I'm exploring Darktable and find it excellent.

However, after I make changes in the Darktable editor, when I switch back to Lighttable, how can I determine which images have already been edited? There doesn't appear to be any indicator on the thumbnail to show that I have edited it.

This is quite frustrating and I hope there is a simple answer.


Changed photos have a tag darktable|changed applied to them, which you can use for filtering in the collect images module. This feature has been introduced in darktable 0.9.

Also you see a icon on the top right of each picture in the lighttable: enter image description here

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    @benrudgers I did :) Tough I called it module, not panel. Do you know the correct term?
    – sebix
    Aug 7 '17 at 7:24

sebix is correct. You may also add multiple filters to sort through your images in lighttable under the collect images module like shown in this snapshot:

enter image description here


You can see I'm searching only one day of photos of images at 100 ISO that have been changed/edited.

  • Excellent answers. Thank you very much. This indeed will allow for a smooth workflow
    – user23131
    Aug 7 '17 at 22:04
  • Is there a way to sort all of the images in a folder so the changed images (edited images) appear together and the unchanged image thumbnails follow afterwards? This would allow me to see quickly in a folder which images are finished, and to select other images to edit from the list of thumbnails.
    – user23131
    Aug 8 '17 at 20:44

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