released darktable 1.4.1

hi all,

as most of you probably noticed already, we published a point release, 1.4.1. the tarball is here:

make sure you check the signature:

the macintosh computer disk image with signature here:

this is just a point release, so not really any new features. detailed release notes are as follows:

  • 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.

the darktable release plus ppa is being phased out:

please switch to our regular darktable release ppa:


36 thoughts on “released darktable 1.4.1

    • Yes, that will be quite cool to get the epl-3 included. I also submitted noise profile images some time ago, but the camera is not yet in.
      I had compiled Darktable 1.2.1 to include them, but it seems I was doing something wrong with it.

  1. Errr… this version cheerfully deletes any export module preset as soon as I select it, without prompting, because it’s for an “obsolete module”. Is that the expected behavior? That seems kind of surprising, for a point release, perhaps a warning is in order? :P

  2. @junkyardsparkle – some happened to me; quite a few export presets are now gone :(

    BTW, How can one submit a sensor noise profile for inclusion in the nest version? Quite some time ago I have created Olympus E-PL3 profile and posted it on the mailing lists, but it wasn’t integrated and is not present in 1.4.1…

  3. hello,

    thanks for this wonderful software. what I still miss though, is an option to have sort capabilities when you import from a camera. I’d expect to see the most recent pics on top.

  4. Hi guys! Thx for this awesome software!
    …but…in 1.4.1 there are some regression.

    1. Exporting one selected files 9 times on 10 exports another file. Seriously. I select one pic and someone else is exported…gosh.
    2. Painfully slower then 1.4 o.0″
    3. Cannot open a folder using open-with from nemo. In 1.4 was working. Boh

    Nothing else I can rem right now.

    THX again and keep going!!!! =)


    • About your first comment, I think Darktable is selecting (thus exporting) the image which your mouse pointer is hovering on. I don’t know this is a feature or a bug?

    • Can you proof(2)? Run darktable from command line with
      darktable -d perf
      for processing a specific image in both versions and compare.

  5. Well I am glad to open now correctly my raw files from my Nikon D5300 … even if you say this is not supported. I did not take time to test every modules, but on V 1.4.1+9~gd304f29 , NEF files are looking great ;-)

  6. Just found, that “indicate focus region” have been disappeared from Options and also are not shown on preview. I run dark table 1.4.1 on Mac Os X. Anybody have the same issue?

    • Yeah, this was removed from options in 1.4.1 and bound to ctrl-z instead. You can change this binding by going into the darktable preferences, on the shortcut tab, under views->lighttable.



  7. Hi, love Darktable, but I can’t install it on Ubuntu 13.10. Seems that libgphoto2-2-dev is replaced by libgphoto2-6-dev, and Darktable can’t work without it.
    What should i do?

    • Problem solved! OpenCl is happy too, so it’s all good.
      For the details, there a conversation on the Darktable flickr group. Thanks for the help

  8. Hi

    I have Darktable 1.4.1 and unfortunately, whenever I am exporting to jpg, darktable uses 100% cpu and crashes. This has been happening after I upgraded to 1.4.1, before that it was slow.

    please let me know what best I can do to prevent this. I love using darktable but if I cannot export my work, its of no use.

  9. Hey, awesome update once again. Keep up the awesome work!! In my opinion, Darktable is wiping the floor with Lightroom and has way more powerful adjustments. I know that it’s hard to improve, but only thing I prefer in lightroom is speed. If DT would be a little faster especially in noise reduction and sharpening, I would give it full 5/5.

    Again, great program, using it with ubuntu 13.10 64bit which I installed alongside Windows ONLY for Darktable ;)

    • A bit late, but may be useful…
      Both noise reduction and sharpening you can replace by the equalizer plugin. See the tutorials on this site. I find it faster and more convenient.

    • Ok, enabled debug output and it looks like dark table requires 768MB of VRAM for OpenCL – the GT120 only has 512MB.

  10. Thanks for your great work!

    I just got a new camera (Pentax K3) and realized that i cannot search pictures by lens as the lens information is not displayed at all. It worked without any problems on the pictures I have taken with the Pentax K7. Supposing you use exiv2 to extract this information I updated to the latest version 0.24 and recompiled darktable – didn’t change anything though.
    So I’m not sure if this problem concerns you at all but perhaps you can give me a hint whom I should report this to.


    PS using darktable on Gentoo Linux if this is of any importance

  11. Just installed darktable on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The manual describes selected images move and cache in lightable for use when you store files on a network drive. On my install, those options are not there. Is this a plugin and if so, where can I get it, otherwise how do I enable this?

  12. Hmm, I’m having some problems after update. When importing large collection, darktable starts populating lighttable with thumbnails, and after passing 100 images or so, thumbnails that were created start to blink like crazy, and no new ones appear. This does not stop and continues until I kill darktable. I’m on Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit.

  13. Weird, I logged out and back in and that resolved my problem. I am able to properly import large collections now. Something must have went horribly wrong last time.

  14. dt is getting better and better – thanks.
    It works fine on the new Mac Power Pro (aka black chimney) using the CL support unlike the older Mac Pro 3.5GHz 6 core.
    Is there anyone who could make noise profiles for Canon 1Dx?
    I can submit the files. Please let me know.

    • With files in hand which are properly shot this should be no problem. Just send a link to the mailing list where to download the shots.

  15. I’ve just installed 1.4.1 through the ubuntu ppa. Somehow the ontion for importing lightroom raw foto’s isnt available in this release, or not mentioned in the usermanual anyway. Were can i go for this import option in Darktable?


  16. Hello Darktable team!

    I tried to register for your bug database, but I’m not sure it worked. There was no confirmation page after I signed up, and no notification e-mail so far either. Currently, I can’t log in with my newly created account credentials.

    So I’m dropping you a line here to let you know of a problem you’re probably already addressing…

    It seems like OpenCL support has stopped working under Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 over the weekend and installed the latest Darktable from the repositories (your own PPA not having an updated version yet).

    When I run “darktable -d opencl”, I get:

    [opencl_init] trying to load opencl library: ”
    [opencl_init] opencl library ‘libOpenCL’ found on your system and loaded
    [opencl_init] FINALLY: opencl is NOT AVAILABLE on this system.
    [opencl_init] initial status of opencl enabled flag is OFF.

    (I’ll double-check to make sure this is the actual complete message when I get home from work this afternoon.)

    Used to be fine in 13.10. System:

    Ubuntu Gnome 14.04
    64 bit
    NVidia driver 331
    Darktable 1.4.1 from Ubuntu’s repositories

    Hope you can help me out with this! The speed difference between OpenCL and no OpenCL is significant and I look forward to using Darktable to its full potential again soon.