How To Install Darktable 1.6.2 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Darktable is an open-source photo workflow application and RAW developers, managing digital negatives in a database and allowing the users to view them through a zoomable lighttable. Also, the users can develop and enhance raw images.

The latest version available is Darktable 1.6.2, which comes with changes.

General improvements:

  • Better names for key access (no more )
  • Local gallery export limited to useful web formats (JPEG/PNG/WebP)
  • Add a way to control the brush size with keys
  • Default X-Trans Demosaic to markesteijn (single pass)

Bug-fixes:

  • Fix IPTC Keyword reading for real
  • rawspeed: support short values in DNG ActiveArea
  • really disable parallel export
  • remove special characters from style export
  • Cropping aspect ratio fixes
  • Some fixes to lua/masks/brushes

Camera support:

  • Pentax *ist DS, Pentax *ist DL2, Pentax K110D
  • Sony A7 II, Sony ILCE-3500
  • Nikon 1 S2
  • Olympus E-450
  • Panasonic LX1, Panasonic G3
  • Samsung NX1
  • Fuji X-E1

how to install Darktable 1.6.2 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0

In this article I will show you how to install Darktable 1.6.2 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing Darktable 1.6.2 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the darktable package. Like this:

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

Optional, to remove Darktable, do:

$ sudo apt-get install darktable

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