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darktable 2.4.4 released

we’re proud to announce the fourth bugfix release for the 2.4 series of darktable, 2.4.4! the github release is here: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-2.4.4. as always, please don’t use the autogenerated tarball provided by github, but only our tar.xz. the checksums are: $ sha256sum darktable-2.4.4.tar.xz 964320b8c9ffef680fa0407a6ca16ed5136ad1f449572876e262764e78acb04d darktable-2.4.4.tar.xz $ sha256sum darktable-2.4.4.dmg 9324562c98a52346fa77314103a5874eb89bd576cdbc21fc19cb5d8dfaba307a darktable-2.4.4.dmg $ sha256sum darktable-2.4.4-win64.exe 3763d681de4faa515049daf3dae62ee21812e8c6c206ea7a246a36c0341eca8c darktable-2.4.4-win64.exe $ sha256sum darktable-2.4.4-win64.zip 5dba3423b0889c69f723e378564e084878b20baf3996c349bfc9736bed815067 darktable-2.4.4-win64.zip when updating from the currently stable 2.2.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.

darktable 2.4.3 released

we’re proud to announce the third bugfix release for the 2.4 series of darktable, 2.4.3! the github release is here: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-2.4.3. as always, please don’t use the autogenerated tarball provided by github, but only our tar.xz. the checksums are: $ sha256sum darktable-2.4.3.tar.xz 1dc5fc7bd142f4c74a5dd4706ac1dad772dfc7cd5538f033e60e3a08cfed03d3 darktable-2.4.3.tar.xz $ sha256sum darktable-2.4.3.dmg 290ed5473e3125a9630a235a4a33ad9c9f3718f4a10332fe4fe7ae9f735c7fa9 darktable-2.4.3.1.dmg $ sha256sum darktable-2.4.3-win64.exe a34361924b4d7d3aa9cb4ba7e5aeef928c674822c1ea36603b4ce5993678b2fa darktable-2.4.3-win64.exe $ sha256sum darktable-2.4.3-win64.zip 3e14579ab0da011a422cd6b95ec409565d34dd8f7084902af2af28496aead5af darktable-2.4.3-win64.zip when updating from the currently stable 2.2.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.

darktable 2.4.2 released

we’re proud to announce the second bugfix release for the 2.4 series of darktable, 2.4.2! the github release is here: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-2.4.2. as always, please don’t use the autogenerated tarball provided by github, but only our tar.xz. the checksums are: $ sha256sum darktable-2.4.2.tar.xz 19cccb60711ed0607ceaa844967b692a3b8666b12bf1d12f2242ec8942fa5a81 darktable-2.4.2.tar.xz $ sha256sum darktable-2.4.2.dmg 2b0b456f6efbc05550e729a388c55e195eecc827b0b691cd42d997b026f0867c darktable-2.4.2.dmg $ sha256sum darktable-2.4.2-win64.exe 5181dad9afd798090de8c4d54f76ee4d43cbf76ddf2734364ffec5ccb1121a34 darktable-2.4.2-win64.exe $ sha256sum darktable-2.4.2-win64.zip 935ba4756e208369b9cabf1ca441ed0b91acb73ebf9125dcaf563210ebe4524d darktable-2.4.2-win64.zip when updating from the currently stable 2.2.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.

darktable 2.4.1 released

we’re proud to announce the first bugfix release for the 2.4 series of darktable, 2.4.1! the github release is here: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-2.4.1. as always, please don’t use the autogenerated tarball provided by github, but only our tar.xz. the checksums are: $ sha256sum darktable-2.4.1.tar.xz 6254c63f9b50894b3fbf431d98c0fe8ec481957ab91f9af76e33cc1201c29704 darktable-2.4.1.tar.xz $ sha256sum darktable-2.4.1.dmg 75077f17332a6fda144125ab0f1d3dd219c214bf7602b0b252208f1ec665d031 darktable-2.4.1.dmg $ sha256sum darktable-2.4.1-win64.exe 0be1e0dd8dec61a7cea41598c52db258edaee8783c543b4311fa0ac56ab43d2a darktable-2.4.1-win64.exe $ sha256sum darktable-2.4.1-win64.zip 560d82e4c87c002f0284daca922023df136c822713e3670ba42358c9427fe26c darktable-2.4.1-win64.zip when updating from the currently stable 2.2.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.

