darktable 3.8: Winter Release 2021
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Bringing current darktable to OS X

Bringing current darktable to OS X

darktable has been software of my choice for raw photo development for quite some time now, I’ve occasionally submitted bug reports and patches and kept an eye on current development by using git master version. My main operating system is Linux, which is the priority target of darktable support, but …



Some enhancements to conditional blending

Some enhancements to conditional blending

Conditional blending, also known as “blend if”, is a feature which is currently under development in our master branch. A general description of the idea together with some examples can be found here. In short, conditional blending allows you to limit the effect of a module to certain pixels of an …


magenta highlights

magenta highlights

false color highlights seem to be an issue frequently, so here’s some quick faq about it. alexandre, please excuse all the outward references ;)

why are my highlights magenta?

that’s how the sensor works. it collects a couple of photons, at some point it fills up and rejects to deliver any more useful …


Exporting images on the command line

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 …



darktable 1.0.4 released

darktable 1.0.4 released

Pascal was so kind to tend to a stable branch, the next incarnation of which we have the good fortune to announce.

The changes over darktable 1.0.3 are:

  • More robust OpenMP compiler detection code

  • New warming/cooling filter presets for color correction plugin

  • Lighttable thumbnails should be slightly faster …


Community contributions to the project

Community contributions to the project

We heard quite some voices from users requesting better possibilities to contribute to the project. Here they are.

In our dev meeting (or if you had a closer look: even before) we decided to ditch the old bug tracker in favor for a new one: Redmine, hosted by PolarFox, just on the same server as our website lives. …