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Remove color cast in darktable?

Within the white balance module you can select "spot" from the preset drop-down list to remove color cast based on a selected area. By default, the entire image except for a margin around the edges is ...
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How do I fix the color in this photo using Darktable to match the out-of-camera JPEG?

While darktable is an increasingly powerful piece of software, one of its rough edges is the fact that it doesn't try very hard to produce a good default "vanilla" rendering of the RAW files from the ...
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How to batch edit a collection of raw files in Darktable?

A useful feature which I have only just found is the ability to copy and paste with short cut keys as shown here darktable manual. I've spent too long right - clicking all over the interface for a ...
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Why is my camera drawing labyrinths on my photos?

Anything you are viewing on the screen is not raw data. Raw image data are linear monochrome luminance values and nothing else. Anything that shows more than one color is the result of the application ...
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Why is my camera drawing labyrinths on my photos?

To confirm ben rudgers' analysis, I took the NEF file you supplied and ran it through RawTherapee. Here's an enlargement of a similar crop with no adjustments and the default "amaze" demosaicing ...
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How to make lens correction data for Samsung S8 in Darktable?

RawTherapee, darktable, and other programs use lensfun for lens correction. If your lens appears to be absent from the database... Check the Lensfun coverage ...
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How can I delete files previously removed from Darktable?

Darktable has two distinct operations: Remove and Delete/Trash. By default, the DEL key is bound to the former. That just removes the information about that file ...
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Lens correction in darktable when my lens isn't known?

Unfortunately, as of right now, darktable doesn't have a very good way of doing ad hoc distortion correction for a lens you don't have a lensfun profile for. The following is a dirty hack that may be ...
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How can I remove dead links in Darktable?

The darktable project includes a shell script called purge_non_existing_images.sh which will remove any entry pointing to a file which doesn't exist. It requires ...
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Dealing with RAW + jpg collections in Darktable: I only want to export processed RAW

This seems to be intended behavior in Darktable 2.6 Actually treating the group as a selection of two photos makes sense in most cases (Rating, Deletion, Move etc). However the good developers of DT ...
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How to copy a drawn mask in Darktable?

In the darkroom, go to the left panel At the bottom of the panel, you have a masks management module In the module, you have a list of modules using masks and then a list of masks On the relevant mask,...
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Why doesn't updating the datetime in EXIF change it in darktable's "image information"?

Because darktable stores this info in its own database on initial import, you will have to force it to re-read the info from the altered files. The sure-fire way to do this is to remove the files ...
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Is there a way to automate photo correction in Darktable?

Just add a style preset with: exposure: auto white balance: camera (or spot - whole image) <...
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Export multiple sizes of a picture with darktable

It's easy enough to do in a shell script using the commad-line interface: ...
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In darktable, how can I get a particular basecurve preset to be applied automatically?

In the current version of darktable (2.2.1) you can open settings > "core options" and select "auto-apply per camera basecurve presets". In previous versions, you can just create a preset using that ...
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Can I get Darktable to change the order modules are displayed?

No, currently the displayed order is, moving upward, the processing order. This processing order is used regardless of your workflow. From the manual: Users frequently ask why the module order is ...
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What is the Darktable equivalent to Lightroom's HSL module?

I'm not a Lightroom user, but from what I can see in images of the HSL module, it gives you sliders to adjust hue, saturation, and lightness independently for different "bands" of the color spectrum. ...
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How to batch edit a collection of raw files in Darktable?

I think another way of doing this in addition to Kyle's answer is the darktable command line interface. There two main options: ...
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Virtual collection in Darktable?

Darktable has a rating system: from 0 to 5 stars and rejected/not rejected. In the light table, the shortcut is r to reject a picture. You can reject all the pictures you don't want and then you can ...
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In darktable the lighttable recently defaulted to collapsed sidebars

It sounds like you accidentally hit the [TAB] button on your keyboard. Hitting it again should toggle it back.
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Why are blown-out highights pink instead of white in Darktable?

The basic problem is that the raw sensor data probably is tilted that way after adjusting for white balance. So, the blown highlights end up with a pink/magenta cast. The solution is in the Highlight ...
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Can I crop to an exact size in Darktable?

Yes you can crop to an exact size by dragging the sizing around manually and eventually get it right on what you need but doing it repeatedly soon gets annoying. To "input an exact size" I had to ...
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Remove color cast in darktable?

For manual channel-by-channel adjustment, you could try the color balance module. I don't think it's enabled by default, so you may need to activate it using the "more modules" button.
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Is it legal to download Darktable in European countries?

"darktable is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License Version 3 or later." -https://www.darktable.org/about/ It is free software, unlike Lightroom. As a point of clarification, it ...
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How do I open an older collection in Darktable?

Yes, Import > Folder is the right way to go, and you will not duplicate your collections by doing this. The information Darktable creates resides in the ...
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Darktable : Module group icons from darkroom is missing! unable to get them back!

To fix it go to settings, then GUI options: Show search module text entry; it should be set to: show both. Select that and restart Darktable - that fixed it for me! Posting this for record in case it ...
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Darktable film rolls — how to remove a film roll from 'collect images'?

There is indeed no remove button for film rolls in darktable; according to the program's developers, this is a feature, not a bug. You can remove a film roll, however, by opening the roll, selecting ...
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Darktable disable auto correction

In lighttable mode, go to preferences > processing. Then, disable every "auto apply" option. https://docs.darktable.org/usermanual/3.6/preferences-settings/processing/ It still uses white-...
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