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released darktable 1.6.9

released darktable 1.6.9

We are happy to announce that darktable 1.6.9 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-1.6.9 Please only use our provided packages (“darktable-1.6.9.*” 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 are the direct links to tar.xz and dmg: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/download/release-1.6.9/darktable-1.6.9.tar.xz https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/download/release-1.6.9/darktable-1.6.9.dmg

this will likely be the last maintenance release in our 1.6 major release series

$ sha256sum darktable-1.6.9.tar.xz
$ sha256sum darktable-1.6.9.dmg


  • don’t build with external lua 5.3 or higher (darktable MUST be built with lua 5.2)
  • format datetime locale dependant (and try to handle timezones better)
  • fix various minor memory leaks
  • use sRGB as display profile on all versions of OS X, fixes monitor profile being applied twice


(newly added camera support should be considered experimental for the time being):

  • Olympus E-M10 Mk2
  • Canon G3 X
  • Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
  • Sony A7R II
  • Fuji X-A2
  • Panasonic FZ1000 bad pixel detection
  • alias Panasonic TZ70/ZS50 to the TZ71
  • improve Samsung NX1/NX500 support (handle 12bit modes)
  • don’t load broken Kodak kdc files

white balance presets

  • Olympus E-M10 Mk2
  • Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
  • Canon PowerShot G7 X
  • Sony A7R II
  • Sony A7 II
  • Sony RX100M4
  • Sony RX10
  • Nikon 1 J5


  • Nikon D3300
  • Canon PowerShot S120


  • Swedish (small updates)
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  1. Such good news! Very good job!
  2. Working great as usual! Can't wait for 2.0!

    Thanks as always!

  3. Thanks a lot!
  4. Now available for Solaris 11.3 beta at https://www.jmcpdotcom.com:10001/Packages.
  5. Thx for the update,
    again nice work of DT team!
  6. Pavel Zhelev on Sat Oct 24 16:39:34 2015:
    Thanks guys, it seems that the export after shadow adjustment on 32 bit systems is fixed now too. Good work!
  7. Thanks for this very good job :)
    I though have a problem: I don't see print module anywhere. Since DT v1.6.x. I'm using Linux Mint 17.2 (with french language). Did I miss some setting somewhere?
    In all cases: thank you so much!
  8. The print module will be part of the upcoming 2.0 release. It's not in the current stable 1.6 series.
  9. Thank you for your answer.
    Is it though available in the unstable releases (available on the PPA)? I actually haven't been more successful...

    The more I use Darktable, the more I love it!
    I love it as a free software. Not meaning about the (unbeatable ;) ) current price (even though I'm open to donate), but thinking about it's long term possible live.
  10. Jean Pierre on Wed Oct 28 12:38:30 2015:
    Hi guys,
    Very well done. It is a pleasure to come back after 2 years. The new version is awesome and I love it.
    Many many thanks
  11. Théophane on Mon Nov 02 15:46:31 2015:
    This software is the one I was dreaming at. After having hard time with the other raw photo software, I found this one and I must say that I am really amazed by its quality. It is pretty, user friendly and very complete. I am a Linux user, and I feel very sad when I have to boot on windows to do some task that I can do under Linux, Darktable allows me to manage my photos under my favorite OS.

  12. for some reason I cant export the pictures no more. It keep saying can export file. I have tried different versions.. use to work until i did an update.. i feel kind of stupid..