I've notice on other answers there are ways to use the History Stack in Darktable to batch convert a bunch of RAW images. However, since I really only want to use Darktable to export a lot of RAW images, for my purposes into 8-bit uncompressed TIFF's, I wondered if this is possible somehow?
After some exploration, it is actually quite straight-forward. The process can be adapted for your own conversion requirements, but I wanted 8-bit TIFF - the reason why is irrelevant.
- Open up 'Storage Options' in 'lighttable' section of Darktable, set the required settings. For me, TIFF, 8-bit, uncompressed. Set the desired path for file export to disk, and conflict options.
- Select all of the images you wish to export / convert. Use CTRL and LMB to multiple-select RAW images. For this test, I used the same RAW image with different filenames (1300875350_fuji-x100-dscf5613.RAF, 2300875350_fuji-x100-dscf5613.RAF, 3300875350_fuji-x100-dscf5613.RAF). Sadly, you can't see this very well on the screenshot, but I hope the reader understands the strategy.
- Alternatively, use the SELECT ALL option near the top-right of lightable UI.
- Click the EXPORT button in 'Storage Options' - see Step 1 above. Darktable will then export the files in TIFF (or whatever) format.
I hope this helps some others like me who want to convert a whole bunch of files from RAW to some other format. Bravo!