, launch Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab.

Darktable 2.2.5

Open source photography workflow software and raw developer Darktable 2.4.4 was released a day ago as the fourth bugfix release for the 2.4 series. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 16.04.

Darktable 2.4.4 release highlights:

  • Added 50% zoom option in darkroom mode to the navigation dropdown
  • Usability improvement – allow setting the radius when (de)selecting lines
  • OpenCL: better readability of debug output on memory usage
  • Drop unused clone masks when loading xmp files
  • Remove all sub masks when clearing cloning masks
  • PPM: Handle byte order when loading files
  • Fix #12165: Don’t try to show dialog without gui
  • Fix an out-of-bounds memory access
  • And more bug-fixes.
  • White balance presets: Sony ILCE-6500
  • Noise profiles: Canon EOS 800D, Canon EOS Kiss X9i, Canon EOS Rebel T7i, Nikon COOLPIX B700, Nikon D5600, Olympus TG-5

How to Install Darktable 2.4.4 in Ubuntu:

The software has a stable PPA contains the latest Darktable packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, and Ubuntu 18.04.

1. Open terminal by either pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard or searching for “Terminal” from app menu, when it opens, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pmjdebruijn/darktable-release

Type in your password (no visual feedback while typing due to security reason) when prompts and hit Enter.

Darktable PPA for Xenial

2. Then you can upgrade Darktable from an existing release using Software Updater:

upgrade darktable

Or run the commands below one by one to install or upgrade the software:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install darktable

How to Restore

For any reason, you can easily remove the PPA repository and restore Darktable to the stock version in your Ubuntu main repositories via command:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:pmjdebruijn/darktable-release

Darktable 2.2.5

The open source photography workflow app and raw developer Darktable 2.4.3 was released a few days ago. Now it’s available via PPA for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 16.04.

Darktable 2.4.3 is new bug-fix release that features:

  • Support for tags and ratings in the watermark module
  • Read Xmp.exif.DateTimeOriginal from XMP sidecars
  • Build and install noise tools
  • Add a script for converting .dtyle to an .xmp
  • And various bug-fixes.
  • Base support for Fujifilm X-H1 (compressed), Kodak EOS DCS 3, Olympus E-PL9, Panasonic DC-GX9 (4:3), Sony DSC-RX1RM2, Sony ILCE-7M3.
  • White balance presets: Sony ILCE-7M3
  • Noise Profiles: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III, Nikon D7500, Sony ILCE-7M3

Warning: support for Nikon NEF ‘lossy after split’ raws was unintentionally broken due to the lack of such samples. If you have affected raws, please contribute samples!

Darktable 2.0.6

How to Install Darktable 2.4.3 in Ubuntu:

The software has a stable PPA which so far builds Darktable packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, and Ubuntu 18.04.

1. Open terminal by either pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard or searching for “Terminal” from app menu, when it opens, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pmjdebruijn/darktable-release

Type in your password (no visual feedback while typing due to security reason) when prompts and hit Enter.

Darktable PPA for Xenial

2. Then you can upgrade Darktable from an existing release using Software Updater:

upgrade darktable

Or run the commands below one by one to install or upgrade the software:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install darktable

How to Restore

For any reason, you can easily remove the PPA repository and restore Darktable to the stock version in your Ubuntu main repositories via command:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:pmjdebruijn/darktable-release