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:
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.