Darktable 2.2 Released; How To Install The Latest Darktable On Ubuntu

How to install the latest Darktable 2.2 in Ubuntu 16.10 and Ubuntu 16.04. Terminal commands to install Darktable 2.2 in Ubuntu Linux Systems. The latest release of Darktable brings a new automatic perspective correction module, a new tool, darktable-chart, that goes along with the CLUT module, to create styles. It can now split the database into a library containing images and a general one with styles, presets and tags.

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Below is the complete list of changes:

The Big Ones:

  • Add new automatic perspective correction module (https://www.darktable.org/2016/03/a-new-module-for-automatic-perspective-correction/)
  • Liquify tool for all your fancy pixel moving (https://www.darktable.org/2016/04/liquify-liquify/)
  • A new image module to use a Color Look Up Table (CLUT) to change colors in the image (https://www.darktable.org/2016/05/colour-manipulation-with-the-colour-checker-lut-module/)
  • In Highlight reconstruction module, the mode LCh reconstruction was completely rewritten, and is no longer useless!
  • A new tool, darktable-chart, that goes along with the CLUT module, to create styles for the latter
  • Exposure fusion in the basecurve module to lower the dynamic range of images (https://www.darktable.org/2016/08/compressing-dynamic-range-with-exposure-fusion/)
  • Add new raw overexposure indication (https://www.darktable.org/2016/10/raw-overexposed/)
  • Darkroom: the preview (in top-left corner) is now no longer pre-demosaiced (but just downscaled without demosaicing it at the same time), thus the preview, color picker, histogram show the proper results, especially when there is highlight clipping.

Quite Interesting Changes:

  • Split the database into a library containing images and a general one with styles, presets and tags.
  • Support running on platforms other than x86 (64bit little-endian, currently ARM64 only) (https://www.darktable.org/2016/04/running-on-non-x86-platforms/)
  • darktable is now happy to use smaller stack sizes (no less than 256Kb). That should allow using musl libc
  • Allow darktable-cli to work on directories
  • Allow to import/export tags from Lightroom keyword files
  • Allow using modifier keys to modify the step for sliders and curves. Defaults: Ctrl – x0.1; Shift – x10
  • Allow using the [keyboard] cursor keys to interact with sliders, comboboxes and curves; modifiers apply too
  • Support presets in “more modules” so you can quickly switch between your favorite sets of modules shown in the GUI
  • Add range operator and date compare to the collection module
  • Add basic undo/redo support for the darkroom (masks are not accounted !)
  • Support the Exif date and time when importing photos from camera
  • Input color profile module, when profile is just matrix (and linear curve), is 1/3 faster now.
  • Rudimentary CYGM and RGBE color filter array support
  • Nicer web gallery exporter — now touch friendly!
  • OpenCL implementation of VNG/VNG4 demosaicing methods
  • OpenCL implementation of Markesteijn demosaicing method for X-Trans sensors
  • Filter-out some useless EXIF tags when exporting, helps keep EXIF size under ~64Kb
  • OpenCL: properly discard CPU-based OpenCL devices. Fixes crashes on startup with some partially-working OpenCL implementations like pocl.
  • darktable-cli: do not even try to open display, we don’t need it.
  • Hotpixels module: make it actually work for X-Trans

Some More Changes, Probably Not Complete:

  • Drop darktable-viewer tool in favor of slideshow view
  • Remove gnome keyring password backend, use libsecret instead
  • When using libsecret to store passwords then put them into the correct collection
  • Hint via window manager when import/export is done
  • Quick tagging searches anywhere, not just at the start of tags
  • The sidecar XMP schema for history entries is now more consistent and less error prone
  • Rawspeed: fixes for building with libjpeg (as opposed to libjpeg-turbo)
  • Give the choice of equidistant and proportional feathering when using elliptical masks (shift+click)
  • Add geolocation to watermark variables
  • Fix some crashes with missing configured ICC profiles
  • Support greyscale color profiles
  • OSX: add trash support (thanks to Michael Kefeder for initial patch)
  • Attach Xmp data to EXR files
  • Several fixes for HighDPI displays
  • Use Pango for text layout, thus supporting RTL languages
  • Feathering size in some mask shapes can be set with shift+scroll
  • Many bugs got fixed and some memory leaks plugged
  • The usermanual was updated to reflect the changes in the 2.2 series

Install Darktable 2.2 on Ubuntu

Open Terminal and run the following commands in Terminal to install Darktable 2.2 on Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 14.10 and other Ubuntu Derivatives:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pmjdebruijn/darktable-unstable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install darktable

Once installed, open Darktable from Ubuntu Dash or Terminal.

Darktable 2.2 Released; How To Install The Latest Darktable On Ubuntu originally posted on Source Digit – Latest Technology, Gadgets & Gizmos.

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