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darktable 2.2.0 released

darktable 2.2.0 released

we’re proud to finally announce the new feature release of darktable, 2.2.0!

the github release is here: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-2.2.0.

as always, please don’t use the autogenerated tarball provided by github, but only our tar.xz. the sha256 checksum is:

3eca193831faae58200bb1cb6ef29e658bce43a81706b54420953a7c33d79377  darktable-2.2.0.tar.xz
75d5f68fec755fefe6ccc82761d379b399f9fba9581c0f4c2173f6c147a0109f  darktable-2.2.0.dmg

and the changelog as compared to 2.0.0 can be found below.

when updating from the currently stable 2.0.x series, please bear in mind that your edits will be preserved during this process, but it will not be possible to downgrade from 2.2 to 2.0.x any more.

  • Well over 2k commits since 2.0.0
  • 298 pull requests handled
  • 360+ issues closed

Gource visualization of git log from 2.0.0 to right before 2.2.0:

The Big Ones:

Quite Interesting Changes:

  • Split the database into a library containing images and a general one with styles, presets and tags. That allows having access to those when for example running with a :memory: library
  • Support running on platforms other than x86 (64bit little-endian, currently ARM64 only) (" Running on non-x86 platforms ")
  • darktable is now happy to use smaller stack sizes (no less than 256Kb). That should allow using musl libc
  • Allow darktable-cli to work on directories
  • Allow to import/export tags from Lightroom keyword files
  • Allow using modifier keys to modify the step for sliders and curves. Defaults: Ctrl – x0.1; Shift – x10
  • Allow using the [keyboard] cursor keys to interact with sliders, comboboxes and curves; modifiers apply too
  • Support presets in “more modules” so you can quickly switch between your favorite sets of modules shown in the GUI
  • Add range operator and date compare to the collection module
  • Add basic undo/redo support for the darkroom (masks are not accounted !)
  • Support the Exif date and time when importing photos from camera
  • Input color profile module, when profile is just matrix (and linear curve), is 1/3 faster now.
  • Rudimentary CYGM and RGBE color filter array support
  • Nicer web gallery exporter – now touch friendly!
  • OpenCL implementation of VNG/VNG4 demosaicing methods
  • OpenCL implementation of Markesteijn demosaicing method for X-Trans sensors
  • Filter-out some useless EXIF tags when exporting, helps keep EXIF size under ~64Kb
  • OpenCL: properly discard CPU-based OpenCL devices. Fixes crashes on startup with some partially-working OpenCL implementations like pocl.
  • darktable-cli: do not even try to open display, we don’t need it.
  • Hotpixels module: make it actually work for X-Trans
  • Cmstest tool should now produce correct output in more cases, especially in multi-monitor setups.
  • Darkroom histogram now uses more bins: use all 8-bit of the output, not just 6.

Some More Changes, Probably Not Complete:

  • Drop darktable-viewer tool in favor of slideshow view
  • Remove gnome keyring password backend, use libsecret instead
  • When using libsecret to store passwords then put them into the correct collection
  • Hint via window manager when import/export is done
  • Quick tagging searches anywhere, not just at the start of tags
  • The sidecar XMP schema for history entries is now more consistent and less error prone
  • Rawspeed: fixes for building with libjpeg (as opposed to libjpeg-turbo)
  • Give the choice of equidistant and proportional feathering when using elliptical masks (shift+click)
  • Add geolocation to watermark variables
  • Fix some crashes with missing configured ICC profiles
  • Support greyscale color profiles
  • Lens correction module: switched back to normal Lensfun search mode for lens lookups.
  • Make sure that proper signal handlers are still set after GM initialization…
  • OSX: add trash support (thanks to Michael Kefeder for initial patch)
  • Attach Xmp data to EXR files
  • Several fixes for HighDPI displays
  • Use Pango for text layout, thus supporting RTL languages
  • Feathering size in some mask shapes can be set with shift+scroll
  • Many bugs got fixed and some memory leaks plugged
  • The usermanual was updated to reflect the changes in the 2.2 series
  • Tone curve: mode “automatic in XYZ” mode for “scale chroma”
  • Some compilation fixes

Lua specific changes:

  • All asynchronous calls have been rewritten

    • the darktable-specific implementation of yield was removed
    • darktable.control.execute allows to execute some shell commands without blocking Lua
    • darktable.control.read allows to wait for a file to be readable without blocking Lua
    • darktable.control.sleep allows to pause the Lua execution without blocking other Lua threads
  • darktable.gui.libs.metadata_view.register_info allows to add new field to the metadata widget in the darkroom view

  • The TextView widget can now be created in Lua, allowing input of large chunks of text

