The free open-source Lightroom alternative, Darktable release version 3.6.1. Here’s what’s new and how to install it in Ubuntu.
Darktable 3.6.1 comes with stability improvements and bug-fixes. No new features, but has new camera support, including base support for Leica C-Lux (3:2), Sony ILCE-7RM3A, Sony ILCE-7RM4A, Nikon D6 (12bit and 14bit), and Nikon Z fc (12bit- and 14bit-compressed). The release also adds noise profile for Ricoh GR III.
And here are the bug-fixes according to the release note:
- Fix module expand on quick access panel when enabling/disabling module.
- Fix a possible crash in color calibration module.
- Fix an inconsistency between the CPU & GPU path in color calibration module.
- Fix possible issue in OpenCL Bradford non-linear code in color calibration which leads to wrong color rendering.
- Fix Windows paths handling and encoding.
- Fix possible issue in exiv2 when trying to write empty strings.
- Fix by-scale button in export module.
- Fix crash when renaming a drawn mask.
- Minor UI fix in duplicate module.
- Fix possible wrong rendering of the color picker tooltip.
- Fix filename variable used when importing new pictures.
- Fix noise profile for RICOH GR III.
- Fix some memory leaks.
How to Install Darktable 3.6.1 in Ubuntu:
For choice, I’ve uploaded the package into the unofficial PPA with Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 21.04, and Ubuntu 21.10 support. And 32-bit Ubuntu 18.04 is also supported.
1.) Add the PPA.
Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal for running commands. When it opens, paste the command below into it and hit Enter.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/darktable
Type user password (no visual feedback) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.
2.) Install / upgrade Darktable
Next either run command in terminal to install the photography software:
sudo apt install darktable
Or upgrade the package using Software Updater (Update Manager) utility.
To remove the software package, you may simply run apt command with remove flag in terminal:
sudo apt remove darktable --autoremove
And remove the PPA via command:
sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/darktable
The Software & Updates also provides option to manage PPAs. Open it and navigate to “Other Software” tab, select the repository and click remove it.