darktable 2.4.0 released

we’re proud to finally announce the new feature release of darktable, 2.4.0! the github release is here: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-2.4.0. as always, please don’t use the autogenerated tarball provided by github, but only our tar.xz. the checksums are: $ sha256sum darktable-2.4.0.tar.xz 9d37388aee79d5ada71062bbac3cda612a61d1a781f6320b784b27308f3a1878 darktable-2.4.0.tar.xz $ sha256sum darktable-2.4.0.dmg 70dcbec46c54f2006f2887b7ec1c9d748f9a726389d3b75cd5e081695e26394e darktable-2.4.0.dmg $ sha256sum darktable-2.4.0-win64.exe 5b7b00a0bed8ea0d5ac45b0a0668f1998ad396e4bc3b5791e7a17f7c70b90f7c darktable-2.4.0.exe when updating from the currently stable 2.2.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.

darktable 2.4.0rc2 released

we’re proud to announce the third release candidate for the upcoming 2.4 series of darktable, 2.4.0rc2! the github release is here: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-2.4.0rc2. as always, please don’t use the autogenerated tarball provided by github, but only our tar.xz. the checksum is: $ sha256sum darktable-2.4.0rc2.tar.xz dcb56e1eb2c10aa9fe64ea9ba3e806e3da3a3a0ebb47646a07e1838b88f15949 darktable-2.4.0rc1.tar.xz $ sha256sum darktable-2.4.0rc2.dmg 5ad1c355c04d8a42bab7c2879cba92891dbdd0a89b8fe0ff2ea18f1f8b592f15 darktable-2.4.0rc1.dmg $ sha256sum darktable-2.4.0rc2.dirty-win64.exe a4cd63e9e44f029d4a85b430c5fdaf49e110c1ebe0a9cfc51ac2bf86ebac41cf darktable-2.4.0rc1.exe 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!

darktable 2.4.0rc1 released

we’re proud to announce the second release candidate for the upcoming 2.4 series of darktable, 2.4.0rc1! the github release is here: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-2.4.0rc1. as always, please don’t use the autogenerated tarball provided by github, but only our tar.xz. the checksum is: $ sha256sum darktable-2.4.0rc1.tar.xz 2b38462584223a0f74f081dc025e1811b524f403d919734a1b8c15f7c87858ea darktable-2.4.0rc1.tar.xz $ sha256sum darktable-2.4.0rc1.dmg ??? darktable-2.4.0rc1.dmg $ sha256sum darktable-2.4.0rc1.exe d576071f7052d61acf35d05184d5e12c2bdedcb1dce0159668022c2e46c6467d darktable-2.4.0rc1.exe 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!

darktable 2.4.0rc0 released

we’re proud to announce the first release candidate for the upcoming 2.4 series of darktable, 2.4.0rc0! the github release is here: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-2.4.0rc0. as always, please don’t use the autogenerated tarball provided by github, but only our tar.xz. the checksum is: $ sha256sum darktable-2.4.0rc0.tar.xz 66795f96dfd46b921a006836eb062f40cab1e93d018f61ccb7e650fb01a0016d darktable-2.4.0rc0.tar.xz $ sha256sum darktable-2.4.0rc0.dmg 23894c0ec808c8420719646ee289aba68fc15761ce812358ba3456691ad5849c darktable-2.4.0rc0.dmg $ sha256sum darktable-2.4.0rc0.exe ed560de786340cbdd94e446615cec8eef52fbbeb3ac81f7d10edfeee1e5b74ee darktable-2.4.0rc0.exe 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!

