Friday, December 25, 2015

How To Install Darktable 2.0 On Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 14.04

Darktable is an open-source photo workflow application and RAW developers, managing digital negatives in a database and allowing the users to view them through a zoomable light table. Also, the users can develop and enhance raw images.

Source Darktable Homepage.

Darktable Features.

Darktable Changelog:

  • darktable has been ported to gtk-3.0
  • the viewport in darkroom mode is now dynamically sized, you specify the border width
  • side panels now default to a width of 350px in dt 2.0 instead of 300px in dt 1.6
  • further hidpi enhancements
  • navigating lighttable with arrow keys and space/enter
  • brush size/hardness/opacity have key accels
  • allow adding tone- and basecurve nodes with ctrl-click
  • the facebook login procedure is a little different now
  • image information now supports gps altitude
  • new print mode
  • reworked screen color management (softproof, gamut check etc.)
  • delete/trash feature
  • pdf export
  • export can upscale
  • new “mode” parameter in the export panel to fine tune application of styles upon export
core improvements:
  • new thumbnail cache replaces mipmap cache (much improved speed, stability and seamless support for even up to 4K/5K screens)
  • all thumbnails are now properly fully color-managed
  • it is now possible to generate thumbnails for all images in the library using new darktable-generate-cache tool
  • we no longer drop history entries above the selected one when leaving darkroom mode or switching images
  • high quality export now downsamples before watermark and framing to guarantee consistent results
  • optimizations to loading jpeg’s when using libjpeg-turbo with its custom features
  • asynchronous camera and printer detection, prevents deadlocks in some cases
  • noiseprofiles are in external JSON file now
  • aspect ratios for crop&rotate can be added to config file
To install Darktable just run the following commands via your systems Terminal.

 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pmjdebruijn/darktable-release
 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get install darktable

That's all enjoy!


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