Archives For RAW processor

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.

RawTherapee

RawTherapee RAW image editor released version 5.5 last night with exciting new features. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 18.04.

RawTherapee 5.5 release highlights:

  • Filter to remove striping artifacts and banding artifacts for any camera has a PDAF entry in camconst.json.
  • Ability to specify custom working color spaces through the workingspaces.json file.
  • Unbounded processing – allows you to decide whether out-of-gamut colors should get clipped.
  • New Shadows/Highlights tool (replaced previous one).
  • Contrast threshold mask which divides an image into areas of high and low detail, allowing the effect of certain tools (Sharpening, Post-Resize Sharpening, Microcontrast, Demosaicing) to be focused where it matters most and to mitigate the effect on areas where it would be undesirable.
  • Dual-demosaic algorithms, making use of the new contrast threshold mask, allowing one to use a combination of demosaicing algorithms where one is best for details and the other best for plain areas.
  • New color toning methods: Grid and Regions
  • Support for Blackmagic and Canon Magic Lantern lj92 encoded files.
  • New Soft Light tool which enhances contrast and saturation by emulating the effect of blending an image with a copy of itself in “soft light” blending mode in GIMP.
  • New Haze Removal tool to reduce the effects of haze or fog.
  • The Resize tool allows you to specify whether you want it to upscale or only downscale.
  • New icon and cursor theme. New cameras support, and new input color profiles.
  • Other new features, enhancements, and bug fixes.

Download / Install RawTherapee 5.5 in Ubuntu:

The official Linux Appimage, single executable file to launch the software, is available for download at the link below:

Download RawTherapee (Linux Appimage)

Go to file’s properties, allow executable file as program, and finally run it to launch RawTherapee 5.5.

There are also a few PPA repositories that contain RawTherapee packages for Ubuntu. I’ll update the tutorial once the 5.5 release package is available.

UPDATE: For Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, Linux Mint 19.x, you can install RawTherapee 5.5 via the unofficial PPA.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for “Terminal” from app launcher. When it opens, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway

Input your password (no asterisks feedback when typing) when it prompts and hit Enter to add the PPA.

2. After that, upgrade the software via Software Updater if a previous version was installed:

The upgrading process may be kept back if you were installing it from Ubuntu Software.

A workaround is simply running following commands instead to install or upgrade RawTherapee:

sudo apt-get install rawtherapee

How to Remove:

To uninstall the free raw developer, run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove rawtherapee

And remove the PPA via Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab, by removing the line says “http://ppa.launchpad.net/dhor/myway/ubuntu”.

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

RawTherapee

Open source Raw image processor RawTherapee 5.4 was released a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 18.04, and derivatives.

New features in RawTherapee 5.4 include:

  • New default processing profiles, now the default look for raw photos closely matches the out-of-camera look with regard to tones and includes lens distortion and vignetting correction.
  • New histogram matching tool, to have RawTherapee automatically adjust the image for you to match the out-of-camera look with a single click of a button.
  • New HDR Tone Mapping tool to compress the light in scenes with a high dynamic range, allowing you to show details in both shadows and highlights in a realistic way.
  • New Local Contrast tool to boost clarity using a simple interface.
  • New color toning method L*a*b* Color Correction Grid.
  • New RCD demosaicing algorithm to minimize artifacts even with artificial lighting and strong chromatic aberration.
  • New thumbnail overlay icons in the File Browser and Filmstrip to help you distinguish normal images from HDR and Pixel Shift ones.
  • Added support for showing out-of-gamut areas based on the output profile.
  • Added support for reading and writing metadata and ICC profiles to and from PNG images.
  • Added support for processing Sony Pixel Shift ARQ raw files – make sure that the ARQ extension is enabled in Preferences > File Browser > Parsed Extensions.
  • Create Sony ARQ raw files using https://github.com/agriggio/make_arq
  • Added support for saving 32-bit floating-point TIFFs clamped to [0;1].
  • Added profiled chromatic aberration correction support using Lensfun.
  • More tools now have an on/off switch.
  • The user interface is cleaner, with all power-house tools moved into a new “Advanced” tab to prevent slider-shock to newcomers.
  • The Metadata tab now lets you choose whether you want to copy metadata unchanged, edit metadata or strip metadata when saving images. Now you can also make metadata changes in batch mode.
  • The choice of whether the main histogram should display information using the working profile or the output profile is now available from the Editor tab’s top toolbar.
  • The Crop tool’s aspect ratio now defaults to that of the image, and RawTherapee automatically zooms-to-fit the crop once it’s placed.
  • RGB input-type ICC profiles can now be used as output profiles.
  • The saved reference image for profiling (created from within the Color Management tool) now contains metadata.
  • PNG and compressed TIFF images make use of better compression.
  • Shortcut key changes: Zoom-to-fit the crop using “f”, fit the whole image using “Alt+f”.

How to Install RawTherapee 5.4 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 18.04, and derivatives, the new release is available via this PPA repository.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “Terminal” from app launcher. When it opens, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway

Input your password (no visual feedback when typing) when it prompts and hit Enter to add the PPA.

2. After that, upgrade the software via Software Updater if a previous version was installed:

The upgrading process may be kept back if you were installing it from Ubuntu Software App.

A workaround is simply running following commands instead to install or upgrade RawTherapee:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install rawtherapee

How to Remove:

To uninstall the free raw developer, run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove rawtherapee

And remove the PPA via “Software & Updates” utility under Other Software tab, by removing the line says “http://ppa.launchpad.net/dhor/myway/ubuntu”.