The tool, aimed at photographers, allows you to manage “your digital negatives in a database and lets you view them through a zoomable light-table.”
It is also to develop and enhance raw images, uses non-destructive editing and only converts the full image during export.
New features present in version 0.6.0 include: -
- tethered shooting mode
- import from camera via gphoto2
- new, improved plugins: vignetting, velvia, grain, denoise (via bilateral filter), color transfer, channel mixer ..
- crop/rotate: straighten tool, perspective correction, guide lines (ported from digikam)
- lots of new input color matrices and base curves
- openexr export
- database format changed, which greatly improves speed (and cuts down used disk memory)
- film strip view in darkroom mode for quick image switching
- cool alternative demosaicing algorithms (ported from rawtherapee): dcb, amaze, vcd, c/a autocorrection
- customizable preset system for all darkroom modules with auto application to matching images, selected by exif
- reworked export system to modularly support export to picasa webalbum, email, or disk in jpg, png, 8/16-tiff, pfm, exr, or 16-ppm.
- lots of performance enhancements (plugins denoise and local contrast are still slow)
- New translations
The latest release can be installed on Lucid from the Darktable PPA. Open a terminal and enter the following lines carefully: -
- sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pmjdebruijn/darktable-release
- sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install darktable