Darktable 2.2.4 Released, How to install it in Ubuntu 16.10, 16.04

Last updated: April 8, 2017

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


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