darktable for Windows

A long time ago there was a post about why we don’t have a Windows port. While I still stand by what I wrote six years ago, the times they are a-changin'. Then two years ago there was yet another post regarding Windows. The gist of it was that the real blocker for a Windows release isn’t so much a technical one but the lack of a person (or several) dedicated to maintaining it.

darktable 2.2.5 released

we’re proud to announce the fifth bugfix release for the 2.2 series of darktable, 2.2.5! the github release is here: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-2.2.5. as always, please don’t use the autogenerated tarball provided by github, but only our tar.xz. the checksum is: $ sha256sum darktable-2.2.5.tar.xz e303a42b33f78eb1f48d3b36d1df46f30873df4c5a7b49605314f61c49fbf281 darktable-2.2.5.tar.xz $ sha256sum darktable-2.2.5.dmg f6e8601fca9a08d988dc939484d03e137c16dface48351ef523b5e0bbbaecf18 darktable-2.2.5.dmg Important note: to make sure that darktable can keep on supporting the raw file format for your camera, please help us by visiting https://raw.

Comments be gone

We are sorry to inform you that we had to disable comments on this website. Currently there are more than 21 thousand messages in the spam queue plus another 2.6 thousand in the review queue. There is no way we can handle those. If you want to get in touch with us then head over to the contact page and find what suits you best – mailing lists, IRC, bug tracker, … We hope to be able to get some alternative up and running, but that might take some time as it’s not really a high priority for us.

darktable 2.2.4 released

we’re proud to announce the fourth bugfix release for the 2.2 series of darktable, 2.2.4! the github release is here: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-2.2.4. as always, please don’t use the autogenerated tarball provided by github, but only our tar.xz. the checksum is: $ sha256sum darktable-2.2.4.tar.xz bd5445d6b81fc3288fb07362870e24bb0b5378cacad2c6e6602e32de676bf9d8 darktable-2.2.4.tar.xz $ sha256sum darktable-2.2.4.6.dmg b7e4aeaa4b275083fa98b2a20e77ceb3ee48af3f7cc48a89f41a035d699bd71c darktable-2.2.4.6.dmg Important note: to make sure that darktable can keep on supporting the raw file format for your camera, please help us by visiting https://raw.

darktable 2.2.3 released

we’re proud to announce the third bugfix release for the 2.2 series of darktable, 2.2.3! the github release is here: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-2.2.3. as always, please don’t use the autogenerated tarball provided by github, but only our tar.xz. the checksum is: $ sha256sum darktable-2.2.3.tar.xz 1b33859585bf283577680c61e3c0ea4e48214371453b9c17a86664d2fbda48a0 darktable-2.2.3.tar.xz $ sha256sum darktable-2.2.3.dmg 1ebe9a9905b895556ce15d556e49e3504957106fe28f652ce5efcb274dadd41c darktable-2.2.3.dmg Important note: to make sure that darktable can keep on supporting the raw file format for your camera, please help us by visiting https://raw.

darktable 2.2.2 released

we’re proud to announce the second bugfix release for the 2.2 series of darktable, 2.2.2! the github release is here: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-2.2.2. as always, please don’t use the autogenerated tarball provided by github, but only our tar.xz. the checksum is: 766d7d734e7bd5a33f6a6932a43b15cc88435c64ad9a0b20410ba5b4706941c2 darktable-2.2.2.tar.xz 52fd0e9a8bb74c82abdc9a88d4c369ef181ef7fe2b946723c5706d7278ff2dfb darktable-2.2.2.dmg Important note: to make sure that darktable can keep on supporting the raw file format for your camera, please help us by visiting https://raw.pixls.us/ and making sure that we have the full raw sample set for your camera under CC0 license!

