For those who work with photo manipulation, having an application to edit them without “destroying them” is essential, and Darktable proves to be very efficient in this segment.
At the beginning of the year (2019), we made a list of other apps for this function, which you can check out here.
The new version of Darktable, comes with more than 3000 commits for the tools compared to version 2.6 of the application. There was also a “redesign” of the interface, which is now managed by GTK CSS. This allows for a selection of different themes and some are already provided for you to try.
Some of the new features in this version are:
● New shortcuts to allow a “borderless editing experience”;
● Added support for undo / redo in the lighttable for tags, colored labels, classifications, metadata, exclusion history, transfer history and applied styles;
● New visualization of the timeline in lightview;
● Enhanced support for 4K and 5K screens;
● New “tone equalizer”, “basic” and “cinematic RGB” modules;
● Module for manipulating 3D RGB Lut transformations;
● Noise reduction settings;
● Support for exporting to GooglePhotos;
● You can now display hierarchical tags in a “tree view”;
● Tags can be private;
● Color picker added to several modules;
● Viewing window available in darkroom.
To check all the other news and with more details, you can check here or on the project’s Github. To install the Darktable, you can follow the procedure that the project suggests.
So far only on Github this new version is available, but most likely it will arrive soon in the distros’ repositories.
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