Questions tagged [darktable]

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 do I open an older collection in Darktable?

I see a list of collections in the left sidebar in Darktable, and now I wanna open one of the older ones, but I don't see it in the list. How would I go about opening it? Am I supposed to just "...
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Darktable: Add 'default' tool effect to .xmp / Generate 'default' .xmp using command line for the given file

I have a lot of photo files, which can be split into the following categories: JPG or CR2 Portrait or landscape I want to do the following in an automated way: For every file - open it in darktable ...
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How to check lensfun version on Fedora

I was just about to make calibration files for my Tamron 90mm SP but according to lensfun it was added in 1.613 (there is only one SP 90mm and it's the same as the one I have in EXIF). How can I check ...
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Workflow and colorspaces in Darktable and GIMP for printing images?

I have started to print out some of my photos, but this has lead me down a path where I do not know if I am doing things correctly, and are asked questions I do not know the answers to. Here goes: I ...
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How do I generate linear output from darktable? [closed]

How do I use the basecurve in Darktable to make sure that the final output is linear? That is, if the irradiance E is received at the front lens, I want the pixel values in the final values to be k*E, ...
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Darktable losing wanted night sky detail when exporting to JPEG

I took some night sky photos and messed around a bit in Darktable (Windows) to make the stars pop. The problem is that the exported JPEG dulls out the stars, even though I am exporting at 100% quality....
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Converting adobe lens correction for lensfun / darktable

I'm trying to import Adobe's lens profiles to lensfun (for use with darktable). I'm using darktable 2:2.6.2-1 on Arch Linux installed through pacman, which brought down lensfun 0.3.2-7. (I'm not ...
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Is it legal to download Darktable in European countries? [closed]

The functionality of Darktable is very good so I thought I would switch from Lightroom to Darktable. Can I download it in Germany or any other European countries which have strict legal standards for ...
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How to create smooth transition between styles in a time-lapse using Darktable?

I'm having fun with making time-lapses and I'm using Darktable for color correction. The problem I have is that for the scenes like a sunset where the beginning and the end of the time-lapse are of ...
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How to export using all my CPU cores / GPU

I'm using Draktable and it takes a long time to export all my images. Something like a few hours since there are plenty of images. As I'm monitoring my CPU usage, I do see Darktable making use of my ...
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Remove color cast in darktable?

I'm playing with Darktable, coming from Photoshop, and though I really admire most of its features, there is one thing I cannot seem to wrap my head around. In Photoshop, I can easily remove color ...
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Is this posterization? How to avoid it when stretching histogram?

Last weekend I took some photos in the mountains, where I can't control the light, nor the movement of the subjects. Some of the photos had very little contrast and brightness, and were a bit ...
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Using Darktable, how to batch convert from RAW to another supported format

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 ...
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darktable-cli fails because of locked database file

I'm using darktable-cli to export photos from my library. I started to get an error with the latest version(2.6.1). It's a segmentation fault with error [init] the database lock file contains a pid ...
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Apply imported style by default in Darktable

I just learned that visualizing RAW images is not as trivial as I thought. As good a job Darktable do to provide good default setting for all camera, those presets are not perfect. I found online some ...
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How do I fix the color in this photo using Darktable to match the out-of-camera JPEG?

I'm trying to learn to use Darktable effectively. That's why over the weekend, in the middle of a massive cleaning and organizing task at home, I took a minute to shoot this compositional disaster of ...
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Where do I turn to learn how to process images effectively?

Emphasis here on the word effectively. As I've been digging through lots of Questions and Answers here, I've found lots of examples of astonishing results of image processing of RAW files like these. ...
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How can a specific lens in darktable be selected which is mounted using an adapter?

Is it possible to select a specific lens in darktable (2.6)? When my camera is detected by darktable the lens correction module offers only e-mount (sony native) lenses. I'm using a few old Minolta ...
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Darktable : quickly visualize several styles

I have downloaded a series of darktable styles and I want to quickly visualize interactively the output of each one on a picture by clicking on one style after the other. I thought that I would be ...
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Darktable keyboard shortcut rename instance

Is there any keyboard shortcut allowing to rename a module instance ? I know I can do it by mouse clicks, but I'm interested in doing it with a single key press for the sake of efficiency. I didn't ...
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CR2 files “Currently unavailable”

Only recently when I tried to import my Canon 700D CR2 photos, they appear in the lighttable section but when I select and click darkroom I receive an "....image is currently unavailable". I'm ...
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Strange behaviour in darktable - image inconsistent

I am using darktable 2.6 on Windows 10. This problem started recently. After importing a raw image, when I change anything (exposure, contrast, etc), the preview temporarily resembles the jpg photo. ...
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Dealing with RAW + jpg collections in Darktable: I only want to export processed RAW

If I have a bunch of pictures transferred from a camera, where the camera was set up to do RAW+jpg, I can click the "G" button in Darktable to "group" the RAW and JPEG images together in the "...
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Can I crop to an exact size in Darktable?

I am trying Darktable for raw processing, and I want to crop an image to an exact size (e.g., 1280x720), specifying the content to retain by moving the rectangle around after it's sized. This is ...
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darktable “lighttable” view: how to show only one of each JPG or raw image in a directory?

I've just installed the 2.4.x (latest) Darktable on a new Ubuntu 18.04 PC. On my old machine (Ubuntu 16.04), when I'd open a directory full of .jpg and raw files from a camera memory card, the "light ...
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Is it possible to hide the histogram in Darktable?

In the darkroom section of darktable, the histogram takes up a huge amount of vertical space. Is there any way to hide or move it?
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How do you reset Darktable on Windows

I'm having trouble with Darktable on windows, and I'd like to reset it. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling, but it seems to remember which photos I've been using still. Is there a config file I ...
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Where does this noise come from and how to get rid of it

I am using Darktable as my RAW processing software. In darker pictures that have been taken with an ISO of 800 or more, I frequently encounter great issues with luminance noise. The following two ...
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How can I remove dead links in Darktable?

Because of moving or renaming directories the paths to my photos changed. How can I automatically remove all dead links so that the missing photos aren't displayed (marked with a skull) anymore?
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Lens correction in darktable when my lens isn't known?

I took some raw (CR2) photos and want to edit them in darktable. The focal length is quite low and the distortion high. Usually I correct the distortion by using darktable's lens correction module ...
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How to activate module sliders in Darktable with keyboard?

On a laptop I prefer to adjust module sliders with the keyboard instead of using the touch-pad and clicking. Better control. But giving focus to a slider is quite a pain, can only be done with the ...
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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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How to embed ICC profile in DNG so darktable will use it?

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 ...