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darktable’s New Keyboard Shortcut System

darktable’s New Keyboard Shortcut System

![Screenshot-darktable-preferences-300x163](Screenshot-darktable-preferences-300x163.png)

It took longer than I expected thanks to some unforeseen twists and turns, but the new keyboard accelerator system is basically finished. There may still be some need for minor bug fixes and string changes (in particular, …


The State of darktable Keyboard Input

The State of darktable Keyboard Input

I’m about a week in on my work on darktable’s keyboard input system, and I’m hoping by the end of this week to be more or less done.  Here’s a quick look at where I am and where I’m going.

The Current Status

If you check out my git branch (it’s called bieber), you’ll find that so far I’ve removed all of the …



released 0.9

released 0.9

we released version 0.9, with many new features:

  • run-time switchable opencl to exploit all the power of your GPU whenever you decide to install the driver
  • many new modules, including a spot removal tool, better denoising (on raw pixels and non-local means) and many more
  • blend operations, overlay your module only …

libglade Removal: The First Week

libglade Removal: The First Week

I’m now a week into my first task of removing darktable’s dependency on libglade, so here’s a quick look at my progress so far. In the first week I started out by diving in and figuring out how to instantiate all the widgets I would need, starting with the lowest levels and working my way up. It took a little …


GSOC 2011 Starts Today

GSOC 2011 Starts Today

Today I’ll be starting on my Summer of Code project for darktable, so I thought I’d start off with a blog post about just what I’ll be doing. This Summer I’ll be focusing on UI improvements in darktable, and I have four separate tasks to complete, in this order.

  1. Removing the libglade dependence.

    There are two …


File management

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 …


darktable user manual revisited

darktable user manual revisited

![usermanual](usermanual.jpg)

Up till recently the usermanual has been only available for those who got the source and the necessary tools to generate and even than it would generate a HUGE pdf file due to the amount of high resolution of screenshots. I revisited the build system with the goals of shrink-en the …


GSoC 2011

GSoC 2011

As some of you might have noticed, darktable got accepted for this year’s Google Summer of Code (warning, site doesn’t work with every browser …). Currently we are seeing a few possible students lurking around in IRC, preparing their proposals in our Wiki and getting familiar with the program, code and community. …


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

“Hello, world!” – 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 …