Darktable 2.0 rc3 released with improved camera support

Darktable 2.0 rc3 recently released, is the third release candidate in the new feature release of darktable 2.0. Darktable is an open source photography workflow application and RAW developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers.

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Darktable 2.0 rc3 changelog:

  • camera support improvements
    • add support for the Canon PowerShot G5 X
    • basic support for Olympus SP320
    • Panasonic LF1 noise profile and white balance presets
    • noiseprofiles: add Sony A77mk2
  • high-dpi fixes
  • fixed a few memleaks
  • 3:1 aspect ratio as preset in crop&rotate
  • magic lantern-style deflicker has been activated in the exposure module
  • updated translations
  • darktable has been ported to gtk-3.0
  • new thumbnail cache replaces mipmap cache (much improved speed, less crashiness)
  • added print mode
  • reworked screen color management (softproof, gamut check etc.)
  • removed dependency on libraw
  • removed dependency on libsquish (solves patent issues as a side effect)
  • unbundled pugixml, osm-gps-map and colord-gtk
  • text watermarks
  • color reconstruction module
  • raw black/white point module
  • delete/trash feature
  • addition to shadows&highlights
  • more proper Kelvin temperature, fine-tuning preset interpolation in WB iop
  • noiseprofiles are in external JSON file now
  • monochrome raw demosaicing (not sure whether it will stay for release, like Deflicker, but hopefully it will stay)
  • aspect ratios for crop&rotate can be added to conf (ae36f03)
  • navigating lighttable with arrow keys and space/enter
  • pdf export – some changes might happen there still
  • brush size/hardness/opacity have key accels
  • the facebook login procedure is a little different now
  • export can upscale
  • we no longer drop history entries above the selected one when leaving darkroom or switching images
  • text/font/color in watermarks
  • image information now supports GPS altitude
  • allow adding tone- and basecurve nodes with ctrl-click
  • new “mode” parameter in the export panel
  • high quality export now downsamples before watermark and frame to guarantee consistent results
  • Lua scripts can now add UI elements to the lighttable view (buttons, sliders etc …)
  • a new repository for external Lua scripts was started

Install Darktable 2.0 rc3 on Ubuntu OS

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install darktable
 
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