  • It is now possible to use a custom widget in the Lua preference window to configure a preference

  • It is now possible to set the precision and step on slider widgets

Changed Dependencies:

  • CMake 3.0 is now required.
  • In order to compile darktable you now need at least gcc-4.7+/clang-3.3+, but better use gcc-5.0+
  • Drop support for OS X 10.6
  • Bump required libexiv2 version up to 0.24
  • Bump GTK+ requirement to gtk-3.14. (because even Debian/stable has it)
  • Bump GLib requirement to glib-2.40.
  • Port to OpenJPEG2
  • SDL is no longer needed.
  • Remove gnome keyring password backend

Base Support:

  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • Canon EOS 1300D
  • Canon EOS Kiss X80
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6
  • Canon EOS M10
  • Canon PowerShot A720 IS (dng)
  • Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
  • Canon PowerShot G9 X
  • Canon PowerShot SD450 (dng)
  • Canon PowerShot SX130 IS (dng)
  • Canon PowerShot SX260 HS (dng)
  • Canon PowerShot SX510 HS (dng)
  • Fujifilm FinePix S100FS
  • Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • Fujifilm X-T2
  • Fujifilm X70
  • Fujifilm XQ2
  • GITUP GIT2 (chdk-a, chdk-b)
  • (most nikon cameras here are just fixes, and they were supported before already)
  • Nikon 1 AW1 (12bit-compressed)
  • Nikon 1 J1 (12bit-compressed)
  • Nikon 1 J2 (12bit-compressed)
  • Nikon 1 J3 (12bit-compressed)
  • Nikon 1 J4 (12bit-compressed)
  • Nikon 1 J5 (12bit-compressed, 12bit-uncompressed)
  • Nikon 1 S1 (12bit-compressed)
  • Nikon 1 S2 (12bit-compressed)
  • Nikon 1 V1 (12bit-compressed)
  • Nikon 1 V2 (12bit-compressed)
  • Nikon 1 V3 (12bit-compressed, 12bit-uncompressed)
  • Nikon Coolpix A (14bit-compressed)
  • Nikon Coolpix P330 (12bit-compressed)
  • Nikon Coolpix P340 (12bit-compressed, 12bit-uncompressed)
  • Nikon Coolpix P6000 (12bit-uncompressed)
  • Nikon Coolpix P7000 (12bit-uncompressed)
  • Nikon Coolpix P7100 (12bit-uncompressed)
  • Nikon Coolpix P7700 (12bit-compressed)
  • Nikon Coolpix P7800 (12bit-compressed)
  • Nikon D1 (12bit-uncompressed)
  • Nikon D100 (12bit-compressed, 12bit-uncompressed)
  • Nikon D1H (12bit-compressed, 12bit-uncompressed)
  • Nikon D1X (12bit-compressed, 12bit-uncompressed)
  • Nikon D200 (12bit-compressed, 12bit-uncompressed)
  • Nikon D2H (12bit-compressed, 12bit-uncompressed)
  • Nikon D2Hs (12bit-compressed, 12bit-uncompressed)
  • Nikon D2X (12bit-compressed, 12bit-uncompressed)
  • Nikon D3 (14bit-compressed, 14bit-uncompressed, 12bit-compressed, 12bit-uncompressed)
  • Nikon D300 (14bit-compressed, 14bit-uncompressed, 12bit-compressed, 12bit-uncompressed)
  • Nikon D3000 (12bit-compressed)
  • Nikon D300S (14bit-compressed, 14bit-uncompressed, 12bit-compressed, 12bit-uncompressed)
  • Nikon D3100 (12bit-compressed)
  • Nikon D3200 (12bit-compressed)
  • Nikon D3300 (12bit-compressed, 12bit-uncompressed)
  • Nikon D3400 (12bit-compressed)
  • Nikon D3S (14bit-compressed, 14bit-uncompressed, 12bit-compressed, 12bit-uncompressed)
  • Nikon D3X (14bit-compressed, 14bit-uncompressed, 12bit-compressed, 12bit-uncompressed)
  • Nikon D4 (14bit-compressed, 14bit-uncompressed, 12bit-compressed, 12bit-uncompressed)
  • Nikon D40 (12bit-compressed, 12bit-uncompressed)
  • Nikon D40X (12bit-compressed, 12bit-uncompressed)
  • Nikon D4S (14bit-compressed)
  • Nikon D5 (14bit-compressed, 14bit-uncompressed, 12bit-compressed, 12bit-uncompressed)
  • Nikon D50 (12bit-compressed)
  • Nikon D500 (14bit-compressed, 12bit-compressed)
  • Nikon D5000 (12bit-compressed, 12bit-uncompressed)
  • Nikon D5100 (14bit-compressed, 14bit-uncompressed)
  • Nikon D5200 (14bit-compressed)
  • Nikon D5300 (12bit-uncompressed, 14bit-compressed, 14bit-uncompressed)
  • Nikon D5500 (12bit-uncompressed, 14bit-compressed, 14bit-uncompressed)
  • Nikon D60 (12bit-compressed, 12bit-uncompressed)
  • Nikon D600 (14bit-compressed, 12bit-compressed)
  • Nikon D610 (14bit-compressed, 12bit-compressed)
  • Nikon D70 (12bit-compressed)
  • Nikon D700 (12bit-compressed, 12bit-uncompressed, 14bit-compressed)
  • Nikon D7000 (14bit-compressed, 12bit-compressed)
  • Nikon D70s (12bit-compressed)
  • Nikon D7100 (14bit-compressed, 12bit-compressed)
  • Nikon D80 (12bit-compressed, 12bit-uncompressed)
  • Nikon D800 (14bit-compressed, 12bit-compressed, 12bit-uncompressed)
  • Nikon D800E (14bit-compressed, 12bit-compressed, 12bit-uncompressed)
  • Nikon D90 (12bit-compressed, 12bit-uncompressed)
  • Nikon Df (14bit-compressed, 14bit-uncompressed, 12bit-compressed, 12bit-uncompressed)
  • Nikon E5400 (12bit-uncompressed)
  • Nikon E5700 (12bit-uncompressed)
  • Olympus PEN-F
  • OnePlus One (dng)
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ150 (1:1, 16:9)
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ18 (16:9, 3:2)
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ300 (4:3)
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ50 (16:9, 3:2)
  • Panasonic DMC-G8 (4:3)
  • Panasonic DMC-G80 (4:3)
  • Panasonic DMC-G81 (4:3)
  • Panasonic DMC-G85 (4:3)
  • Panasonic DMC-GX80 (4:3)
  • Panasonic DMC-GX85 (4:3)
  • Panasonic DMC-LX3 (1:1)
  • Panasonic DMC-LX10 (3:2)
  • Panasonic DMC-LX15 (3:2)
  • Panasonic DMC-LX9 (3:2)
  • Panasonic DMC-TZ100 (3:2)
  • Panasonic DMC-TZ101 (3:2)
  • Panasonic DMC-TZ110 (3:2)
  • Panasonic DMC-ZS110 (3:2)
  • Pentax K-1
  • Pentax K-70
  • Samsung GX20 (dng)
  • Sony DSC-F828
  • Sony DSC-RX100M5
  • Sony DSC-RX10M3
  • Sony DSLR-A380
  • Sony ILCA-68
  • Sony ILCA-99M2
  • Sony ILCE-6300

