• Version

  • Date Added
    (to site)

    September 5th, 2010
  • Author

    Johannes Hanika
  • License

    GNU general public license version 3 (?)
  • Description

    Darktable is a virtual light table and darkroom for photographers: it manages your digital negatives in a database and lets you view them through a zoomable light table. it also enables you to develop raw images and enhance them.

    Key features include:

    - flexible data base queries, search by tags, simple tagging by related tags.
    - image rating (stars) and color labels, filtering and sorting within the base query.
    - import a variety of standard, raw, and high dynamic range image formats (e.g. jpg, cr2, hdr, pfm, .. ).
    - zero-latency user interface through multi-level software caches.
    - fullscreen, zoomable user interface.
    - color-managed image operations in L*a*b* and profiled rgb: rotate/crop, color correction, input/output/display color profile management, edge-avoiding wavelet domain editing (e.g. edge-aware denoise, ringing-free sharpen), exposure controls, flexible color zone mapper (e.g. make all colors except red monochrome, imitate polarizing filter, etc.), lens defect correction (lensfun), color filter based monochrome conversion, unsharp mask sharpen, white balancing, tone curve, and base curve, and more.
    - and much more…

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Apr 25th, 2011, 9:33 am | #


After trying RawTherapee, Bibble5, and many other Linux supported programs, I came across Darktable, and haven’t looked back since. At only version 0.8, this program is already looking to overtake some of the better-marketed paid software. There’s definitely a learning curve, but a lot of the functions are intuitive. There are many video tutorials showing you the basics, and a user manual (work in progress). Finally we have a robust program for workflow and light table for editing in raw.


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