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darktable is an open source photography workflow application and RAW developer. Apply this tag to questions about using darktable to process and enhance your image files. Do not use this tag to ask questions about general software support, such as how to install the software on a particular system.

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How does Darktable compare to Adobe Lightroom for editing JPEGs?

I mostly modify JPG images taken from my Nikon camera. How does Darktable compare to Adobe Lightroom for this purpose?
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Simple comparison of LightRoom 4, Corel AfterShot Pro, DarkTable

I understand that I should upgrade from my basic workflow (mostly Picasa + some Cyberlink PhotoDirector). edit The basic of what I'm looking into is a step-up, single stop (if possible!) solution ...
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Good workflow to review and delete photos with Darktable?

I've just got a new camera, which I have already started taking a lot of photos with. Hard drive space isn't THAT cheap, and I would like to get a work-flow together to quickly go through images, ...
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Why does Darktable export enormous JPEGs?

I have a Nikon D3200 and just started shooting in Raw. Raw files are 18-24mb, and if I convert them to JPEG using Nikon's ViewNX 2, I get 8-12mb files at the top quality and resolution using sRGB; ...
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Why does the appearance of RAW files change when switching from “lighttable” to “darkroom” in Darktable?

In Darktable, when extracting RAW and JPG from the camera and viewing them using lighttable mode, both look identical. Does this mean that they both contain post-processing done by the camera ...
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Is there any Linux software that can import picasa.ini edits?

I accumulated years of edits over my photographs in Picasa. Picasa works as a non-destructive editor, so it doesn't change the original files but saves all modifications in its database and in ...
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How to batch edit a collection of raw files in Darktable?

How do I batch edit a collection of raw files in Darktable? I have tried to research this, but with no luck.
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Darktable: Is it possible to select only modified images in Lighttable view?

In Darktable, in the Lighttable view, is it possible to select/view only images that have been edited?
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Are there predefined profiles in Darktable to instantly give RAWs some necessary punch?

I am just starting using Darktable 1.4 under Mac OS X 1.4. Before I was using Raw Therapee. What I liked about Raw Therapee are the profiles it ships with, especially as the RAWs that come out of my ...
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How to compare the before and after image in Darktable?

I'm using Darktable to edit photos. There is one option, which I'm still looking for, but it seems to be unavailable or hidden somewhere. How to (after making some changes) preview a source image in ...
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How to get rid of dead/stuck pixels in a chdk generated DNG?

I am using a canon ixus 300 HS camera and configured it to shoot RAW (DNG) by using CHDK (version: 1.0.0-1825; latest build for ixus 300 HS). At first sight, all seems ok and the DNG's are generated ...
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Can I use Darktable to export unmodified JPEGs without recompression?

To give you context: I shoot in JPEG Import into Darktable Edit some of the pictures Export all the photos for archiving as JPEG That's fine for images I've tweaked. But it would be nice if the ...
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How can I reset the history stack for many images at the same time in darktable?

How can I reset the history stack for many images at the same time in darktable? I have edited many pictures. However I want to start from scratch. I understand how I can reset the history stack for ...
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have accidentally taken 130 RAW shots with ISO sensitivity 10000, all noisy, now what?

... now what, Darktable or Lightroom? I have taken 30 shots indoors at artificial light at ISO 10000. On the live view display of the camera they looked great, now on the monitor, in the fullscreen ...
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how can I invert brightness (not colors) in darktable 1.4.2?

I want to invert the brightness in a RAW. I do not want to invert the colors, only the brightness of the colors. Can I do that in darktable 1.4.2, and if yes how? Edit: By inverting brightness, I ...
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RAWtherapee vs darktable for Linux [closed]

As an Ubuntu user and a beginner photographer, which of these programs (RAWtherapee or darktable) would give me the best head start and has the most user friendly interface? The emphasis in this ...