Monday, November 14, 2016

Darktable 2.0.7 Released, Free Photography Software For Linux

Install/Update Darktable Latest Version Stable - Darktable is an open source photography workflow application and raw developer A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable and enables you to develop raw images and enhance them.

It is freely available for major Linux distributions ( e.g Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSuse, Arch ), macOS and Solaris and is released under the GNU General Public License 3 or later.

Darktable focuses on the workflow to make it easier for the photographer to quickly handle the thousands of images a day of shooting can produce. It's also one of the very few FOSS projects able to do tethered shooting.

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The internal architecture of darktable allows users to easily add modules for all sorts of image processing, from the very simple (crop, exposure, spot removal) to the most advanced (simulation of human night vision).

Install Darktable Latest Version Stable Ubuntu / Linux Mint

The user interface is built around efficient caching of image metadata and mipmaps, all stored in a database. The main focus lies on user interaction, both in terms of a smooth interface design as well as processing speed. High quality output is also one of our goals.

Changes in Darktable 2.0.7

1. New Features

  • Filter-out some EXIF tags when exporting. Helps keep metadata size below max limit of ~64Kb
  • Support the new Canon EOS 80D {m,s}RAW format
  • Always show rendering intent selector in lighttable view
  • Clear elevation when clearing geo data in map view
  • Temperature module, invert module: add SSE vectorization for X-Trans
  • Temperature module: add keyboard shortcuts for presets

2. Bugfixes

  • Rawspeed: fixes for building with libjpeg (as opposed to libjpeg-turbo)
  • OpenCL: always use blocking memory transfer hostdevice
  • OpenCL: remove bogus static keyword in extended.cl
  • Fix crash with missing configured display profile
  • Histogram: always show aperture with one digit after dot
  • Show if OpenEXR is supported in --version
  • Rawspeed: use a non-deprecated way of getting OSX version
  • Don't show bogus message about local copy when trying to delete physically deleted image

3. Base Support (newly added or small fixes)

  • Canon EOS 100D
  • Canon EOS 300D
  • Canon EOS 6D
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • Canon EOS 80D (sRaw1, sRaw2)
  • Canon PowerShot A720 IS (dng)
  • Fujifilm FinePix S100FS
  • Nikon D3400 (12bit-compressed)
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ300 (4:3)
  • Panasonic DMC-G8 (4:3)
  • Panasonic DMC-G80 (4:3)
  • Panasonic DMC-GX80 (4:3)
  • Panasonic DMC-GX85 (4:3)
  • Pentax K-70

4. Translations Updates

  • Catalan
  • German

You can see full changelog from its official recent news page.

How To Install Darktable 2.0.7 in Ubuntu

To install or update the older version is pretty simple. All you need is add the its PPA to your Ubuntu ( available for Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak / 16.04 Xenial Xerus / 14.04 Trusty Tahr ) and derivatives system e.g Linux Mint.

Step 1 - Open linux terminal window (Ctrl+Alt+T), then add this PPA :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pmjdebruijn/darktable-release

Press Enter to confirm and continue the installation.

Step 2 - Now re-sync the index by run the following command :

sudo apt-get update

Step 3 - Once updated, type and run the command below :

sudo apt-get install darktable exiv2

The APT will tell you the size package. Confirm the installation dialog by pressing y.

That's all I can write about Darktable latest stable and the step-by-step installation on Ubuntu Linux and derivatives. Thanks for visiting us.

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