Created: 2012-03-21 21:53
Updated: 2019-03-08 06:52
License: gpl-3.0


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darktable is an open source photography workflow application and raw developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable and enables you to develop raw images and enhance them.




Note that rawspeed is tracked via a git submodule, so after checking-out the darktable, you need to update/checkout rawspeed,

git submodule init
git submodule update

Easy way

./build.sh --prefix /opt/darktable --build-type Release

Manual way

mkdir build/
cd build/
cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/opt/darktable/ ..
sudo make install

Further reading

There is a comprehensive list of build instructions for all the widely used Linux distributions.

Tip: Check that you have the latest gphoto2 library installed in order to support the newest cameras.


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