Darktable 2.0 Final released

Darktable 2.0 final release which was released end of last year, comes with a host of new features, improvements and bug fixes. 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 changelog:

GUI:

  • darktable has been ported to gtk-3.0
  • the viewport in darkroom mode is now dynamically sized, you specify the border width
  • side panels now default to a width of 350px in dt 2.0 instead of 300px in dt 1.6
  • further hidpi enhancements
  • navigating lighttable with arrow keys and space/enter
  • brush size/hardness/opacity have key accels
  • allow adding tone- and basecurve nodes with ctrl-click
  • the facebook login procedure is a little different now
  • image information now supports gps altitude

Features:

  • new print mode
  • reworked screen color management (softproof, gamut check etc.)
  • delete/trash feature
  • pdf export
  • export can upscale
  • new “mode” parameter in the export panel to fine tune application of styles upon export

Core Improvements:

  • new thumbnail cache replaces mipmap cache (much improved speed, stability and seamless support for even up to 4K/5K screens)
  • all thumbnails are now properly fully color-managed
  • it is now possible to generate thumbnails for all images in the library using new darktable-generate-cache tool
  • we no longer drop history entries above the selected one when leaving darkroom mode or switching images
  • high quality export now downsamples before watermark and framing to guarantee consistent results
  • optimizations to loading jpeg’s when using libjpeg-turbo with its custom features
  • asynchronous camera and printer detection, prevents deadlocks in some cases
  • noiseprofiles are in external JSON file now
  • aspect ratios for crop&rotate can be added to config file

Image Operations:

  • color reconstruction module
  • magic lantern-style deflicker was added to the exposure module (extremely useful for timelapses)
  • text watermarks
  • shadows&highlights: add option for white point adjustment
  • more proper Kelvin temperature, fine-tuning preset interpolation in white balance iop
  • monochrome raw demosaicing (for cameras with color filter array physically removed)
    raw black/white point module

Packaging:

  • removed dependency on libraw
  • removed dependency on libsquish (solves patent issues as a side effect)
  • unbundled pugixml, osm-gps-map and colord-gtk

Generic:

  • 32-bit support is soft-deprecated due to limited virtual address space
  • support for building with gcc earlier than 4.8 is soft-deprecated
  • numerous memory leaks were exterminated
  • overall stability enhancements

Scripting:

  • lua scripts can now add UI elements to the lighttable view (buttons, sliders etc…)
  • a new repository for external lua scripts was started
  • it is now possible to edit the collection filters via lua
  • it is now possible to add new cropping guides via lua
  • it is now possible to run background tasks in lua
  • a lua event is generated when the mouse under the cursor changes

Install Darktable 2.0 on Ubuntu Linux OS

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install darktable
 
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