Upgrade or Install Darktable 1.4.1 in Ubuntu 13.10/12.10/12.04

Last updated: February 17, 2014

darktable 1.4.1

Darktable 1.4.1 has been released recently. This tutorial will show you what’s new and how to install or upgrade to the latest darktable release in Ubuntu or Linux Mint.

Darktable is just a point release. According to the announcement, it contains following changes:

  • export: consistent names for output formats
  • export to disk: overwrite file option
  • grain plugin now allows smaller coarseness and will display coarseness values half of what they used to be, this is merely a cosmetic change, your images are unaffected.
  • some masks related fixes
  • some lua related fixes
  • tiff writer (32bit float, little endian output, configurable compression)
  • tiff reader
  • subtly nicer scrollbar behavior
  • theme loading cornercase fixups
  • shadow & highlight module improvements (should be less prone to artifacts when used on new images)
  • allow importing more than 1 style at a time
  • regression was fixed when building darktable against bleeding edge glibc
  • Sony A77V enhanced color matrix
  • Nikon D5100 updated white balance presets
  • Nikon 1 V2 noise profile (and by extension J3/AW1)
  • Nikon 1 J1 noise profile (and by extension V1/J2/S1)
  • Pentax K3 noise profile
  • experimental support for Panasonic DMC-LF1 (we still need samples for the nonstandard aspect ratios)
  • experimental support for SONY DSC-RX100M2
  • experimental support for SONY NEX-3N
  • still no Nikon D5300/D3300 support, we’re still looking into that.

Install Darktable:

For Ubuntu and its derivatives users, the most recent build of darktable is always available in its official PPA.

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

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

Now install or upgrade the darktable after checking for updates. Or run the commands below one by one:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install darktable


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