darktable 2.2.1 released

we’re proud to announce the first bugfix release for the 2.2 series of darktable, 2.2.1! the github release is here: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-2.2.1. as always, please don’t use the autogenerated tarball provided by github, but only our tar.xz. the checksum is: $ sha256sum darktable-2.2.1.tar.xz da843190f08e02df19ccbc02b9d1bef6bd242b81499494c7da2cccdc520e24fc darktable-2.2.1.tar.xz $ sha256sum darktable-2.2.1.3.dmg 9a86ed2cff453dfc0c979e802d5e467bc4974417ca462d6cbea1c3aa693b08de darktable-2.2.1.3.dmg and the changelog as compared to 2.2.0 can be found below. New features: Show a dialog window that tells when locking the database/library failed Ask before deleting history stack from lightable.

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.

darktable 2.2.0rc3 released

we’re proud to announce the fourth release candidate of darktable 2.2.0, with some fixes over the previous release candidate. the github release is here: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-2.2.0rc3. as always, please don’t use the tarball autogenerated by github, but only our .tar.xz with the following sha256sum: f7b9e8f5f56b2a52a4fa51e085b8aefe016ab08daf7b4a6ebf3af3464b1d2c29 darktable-2.2.0~rc3.tar.xz 86293aded568903eba3b225d680ff06bc29ea2ed678de05a0fd568aed93a0587 darktable-2.2.0.rc3.3.g9af0d4fcb.dmg the changelog vs. the stable 2.0.x series is below: Well over 2k commits since 2.0.0 The Big Ones: Add new automatic perspective correction module ("A new module for automatic perspective correction ") Liquify tool for all your fancy pixel moving ("Liquify, liquify?

darktable 2.2.0rc2 released

we’re proud to announce the third release candidate of darktable 2.2.0, with some fixes over the previous release candidate. the github release is here: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-2.2.0rc2. as always, please don’t use the tarball autogenerated by github, but only our .tar.xz with the following sha256sum: f3ed739f79858a1ce2b3746bbab11994f5fb38db6e96941d84ba475beab890a6 darktable-2.2.0.rc2.tar.xz 5d91cfd1622fb82e8f59db912e8b784a36b83f4a06d179e906f437104edc96f1 darktable-2.2.0.rc2.39.g684e8af41.dmg the changelog vs. the stable 2.0.x series is below: Well over 2k commits since 2.0.0 The Big Ones: Add new automatic perspective correction module ("A new module for automatic perspective correction ") Liquify tool for all your fancy pixel moving ("Liquify, liquify?

String freeze for the upcoming 2.2 series

This is a call for all our translators, now is the time to bring your .po file in the master branch up to date. We will not ship any translation that is not relatively complete, the exact threshold is still to be determined. As a quick reminder, these are the steps to update the translation if you are working from git. language_code is not the whole filename of the po file but just the first part of it.

darktable 2.2.0rc1 released

we’re proud to announce the second release candidate of darktable 2.2.0, with some fixes over the previous release candidate. the most important one might be bringing back read support for very old xmp files (~4 years). the github release is here: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-2.2.0rc1. as always, please don’t use the tarball autogenerated by github, but only our .tar.xz with the following sha256sum: 0612163b0020bc3326909f6d7f7cbd8cfb5cff59b8e0ed1a9e2a2aa17d8f308e darktable-2.2.0~rc1.tar.xz the changelog vs. the stable 2.0.x series is below:

darktable 2.2.0rc0 released

we’re proud to announce the first release candidate for the upcoming 2.2 series of darktable, 2.2.0rc0! the github release is here: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-2.2.0rc0. as always, please don’t use the autogenerated tarball provided by github, but only our tar.xz. the checksum is: a084ef367b1a1b189ad11a6300f7e0cadb36354d11bf0368de7048c6a0732229 darktable-2.2.0~rc0.tar.xz and the changelog as compared to 2.0.0 can be found below. Well over 2 thousand commits since 2.0.0 The Big Ones: Add new automatic perspective correction module ("A new module for automatic perspective correction ") Liquify tool for all your fancy pixel moving ("Liquify, liquify?

