Install Latest Stable Darktable in Ubuntu 14.04

Install Latest Stable Darktable in Ubuntu 14.04

This quick tutorial is going to show you how to install the latest release of virtual light-table and darkroom application Darktable in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr.

Darktable is an open source photography workflow application and RAW developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable and enables you to develop raw images and enhance them.

At the moment, the latest release is Darktable 1.4.2:

  • A lot of cleanup was done to allow larger images to be handled by darktable
    without crashing as often
  • A significant effort has been made to cleanup some of our code, fixing a lot of
    minor memory leaks and some corner case bugs in the process
  • A bunch of masks corner cases fixed
  • Tonecurve no longer clamps the gamut
  • Assorted TIFF reader/writer fixes
  • Map view: only connect to the map server when active
  • Use filesystem timestamp for images lacking EXIF
  • Sync AMAZE code from RawTherapee, now with SSE2 optimization, so it’s less
  • Olympus: lens detection for some Olympus cameras should work better now
    (requires images to be re-imported)
  • Olympus: focus distance should now be properly displayed for some Olympus
    cameras (requires images to be re-imported)
  • SONY ILCE-7(R) garbage pixels are now cut off
  • Experimental support for Nikon D5300
  • Experimental support for Nikon D3300
  • Experimental support for Samsung NX1100
  • Experimental support for Samsung NX30
  • Very experimental support for Olympus E-M10 (color rendering is still
    subject to future change, and may retroactively affect your image library for
    this camera)
  • New white balance presets for:
    • Nikon D610
    • Olympus E-PL5
    • Olympus E-PM2

Install Darktable in Ubuntu 14.04:

The stable release is available in Launchpad PPA for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10 and Ubuntu 12.04.

To add the PPA and install the app, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one:

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install darktable

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