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Darktable, open-source raw photo development tool, released version 3.6.0 today with exciting new features! Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu via PPA.

No version 3.5.x, Darktable goes directly to 3.6 release series. It introduced new “Import” module for easy multiple import tasks, thumbnail preview. And it is now used for importing from disk, card or camera in the same dialog.

Other changes in Darktable 3.6.0 include:

  • A vector-scope to complement the current histogram, waveform and parade views.
  • New default demosaic algorithm (RCD)
  • Support for “dual demosaic”, allows to combine “RCD + VNG4” and “AMaZE + VNG4” for bayer sensors, “Markesteijn 3-pass + VNG” for xtrans sensors.
  • Create opacity mask based on the sharpness of the image.
  • New Color Balance RGB module, censorize module, crop module.
  • Basic adjustments module replaced with the quick access panel

There are also much more other features, bug-fixes. And Lua API changed to 7.0.0. As well, the release added base support for new cameras including:

  • Fujifilm GFX100S (compressed)
  • Fujifilm X-E4 (compressed)
  • Fujifilm X-S10 (compressed)
  • Leica D-Lux 7 (4:3, 1:1, 16:9, 3:2)
  • Nikon Z 6_2, Nikon Z 7_2 (14bit-compressed, 14bit-uncompressed, 12bit-compressed, 12bit-uncompressed)
  • Panasonic DC-G100 (4:3), DC-G110 (4:3), DC-GF10 (4:3), GF90 (4:3).
  • Pentax K-3 Mark III
  • Ricoh GR III (dng)
  • Sony ILCE-1, ILCE-7SM3, ILCE-QX1

How to Install Darktable 3.6.0 in Ubuntu:

The software offers official .deb and .rpm packages available to download at OBS repository.

For choice, an unofficial PPA is available with the packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 21.04, Linux Mint 20.

1. Open terminal either from system app launcher or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/darktable

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) for sudo prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. If an old version was installed, upgrade it using Software Updater:

upgrade darktable

or run commands in terminal to install Darktable:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install darktable

Uninstall:

To remove the PPA, either launch Software & Updates navigate to Other Software and remove the relevant line:

or run command in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/darktable

To remove the RAW developer, either use Ubuntu Software or run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove --autoremove darktable

Darktable 2.2.5

The open-source raw photo development tool Darktable 3.4.1 was released today. PPA has been updated for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 20.10.

The new 3.4.1 version contains mainly bug-fixes that also features minor other changes including faster thumbnail generation during import, and some minor CSS improvements. And there are updated cameras support.

White balance presets:

  • Fujifilm X-Pro3
  • Fujifilm X100V
  • Olympus E-M10 Mark IV.

Noise Profiles:

  • Canon EOS 1500D
  • Canon EOS 2000D
  • Canon EOS Rebel T7
  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
  • Fujifilm X-Pro3
  • Fujifilm XF10
  • Nikon Z 5
  • Panasonic DC-S1R
  • Pentax K-1 Mark II
  • Sony DSC-RX10M4

How to Install Darktable 3.4.1 in Ubuntu:

The OBS repository maintains the software packages for Debian, Fedora, openSUSE, and Ubuntu. While the repository is not updated at the moment, you may use Ubuntu PPA instead.

The unofficial PPA contains the new release packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.10, Ubuntu 20.04, and derivatives.

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/darktable

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) for sudo prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. If an old version was installed, upgrade it using Software Updater:

upgrade darktable

or run commands in terminal to install Darktable:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install darktable

Uninstall:

To remove the PPA, either launch Software & Updates navigate to Other Software and remove the relevant line:

or run command in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/darktable

To remove the RAW image editor, use Ubuntu Software.

Darktable 2.2.5

Darktable 3.4.0 was released yesterday on Christmas Eve as the new stable version of the open-source photography software and raw developer. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 20.10, Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and Linux Mint 20.

Darktable 3.4.0 release highlights:

  • More stable and reworked tethering view
  • The histogram is back on the tethering view
  • A new module grouping feature
  • Module masking enhanced for use with scene-referred workflows.
  • A new color calibration module.
  • Map view evolved, new camera support, and much more.

