Seeks to occupy a niche between the many excellent existing raw converters and management tools images (such as ufraw or f-spot). The user interface is built on effective caching metadata and mipmaps (mipmaps) images that are stored in the database. The user always has the option to interact with them, even if the full-resolution image is not yet loaded.
Editing is carried out in non-destructive mode and affects only the cached image buffers. The final image transformation occurs only when exporting. A graphical interface written in gtk+/cairo, for the database uses sqlite3, download raw images is performed using libraw, supported HDR and standard image formats such as jpeg. The core program operates with floating decimal point, so Darktable can not only work with the usual photos, but also with images from scientific sources or output rendering (HDR).
- darktable runs on GNU/Linux / GNOME, Mac OS X / macports and Solaris 11 / GNOME.
- Fully non-destructive editing.
- All darktable core functions operate on 4x32-bit floating point pixel buffers, enabling SSE instructions for speedups. It offers GPU acceleration via OpenCL (runtime detection and enabling) and has built-in ICC profile support: sRGB, Adobe RGB, XYZ and linear RGB.
- A collect module allows you to execute flexible database queries, search your images by tags, image rating (stars), color labels and many more. Filtering and sorting your collections within the base query or simple tagging by related tags are useful tools in your every-day photo workflow.
- Import a variety of standard, raw and high dynamic range image formats (e.g. jpg, cr2, hdr, pfm, .. ).
- darktable has a zero-latency fullscreen, zoomable user interface through multi-level software caches.
- Tethered shooting.
- darktable currently comes with 18 translations: Albanian, Catalan, simplified Chinese, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian and Thai.
- The powerful export system supports Picasa webalbum, flickr upload, disk storage, 1:1 copy, email attachments and can generate a simple html-based web gallery. darktable allows you to export to low dynamic range (JPEG, PNG, TIFF), 16-bit (PPM, TIFF), or linear high dynamic range (PFM, EXR) images.
- darktable uses both XMP sidecar files as well as its fast database for saving metadata and processing settings. All Exif data is read and written using libexiv2.
- + modules
Installation stable version into Linux Mint:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pmjdebruijn/darktable-release sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install darktable
Installation unstable version into Linux Mint:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pmjdebruijn/darktable-unstable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install darktable