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Linux/Unix Binary Packages

From Your Package Manager

If your unix-like operating system is capable of running a graphical session, darktable is likely available. Check your package manager or software center.


The OBS allows packagers to provide packages for multiple Linux distributions.

Right now this means for the stable package:

  • Debian 10, 11, Testing
  • Fedora 34, 35, 36, Rawhide
  • openSUSE 15.3, 15.4, Tumbleweed
  • Ubuntu 20.04, 21.04, 21.10, 22.04

For master we build for the following distributions because of missing required packages in older distributions:

  • Debian 11, Testing, Unstable
  • Fedora 35, 36, Rawhide
  • openSUSE 15.2, 15.3, Tumbleweed
  • Ubuntu 20.04, 21.04, 21.10, 22.04

The available packages are:

Universal Package Formats


This bundle supports macOS versions starting with 10.14 (Mojave).

What to do with dialog saying “darktable” can’t be opened because it was not downloaded from the Mac App Store:

  • Locate darktable in Applications folder (or wherever you installed it) using Finder
  • Do “Open” via context menu
  • You will be presented with similar-looking dialog, but this time there will be second button allowing you to run the application
  • After that you will be able to start darktable without this trick (well, until you update it, then you will have to do above steps again)

or you can prevent this from happening by running xattr -d com.apple.quarantine ~/Downloads/darktable*.dmg command before mounting the image (or xattr -dr com.apple.quarantine /Applications/darktable.app after installing).

macOS Package Managers


sudo port install darktable +quartz


brew install --cask darktable