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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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Transfer color from one image to another using darktable

Let's say I have an image where I like a certain color, for example the green tone of leafs. I have another image where I would like to change the color of the leafs to the green tone of the first ...
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AfterShot Pro 3 generating artifacts with OpenCL GPU use?

I discovered an artifact on a shot when I printed a large blowup of a tight crop. Initially I thought, "Oh no, I have a camera problem!" Further experimenting demonstrated that the artifacts are ...
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Why are blown-out highights pink instead of white in Darktable?

I switched to Linux and started using Darktable as my RAW processor. It is great and I love all of its functions. Lately I've tried to do some HDR shots and I noticed that the parts which are blown ...
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How can I achieve turquoise in Darktable?

I'm new to Darktable but I have my workflow in Lightroom. My main style is turquoise color (based on blue) and I wanted to do that in Darktable but I cannot manage to do it. How I do it on ...
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How can I quickly switch format with RAW+JPEG images?

I have RAW+JPEG photos in Darktable. I have given some star rating to JPEG photos and filtered the lighttable view using the stars. While I have selected one of those JPEG images, can I quickly switch ...
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How to edit my RAW photo to make the stars come out more?

I've been taken night photography photos with my Sony A6000 in RAW+JPEG. There should be a lot more potential in RAW, but I can't make it look as visually pleasing as the JPEG. In particular, the ...
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Darktable 2.4.4 image info module showing 160 for lens, instead of lens name

I'm using Darktable 2.4.4 on Linux Mint 19 Xfce. I have updated Lensfun (v0.3.2.4). How do I get my 18-55 lens to be automatically recognized? My Nikon D5300 is recognized, no problem, but the kit ...
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How to make digiKam use previews from darktable?

digiKam for DAM and darktable for developing images are a frequent twin. Obviously digiKam doesn't apply darktable's processing so it displays raw files (and any other) using embedded previews or own ...
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Darktable 2.4 : how to display hidden presets of base curves?

In the base curve module of darktable (2.4), when I push the presets button I can choose among a series of base curves with only two options for Nikon cameras: "Nikon like" and "Nikon Like Alternate". ...
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How can I delete files previously removed from Darktable?

I've been removing unwanted images from Darktable by pressing the Del key. I just learned that this isn't deleting the images from my hard drive, only removing them from the Darktable database. How ...
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How to make lens correction data for Samsung S8 in Darktable?

I'd like to use the Lens Correction module in Darktable. My photos are taken with Samsung S8, and Darktable does not have the information about the lens in this phone. How can I add this information? ...
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How to copy a drawn mask in Darktable?

How to copy a mask from one module to another and modify it on the second module without affecting the original mask in the first module?
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Dodge and Burn in Darktable

I was searching for Dodge and Burn in Darktable but didn't find any website that show how to do this. I've only found this feature request for darktable that show that the OP use Dodge and Burn and ...
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Why doesn't Darktable's histogram match the one my camera shows?

I'm using Darktable 2.4.2 with Canon 6D. The problem is that when I import a raw image, and apply the Canon 6D base curve, the histogram is totally different with respect to the histogram visualized ...
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Post-processing software - which one and why?

I have been a Photoshop user for several years now, a Lightroom one for over six months, I discovered darktable and today I first heard about RawTherapee. From what I understand, Lightroom is (or at ...
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Darktable XMP sidecar filters repository

Maybe I'm asking a stupid question for real photographers, but I'm searching an online repository with XMP sidecar files for Darktable. Everyone knows the many instagram effects like laté and sepia ...
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Darktable embedded ICC profile in DNG

I am experimenting with linear raw DNG and ICC profiles with Darktable. The DNG files are the result of scans using VueScan. I can add the scanner's ICC profile to the DNG. But when I open it in ...
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time-lapse photograh

when i have a sequence of individual pictures, how can I create a single frame like this? My tools are GIMP and/or Darktable. Kindly help.
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In darktable the lighttable recently defaulted to collapsed sidebars

I use darktable for my post-processing, but recently the lighttable view has defaulted to having all the sidebars collapsed. Generally speaking, I usually want them all opened up, and it used to work ...
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Darktable lens correction doesn't find lens automatically

I have been using darktable for sometime now on Debian. But after I re-install the operating system, darktable does not find my lens automatically. Instead I have to choose the lens manually every ...
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Virtual collection in Darktable?

I'm currently trying Darktable for managing my photo library. I'm not a photographer, just trying to sortout my photos. Typical example: On a weekend trip was took 100 photos I just want to select ...
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Darktable: how to save export account?

DT 2.2.5. How to save "export selected" account (facebook/google/flickr) credentials? fb/google works for me but every time I'm restarting DT I have to go thru authentication process again. Settings->...
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Darktable Switch between RAW and JPEG

I always shoot RAW + JPEG so i see both in darktable conected witch a yellow frame. Is there a shortcut to easy switch between both while editing or even compare them side by side? best regards ...
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Is there a way to automate photo correction in Darktable?

I am used to Adobe Lightroom where you can use an "auto adjust" button to get a automated optimized output of a RAW photo. I use Darktable now and am looking for something similar. I want to edit my ...
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Can I modify Darktable's default scale and position of watermarks?

