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released darktable 1.6.4

released darktable 1.6.4

We are happy to announce that darktable 1.6.4 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-1.6.4 Please only use our provided packages (“darktable-1.6.4.*” 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 and dmg: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/download/release-1.6.4/darktable-1.6.4.tar.xz https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/download/release-1.6.4/darktable-1.6.4.dmg

this is another point release in the stable 1.6.x series.

sha256sum darktable-1.6.4.tar.xz
sha256sum darktable-1.6.4.dmg

General improvements:

  • major rawspeed update
  • facebook exporter update (first authentication usability should be much better now)
  • first run opencl benchmark to prevent opencl auto-activation if GPU is obviously slower than CPU
  • lensfun cornercase fixes
  • some mask cornercase fixes
  • zonesystem now updates it’s gui when number of zones changes
  • spots iop updates
  • ui_last/gui_language should work more reliably now
  • internal lua updated from 5.2.3 to 5.2.4 (distro typically use their own version of lua)
  • gcc 5 should build now

Camera support:

  • Canon Digital Rebel (non-european 300D)
  • Nikon D5500 (experimental)
  • Olympus E-M5 Mark II (experimental)
  • Samsung NX500 (experimental)

White balance presets:

  • Sony A77 II
  • Fujifilm X-E2
  • Olympus E-M5 Mark II

Noise profiles:

  • Canon 7D Mark II

updated translations:

  • German
  • French
  • Russian
  • Danish
  • Catalan
  • Japanese
  • Dutch
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  1. You guys are awesome!
  2. I need help for installing darktable 1.6.4 on my macosx yosemite.
    At this moment der version 1.6.0 is running on my system. Is there a change to get an update for the older version or do i need a new dmg image ?
    and how can i build a dmg image from the tar.xy
    thank you for help and have a nice evening

  3. Markus Senn on Wed Apr 08 19:38:18 2015:
    Hi All!

    just installed V 1.6.4. and darktable does NOT work anymore - crashes frequently on importing pictures, does not import all pictures in folders and does not show them as thumbnails!!

    I am a professional photographer and was only able to switch my workflow to ubuntu/linux thanks to fabulous darktable - thank you ! but this time there is a serious bug, could you please repair it??

    thanks in advance

    Markus Senn
    passion for pictures
    photography & communication
  4. Thank you so much for such great work! Just built and running, all seems to be as awesome as always!

  5. Alberto Ingrao on Thu Apr 09 01:01:29 2015:
    Thanks thanks thanks!!!
    Without darktable photographers in the linux are lost!!

    Long life to this project!!
  6. Markus Senn on Thu Apr 09 12:09:27 2015:
    Hi again!
    this morning there was another ubuntu-update and after this one everything is running perfectly! thank you so much for your great work; linux rocks thanks to darktable!!


    Markus Senn
    passion for pictures
    photography & communication
  7. Johannes K on Thu Apr 09 12:43:02 2015:
    Is the d7200 supported yet? Many thanks for the great work.
  8. You are awesome, guys! Thank you so much!
  9. Thank you so much for such great work!
  10. WB presets for my X-E2, thank you so much!
  11. Great, Darktable is getting better with very release!

    I have a question about opencl - is it possible to make the GPU do all the rendering? My 750Ti is perhaps 10 times faster than then CPU. The difference is most evident in the Equalizer module GPU renders the whole image under 0.1 sec and the CPU takes over 1 sec to render the preview. I believe if the GPU did both, the response times would be much better.
  12. Hi, just letting you know that the OSX install for v1.6.4 is not there yet?
  13. Hi there, im following your work for years. Go on for the good job. But im a mac user and i need a .dmg-file to install it. Server tells me 404.
  14. Is there an estimate when the OS X .dmg release file will be available?
  15. alex hurt on Sun Apr 12 03:05:13 2015:
    Is there an estimate date when the OS X version be available?
  16. Anton Kratz on Sun Apr 12 11:51:39 2015:
    I'd like to intsall 1.6.4 for Mac Os, OI try to download from https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/download/release-1.6.4/darktable-1.6.4.dmg, but all I get is a "Page not found" screen from Github!
  17. Mac OSX DMG file not available on your site.. it sends me to error 404.. hoping for a fix because I really like using Darktable and would love to try the new version.
  18. Update process is exactly the same as installing on OS X, see http://www.darktable.org/install/#osx
  19. Sorry for the delay, OS X DMG package for 1.6.4 release is now available.
  20. Again a great job. I am glad I can use Linux for my photography. One thing I have noticed with the new update (installed from Pascal's pps into Ubuntu 14.04) the "toggle side borders" is working in only one direction with TAB. And default darktable opens with all the borders closed. I need to open them one by one. Although this is a minor issue, this might become annoying soon. Anyone else noticed this issue?
  21. I would really like to use Darktable but the font in the GUI is way too small for me to be able to read on my MacBook Pro. Is the any consideration being given to making the font size a user selected variable?
  22. this has been answered a number of times before


    good luck
  23. Thx so much for Fujifilm X-E2 update!
  24. Nitrosito on Tue Apr 14 23:01:02 2015:
    Awesome Work !
  25. We are not aware of any particularly serious issue with 1.6.4

    Are you sure your system is reliable to begin with? Many vague reported issues turn out to be failing computers. Does memtest report any issues if run for several hours? Does your disk report SMART errors?

    Also please install the darktable-dbg package, then if you experience a crash, please look in /tmp for a backtrace ("bt") file, which you can report in our Redmine:


    Please include exactly what you were doing when the crash happened.
  26. This has already been requested and been responded too:


    Summary, we will support the D7200 at some point in the not so near future, since we can't reliably support it quite yet.
  27. I just got update from fedora updates.
    Great work. Thank you.
  28. Hey!
    When will be this version available to download on Linux Mint 17 repository?
  29. Look here, works great: