Darktable 4.0 Released to Celebrate 10 Years of Open Source RAW Image Editing

Darktable 4.0 Released to Celebrate 10 Years of Open Source RAW Image Editing

darktable team publication Today, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the project from version 1.0, darktable 4.0 has been released and is generally available. This is a major release with many new features and enhancements.

Come in more than 5 months darktable 3.8.1The darktable 4.0 release introduces a new feature called color and exposure mapping to ensure uniform color rendering. It is implemented in the Exposure and Color Calibration module and can define and save the target color / exposure of the color picker. For example, you can use it to perform white balance on non-gray objects of known colors.

Darktable 4.0 also introduces a new color science called Filmic v6. This replaces the required desaturation with a true color gamut mapping to the output color space. This is a new “guided Laplacian” method to “highlights”.
The Rebuild module not only helps you extract valid details from unclipped RGB channels, but also provides color glossary support in the global color picker.

Among other notable changes, the new darktable release adds white balance presets for Nikon D4S, Panasonic DC-S5, and Sony ILCE-7M4 digital cameras, darktable Uniform Color Space 2022 (UCS 22), and the new. Introducing the Guided Laplacian Reconstruction Method with the Highlight Reconstruction Module.

The graphical user interface has been completely revamped to improve the look and consistency of darktable, with improved placement, colors, contrast, collapsible sections, icons, margins and padding. In addition, the vignetting module has been split into two sections for clarity, IPAP Gothic font support, and Elegant Gray as the new default theme.

Among other changes are support for DNG GainMap EXIF ​​information and EXR 16-bit (half precision) float export, improved tagging suggestion mode, new “Collection Filter” module and “Contrast” parameters. Darktable 4.0 has numerous performance improvements, along with countless bug fixes.

Check the release notes for details on all the changes introduced in Darktable 4.0. It can now be downloaded from the official website as a source tarball that needs to be compiled with a GNU / Linux distribution. If it’s not your tea, you’ll be able to install it as a Flatpak app from your Flathub or distribution repository within a few days.

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