darktable 2.0.4 released

we're proud to announce the fourth bugfix release for the 2.0 series of darktable, 2.0.4!

the github release is here: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-2.0.4.

as always, please don't use the autogenerated tarball provided by github, but only our tar.xz. the checksum is:

$ sha256sum darktable-2.0.4.tar.xz
80e448622ff060bca1d64bf6151c27de34dea8fe6b7ddb708e1e3526a5961e62  darktable-2.0.4.tar.xz
$ sha256sum darktable-2.0.4.dmg 
1e6306f623c3743fabe88312d34376feae94480eb5a38858f21751da04ac4550  darktable-2.0.4.dmg

and the changelog as compared to 2.0.3 can be found below.

New Features

  • Support grayscale input profiles
  • Add a BRG profile for testing purposes


  • Fix the GUI with GTK 3.20
  • Fix the color profiles we ship
  • Fix two deflicker (exposure iop, mode = automatic) issues
  • Fix trashing of files on OSX
  • Fix Rights field in Lua

Base Support

  • Nikon D5
  • Sony ILCA-68

White Balance Presets

  •  Pentax K-S1
  • Sony ILCA-68

Noise Profiles

  • Canon PowerShot G15
  • Fujifilm X70
  • Olympus PEN-F
  • Panasonic DMC-GF7

Translation Added

  • Slovenian

Translations Updates

  • Catalan
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Slovak
  • Spanish

27 thoughts on “darktable 2.0.4 released

  1. olá, hello,, please, can anyone explain me how to install this version,, mine says 1.4… and on repositorys its what there is. any comand line? thanks,,,

  2. I am having a problem with this update. I am running Linux Mint and using the Trusty PPA. Update Manager, and this update showed up a couple of days ago. I am reluctant to apply it because it is throwing up a ‘software can’t be authenticated’ error, and Refreshing throws up a ‘public key is not available’ error.

  3. Hello, i’m with the 2.0.3 version of DT, and i would like to know how to install the 2.0.4 version on a Mageia 5 distrubution. (the package for 2.0.4 is not yet disponible with the officials packages by the CCM)
    Thanks a lot in advance.

  4. The program-window is bigger(broader) then my screen, either in standard-mode and in fullscreen-mode 1280×800 pixel, Macbookpro 13″ OS X 11.4
    is it possible to change this? some of the tools are hidden this way

  5. In Antergos with Gnome no problem with this release. Good job!!!

  6. 2.04 working great on OSX. Thank you for the effort you put into this excellent program.

  7. Hi, only way to install on my ubuntu 15.10 is make it yourself, download zip and build it.

  8. Repeatedly my checksum with sha256sum gives (at 2016-05-21 06:45 UTC)

    2ed02c9dcec672b74ebbe254e06e40f6c8c0e1dbde7692e05a626cc2d248ff1f darktable-release-2.0.4.tar.gz

    Your’s reads:

    80e448622ff060bca1d64bf6151c27de34dea8fe6b7ddb708e1e3526a5961e62 darktable-2.0.4.tar.xz

    Can there be a security issue?


    • Where did you get that file from? It’s not the one we have on Github as you can tell from the different file format (tar.gz vs. tar.xz). So yes, there can be a security issue when you don’t use the official packages.

      Edit: It seems that’s the Github-generated tarball. As the release notes say: don’t use those!

  9. Darktable 2.04 is stable and responsive .
    I use it in Ubuntu 14.04.
    I would like to make a request for a feature.
    Can you add scaling within the crop guides .
    I don’t know how many have felt this need , I really find this might be useful.

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  11. Just downloaded Darktable and used it for the first time have been using LR for years as a professional photographer the software is very very good .

    I have a lot to learn and there is so much in the programe to understand and much more comprehensive than LR .

    Just wanted to say congratulations on such a good bit of photography software

  12. Before discovering darktable I was exporting many of my images as JPEG XR, as I find that particular format to be economical and highly flexible. It presents the options of lossless compression and high colour depth/accuracy; the specification is open-source, ISO certified and free for anyone to adopt. I think it would be a nice addition for some future version of darktable to support editing of and exporting to, the JPEG XR format.

  13. What I’m really missing is the possibility to optimize the photos – and send them to “gimp” for further processing. Or I’m just to stupid to find out that feature?

  14. A new version of Darktable always feels like Christmas: excitement, unpacking and then spending loads of joyful time with the present. Thanks you so much!!! D.

  15. Is RAW Support for the new Canon EOS 80d planed in future releases?

    THX for the nice work :)

  16. Hi there,

    I run a Debian (Jessie), where darktable is 1.42, and the backports have 2.0.4. Only problem : It won’t install, because of four dependencies –which can be found in the Jessie repositories– won’t be installed.

    I got darktable installed by :

    – first getting the backports from my list
    – installing the 4 dependencies,
    – calling again on the backports,

    and then Darktable 2.0.4. installed without more protestations

    I’ve been using darktable for the last 3 years, and just love it. Thank you to the whole team.