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A new module: lut3d

The lut3d module is introduced in dt-2.7 and is designed to apply a 3D LUT (LookUp Table) to an image.

3D LUT

A 3D LUT is a tridimensional table which allows to transform any RGB value into another RGB value. The most common applications of LUTs are film simulation …

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a new website

A new year is coming on us quickly, so how about a nice new website to go with it?

Babynew
Baby New Year from 110 years ago …

houz and I have been working hard over the past few months to migrate the old website from Wordpress to a new static site …

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local laplacian pyramids

improving contrast with the local laplacian filter

sometimes difficult lighting situations arise which, when taking photographs, result in unappealing pictures. for instance very uniform lighting on a cloudy day may give dull results, while very contrasty illumination (such as back lit) may require to compress the contrast to embrace both …

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rawsamples.ch replacement

Rawsamples.ch is a website with the goal to:

…provide RAW-Files of nearly all available Digitalcameras mainly to software-developers. [sic]

It was created by Jakob Rohrbach and had been running since March 2007, having amassed over 360 raw files in that time from various manufacturers and cameras. Unfortunately, back …

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Visualizing the raw (sensor) highlight clipping

Have you ever over-exposed your images? Have you ever noticed that your images look flat and dull after you apply negative exposure compensation? Even though the over/underexposed warning says there is no overexposure? Have you ever wondered what is going on? Read on.

the problem

First, why would you …

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colour manipulation with the colour checker lut module

[update 2016/07/31: there was a section about intermediate export to csv and manually changing that file. this is no longer needed, exporting the style directly from darktable-chart is fine now.]

motivation

for raw photography there exist great presets for nice colour rendition:

  • in-camera colour processing such as canon …

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Liquify, liquify?

Most modules in darktable are working on changing pixels color, lightness, etc. Few modules are moving pixels and when they do they are doing it in a very constraint way like to rotate, fix the lens’ distortions or remove spots.

The liquify module offer more ways to move pixels around …

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Running on non-x86 platforms

For many years darktable would only run on x86 CPUs that also support at least SSE2. While that is nowadays almost everything looking like a PC it’s still limiting. Consequently Roman sat down and started work on dropping that hard requirement. While his work isn’t complete yet it …

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