A new module for automatic perspective correction

Since many years darktable offers a versatile tool for manual perspective correction in the crop & rotate module [1]. Although the principle is simple and straightforward, there are cases where it can prove difficult to get a convincing correction, especially if no distinct vertical or horizontal features can be spotted in the image. To overcome these limitations a new “perspective correction” module has just been added that is able to … Continue reading

Released darktable 1.6

We are happy to announce that almost after one year darktable 1.6 has just 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-1.6.0 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-1.6.0/darktable-1.6.0.tar.xz … Continue reading

String freeze for darktable 1.6

Dear all, as we want to release darktable 1.6 some time at the end of the year, it now is the time to announce the string freeze. Please don’t change any UI strings any more, so translators have a chance to catch up. Translators: your updates should be committed to the master branch, there is no branch-off for a stable 1.6 version yet. We should have the first release candidate … Continue reading

Using X-Trans cameras with darktable

There is now a development branch of darktable with experimental support for raw files from many recent Fujifilm cameras. These cameras include those with the X-Trans sensor (X-Pro1, X-E1, X20, X100S, X-M1, XQ1, X-E2, and X-T1), X-Series cameras with conventional sensors (X100, X10, X-S1, XF-1, X-A1), and some from Fujifilm’s other lines (S6000fd, E550, IS-1, S3Pro, S5Pro, S5600, E900, S2Pro, S5000, S5200, S5500, S6500fd, S9500, S9600, S9600fd). Previously, darktable would … Continue reading

darktable on OS X

Bringing current darktable to OS X

Darktable has been software of my choice for raw photo development for quite some time now, I’ve occasionally submitted bug reports and patches and kept an eye on current development by using git master version. My main operating system is Linux, which is the priority target of darktable support, but recently I bought MacBook Air to take with me on trips and such. Also my current project at work consists … Continue reading

Some enhancements to conditional blending

Conditional blending, also known as “blend if”, is a feature which is currently under development in our master branch. A general description of the idea together with some examples can be found here. In short, conditional blending allows you to limit the effect of a module to certain pixels of an image, determined by their color coordinates. For modules in Lab space, you can restrict the effect of a module … Continue reading

Moving the git repo to github [done]

Update: the git repository officially resides in github now. Today we are moving our git repo from sf.net to github, as it was agreed in the developer meeting that took place yesterday. This will happen today 22:00 – 23:00 CEST What should I do now? Depends on the role you play in the project. You have commit rights into current sf.net repository: please open an account in github if you … Continue reading

darktable 1.0.3 released

Pascal de Bruijn did some good work backporting some of the progress from git master to the 1.0 release. We packed that into a tarball, here it is: https://sourceforge.net/projects/darktable/files/darktable/1.0/darktable-1.0.1.tar.gz/download http://sourceforge.net/projects/darktable/files/darktable/1.0/darktable-1.0.3.tar.gz/download (We had a problem packaging sources, so 1.0.3 is now on air. Please use it instead of 1.0.1) As usual we have Ubuntu Packages are readily available on Pascal’s PPA, for Lucid, Natty, Oneiric and Precise: https://launchpad.net/~pmjdebruijn/+archive/darktable-release https://launchpad.net/~pmjdebruijn/+archive/darktable-release-plus And these … Continue reading

darktable 1.0 released

It is done, 1.0 is out. I sent out most of the new features with the announcement for 1.0rc2 a few weeks ago already, but for completeness, here it is again: New cameras supported   Leica M9   NX100/NX5/NX10/NX11   Panasonic DMC-GX1   Pentax K-r   Canon Powershot S100   Olympus XZ-1   Olympus E-P3   Sony DSLR A330   Sony NEX-5N   Canon EOS 1000D   Canon EOS 600D … Continue reading

Second release candidate dt1.0~rc2

Our second release candidate is out! We have had a couple of tiny bugfixes, better translations, new rawspeed (brings support for the new Canon 5D Mark3), and slight consistency fixes in the GUI since rc1. You can get the tarball from here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/darktable/files/darktable/1.0/darktable-1.0~rc2.tar.gz/download Getting closer!