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Darktable 2.2

Darktable 2.2, a new stable series of the open-source photo workflow software, was finally announced on Christmas Eve.

After 3 release candidates, Darktable 2.2 stable was finally released with over 2k commits since 2.0.0. Also 298 pull requests and 360+ issues have been handled/closed in the new release.

Darktable 2.2 New Features:

  • Add new automatic perspective correction module
  • Liquify tool for all your fancy pixel moving
  • A new image module to use a Color Look Up Table (CLUT) to change colors in the image
  • In Highlight reconstruction module, the mode LCh reconstruction was completely rewritten, and is no longer useless!
  • A new tool, darktable-chart, that goes along with the CLUT module, to create styles for the latter
  • Exposure fusion in the basecurve module to lower the dynamic range of images
  • Add new raw overexposure indication
  • Darkroom: the preview (in top-left corner) is now no longer pre-demosaiced (but just downscaled without demosaicing it at the same time), thus the preview, color picker, histogram show the proper results, especially when there is highlight clipping.

Read the announcement for more details. And see the video below:

How to Install Darktable 2.2 in Ubuntu 16.04 and/or Ubuntu 16.10:

The new release has been made into PPA, available for Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10, and Linux Mint 18. Follow the steps below to add the PPA and install / upgrade it:

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

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

Type in your password (no visual feedback) when it asks and hit Enter.

Darktable PPA for Xenial

2. For those who have a previous release installed, launch Software Updater (or update manager for mint) and upgrade Darktable after checking for updates.

upgrade darktable

Or just run commands below in terminal to install or upgrade to Darktable 2.2:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install darktable

Uninstall:

For any reason you can restore the Darktable installation to the stock version in Ubuntu main archive by purging the PPA via:

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

Darktable 2.0.6

The six point release for the 2.0 series, Darktable 2.0.6, was announced one day ago with various bug-fixes and some new cameras support.

New Features in Darktable 2.0.6:

  • Jpeg format writer: use libexiv2 to write metadata, like with other formats
  • Accept non-mosaiced raw files with 4 channels, assume they are RGBA (alpha channel is ignored)

New supported cameras:

  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II, EOS 1300D, EOS Kiss X80, EOS Rebel T6, EOS M10
  • Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II, PowerShot G9 X
  • Fujifilm X-T2
  • GITUP GIT2 action camera
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ18 (16:9, 3:2), DMC-FZ50 (16:9, 3:2)
  • Pentax K-1
  • Sony DSLR-A380, ILCE-6300
  • Nikon D50

See the announcement for more details.

Darktable 2.0.6

How to install Darktable 2.0.6 in Ubuntu:

The new release has been made into its official PPA, available for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, and their derivatives. To install it, do:

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

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

Darktable PPA

2. Then you’re able to upgrade from a previous release via Software Updater utility.

upgrade darktable

Or just run following commands to update and install the latest Darktable release:

sudo apt update 

sudo apt install darktable

3. (Optional) For any reason, you can restore the stock version of Darktable in Ubuntu by simply running the command below to purge the PPA:

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

Darktable 2.0

The Darktable Team finally announced the release of Darktable 2.0 today on Christmas Eve.

Darktable 2.0 has been ported to GTK+ 3. It features a new print mode, PDF exporting support, better HiDPI support, a new thumbnail cache, new image operations, new camera support, UI and scripting enhancements, and much more.

For more details, see the official announcement and watch the video:

How to Install Darktable 2.0 in Ubuntu:

The new release has been made into universe (proposed) repository for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, so it can be installed directly from Software Center.

For Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04, and their derivatives, you can install the 2.0 release via the team member’s PPA:

At the moment, Darktable 2.0 is only available in the UNSTABLE PPA though the source is really the stable 2.0 tar.gz(I’ve checked the SHA256 checksums).

UPDATE: The 2.0 release has been made into the Stable PPA

1. Add PPA

Open terminal from Unity Dash, App launcher, or via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut key. When it opens, paste below command and hit run:

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

Darktable PPA

Type in your password (no visual feedback just type in mind) when it asks, and hit Enter to continue.

2. Upgrade Darktable through Software Updater, or run below commands one by one in terminal to update the cache and install/upgrade the software:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install darktable

3. After installation, you may remove the PPA by launching Software & Updates -> Other Software tab. Or run below command in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:pmjdebruijn/darktable-unstable

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Darktable 2.0

darktable 1.6

The latest stable release of Darktable 1.6 was announced just an hour ago with new features, new cameras support and various improvements.

According to the release note, the 1.6 release of this open-source photo workflow software adds support for high DPI monitor, audio notes playback, sticky preview.

And it can now open 26770×13385 TIFFs and should in theory be able to process arbitrary sized images. don’t try this on a 32 bit system though! There are also many speed/internal improvements, bug fixes.

For detailed changes, see the release page.

Darktable 1.6 in Ubuntu

Install / Upgrade to Darktable 1.6 in Ubuntu:

The new release has been made into PPA, available for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10 and Linux Mint 17.

1. To add the PPA, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal. When it opens, paste the command below and hit Enter to run:

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

Type in your user password when it asks, and hit Enter to continue.

2. If you have an older version installed, just run Software Updater or Synaptic Package Manager to upgrade your Darktable package and you’ll finally get the 1.6 release.

If not, run the commands below one by one to update system cache and install the Darktable 1.6:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install darktable

That’s it. Enjoy!

darktable 1.4.1

Darktable 1.4.1 has been released recently. This tutorial will show you what’s new and how to install or upgrade to the latest darktable release in Ubuntu or Linux Mint.

Darktable is just a point release. According to the announcement, it contains following changes:

  • export: consistent names for output formats
  • export to disk: overwrite file option
  • grain plugin now allows smaller coarseness and will display coarseness values half of what they used to be, this is merely a cosmetic change, your images are unaffected.
  • some masks related fixes
  • some lua related fixes
  • tiff writer (32bit float, little endian output, configurable compression)
  • tiff reader
  • subtly nicer scrollbar behavior
  • theme loading cornercase fixups
  • shadow & highlight module improvements (should be less prone to artifacts when used on new images)
  • allow importing more than 1 style at a time
  • regression was fixed when building darktable against bleeding edge glibc
  • Sony A77V enhanced color matrix
  • Nikon D5100 updated white balance presets
  • Nikon 1 V2 noise profile (and by extension J3/AW1)
  • Nikon 1 J1 noise profile (and by extension V1/J2/S1)
  • Pentax K3 noise profile
  • experimental support for Panasonic DMC-LF1 (we still need samples for the nonstandard aspect ratios)
  • experimental support for SONY DSC-RX100M2
  • experimental support for SONY NEX-3N
  • still no Nikon D5300/D3300 support, we’re still looking into that.

Install Darktable:

For Ubuntu and its derivatives users, the most recent build of darktable is always available in its official PPA.

To add the PPA, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the command below:

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

Now install or upgrade the darktable after checking for updates. Or run the commands below one by one:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install darktable

darktable photography workflow