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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Darktable disable auto correction

I am using darktable for editing my RAW photos and am really a newbie. When I open a new photo, some corrections are already applied, for instance "base curve", "sharpen" etc Is ...
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How to reorganize photos along with sidecar files?

I'm using darktable 3.6.0 and am still struggling to find a good workflow. I originally started out with a folder structure where my photos were grouped by "event", but this proved limiting. ...
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How can I copy only one change from history stack between pictures?

I think I must be doing something wrong. I took some sample pictures demonstrating an unusual lens filter. I also prepared a watermark to show the lens properties and camera settings, it looks like ...
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Publishing service in darktable

In Adobe Lightroom there is a concept of "publishing service". Its a collection that has a "publish" option, which exports just the images added to the collection after the "...
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Darktable discards all edits immediatelly as I edit a picture

When I open a picture (it's a JPEG, as I was shooting a timelapse and didn't want it to take too much space), any edits are discarded if I try to compress the history stack or if I leave the picture ...
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Camera JPG Post Processing [duplicate]

I was just reading the responses to a question as to why RAW images look different in lightable and darkroom in Darktable (due to the in camera post processing taking place for JPG files) and I would ...
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How to refresh a folder already in darktable when new photos are added?

I am photo documenting a little pet project I have, and when I have progress captured I put those images into a folder named after the project. However, when I run Dark table, the newly added pictures ...
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Why don't the values given by Argyll's scanin match what I see in darktable or Gimp

I'm trying to do a variation of the color profiling flow given in this post about color profiling I take an image of a Wolf Faust it8 target, turn off a bunch of the default processing that darktable ...
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Darktable 3.4 module order does not match that of pixelpipe

Darktable 3.4 manual states here: Note: The order in which processing modules are executed exactly matches the order in which the modules appear in darktable’s user interface. I deleted the ~/....
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Darktable ignores embedded JPG for preview

I am using Darktable 3.2.1 and I can't get it to use the JPGs embedded in RAW files for preview within Lighttable. There is an option named don't use embedded preview JPG but half-size raw in the ...
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How to split my collection in Darktable?

I have a few pretty big collections in Darktable - 500-1000 photos per collection - from when I was starting with all this. Now I'd like to get at least some of them in order, split them up into ...
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How do I batch apply sidecar files to the corresponding photos by filename in darktable?

I have pretty much the opposite question to this one. I recently needed to upgrade my computer. On my new computer, I still have all of the documents from my old computer, copied over in the same ...
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Why are thumbnails bad, when jpgs are good, with raw processed with darktable?

I'm using darktable to process my raw photos and save the final jpg's. I'm on ubuntu linux. From some of the jpg's, gthumb gets thumbnails which are far lighter than the original jpg, and the same ...
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After exporting from Darktable, I continue getting a message stating, "IMG...CR2 file is currently unavailable"

I'm about 2 weeks new to darktable. I (almost) successfully imported, edited & exported my current project. When I was done editing in darktable, I noticed that about 32 photos didn't export into ...
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Where are these maze-like noise patterns coming from in this tit photo? [duplicate]

I was just editing some tit photos I made on our balcony, and I found really strange patterns of noise over the bird's feathers: The photo is from Nikon D5600, settings 85mm F4.0 1/1000 ISO 160 These ...
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How to go back to a snapshot after moving elsewhere in history?

I was editing my photo in DarkTable. I took a snapshot and then went back in the history and tried to use a different approach to editing my photo. My new approach looked worse than the snapshot of my ...
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Darktable: zoom impacts exposure?

I just have observed a strange behavior in Darktable (Fedora 32, darktable-3.2.1-1.fc32.x86_64): when looking at the image with 'fit screen', it is much darker than the 100% view. After saving the ...
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Darktable film rolls — how to remove a film roll from 'collect images'?

darktable: I have begun using this app. One question, how are unwanted fill rolls removed from 'collect images'. There are several fill rolls I created from folders that I no longer want to keep in ...
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Why does darktable's shadows and highlights module invert this image?

I've recorded a screencast of the issue here. I have a test image that I made so I could see how various modules in Darktable effected the histogram: I import this image in darkable and switch on ...
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Problem with masks: why gradual decay shape always grows under Shift-scroll?

I have troubles understanding how to use masks in Darktable. I'd like to adjust the difference between a mask and the corresponding gradual decay shape. However, when I Shift-scroll, the gradual ...
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Darktable : using a style to deactivate an operation when exporting a file

I usually set a watermark on my photos and I would like to be able to deactivate sometimes the watermark when I am exporting files from the light table. Long ago, with an old version of Darktable, I ...
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Darktable : Module group icons from darkroom is missing! unable to get them back!

Darktable : Module group icons from darkroom is missing! Not sure if I pressed some shortcut... Unable to get them back after many ties (tried deleting the dbs from the setting folder) I am running ...
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Darktable : Compare before and after quickly

Is there a way to quickly compare before and after in Darktable? I know how it can be done using the snapshot panel, but is there a way to do it faster?
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Colors consistency between RAW pictures for timelapse in Darktable

Why do I get different colors while applying the same exact history to every pictures in Darktable. It was my understanding that the white balance setting of the camera didn't matter to a RAW file and ...
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CR3 Format in darktable

Since I can't afford Lightroom, I figured I would use darktable. As I wanted to import my RAW - files (in CR3) I realized that darktable doesn't support them. Is there a way I can still get my RAW - ...
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How do sync a tree of photos in Darktable so it picks up additions/deletions?

I am new to Darktable and trying to use it to manage a large tree of RAW images. I've recursively imported the root of the tree already. It's now displaying the directory names in the lighttable view ...
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Darktable: apply camera's filters, lens correction and crop by default in darkroom mode

I have a Sony Alpha mirrorless camera. When I preview my photos from the lighttable, they look like they do on the camera. But when I open in darkroom, the aspect ratio, lens correction and color ...
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Remove color range (to black) in Darktable

I'm quite new to DarkTable, I'm trying to learn but I can't spot how to do what I want and can't find it in the tutorials. I have taken some light painting photos, there is an overcast night sky in ...
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Some darktable modules create hot pixel "sparkles". Is this a bug, or am I using it wrong?

I'm just getting started with Darktable 3.0.0 processing some RAW files out of my Canon 6D MkII. One odd thing I noticed is that some of the modules seem to create hot pixel-like "sparkle" artifacts ...
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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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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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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 "...