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darktable 4.4.1 released
Pascal Obry

darktable 4.4.1 released

We’re proud to announce the new corrective release of darktable, 4.4.1!

The github release is here: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-4.4.1.

As always, please don’t use the autogenerated tarball provided by github, but only our tar.xz file. The checksums are:

$ sha256sum darktable-4.4.1.tar.xz
e043d38d2e8adb67af7690b12b535a40e8ec7bea05cfa8684db8b21a626e0f0d  darktable-4.4.1.tar.xz
$ sha256sum darktable-4.4.1-x86_64.dmg
02352830580ad353e15b490018a94a5972755c9ae197d7eb219058469a44ba15  darktable-4.4.1-x86_64.dmg
$ sha256sum darktable-4.4.1-arm64.dmg
49fd74e0b80b7b19b1652499ba0a1b585e5a504b9977cadd7040ae761f356d75  darktable-4.4.1-arm64.dmg
$ sha256sum darktable-4.4.1-win64.exe
70dca4f5f3c4fec897a6561484fb14f81709aca3185373d9118b630d24ae2098  darktable-4.4.1-win64.exe

When updating from the stable 4.2.x series, please bear in mind that your edits will be preserved during this process, but the new library and configuration will no longer be usable with 4.2.x.

You are strongly advised to take a backup first.

Important note: to make sure that darktable can keep on supporting the raw file format for your camera, please read this post on how/what raw samples you can contribute to ensure that we have the full raw sample set for your camera under CC0 license!

Since darktable 4.4.0:

  • 24 commits to darktable+rawspeed
  • 17 pull requests handled
  • 24 issues closed

Please note that the darktable documentation is not currently complete for release 4.4 and contributions are greatly appreciated. Please see the project documentation for more information on how to contribute.

Bug Fixes

  • Fix inverted and corrupted grow/shrink in Liquify module.

  • Fix FilmicRGB V7 CPU code path to disable the gamut mapping.

  • Fix Negadoctor CPU code path where clipping was not properly computed.

  • Fix snapshot label when containing non escaped characters.

  • Fix possible crash on Windows when using mask in the Color Balance RGB module.

  • Fix default value when editing the module’s first instance name.

  • Fix top history module being reset to default values when not using the auto module naming.

  • Make sure OpenCL devices report at least v1. 2 support.

  • Add some missing support for mask distortion to modules changing ROI (Region Of Interest) while processing.

  • Fixed a spacing issue with text boxes in the metadata editor when one or more fields have been hidden by the user.

  • Fix a bug in colorspace transformation OpenCL code leading to CPU fallback.

  • Allow entering full preview mode when no image hovered or selected.

  • Fix a case where no default auto-preset were applied to the image. If a user’s auto-preset is created for a module we want to disable the default auto-preset only if the user’s preset is actually applied (meaning the filter on camera, lens, iso, aperture or exposure matches).


API Version

  • N/A

Other Lua changes

  • N/A


  • When exporting to AVIF, EXR, JPEG XL, or XCF, selecting specific metadata (e.g. geo tag or creator) is not currently possible. For AVIF, EXR, JPEG XL, and XCF formats, darktable will not include any metadata fields unless the user selects all of the checkboxes in the export preference options.

  • In order to support the correct display of numbers in darktable, the minimum supported Gtk version has had to be increased to 3.24.15. For people who need to build darktable with an older version, this can be achieved by removing line 241 of the darktable.css file on your system. See https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/issues/13166.

  • Starting with this release a new support policy regarding macOS versions will be in place – darktable releases will now only support those macOS versions that are also supported by Apple. Release 4.4 therefore drops support for macOS versions older than 11.3.

Changed Dependencies


  • None


  • None

RawSpeed changes

Camera support, compared to 4.4.0

Base Support

  • N/A

White Balance Presets

Noise Profiles

Missing Compression Mode Support

  • Apple ProRAW DNGs
  • CinemaDNG lossless (Blackmagic, DJI, etc.)
  • Fujifilm lossy RAFs
  • Nikon high efficiency NEFs
  • Samsung Expert RAW DNGs

Suspended Support

Support for the following cameras is suspended because no samples are available on raw.pixls.us:

  • Creo/Leaf Aptus 22(LF3779)/Hasselblad H1
  • Fujifilm FinePix S9600fd
  • Fujifilm IS-1
  • GoPro FUSION
  • Kodak EasyShare Z980
  • Leaf Aptus-II 5(LI300059)/Mamiya 645 AFD
  • Leaf Credo 60
  • Leaf Credo 80
  • Minolta DiMAGE 5
  • Olympus SP320
  • Panasonic DMC-FX150
  • Pentax Q10
  • Phase One IQ250
  • Samsung GX10
  • Samsung GX20
  • Samsung EK-GN120
  • Samsung SM-G920F
  • Samsung SM-G935F
  • Sinar Hy6/ Sinarback eXact
  • ST Micro STV680


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