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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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Install Darktable 1.4 Ubuntu

Darktable, the free, open-source photography workflow application and raw developer just released version 1.4, on December 26 (the Boxing Day 2013). Let’s see what’s new in this release and how to install / upgrade Darktable 1.4 in Ubuntu, Linux Mint and their derivatives.

What’s New in Darktabe 1.4:

  • darktable now integrates a lua engine that allows writing scripts to make it easier to use with other image processing software. These scripts can be run when a particular event takes place (for example when a new image is imported) or when a particular keyboard shortcut is used. There are very few scripts available at this point but we expect the community to provide some more during the next release cycle.
  • darktable now includes several kinds of drawn masks: brush, circle, ellipse, path and gradients
  • exporting in WebP format
  • serious speed enhancements of lighttable when using large colections
  • focus detection on lighttable
  • local cached copies of images for offline files
  • a few new blend mode like “HSV lightness”, “HSV color”, “Lab lightness” and “Lab color”
  • new modules “contrast brightness saturation”, “color balance” and “color mapping” which replaces the now deprecated “color transfer” module
  • new histogram mode “waveform”
  • added a setting to automatically collapse modules to only have a single one expanded
  • better user experience for bauhaus sliders: the popup now has a blinking cursor to make possible text entry more discoverable
  • the text entry for bauhaus sliders and vimkeys’ “:set” command can now evaluate mathematical expressions
  • additional logarithmic mode for editing the basecurve
  • many bug fixes and small improvements
  • a tool for measuring basecurves from a sample image
  • a tool to check the system’s color management setup. call cmake with -DBUILD_CMSTEST=On to build and install it. packagers probably want that.
  • updated usermanual
  • darktable now requires Gtk+ in version >= 2.24, Glib in version >= 2.30

Install Darktable in Ubuntu:

This release has been made into PPA for Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint 13/14/15/16 and their derivatives.

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

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

After that, you can install or upgrade Darktable via Synaptic Package Manager, or just run below commands:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install darktable

Darktabl 1.4 Ubuntu ppa

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