How To Install Darktable 2.2.2 On Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

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 light table. Also, the users can develop and enhance raw images.

The latest version available is Darktable 2.2.2, which comes with a huge list of changes.

New features:

  • color look up table module: include preset for helmholtz/kohlrausch monochrome
  • Lens module: re-enable tiling
  • Darkroom: fix some artefacts in the preview image (not the main view!)
  • DNG decoder: support reading one more white balance encoding method
  • Mac: display an error when too old OS version is detected
  • Some documentation and tooltips updates

Bugfixes:

  • Main view no longer grabs focus when mouse enters it. Prevents accidental catastrophic image rating loss.
  • OSX: fix bauhaus slider popup keyboard input
  • Don’t write all XMP when detaching tag
  • OSX: don’t do PPD autodetection, gtk did their thing again.
  • Don’t show database lock popup when DBUS is used to start darktable
  • Actually delete duplicate’s XMP when deleting duplicated image
  • Ignore UTF-8 BOM in GPX files
  • Fix import of LR custom tone-curve
  • Overwrite Xmp rating from raw when exporting
  • Some memory leak fixes
  • Lua: sync XMPs after some tag manipulations
  • Explicitly link against math library

Base Support:

  • Canon PowerShot SX40 HS (dng)
  • Fujifilm X-E2S
  • Leica D-LUX (Typ 109) (4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1)
  • Leica X2 (dng)
  • Nikon LS-5000 (dng)
  • Nokia Lumia 1020 (dng)
  • Panasonic DMC-GF6 (16:9, 3:2, 1:1)
  • Pentax K-5 (dng)
  • Pentax K-r (dng)
  • Pentax K10D (dng)
  • Sony ILCE-6500

Noise Profiles:

  • Fujifilm X-M1
  • Leica X2
  • Nikon Coolpix A
  • Panasonic DMC-G8
  • Panasonic DMC-G80
  • Panasonic DMC-G81
  • Panasonic DMC-G85

Installation instructions:

Darktable is available via some third party PPA, so installing Darktable on Ubuntu is piece of cake. All you need to do is add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the darktable package:

$ 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 remove darktable

The installation instructions should work on Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and derivative systems like Linux Mint 18, Linux Mint 17.x and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

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