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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.

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Last announcement

Next upcoming planned 2 releases... 14 Jul 2011 15:01

... will be 0.9.1 and 0.9.2 which will both only contain bugfixes with the goal of stabilize the the 0.9 version.

Recent releases

  •  08 Nov 2011 12:27

    Release Notes: This is a comparatively minor update to the stable 0.9.x series. It does not contain the many cool new features and big changes in the git repository, because they're not stable enough yet. Nontheless, it contains 272 commits over the previous release, mainly concerning sse optimization for several plugins (increasing processing speed), updated translations, more presets for plugins, and a lot of bugfixes. An update of the libraries libraw/rawspeed brings more supported cameras and more basecurves and clor matrices.

    •  27 Jul 2011 17:03

      Release Notes: This release has a few bugfixes on top of release 0.9 (184 patches). Some items: new rawspeed, dcraw, and libraw; fixes for various segfaults and deadlocks; the pipeline is now more real HDR (no more gamut clipping in between); a fix for a nasty bug that could cause complete loss of history for an image; darktable-faster now plays nicely with darktablerc (non-gconf); many opencl improvements; updated translations; and the second part of the GSoC: customizable keyboard shortcuts.

      •  05 Jul 2011 16:00

        Release Notes: This release has countless new features over release 0.8, such as run-time detected GPU acceleration (switch it on/off during runtime in the prefs), blend operations, a spot removal tool, a low light vision tool, non-local-means denoising (relatively fast for nlmeans, but still slow), a framing plugin (adds postcard borders to match a given aspect ratio), tonemapping is a lot faster now (probably the fastest high-dimensional bilateral filter available today), changed images come with the darktable|changed tag, and many more. The first part of the Google summer of code project is already merged.

        •  16 Feb 2011 12:35

          Release Notes: This release has much faster image loading due to rawspeed, lots of performance improvements in the caches and pixel pipelines, and GPU computing using OpenCL for a lot of common plugins. The collection plugin was overhauled. A metadata editor was added. Demosaicing is now faster and done in floating point. Experimental HDR support was introduced via bracketing and tone mapping. Flickr uploading was added. Two new languages were added: Thai and Japanese. Lots of new color matrices and white balance presets were added. Lots of bugs were fixed.

          •  07 Dec 2010 14:02

            Release Notes: This is a bugfix release. Styles are fixed now. Overlong profile names are handled. Exr loading has been fixed. New white balance presets were added. The Albanian translation was updated.

            Recent comments

            09 Nov 2009 10:14 thedavejones

            Good grief and thank you. That's pretty sweet! I get artifacts when editing - blue/white noise while rendering and opposite colours when leaving fullscreen.
            I'll have a look at backtracing it and producing a test file.

            Thanks for the reply.


            05 Nov 2009 15:17 hanatos

            hey dave. sorry to come back to you so late.. the sf-forums or the mailing list would have been faster--

            which version where you running, and did you try to develop an image (doubleclick or key e)?

            also a backtrace to your crash would have been helpful, maybe along with a test file which causes the crash, for me to reproduce it.


            25 Oct 2009 11:23 thedavejones

            It looks lovely and loads images fast - but I have no tool interface, histogram has no display. I'm assuming it's my fault. Please would you help me?
            BTW It crashes if there are other files in the import folder eg .rawstudio containing jpg's. But not when compiled in debug mode ...


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