We were unable to bring back these 2 cameras, because we have no samples.

If anyone reading this owns such a camera, please do consider providing samples.

  • Nikon E8400
  • Nikon E8800

White Balance Presets:

  • Canon EOS 1200D
  • Canon EOS Kiss X70
  • Canon EOS Rebel T5
  • Canon EOS 1300D
  • Canon EOS Kiss X80
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
  • Canon EOS 5DS
  • Canon EOS 5DS R
  • Canon EOS 750D
  • Canon EOS Kiss X8i
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6i
  • Canon EOS 760D
  • Canon EOS 8000D
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6s
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • Canon EOS M10
  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
  • Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
  • Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • Fujifilm X-T2
  • Fujifilm X-T10
  • Fujifilm X100T
  • Fujifilm X20
  • Fujifilm X70
  • Nikon 1 V3
  • Nikon D5500
  • Olympus PEN-F
  • Pentax K-1
  • Pentax K-70
  • Pentax K-S1
  • Pentax K-S2
  • Sony ILCA-68
  • Sony ILCE-6300

Noise Profiles:

  • Canon EOS 5DS R
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • Canon PowerShot G15
  • Canon PowerShot S100
  • Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
  • Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
  • Fujifilm X-T10
  • Fujifilm X-T2
  • Fujifilm X100T
  • Fujifilm X20
  • Fujifilm X70
  • Nikon 1 V3
  • Nikon D5
  • Nikon D5500
  • Olympus E-PL6
  • Olympus E-PM2
  • Olympus PEN-F
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ1000
  • Panasonic DMC-GF7
  • Pentax K-1
  • Pentax K-S2
  • Ricoh GR
  • Sony DSLR-A900
  • Sony DSC-RX10
  • Sony ILCE-6300
  • Sony NEX-5
  • Sony SLT-A37

New Translations:

  • Hebrew
  • Slovenian

Updated Translations:

  • Catalan
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Slovak
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Ukrainian

We wish you a merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah or just a good time. Enjoy taking photos and developing them with darktable.

