Apparently, there is no way to import lightroom presets into darktable directly. Would it be possible to convert Lr presets to dtstyle-files?

Darktable comes with Lua support which shouldn't make it too difficult to write a converter. The only trouble is that the picture development functions seem to be different and Darktable's API could be documented better.

Does anybody have an idea how to start with this?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Did you get anywhere with this? I am considering attempting to build a converter myself as well. \$\endgroup\$
    – Tim
    Commented Jul 14, 2017 at 0:43
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Tim No, I didn't. It should be possible to convert the different values quite easily. But it is unclear how realible these conversions are. At least for my limited set of skills. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jul 27, 2017 at 12:12

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The problem is that the tools don't function the same way, and there isn't a 1-to-1 mapping of LR tools to darktable tools. Your converter could approximate the settings from LR modules, but I don't think you'll ever get 1-to-1 conversion.


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