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released darktable 1.6.3

We are happy to announce that darktable 1.6.3 has been released. The release notes and relevant downloads can be found attached to this git tag: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-1.6.3 Please only use our provided packages (“darktable-1.6.3.*” tar.xz and dmg) not the auto-created tarballs from github (“Source code”, zip and tar.gz). The latter are just git snapshots and will not work! Here’s the direct link to tar.xz: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/download/release-1.6.3/darktable-1.6.3.tar.xz and the DMG: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/download/release-1.6.3/darktable-1.6.3.dmg this is … Continue reading

released darktable 1.6.2

We are happy to announce that darktable 1.6.2 has been released. The release notes and relevant downloads can be found attached to this git tag: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-1.6.2 Please only use our provided packages (green buttons tar.xz and dmg) not the auto-created tarballs from github (grey buttons, zip and tar.gz). The latter are just git snapshots and will not work! Here’s the direct link to tar.xz: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/download/release-1.6.2/darktable-1.6.2.tar.xz and the DMG: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/download/release-1.6.2/darktable-1.6.2.dmg this … Continue reading

released darktable 1.6.1

We are happy to announce that darktable 1.6.1 has been released. Due to an oversight on our side we forgot to do this announcement back when the actual release was done, so this is mostly for historical reasons. The release notes and relevant downloads can be found attached to this git tag: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-1.6.1 Please only use our provided packages (green buttons tar.xz and dmg) not the auto-created tarballs from github … Continue reading

released darktable 1.4.2

Hello everyone, we released darktable 1.4.2, a point release which consists mostly of bugfixes and newly added camera support. You can find the source tarball here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/darktable/files/darktable/1.4/darktable-1.4.2.tar.xz/download The PGP signature: http://sourceforge.net/projects/darktable/files/darktable/1.4/darktable-1.4.2.tar.xz.asc/download The disk image for Mac users: http://sourceforge.net/projects/darktable/files/darktable/1.4/darktable-1.4.2.dmg/download And this one is also signed: http://sourceforge.net/projects/darktable/files/darktable/1.4/darktable-1.4.2.dmg.asc/download The key can be obtained from the usual key servers, fingerprint being 4BFF7EAD. The release notes are as follows: ======================== darktable 1.4.2 Release Notes A … Continue reading

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Libre Graphics Meeting 2014 in Leipzig, Germany

Yes, it’s this time of the year again. The annual Libre Graphics Meeting is getting closer, and we, that is the whole developer community of your favorite free graphics applications, would like to ask you for your help. Some of you might remember our call for sponsoring from last year. Back then we asked for donations for specific people – a task that didn’t work out that well in the … Continue reading

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Of Histograms and Waveforms

People using image editors or similar (raster) graphics editors are probably familiar with histograms. You also have them in almost all digital cameras. In darktable you can find it very prominently in the top right corner of darkroom mode, but also as a backdrop of modules like levels, tonecurve and similar. From a mathematical point of view they are a diagram displaying the amount of pixels in the image that … Continue reading

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Call for LGM donations

Hello everyone, today we have a request to you, the users of darktable. As you might know there is an annual meeting of developers and users of free and open source graphics applications (like gimp, inkscape, blender, scribus, and also darktable), the Libre Graphics Meeting. This year it’s held in Madrid, Spain, and it’s a great opportunity to discuss things with other developers face-to-face. Last year this has brought us … Continue reading

Geotagging in darktable

For quite some time people have asked us for a way to geotag their images from within darktable. While that is a nifty feature for sure and really helpful when you take pictures outside of a studio we always had to say something along the lines of “sorry, we don’t have that yet”. Some day however Henrik decided to give it a try and started work in his geo branch. … Continue reading

Grouping

People following the development of darktable might have heard that we added a grouping feature. Everyone who hasn’t heard of that yet: We added a grouping feature. Now that everybody knows about it I should try to explain what it actually is and how it works/how to use it. For the technical specification you can have a look at the design specs. The first change in the GUI that can … Continue reading

Exporting images on the command line

Recent builds from git will bring you a new executable, “darktable-cli”. With this tool you can export images using the processing power of darktable on the command line. The simplest way to call the utility is darktable-cli <input> <output> This will take the input image, look for the XMP file associated with it, process it at maximal resolution and write the output to output, trying to guess the output format … Continue reading