Filed under: Announcement Darktable Release
These are comments from the old website, archived as static HTML
  1. Great news! Enjoy development with darktable and merry Christmas to all of you!
  2. OMG...! Merry Christmas...

    ma : )
  3. Amazing development history!

    Thanks again guys and Merry Christmas to all the DT community!
  4. Roland Rainer on Sat Dec 24 22:31:54 2016:
    Thank you for your incredible work! I appreciate it very much. Nice video visualisation as well.
  5. Eric Bruggeman on Sun Dec 25 07:37:44 2016:
    All that work resulted in a very nifty piece of software, a great Christmas present guys, thanks to all of you. Merry Christmas and a happy new year !!!
  6. Nice, again a good update/release, not all the new stuff is tested out now.
    But it's great, verry good that the settings is now in data.db :-)
    Thanks to the darktable Team!
  7. Again, a big Thank you for your amazing job!!!
  8. Big thank you to the developers for a great Christmas present. Can't wait for it to show up in my Debian Jessie. Merry Christmas to all DT community.
  9. Thanks for your hard work and dedication to the project. I can't wait to take it for a spin! And Merry Christmas!
  10. Gregor Kofler on Sun Dec 25 19:26:36 2016:
    What a nice Christmas surprise. Thanks for all your efforts and Merry Christmas.
  11. I love you guys so much!
    Thank you for all the hard work.
    Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas!
  12. Roger Smith on Mon Dec 26 08:58:52 2016:
    Thank you, this is a real Christmas present. Seriously.

    Christmas pics from D3300 & D7200 processed on Linux Mint 18 and OSX. Simple pics but everything worked perfectly.

    You have created a world leading piece of software. Thank you for your hard work and commitment to this masterpiece.

    Merry Christmas and happy new year to all you guys and everybody who assisted.
  13. Exactly one year lather release of the 2.0 version of another version of this amazing free software with new awesome features! Congratulations to all the Darktable team an a happy 2017 for all.
  14. Congratulations. I'm so happy with the progress of the application.
    Wish you much success in 2017.
  15. Thanks, but I can't use it with the raw files from my Leica M9. Everything worked fine until I updated to 2.2.0 on Arch Linux, from the package system. I can see the embedded thumbnails at first, but when I go to darkroom I get the error message "Failed to read camera white balance", but setting the white balance to spot doesn't help. When I go back to lighttable view it says "Image ...DNG not available".
  16. create new issue + attach that dng
  17. Thanks, I have done so. Uncompressed DNG seems to work fine, but the compressed ones fail.
  18. Congratulations for this new 2.2.0 version.
    The strange display bugs on mac are gone and the processing speed seems even better.

    My best Chrismas present indeed this year!

    I wish an inspiring and happy new year to the whole team for 2017.
  19. Awesome release, can't wait to try it out!

    Any word on when ARM support might hit something like ARMv7? I am typing this from my samsung chromebook and would rather be using darktable right now :)
  20. > Any word on when ARM support might hit something like ARMv7?
    There is no hard lock-in to ARMv8 in code. In fact, the only reason why ARMv8 is required, is because it is the first ARM that is 64 bit.
    For darktable, 32-bit support is deeply troubled, soft-deprecated, and we certainly do not want to support any new 32-bit hardware.

    You can however build+run darktable on Raspberry Pi, on ARMv7, and for that you just need to disable the checks in src/is_supported_platform.h.

    Bear in mind that such configuration is not exactly supported by darktable when reporting issues that will definetly arise because of 32-bit.
  21. Boris Schuett on Thu Dec 29 15:08:29 2016:
    I already took use of the automatic perspective correction and it worked almost perfect for me.
    I will need some experience with all the other features but I am defenetively looking forward to it.

    Just one question: Darktable sometimes (one out of 10 times I use it) crashes at several points of work. Sometimes at importing pictures and sometimes suddenly while working on them. It just closes the window and is gone. Is anybody experiencing the same?

    Greetings and have a good 2017!

    Works in Linux Mint 18 on a Lenovo t460s with 8GB of RAM. should it be more?
  22. You Guys have done an amazing job! I just tried the perspective module and I am blown away! WOW And this is only the first new item I touched.
    The speed increased too. Such a good program.
    Thank you!
  23. Great job ! Really like very much your app, but still missing the Nikon D810 curves whereas they are available through a patch...

    The matter is I do not have anymore enough time to maintain source version on my aging computer... Could you please commit the d810 curve in next patch set please ?