Install Darktable 1.6.4 in Ubuntu 14.10/Linux Mint 17

Install Latest Stable Darktable in Ubuntu 14.04

A new release of Darktable, an open source photo workflow software, was announced a few days ago with various improvements, new camera support and translation updates.

Darktable 1.6.4 changelog, according to the release note:

General improvements:

  • major rawspeed update
  • facebook exporter update (first authentication usability should be much better now)
  • first run opencl benchmark to prevent opencl auto-activation if GPU is obviously slower than CPU
  • lensfun cornercase fixes
  • some mask cornercase fixes
  • zonesystem now updates it’s gui when number of zones changes
  • spots iop updates
  • ui_last/gui_language should work more reliably now
  • internal lua updated from 5.2.3 to 5.2.4 (distro typically use their own version of lua)
  • gcc 5 should build now

Camera support:

  • Canon Digital Rebel (non-european 300D)
  • Nikon D5500 (experimental)
  • Olympus E-M5 Mark II (experimental)
  • Samsung NX500 (experimental)

White balance presets:

  • Sony A77 II
  • Fujifilm X-E2
  • Olympus E-M5 Mark II

Noise profiles:

  • Canon 7D Mark II

updated translations:German, French, Russian, Danish, Catalan, Japanese, Dutch.

How to Install/Upgrade Darktable in Ubuntu/Linux Mint:

For Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10, and Linux Mint 17, the new release is available for upgrade in PPA repository.

1. Open terminal from the Dash, Menu, or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run command to add PPA:

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

darktable-ppa

2. After adding the PPA, you should be able to upgrade the software through Software Updater (or Update Manager):

upgrade-darktable

Or you can run below commands one by one to install it from terminal:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install darktable

That’s it. Enjoy!