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Install Darktable 1.4 Ubuntu

Darktable, the free, open-source photography workflow application and raw developer just released version 1.4, on December 26 (the Boxing Day 2013). Let’s see what’s new in this release and how to install / upgrade Darktable 1.4 in Ubuntu, Linux Mint and their derivatives.

What’s New in Darktabe 1.4:

  • darktable now integrates a lua engine that allows writing scripts to make it easier to use with other image processing software. These scripts can be run when a particular event takes place (for example when a new image is imported) or when a particular keyboard shortcut is used. There are very few scripts available at this point but we expect the community to provide some more during the next release cycle.
  • darktable now includes several kinds of drawn masks: brush, circle, ellipse, path and gradients
  • exporting in WebP format
  • serious speed enhancements of lighttable when using large colections
  • focus detection on lighttable
  • local cached copies of images for offline files
  • a few new blend mode like “HSV lightness”, “HSV color”, “Lab lightness” and “Lab color”
  • new modules “contrast brightness saturation”, “color balance” and “color mapping” which replaces the now deprecated “color transfer” module
  • new histogram mode “waveform”
  • added a setting to automatically collapse modules to only have a single one expanded
  • better user experience for bauhaus sliders: the popup now has a blinking cursor to make possible text entry more discoverable
  • the text entry for bauhaus sliders and vimkeys’ “:set” command can now evaluate mathematical expressions
  • additional logarithmic mode for editing the basecurve
  • many bug fixes and small improvements
  • a tool for measuring basecurves from a sample image
  • a tool to check the system’s color management setup. call cmake with -DBUILD_CMSTEST=On to build and install it. packagers probably want that.
  • updated usermanual
  • darktable now requires Gtk+ in version >= 2.24, Glib in version >= 2.30

Install Darktable in Ubuntu:

This release has been made into PPA for Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint 13/14/15/16 and their derivatives.

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

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

After that, you can install or upgrade Darktable via Synaptic Package Manager, or just run below commands:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install darktable

Darktabl 1.4 Ubuntu ppa

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Darktable is an open source photography workflow application and RAW developer. It has reached version 1.2.3 just a few hours ago. This tutorial shows what’s new in this release and how to install it via PPA in Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Linux Mint and Elementary OS.

darktable photography workflow

  • hardware support
    • update to RawSpeed r570
    • Canon 70D (preliminary)
    • Olympus E-P5 (including preliminary Adobe Coeff.)
    • Samsung NX2000
    • Sony RX100m2
    • Sony SLT-A58 (updated)
  • white balance presets
    • Sony NEX-5R
    • Sony SLT-A58
    • Nikon D3200 (updated)
    • Pentax K20D
  • noise profiles
    • Canon EOS 1100D
    • Canon PowerShot S95
    • Canon PowerShot G11
    • Nikon Coolpix P330
    • Sony A580
    • Fuji X10
    • Pentax K20D
  • optimized default lowpass blur settings
  • improved dithering slider ranges
  • removed several issues with color picker
  • support for multiple instances of exposure module
  • updated Picasa uploader
  • safety-wise enhancements (removed image-deletion from cameras)

Install Darktable via PPA:

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

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

After that, update and install:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install darktable

That’s it. Enjoy!