darktable 2.0.7 released

we’re proud to announce the seventh bugfix release for the 2.0 series of darktable, 2.0.7! the github release is here: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-2.0.7. as always, please don’t use the autogenerated tarball provided by github, but only our tar.xz. the checksum is: a9226157404538183549079e3b8707c910fedbb669bd018106bdf584b88a1dab darktable-2.0.7.tar.xz 0b341f3f753ae0715799e422f84d8de8854d8b9956dc9ce5da6d5405586d1392 darktable-2.0.7.dmg and the changelog as compared to 2.0.6 can be found below. New Features Filter-out some EXIF tags when exporting. Helps keep metadata size below max limit of ~64Kb Support the new Canon EOS 80D {m,s}RAW format Always show rendering intent selector in lighttable view Clear elevation when clearing geo data in map view Temperature module, invert module: add SSE vectorization for X-Trans Temperature module: add keyboard shortcuts for presets Bugfixes Rawspeed: fixes for building with libjpeg (as opposed to libjpeg-turbo) OpenCL: always use blocking memory transfer hostdevice OpenCL: remove bogus static keyword in extended.

darktable 2.0.6 released

we’re proud to announce the sixth bugfix release for the 2.0 series of darktable, 2.0.6! the github release is here: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-2.0.6. as always, please don’t use the autogenerated tarball provided by github, but only our tar.xz. the checksum is: 2368c1865221032061645342ba8c00bcd6d224e9829a55bc610e6cb67de738c1 darktable-2.0.6.tar.xz 8376ab1bb74f4a25998ff1a7f03c8498b57064bf27700c9af53a7356e5a2ee1e darktable-2.0.6.dmg and the changelog as compared to 2.0.5 can be found below. New Features Jpeg format writer: use libexiv2 to write metadata, like with other formats Accept non-mosaiced raw files with 4 channels, assume they are RGBA (alpha channel is ignored) Bugfixes Once again, fix for yet another gtk theming regression… OpenCL: properly discard CPU-based OpenCL devices.

darktable 2.0.5 released

we’re proud to announce the fifth bugfix release for the 2.0 series of darktable, 2.0.5! the github release is here: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-2.0.5. as always, please don’t use the autogenerated tarball provided by github, but only our tar.xz. the checksum is: $ sha256sum darktable-2.0.5.tar.xz 898b71b94e7ef540eb1c87c829daadc8d8d025b1705d4a9471b1b9ed91b90a02 darktable-2.0.5.tar.xz $ sha256sum darktable-2.0.5.dmg e0ae0e5e19771810a80d6851e022ad5e51fb7da75dcbb98d96ab5120b38955fd darktable-2.0.5.dmg and the changelog as compared to 2.0.4 can be found below. New Features Add geolocation to watermark variables Bugfixes Mac: bugfix + build fix Lua: fixed dt.

darktable 2.0.4 released

we’re proud to announce the fourth bugfix release for the 2.0 series of darktable, 2.0.4! the github release is here: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-2.0.4. as always, please don’t use the autogenerated tarball provided by github, but only our tar.xz. the checksum is: $ sha256sum darktable-2.0.4.tar.xz 80e448622ff060bca1d64bf6151c27de34dea8fe6b7ddb708e1e3526a5961e62 darktable-2.0.4.tar.xz $ sha256sum darktable-2.0.4.dmg 1e6306f623c3743fabe88312d34376feae94480eb5a38858f21751da04ac4550 darktable-2.0.4.dmg and the changelog as compared to 2.0.3 can be found below. New Features Support grayscale input profiles Add a BRG profile for testing purposes Bugfixes Fix the GUI with GTK 3.

