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Released darktable 1.1.2

Released darktable 1.1.2

Dear all,

we just released darktable 1.1.2, a point release (so nothing too fancy) with a couple of bugfixes and better camera support. Additionally it comes with an updated usermanual which is available here:


The tarball can be found here:


and a new disk image for Mac users is provided as well:


The various packages for your favourite distro are already on their way. The Ubuntu PPA should be updated already for example, and the opensuse package is available from https://software.opensuse.org/package/darktable and will be included in the upcoming opensuse 12.3 thanks to Togan Muftuoglu.


  • Fix export resolution rounding issue (as in previous version it could be off-by-one)
  • Correctly set output dimension in exif instead of passing the raw resolution verbatim
  • Local average green eq. was fixed (it now works on high ISO images as well, and should no longer produce hot pixels)
  • Use ordered arrays in XMP files
  • Disable export parallelism for flickr/picasa export
  • Don’t enter tethering mode when there is no camera attached (this made darktable look as if it was hung, even though that wasn’t the case)
  • Bring back the pin for map thumbnails
  • Improved TIFF support
  • Vignetting now has a dithering option (to mitigate occasional banding)
  • Read Nikon subject distance properly
  • Assorted FreeBSD fixes
  • Various OpenCL fixes
  • Usermanual updates

Support for the following camera’s with either preliminarily added or updated:

  • Canon EOS 6D
  • Canon PowerShot s110
  • Canon PowerShot g15
  • Canon PowerShot sx50 hs
  • Nikon 1 v2
  • Nikon D600
  • Nikon Coolpix P7700
  • Olympus E Pl5
  • Olympus E PM2
  • Olympus XZ 2
  • Panasonic DMC GH3
  • Panasonic DMC LX7
  • Pentax K5ii
  • Samsung EX2f
  • Sony RX1
  • Sony NEX 6
  • Sony SLT A99
  • Sony NEX c3 blackpoint/greenshift fix

White balance preset updates:

  • Canon EOS 550D
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Olympus XZ 1
  • Sony NEX C3
  • Sony SLT A57
  • Sony nex 5N
  • Panasonic DMC GH3

This stable release was mostly brought to you by Pascal says the hall-of-fame script:

  • 30 Pascal de Bruijn
  • 29 Ulrich Pegelow
  • 13 parafin
  • 6 Tobias Ellinghaus
  • 5 johannes hanika
  • 4 Pascal Obry
  • 4 Jean-Sébastien Pédron
  • 2 Roman Lebedev
  • 2 Jose Carlos Garcia Sogo
  • 1 tatica
  • 1 Simon Spannagel
  • 1 Roland Riegel
  • 1 Richard Tollerton
  • 1 Richard Levitte
  • 1 Olivier Tribout
  • 1 Michal Babej
  • 1 Ger Siemerink
  • 1 Chris Mason
  • 1 Boucman


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  1. Great stuff!

    It is great to see also that documentation keeps track with darktable development, I think this is key to wider adoption.

    Thank you!
  2. Hello's.
    First just wanted to say thanks to the entire team for your work with Darktable, it is a great piece of software.
    I am new to Darktable (and photography in general) and was wondering if you might be planning a selection tool (or have I just not found it ?) and layer support. Corel's Aftershot Pro has this feature, and I thought it is a really useful tool for allowing the user to edit just certain area's of the photo rather than the whole thing, for example selecting the sky area that might be dull, and just bringing this to life without having a knock on effect to other zones. Here is an example : http://youtu.be/AQg6OoQ3IeI?t=9m59s

    Many thanks
  3. Unfortunately that's not easy to do. Many people request that and there were some messages from devs that they have some ideas about it :) I think that now we have to wait (and use DT/GIMP combo)...
  4. Thx Redi44,
    It would be an exciting feature to have. I can appreciate it's not such an easy thing to implement (am learning Python coding at the moment, C being a lot more low level and complex), fingers crossed :)

    Are the mail lists interesting/worth signing up to or just full of requests like mine?
  5. An UB version will be welcome, still working on a PPC Mac with pleasure.
  6. Hi,
    I shot in RAW and JPEG with Pantax K-30. Afterwards, I opened DNG and JPEG files in darktable and copied the history stack from the JPEG file to the DNG file. However, the DNG file still did not looked the same like JPEG. Would it be possible to get this feature, because it would help newbie to understand quicker how to work with RAW files.

    It would be nice to double click on one of the entry in darkroom's history and jump straight to settings of the entry. Would it possible to switch off or to delete an entry in darkroom's history by additional icons next to the entry?

    When I shot in burst mode I switched off Raw, because with only jpeg I have no worry about that buffer get to full and I miss the action. However, I have to modify the pictures in GIMP like whitening teeth, remove pimple etc. I thought to convert the JPEGs to Tiff in the following way:
    convert IMGP0084.JPG IMGP0084.tif
    convert IMGP0084.JPG exif:IMGP0084.exif
    mogrify -set profile exif:IMGP0084.exif IMGP0084.tif
    However, in Tiff I lose most of the Exif entries like e.g GPS information. Are any plans to support exif files? Or how other user working around that problem to modify pictures?

    Thank you in advance.
  7. I cannot authenticate and grant permission to darktable when trying to export images to a flickr album. This is the url generated from darktable:


    frob is null so flickr cannot grant access.

    I could export to facebook and picasa (google+) with no problem at all.
    Is there anything I could do to solve it or to help solving?
  8. We rely on the presence of SSE instructions, so it won't even compile for PPC. Plus first supported OS X version by our DMG package is 10.6, which already doesn't support PPC. So what you ask won't happen.
  9. Selective blending is what you are looking for. You select things not by painting a mask/layer on the image. Instead you define defining the parts of the image you want to be affected by your changes by their Lightness, hue, or position in Lab colour space.
    It's far less work than masks and immensely powerful. Try it! :-)
  10. to point 1:
    a jpeg is a very different animal than a raw image and copying a raw's history stack to it will always look different.

    If this were not the case, then there would be no advantage in taking raw images, would there? :-)

    point 2 is actually two points:
    creating a shortcut to an items's settings seems superfluous to me, you will quickly know where to go for each module in darkroom

    The option of removing individual items I would very much like. This has been requested before. please see the issue tracker at http://darktable.org/redmine

    item 3:

    you may want to read up on image file formats. :-)
  11. This is a fantastic program. Very professionally done! One minor bug I may have found is that the focus distance always reports 0.00 Canon EOS6D with 24-105 f/4L IS.
  12. The problem is that Canon is not reporting (in general) the focus distance in their cameras. They decided that the information was not accurate enough. So we can't do anything about it. Other different question is if the 6D has that feature back. Can you try with exiv -pa file.CR2 and see if there is some distance in the generated output? (If so, please send an email to darktable-devel list)
  13. There is a problem with Flickr exporter. They dropped the old authentication method last year, and now they are using oAuth 1.0, which is not quite friendly for non-web apps. Nobody has really gone through it to update it.