darktable Linux

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Process and reveal all your digital negatives thanks to darktable, an open source photo enhancement application that works directly with the RAW format


Image processing in RAW format

February 14, 2022
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darktable is an open source photo post-production tool, ideal for both professional and amateur photographers. With this application installed on your Linux distribution you can work directly on your photos in RAW format, being able to manage and handle a large amount of images at once.

Making life easier for photographers

darktable basically offers the user a virtual dark room where he can reveal his digital negatives and enhance them using the different modules includes, from the most basic ones (cropping, removing flaws, modifying the exposure, etc.) to the most advanced ones (simulating night vision, among others.).

A serious alternative to LightZone and RawTherapee.

One of the noteworthy aspects of this tool, that unfortunately is still not available for Windows, is that the processing of RAW images is carried out in a non-destructive manner, therefore, the changes applied aren't permanent until the final result is exported, being able to reverse the modifications whenever you want.

Requirements and additional information:

  • It's advisable to install the program on 64-bit systems.
Antony Peel

A Telecommunications Engineer, chance led me to the translation industry, where after a few years, I discovered another side of the world of technology while translating what others were writing about mobile applications and software. That...