Darktable 4.0.1 Released with Various Bug-Fixes, PPA Updated

The free open-source photography software Darktable got a new update few days ago with various bug-fixes, new cameras support and some other changes.

Darktable 4.0.1 added base support for CANON EOS R7 and CANON EOS R10, and noise profiles for NIKON D780, CANON EOS M50 Mark II, CANON EOS 850D.

The $(MAKER) and $(MODEL) can now be used when importing files. And display infinity for very large focus distance as supported by the exif standard.

The release also added support for fast pipe mode on the diffuse module, HEIF media type association for the desktop, and various bug-fixes for issues ranging from DNG creation, TIFF export, Latex export, to memory corruption. See more details via the official release note.

How to Install Darktable 4.0.1 in Ubuntu

The software website refers to the OBS repository that contains native packages for Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and SUSE.

For choice, here’s an unofficial Ubuntu PPA contains the packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, & Ubuntu 22.04. Simply press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard and run the commands below one by one to add PPA & install Darktable:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/darktable
sudo apt update
sudo apt install darktable

Darktable is also available as universal Flatpak package that works in most Linux systems.

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