Running on non-x86 platforms

For many years darktable would only run on x86 CPUs that also support at least SSE2. While that is nowadays almost everything looking like a PC it’s still limiting. Consequently Roman sat down and started work on dropping that hard requirement. While his work isn’t complete yet it’s definitely becoming useful. So with a little tweaking you can for example use the development versions on an ARM, like the Raspberry Pi.

darktable 2.0.3 released

we’re proud to announce the third bugfix release for the 2.0 series of darktable, 2.0.3! the github release is here: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-2.0.3. as always, please don’t use the autogenerated tarball provided by github, but only our tar.xz. the checksum is: $ sha256sum darktable-2.0.3.tar.xz a03e5c1d786799e63c8b4a9f32e9e6f27b3a7d7ab0bbbb7753a516e630490345 darktable-2.0.3.tar.xz $ sha256sum darktable-2.0.3.dmg 0568d2d2551cfd2b8a55e8ff111857588f9fb986236bc11bff869ecec68ddebd darktable-2.0.3.dmg and the changelog as compared to 2.0.2 can be found below. Bugfixes Actually allow printing with ctrl-p shortcut as advertised in the tooltip Fix scrolling of the histogram to change the exposure Fix the restricted histogram when color picking an area Fix a bug in color reconstruction Fix an OpenCL bug in tonecurve Fix a small memory leak Better error messages in darktable-cli Fix params introspection for unsigned types Only depend on glib 2.

darktable 2.0.2 released

we’re proud to announce the second bugfix release for the 2.0 series of darktable, 2.0.2! the github release is here: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-2.0.2. as always, please don’t use the autogenerated tarball provided by github, but only our tar.xz. the checksum is: $ sha256sum darktable-2.0.2.tar.xz 75ea6354eb08aab8f25315a2de14c68dc6aad6ee5992061beea624afc7912400 darktable-2.0.2.tar.xz $ sha256sum darktable-2.0.2.dmg 33789b5a791770f9308cc653aaf50b0e9c054a0fbdd5e4a1d2e48e2bf6553f95 darktable-2.0.2.dmg and the changelog as compared to 2.0.1 can be found below. General Require glib of at least version 2.40 New features Add support for DNGs from x3f_extract Support XMP files from Ramperpro timelapse controllers from ElysiaVisuals Bugfixes Fix some problems with sluggish GUI when Lua is compiled in Some High DPI fixes Small theming fixes Fix some strings being too long in the GUI, especially when using localized versions Fix a potential crash with malformed GPX files Fix wrong zoom level of the map when searching for a location Put XMP metadata into the right Exif fields Fix a crash in masks.

darktable 2.0.1 released

we’re proud to announce the first bugfix release for the 2.0 series of darktable, 2.0.1! the github release is here: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-2.0.1 as always, please don’t use the autogenerated tarball provided by github, but only our tar.xz. the checksums are: $ sha256sum darktable-2.0.1.tar.xz 4d0e76eb42b95418ab59c17bff8aac660f5348b082aabfb3113607c67e87830b darktable-2.0.1.tar.xz $ sha256sum darktable-2.0.1.dmg 580d1feb356e05d206eb74d7c134f0ffca4202943388147385c5b8466fc1eada darktable-2.0.1.dmg and the changelog as compared to 2.0.0 can be found below. New features: add export variables for Creator, Publisher and Rights from metadata add support for key accels for spot removal iop add some more info to --version add collection sorting by group_id to keep grouped images together add $(IMAGE.

fourth release candidate for darktable 2.0

we’re proud to announce the fourth and hopefully last release candidate in the new feature release of darktable, 2.0~rc4. the release notes and relevant downloads can be found attached to this git tag: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-2.0rc4 please only use our provided packages (“darktable-2.0.rc4.*” 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.

third release candidate for darktable 2.0 & string freeze

we’re proud to announce the third release candidate in the new feature release of darktable, 2.0~rc3. the release notes and relevant downloads can be found attached to this git tag: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-2.0rc3 please only use our provided packages (“darktable-2.0.rc3.*” 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:

first release candidate for darktable 2.0

We’re proud to announce the first release candidate in the new feature release of darktable, 2.0~rc1. The release notes and relevant downloads can be found attached to this git tag: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-2.0rc1 Please only use our provided packages (“darktable-2.0.rc1.*” 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:

