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How to get in contact


If you require assistance with using darktable we recommend that you create an account at discuss.pixls.us. Many of darktable’s developers and users are there and are very welcoming to new users.

If you want to report a bug or suggest a new feature, please raise an issue.

If you wish to contribute code or provide a translation, please raise a pull request.

You can also join us on IRC! You will find us at irc.oftc.net, channel #darktable. There is also a web interface available.

For all other comments/questions you can subscribe to one of our mailing lists. Ideally the mailing lists should be your last resort - the above communication methods are usually more actively monitored. Please keep emails short and to the point and do not include attachments. Please subscribe instead of just sending mails to the lists – we tend to forget about the moderation queue for unsubscribed mails and they might rot there for some time. We currently have three different lists, choose the proper one for your needs:

  • development mailing list: For discussions of a technical nature and information about upcoming releases. Posts are made by subscribers only - subscribe via email to darktable-dev+subscribe@lists.darktable.org and likewise unsubscribe via email to darktable-dev+unsubscribe@lists.darktable.org (run by mlmmj).
  • user mailing list: For questions about how to use darktable: usage questions, experience reports. Posts are made by subscribers only - subscribe via email to darktable-user+subscribe@lists.darktable.org and likewise unsubscribe via email to darktable-user+unsubscribe@lists.darktable.org (run by mlmmj).
  • CI mailing list: Read-only, messages from automated test builds. darktable-ci+subscribe@lists.darktable.org (subscription may not work, mail Johannes directly in that case.) (run by mlmmj).

Developers / darktable Team


Here are some people you might meet on the mailing list or in IRC:

photo irc nick real name project role homepage gallery
hanatos hanatos johannes hanika project founder / developer homepage
houz houz Tobias Ellinghaus developer / translator homepage
LebedevRI LebedevRI Roman Lebedev RawSpeed library maintainer / camera support / CI GitHub
upegelow pegelow Ulrich Pegelow developer / OpenCL expert / documentation author gallery
peterbud peterbud Peter Budai Windows maintainer
boucman Boucman Jérémy Rosen developer / Lua gallery
pobry pobry Pascal Obry developer / miscellaneous homepage gallery
pmjdebruijn pmjdebruijn Pascal de Bruijn color management / Ubuntu PPA homepage gallery
McBofh McBofh James C. McPherson Solaris package maintainer / miscellaneous homepage
parafin parafin Igor Kuzmin OS X maintainer homepage gallery
alicvb alicvb Aldric Renaudin developer (masks, multi-instances)
schenlap schenlap Stefan Schöfegger miscellaneous
darix darix Marcus Rückert packager for various platforms
supertobi supertobi Tobias Jakobs Lua scripts
patdavid patdavid Pat David website designer / community homepage

darktable Translators


The translations of darktable are brought to you by:

Language Name
af Afrikaans
ca Catalan Josep Puigdemont
cs Czech František Šidák
da Danish Thomas Pryds
de German Tobias Ellinghaus
el Greek Dimitrios Psychogios
es Spanish Jose Carlos Garcia Sogo, Tatica Leandro, Edgar De la Luz (EdgarLux)
fi Finnish Mikko Ruohola
fr French Pascal Obry, Olivier Tribout
gl Galician Roberto Quintero
he Hebrew Shlomi Braitbart
hu Hungarian Péter Báthory
it Italian Maurizio Paglia, Matteo Mardegan, Germano Massullo
ja Japanese "a3novy"
nl Dutch Ger Siemerink
pl Polish Michał Prędotka
pt_BR Brazilian Portuguese Guilherme Brondani Torri, Frido Claudino, Jerônimo Pellegrini
pt_PT Portuguese Portuguese José Carlos Casimiro
ro Romanian Florin Balate
ru Russian Alexandre Prokoudine
sk Slovak Dušan Kazik
sl Slovenian Matjaž Jeran
sq Albanian Besmir Godole
sv Swedish Henrik Andersson
th Thai Phondanai Khanti
uk Ukrainian Nazarii Vitak, Victor Forsiuk
zh_CN Simplified Chinese "jiero"

The translations of the darktable user manual are brought to you by:

Language Name
fr French Victor Lamoine, Michel Leblond
it Italian Maurizio Paglia
es Spanish Tatica Leandro, Edgar De la Luz (EdgarLux)
uk Ukrainian Victor Forsiuk