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Darktable ‘Lightroom for Linux’ 0.7 released with new plugins, features

A new release of virtual light-table and darkroom application Darktable is available for download.

The tool, aimed at photographers, allows comprehensive management of ‘…digital negatives in a database [that] lets you view them through a zoomable light-table.’

So what’s new?

  • Metadata is now stored using XMP
  • Darkroom plug-ins are now sorted into ‘basic’, ‘correct’, ‘colour’ and ‘effect’  groupings
  • Four new darkroom plug-ins: zone system, relight, graduated neutral density & watermark
  • Ability to recrop an image without resetting the whole plug-in using ‘Backspace’ button
  • Initial inclusion of a Preferences window
  • First release of Darkroom user manual

Full change log @ darktable.sourceforge.net/

Download

DarkTable is available for easy installation in Ubuntu using the official PPA:

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