Darktable 3.0.2 Released with New Features & Cameras Support

Darktable 2.2.5

Open source photography workflow app and raw developer Darktable 3.0.2 was released today with new features, bug-fixes, and new cameras support. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10, Ubuntu 20.04.

Darktable 3.0.2 release highlights:

  • Better UI for the blend modes which are now grouped by category.
  • Ctrl+Click can be used to rename a module instance.
  • Allow larger vignette scale.
  • Add pseudo preset in whitebalance to keep user’s modifications.
  • In crop&rotate module it’s possible to allow only vertical composition change using the Shift modifier when dragging the crop area and horizontal one using the Ctrl modifier.
  • See release note for more details.

How to Install Darktable 3.0.2 in Ubuntu:

While there are already two trustworthy repositories, OBS and Dariusz Duma’s PPA, maintaining the most recent Darktable .deb packages, I may stop updating the PPA for the future releases.

The unofficial PPA contains the new release packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10, Ubuntu 20.04, and derivatives.

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/darktable

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) for sudo prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. If an old version was installed, upgrade it using Software Updater:

upgrade darktable

or run commands in terminal to install Darktable:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install darktable


To remove the PPA, either launch Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software, or run command in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/darktable

To remove the RAW image editor, use Ubuntu Software.