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.

released darktable 1.6.8

We are happy to announce that darktable 1.6.8 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-1.6.8 Please only use our provided packages (“darktable-1.6.8.*” 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-1.6.8/darktable-1.6.8.tar.xz https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/download/release-1.6.8/darktable-1.6.8.dmg this is a point release in the stable series.

released darktable 1.6.7

We are happy to announce that darktable 1.6.7 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-1.6.7 Please only use our provided packages (“darktable-1.6.7.*” 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-1.6.7/darktable-1.6.7.tar.xz https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/download/release-1.6.7/darktable-1.6.7.dmg this is another point release in the stable 1.

released darktable 1.6.6

We are happy to announce that darktable 1.6.6 has been released. Please note that the 1.6.5 release was broken so 1.6.6 was directly pushed out. Just pretend 1.6.5 had been skipped. The release notes and relevant downloads can be found attached to this git tag: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-1.6.6 Please only use our provided packages (“darktable-1.6.6.*” 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!

Introducing the darktable app store

Today we are happy to announce a big new feature that we will not only ship with the big 2.0 release later this year but also with our next point release, 1.6.4, which is due in about a week: even more darkroom modules! One of the big strengths of darktable has always been its varied selection of modules to tweak your image. However, that has also been one of the main points of criticism: too much, too many and too complicated to grasp.

released darktable 1.6.3

We are happy to announce that darktable 1.6.3 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-1.6.3 Please only use our provided packages (“darktable-1.6.3.*” 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: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/download/release-1.6.3/darktable-1.6.3.tar.xz and the DMG: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/download/release-1.6.3/darktable-1.6.3.dmg this is another point release in the stable 1.

released darktable 1.6.2

We are happy to announce that darktable 1.6.2 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-1.6.2 Please only use our provided packages (green buttons tar.xz and dmg) not the auto-created tarballs from github (grey buttons, zip and tar.gz). The latter are just git snapshots and will not work! Here’s the direct link to tar.xz: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/download/release-1.6.2/darktable-1.6.2.tar.xz and the DMG: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/download/release-1.6.2/darktable-1.6.2.dmg this is a new stable point release, no big new features added.

released darktable 1.6.1

We are happy to announce that darktable 1.6.1 has been released. Due to an oversight on our side we forgot to do this announcement back when the actual release was done, so this is mostly for historical reasons. The release notes and relevant downloads can be found attached to this git tag: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-1.6.1 Please only use our provided packages (green buttons tar.xz and dmg) not the auto-created tarballs from github (grey buttons, zip and tar.

released darktable 1.4.2

Hello everyone, we released darktable 1.4.2, a point release which consists mostly of bugfixes and newly added camera support. You can find the source tarball here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/darktable/files/darktable/1.4/darktable-1.4.2.tar.xz/download The PGP signature: https://sourceforge.net/projects/darktable/files/darktable/1.4/darktable-1.4.2.tar.xz.asc/download The disk image for Mac users: https://sourceforge.net/projects/darktable/files/darktable/1.4/darktable-1.4.2.dmg/download And this one is also signed: https://sourceforge.net/projects/darktable/files/darktable/1.4/darktable-1.4.2.dmg.asc/download The key can be obtained from the usual key servers, fingerprint being 4BFF7EAD. The release notes are as follows: ======================== darktable 1.4.2 Release Notes A lot of cleanup was done to allow larger images to be handled by darktable without crashing as often

Libre Graphics Meeting 2014 in Leipzig, Germany

Yes, it’s this time of the year again. The annual Libre Graphics Meeting is getting closer, and we, that is the whole developer community of your favorite free graphics applications, would like to ask you for your help. Some of you might remember our call for sponsoring from last year. Back then we asked for donations for specific people – a task that didn’t work out that well in the end.