I add an svg image as an watermark to my pictures edited in Darktable. This always starts with 100% scale and centered. Can I modify (may be darktable.css/darktable.rc) so that the default scale is ...
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Consistent Backgrounds using Darktable

I regularly take photos on a fixed background under natural light. I use a grey-card for white balance which works well enough. I take a test shot with the card, white balance it and save that as a ...
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In Darktable, how do I know which images have been edited (have settings)?

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? ...
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Darktable custom framing

Is there a way to add custom matting/framing/borders preset instead of using the default rectangular ones? I mean something like smooth corners or old fashion styles. Update: The framing settings in ...
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Is there a way to delete grouped images in Darktable

I'm using Darktable to review and edit my photos. For this, I always import RAW and JPG at the same time, which are automatically grouped by Darktable. During the review process, I usually use the ...
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Updating metadata in Darktable

Bear with me. I've been using Darktable for a while now along with Olympus' own software and digikam for uploading, keywording etc and GIMP for any retouching I can't easily achieve in Darktable. I ...
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Is it possible to batch export all processed photos in Lightroom?

I want to stop using Lightroom and switch over to digiKam/darktable. I have about 100,000 photos in one big Lightroom catalog. Most of these have never been processed. However, I'd like to export ...
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How do I adjust overexposure in certain parts of the image only, using darktable?

I am very new to RAW editing. I clicked few pic and they have overexposure problem in selected area using darktable. I can't find out a way to edit/remove the overexposed part only. I have tried ...
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What Linux software might deliver a better default rendering of a Nokia 1020 dng file than an old version of darktable?

I wanted to migrate from windows(lightroom) to Linux (Darktable) for several reasons, I've got a Nikon D3100 as my main camera, I haven't had problems with .NEF files, but today I tried to edit one of ...
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Export multiple sizes of a picture with darktable

In darktable's lighttable I can export JPEGs from my raw pictures and specify a max width and height. If I need multiple versions of a raw picture, e.g. sky.dng exported with 3840x2160/1920x1080/...
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How to create a denoising profile for darktable

I tried to create a denoising profile for my Google Nexus-5 smartphone as described in a blog post. I shot some pictures, one per ISO setting (100,200,400,800,1600,3200) with OpenCamera which are ...
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In darktable, how can I get a particular basecurve preset to be applied automatically?

I'm using darktable (which I love!) for processing raw photos from a Canon EOS 6D on Ubuntu 16.04. It seems that when I open a raw image in the darkroom and go to the basecurve module which has been ...
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Is there any way of achieving cross-application non-destructive RAW editing? (Maybe xmp files?)

Is there some way of saving (basic) non-destructive RAW developing/adjustments that is not limited to a particular app ecosystem (eg Adobe)? Understandably some transformations are proprietary (eg. ...
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How to reduce color noise in Darktable?

Photo worth a thousand words is below. Summary: Darktable generates a lot of color noise which is really hard to remove in color photography. Why is that? How to fight it?
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Darktable doesn't recognize tamron 18-270mm lens

first of all my specs: I'm using Ubuntu 16.04, my lens is a Tamron 18-270mm F/3,5-6,3 Di II VC PZD and I'm using Darktable 2.0.6. I updated my lensfun library using the article of Torsten Bronger. My ...
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Convert Lightroom presets (.lrpreset) to Darktable (as .dtstyle)?

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 ...
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Can I get Darktable to change the order modules are displayed?

When I do some photo editing, I always have the same workflow: Crop & rotate Adjust white balance Adjust brightness/contrast Fine details I'd like to have module displayed in that order in ...
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What is the Darktable equivalent to Lightroom's HSL module?

I have a few tutorials on photo editing based on Lightroom and I would like to apply the same principles but using Darktable. One thing I am not sure how to do is the HSL module. Would the color zones ...
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How do I demosaic my photos using Darktable?

I took a couple of photos and stuck them on Flickr with my Canon T5 (1200D). I took this picture using RAW+L to get a RAW & JPG image, and then compared the two. If you zoom in, you can see there'...
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How to get consistent white balance across a group of JPEG images using darktable?

I have about 7 photos, showing of the same place. Walls are white. Each picture has a different white tone for the walls and I would like to adjust all the walls, preferably automatically! How can I ...
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What is the difference between global tone mapping and curve?

I am in the process of learning post-processing, using darktable. I have a couple of pictures shot in RAW with lots of contrast in them (for instance, dark passages with bright sky). Now, in getting ...
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Why doesn't updating the datetime in EXIF change it in darktable's “image information”?

I use darktable for my digital workflow. The datetime in some of my images is off by a couple of hours. I changed the datetime in all the relevant tags I could find in the *.NEF using exiv2: Exif....
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How can I preserve library structure (and ideally, edits) when migrating from Aperture to Darktable?

I've got a fairly large (>150GB) photo collection, comprising loads of RAW photos, currently sitting between three or four Aperture libraries. Given how much time and effort have been put into making ...
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Darktable - save/export module presets?

I've reproduced some toning presets in Darktable to mimic a Windows plugin called B/W Styler. Is there a way to save/export module presets, and then import them into Darktable on a different machine (...
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Is it possible to shape an image in a non-rectangular shape?

Recently I had to crop an image in a circular shape for a composition. Since I usually use Darktable and I also had to edit some details of the image, I tried to do it directly with it. Nonetheless, ...
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In Darktable, is there a way to bind a keyboard shortcut to 'History Stack - Discard'?

Sometimes I like to see how various Darktable styles look on a particular image. As far as I've been able to discover, the only way to "undo" a style after it's been applied - apart from manually ...