How To Install Darktable 2.0 On Ubuntu 15.10 & Ubuntu 14.04

Install Darktable photo editor on Ubuntu Linux. How to install Darktable 2.0 photo workflow application (RAW developer) on Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and Derivatives. Darktable is one of the most popular photo application for managing digital negatives (RAW).

Darktable 2.0 is the latest version available of the Darktable RAW Image Tool. Darktable 2.0 has been released with the following changes:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Install Darktable on Ubuntu

Darktable can be installed on Linux Ubuntu Systems, via PPA. Run the following commands to install Darktable on Ubuntu:

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

Once installed, open Darktable from Ubuntu Dash.

If you want to uninstall Darktable from Linux Ubuntu Systems, run the command given below:

$ sudo apt-get remove darktable

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