Of Histograms and Waveforms

Figure 1: the gradient test image – download and play with it in darktable People using image editors or similar (raster) graphics editors are probably familiar with histograms. You also have them in almost all digital cameras. In darktable you can find it very prominently in the top right corner of darkroom mode, but also as a backdrop of modules like levels, tonecurve and similar. From a mathematical point of view they are a diagram displaying the amount of pixels in the image that have a specific colour, lightness, value or similar measure.

Call for LGM donations

Hello everyone, today we have a request to you, the users of darktable. As you might know there is an annual meeting of developers and users of free and open source graphics applications (like GIMP, Inkscape, blender, scribus, and also darktable), the Libre Graphics Meeting. This year it’s held in Madrid, Spain, and it’s a great opportunity to discuss things with other developers face-to-face. Last year this has brought us native colord support in darktable.

Geotagging in darktable

For quite some time people have asked us for a way to geotag their images from within darktable. While that is a nifty feature for sure and really helpful when you take pictures outside of a studio we always had to say something along the lines of “sorry, we don’t have that yet”. Some day however Henrik decided to give it a try and started work in his geo branch. Things started to come together nicely and everything looked really promising, but unfortunately he was a little short in free time so the progress stalled and the code started to bitrot.

Grouping

People following the development of darktable might have heard that we added a grouping feature. Everyone who hasn’t heard of that yet: We added a grouping feature. Now that everybody knows about it I should try to explain what it actually is and how it works/how to use it. For the technical specification you can have a look at the design specs. ![Grouping turned off](grouping_off.jpg) Grouping turned off The first change in the GUI that can be noticed is a little ‘G’ button.

Exporting images on the command line

Recent builds from git will bring you a new executable, “darktable-cli”. With this tool you can export images using the processing power of darktable on the command line. The simplest way to call the utility is darktable-cli <input> <output> This will take the input image, look for the XMP file associated with it, process it at maximal resolution and write the output to output, trying to guess the output format from the output filename.

Live view

For quite some time darktable supports tethering your camera. What was missing all the time was live view. This is about to change though. If you use master (and have a camera supporting it) you can now either use the eye button in the “camera settings” module or hit ‘v’ on your keyboard to start live view from within tethering mode. Since the preview is scaled to fit your screen it might be a good idea to hide some of the side panels.

That other OS

The last time I posted to this blog it was my April Fool’s Joke about a file manager (which happened to be just an embedded shell). Since a few people didn’t like that at all I want to assure you that this is no joke at all. However, if you are a Windows user and feel easily offended, then stop reading now. Still here? Great. I managed to compile darktable for Windows.

File management

Whoever has followed the mailing lists or IRC has seen remarks that darktable lacks a feature complete file manager. Currently we only have a button which lets the user delete files from disk, but there is no way to move them, copy them, rename them, … Every time someone has shown up to suggest something beyond that we made clear that “darktable is not a file manager”. We even have a FAQ entry about that.

“Hello, world!”&nbsp;– yet another new blog?

“Why does darktable need a blog?” you might ask. The answer is quite simple: While we do have a mailing list (actually there are three) which is quite active, most decisions and background informations happen in IRC (#darktable on FreeNode). This is great for fast communications, but it doesn’t allow interested users to follow what we actually (want to) do. I hope that this blog will be an annotated commit log on the one hand showing the progress we make and a persistent archive of important decisions taken by us on the other hand.

Why GIMP doesn’t play well with darktable

Every now and then the question arises why we don’t have a button in darktable to open the current image in GIMP. Everytime I answer more or less the same. The arguments of those requesting the button are along the line of “$PROGRAM has it, so it shouldn’t be hard to do” and “I really need to do some small retouching, so it would save me lots of time”. Well, to understand why we don’t have it I have to stress two features of darktable.