darktable 3.8: Winter Release 2021
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Live view

Live view

screen shot of live view in darktable

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 …




Changing server [update]

Changing server [update]

We are about to move our website to a new server. This will give us a performance boost (e.g. in terms of page loading speed) and might give us the chance to provide some more services in the future.

Due to this the comments are closed as of now until everything is in place again. We hope everything runs smoothly …


darktable and Memory

darktable and Memory

or “How to drive away the evil skull”

At all times main memory was one of the most limited resources in computing. Although from 20 years to now the memory setup of a typical desktop PC has increased by a factor of several thousands (from less than a megabyte to a few gigabytes), we still need to consider how to …


darktable 1.0 released

darktable 1.0 released

It is done, 1.0 is out. I sent out most of the new features with the announcement for 1.0rc2 a few weeks ago already, but for completeness, here it is again:

  • New cameras supported
    • Leica M9
    • NX100/NX5/NX10/NX11
    • Panasonic DMC-GX1
    • Pentax K-r
    • Canon Powershot S100
    • Olympus XZ-1
    • Olympus E-P3
    • Sony DSLR A330
    • Sony NEX-5N …

color correction

color correction

this is one of the oldest modules in darktable. it appeared to me that it probably lacks an example to discover how useful it can be … so here goes the example.

this started off to be a wrapper around the gegl:whitebalance operation, which works in Lab color space and is able to give dark and bright colors …


Second release candidate dt1.0~rc2

Second release candidate dt1.0~rc2

Our second release candidate is out! We have had a couple of tiny bugfixes, better translations, new rawspeed (brings support for the new Canon 5D Mark3), and slight consistency fixes in the GUI since rc1.

You can get the tarball from here: …


Upcoming features: Conditional Blending

Upcoming features: Conditional Blending

or “If one slider is not enough”

Diligent readers of our small blog series are already aware of the blending feature that darktable offers as part of many modules. Instead of just handing over their result to the subsequent module in pixelpipe, “blending modules” take a moment to reconsider. Based on …