Darktable 1.2.3 Released, How to install it in Ubuntu via PPA

Last updated: September 12, 2013

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!


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