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Darktable 2.2.2

The open-source photography workflow application and raw developer, Darktable 2.2.4, was released two days ago. Now it’s available in PPA for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and derivatives.

Darktable 2.2.4 is the fourth bug-fix release for the 2.2 series that features:

  • Better brush trace handing of opacity to get better control.
  • tools: Add script to purge stale thumbnails
  • tools: A script to watch a folder for new images
  • Base support for:
    • Fujifilm X-T20 (only uncompressed raw, at the moment)
    • Fujifilm X100F (only uncompressed raw, at the moment)
    • Nikon COOLPIX B700 (12bit-uncompressed)
    • Olympus E-M1MarkII
    • Panasonic DMC-TZ61 (4:3, 3:2, 1:1, 16:9)
    • Panasonic DMC-ZS40 (4:3, 3:2, 1:1, 16:9)
    • Sony ILCE-6500

There are also various bug-fixes, including fix camera name demangling, properly handle image orientation ‘2’ and ‘4’, a few fixes in profiled denoise, demosaic and colormapping, reduce risk of unwanted self-finalization of small path shapes, fixes to camera import and Picasa web exporter, and more.

How to Install Darktable 2.2.4 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint:

The new release has been made into the PPA repository, available for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Linux Mint 18, and derivatives.

1. To add the PPA, open terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T or searching for “Terminal” from start menu, and then run command:

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

Type in your password (no visual feedback 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 2.2.2

The open-source photography workflow app and raw developer darktable 2.2.2 was released earlier today.

According to the release note, the color look up table module now includes preset for helmholtz/kohlrausch monochrome. DNG decoder supports reading one more white balance encoding method, some artefacts in the Drakroom preview image has been fixed.

The new release also includes various bug-fixes, documentation and tooltips updates, and base support for following devices:

  • Canon PowerShot SX40 HS (dng)
  • Fujifilm X-E2S
  • Leica D-LUX (Typ 109) (4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1)
  • Leica X2 (dng)
  • Nikon LS-5000 (dng)
  • Nokia Lumia 1020 (dng)
  • Panasonic DMC-GF6 (16:9, 3:2, 1:1)
  • Pentax K-5 (dng)
  • Pentax K-r (dng)
  • Pentax K10D (dng)
  • Sony ILCE-6500

How to Install Darktable 2.2.2 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint

For Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Linux Mint 18, and derivatives, the new release can be easily installed via the PPA repository.

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

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. To upgrade from a previous, launch Software Updater (or Update Manager) and install the updates:

upgrade darktable

Or simply run commands to install or upgrade the software:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install darktable

How to Restore:

You can easily restore the Darktable installation to the stock version available in Ubuntu main repository archive via ppa-purge tool, simply run command:

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

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