we’ve got a new release for you:
since we have quite a lot of new features (masks etc, see below), there is an updated usermanual:
ubuntu packages are already available in the usual place, and there is a new macintosh disk image:
more detailed release notes:
- darktable now integrates a lua engine that allows writing scripts to make it easier to use with other image processing software. These scripts can be run when a particular event takes place (for example when a new image is imported) or when a particular keyboard shortcut is used. There are very few scripts available at this point but we expect the community to provide some more during the next release cycle.
- darktable now includes several kinds of drawn masks: brush, circle, ellipse, path and gradients
- exporting in WebP format
- serious speed enhancements of lighttable when using large colections
- focus detection on lighttable
- local cached copies of images for offline files
- a few new blend mode like “HSV lightness”, “HSV color”, “Lab lightness” and “Lab color”
- new modules “contrast brightness saturation”, “color balance” and “color mapping” which replaces the now deprecated “color transfer” module
- new histogram mode “waveform”
- added a setting to automatically collapse modules to only have a single one expanded
- better user experience for bauhaus sliders: the popup now has a blinking cursor to make possible text entry more discoverable
- the text entry for bauhaus sliders and vimkeys’
:setcommand can now evaluate mathematical expressions
- additional logarithmic mode for editing the basecurve
- many bug fixes and small improvements
- a tool for measuring basecurves from a sample image
- a tool to check the system’s color management setup. call cmake with -DBUILD_CMSTEST=On to build and install it. packagers probably want that.
- updated usermanual
- darktable now requires Gtk+ in version >= 2.24, Glib in version >= 2.30
- Ricoh Pentax K-3 PEFs aren’t supported yet (DNGs work fine)
- Nikon D5300 isn’t supported yet
hope you have a couple of days off to enjoy the release!
I take as much fun playing with your piece of software as with my camera
Question: I've been wondering this since the past version... Does Darktable do anything unusual when writing JPGs? When I open JPGs exported from Darktable in Eye of Gnome, they appear washed-out and too bright. I filed a bug here:
It seems to be an EoG issue because all other programs display Darktable's JPGs correctly.
But when I export to PNG and then convert that PNG to JPG using, say, Gimp, the resulting JPG displays fine in EoG!
EOG enables display color management depending on the input file it receives, if it finds an embedded color profile or certain EXIF tags, it enables display color management (which is sortof a bug in EOG, display color management should either always be applied, or it shouldn't, it's the dynamic behavior that confuses people). But I'm guessing in your particular situation EOG is actually doing the right thing.
What is likely happening is that you have a bad display profile setup. The following two articles may assist you into further troubleshooting your issue:
The PNG works as you expect (even though those expectations may not be correct) because for that format darktable doesn't support ICC profiles to be embedded yet (IIRC). EXIF in PNG is non-standard too (IIRC). PNG really isn't a great format for photography purposes.
I wish you and this project all the best for the new year.
Good luck and if you need any sample, let me know,
When will be a Windows release coming up?
Please make a beta release atlest.
Just saw this morning that ufraw is now handling Nikon D5300 raw files correctly. FYI ;-)
Keep the good job,
would really love to have a windows version
I am using a MAC and running OSX Mavericks 10.9.1.
I downloaded the latest version 1.4.1 but the
"indicate focus regions" in the GUI options isn't there. Has this been removed since 1.4 ?