Install Darktable 3.4.0 in Ubuntu:

NOTE: the new library and configuration will not be usable with 3.2.x any more, so you are strongly advised to take a backup first. And you may remove .config/darktable folder.

Method 1: install Darktable from OBS repository:

The OBS repository offers binary packages for Debian, Fedora, openSUSE, and Ubuntu:

Darktable OBS repository

You can either download & install the deb package via direct link:

Or run the commands one by one to add the repository, just like Ubuntu PPA, and receive future updates via Software Updater.

Method 2: Install the software using Ubuntu PPA:

For request, I’ve uploaded the new release packages into the unofficial PPA, available for Ubuntu 20.10, Ubuntu 20.04, and Ubuntu 18.04.

1. To add the PPA, open terminal from system application launcher and run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/darktable

2. You can then either install the application via command:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install darktable

or upgrade from an existing package via Software Updater:

upgrade darktable

Remove Darktable:

Both Ubuntu PPA and OBS repository can be easily removed via Software & Updates -> Other Software:

To remove darktable, simply run command:

sudo apt remove --auto-remove darktable

And Merry Christmas To You!!

Darktable 2.2.5

Darktable 3.2.1 was released a day ago as the latest release of the open source photography workflow application. PPA has been updated with the packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, and Linux Mint 19.x / 20.

Version 3.2.0 has been skipped due to last minute bug fixes. Therefore, the 3.2.1 release is the expected 3.2.

Darktable 3.2.1 is a big release that features lighttable view rewritten and filmstrip reworked, resulting in large performance gains. Also the culling view has been rewritten from scratch. Operations are smooth at any screen resolution up to 8k.

Other new features include:

  • Complete overhaul of the CSS code to get a professional look
  • Updated Color Picker and Location modules
  • Possible to add CSS rules into preferences to tweak darktable’s look as well as
    to control the font size and DPI values
  • New negadoctor module to help inverting negative films.
  • New histogram display called RGB Parade
  • Add support for curved gradients.
  • Add support for AVIF file format
  • Many new camera support.
  • And tons of other changes, see release notes for details.

How to Install Darktable 3.2.1 in Ubuntu:

The OBS repository has made the new release packages for Debian, Fedora, openSUSE, and Ubuntu.

There’s also Flatpak package available at flathub repository.

For choice, the unofficial PPA contains the new release packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10, Ubuntu 20.04, and derivatives.

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/darktable

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) for sudo prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. If an old version was installed, upgrade it using Software Updater:

upgrade darktable

or run commands in terminal to install Darktable:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install darktable

Uninstall:

To remove the PPA, either launch Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software, or run command in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/darktable

To remove the RAW image editor, use Ubuntu Software.

Darktable 2.2.5

Open source photography workflow app and raw developer Darktable 3.0.2 was released today with new features, bug-fixes, and new cameras support. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10, Ubuntu 20.04.

Darktable 3.0.2 release highlights:

  • Better UI for the blend modes which are now grouped by category.
  • Ctrl+Click can be used to rename a module instance.
  • Allow larger vignette scale.
  • Add pseudo preset in whitebalance to keep user’s modifications.
  • In crop&rotate module it’s possible to allow only vertical composition change using the Shift modifier when dragging the crop area and horizontal one using the Ctrl modifier.
  • See release note for more details.

How to Install Darktable 3.0.2 in Ubuntu:

While there are already two trustworthy repositories, OBS and Dariusz Duma’s PPA, maintaining the most recent Darktable .deb packages, I may stop updating the PPA for the future releases.

The unofficial PPA contains the new release packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10, Ubuntu 20.04, and derivatives.

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/darktable

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) for sudo prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. If an old version was installed, upgrade it using Software Updater:

upgrade darktable

or run commands in terminal to install Darktable:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install darktable

Uninstall:

To remove the PPA, either launch Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software, or run command in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/darktable

To remove the RAW image editor, use Ubuntu Software.