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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”.

Darktable 2.2.5

Darktable, open-source photography workflow software and raw developer, reached the 2.4.1 release a day ago with enhancements, various bug-fixes, and also updated list of cameras support.

New features in Darktable 2.4.1 include:

  • Allow to select the GUI language in the preferences
  • Add a filter rule to the collect module to find locally copied images
  • Add favorite toggle to darkroom modules’ right click popup
  • Allow blending/masking in the hot pixels module
  • Add keyboard shortcuts to zoom and pan an image in darkroom.
  • Some minor speedups in the grain module
  • Handling stdout on Windows: do not redirect stdout for simple command line arguments (--help and --version)
  • On Windows, show the location of the log file in the help message
  • Enable searching in the more modules list – click into the list to give focus to it, then start typing.
  • Add a debug print when compiling OpenCL kernels

For the bug-fixes and new supported cameras, read the release note.

How to Install Darktable 2.4.1 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.

The new release packages are in the process of being built, check HERE before installing it via following steps:

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

RawTherapee, an open-source cross-platform raw image processing program, reached the 5.3 release a few days ago with new features, performance improvements and numerous bug-fixes.

RawTherapee 5.3 release highlights:

  • CIECAM02 enhanced with control over the scene and viewing conditions.
  • CIECAM02-friendly “Average Surround” color theme and L* middle gray preview background color, takes into account human vision and color appearance with regard to the surrounding color.
  • Manually save the collapsed/expanded state of tools.
  • Lensfun support, for automatic (and manual) profiled lens correction.
  • ACES, DCI-P3 Theater and DCI-P3 D65 output color profiles.
  • Numerous speed optimizations and bug fixes.

RawTherapee 5.3

How to Install RawTherapee 5.3 in Ubuntu:

Dariusz Duma’s PPA contains the latest RawTherapee packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10, and their derivatives.

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 from an existing release:

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”.

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