Darktable
Darktable
2.6.3

4.0

Darktable free download for Mac

Darktable

2.6.3
21 October 2019

Edit digital negatives.

Overview

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.

What's new in Darktable

Version 2.6.3:
New Features:
  • April 1st game is now disabled by default
  • Add preference to disable/enable April 1st game
  • Print module default margin set 17mm
  • Add support for disabling base-curve by default
  • Add support for disabling sharpen by default
Bugfixes:
  • Source with OpenMP can be compiled with GCC-9 and clang
  • Update skin tone preset on color-zones module
  • Fix compiling with exiv2 0.27.2.1
  • Fix file access permissions on macOS Catalina 10.15
  • Fix shift+scroll only scrolling in one direction on macOS
  • Fix picasa, piwigo and facebook SSL support
  • Fix CSS issue on MacOS

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30 Darktable Reviews

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cubanpete
10 July 2019

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Great pro app with a very nice GUI on Macbook Pro Retina. Maybe not for beginners but can help create pleasing images. A lot of features and some very sophisticated ones like color zones you won't find anywhere else so it needs a little getting used to. It also has a lens correction module for my little Olympus primes and noise profiles for the camera! In all I found 4 de-noise modules! Also automatic perspective correction. Remember to always click the little little button on the left side of the module's title bar to activate that module. This app is a keeper and has a learning curve but it's worth it. Thanks! BTW saving edited images is under Section "lighttable" / "export selected" module, export button at the bottom....
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Version 2.6.2
radoslavrundic
07 November 2019
it is very good software but I can not import photos from card reader...that is big negative's issue
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Version 2.6.3
cubanpete
10 July 2019
Great pro app with a very nice GUI on Macbook Pro Retina. Maybe not for beginners but can help create pleasing images. A lot of features and some very sophisticated ones like color zones you won't find anywhere else so it needs a little getting used to. It also has a lens correction module for my little Olympus primes and noise profiles for the camera! In all I found 4 de-noise modules! Also automatic perspective correction. Remember to always click the little little button on the left side of the module's title bar to activate that module. This app is a keeper and has a learning curve but it's worth it. Thanks! BTW saving edited images is under Section "lighttable" / "export selected" module, export button at the bottom....
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Version 2.6.2
Eric•Woehler
31 May 2019
Rubbish GUI. Font size set to 2pts - too small to read on HD screen, forget about it on MB Pro Retina screen. Searching on web, seems users have to tweak a config file to change the font size for all dialogue boxes in the GUI! Really?? Can't be done by settings/preferences it seems, start diving into config files? Pass. It may get 4 stars from others, but 1/2 star from me for rubbish GUI and crazy way to change fonts for GUI.
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Version 2.6.2
Levelbest
30 December 2018
I just read that a new version is out for Darktable ... "darktable 2.6.0 released". Unfortunately, there is something wrong with the Darktable website at the time of this posting. When I go to the download page, the page starts to jump, twitch, and otherwise is unreadable. I looked at Darktable long ago. It looks to be a nice and a useful app. If they get their download problem fixed, I will again check it out.
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Version 2.4.4
1 answer(s)
Levelbest
Levelbest
30 December 2018
Didn’t see a way to edit my recent comment. The jumpy web page problem I mentioned is with Safari. I just tested loading the same page in Firefox. It works fine in Firefox.
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siamlotus
04 June 2017
Version 2.2.5 is out. Changes are : New features: When appending EXIF data to an exported image, do not fail if reading of EXIF from the original file fails Support XYZ as proofing profile Clear DerivedFrom from XMP before writing it bauhaus: when using soft bounds, keep slider step constant Bugfixes: Some GCC7 build fixes cmstest: fix crash when missing XRandR extension. Fix crash in Lua libs when collapsing libs Mac packaging: some fixes RawSpeed: TiffIFD: avoid double-free Fix a few alloc-dealloc mismatches Base Support: Canon EOS 77D Canon EOS 9000D Nikon D500 (14bit-uncompressed, 12bit-uncompressed) Nikon D5600 (12bit-compressed, 12bit-uncompressed, 14bit-compressed, 14bit-uncompressed) Panasonic DC-FZ82 (4:3) Panasonic DMC-FZ80 (4:3) Panasonic DMC-FZ85 (4:3) Panasonic DC-GH5 (4:3) White Balance Presets: Pentax K-3 II Noise Profiles: Nikon D500 Panasonic DMC-FZ300 Panasonic DMC-LX100 Pentax K-70 Sony ILCE-5000
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Version 2.2.3
Leon-Azul
08 April 2017
One of the best suites of tools for working with RAW image files regardless of price, and with its very active and cooperative developers community it just gets better and better. It is not intended to be an "editor" but rather a "finisher" of images. This requires a very clear concept of what one wants out of an image — not some vague sense of "vibrant" or "sharper" — which can be challenging at first, especially for one accustomed to dumbed-down editors that offer automated quick fixes. Yet the precision and versatility of this collection of software is well worth the effort, and helps to encourage better exposures to start with. Be aware that the core development occurs under Linux, the OS X version is a port maintained by a separate group of volunteers, and there often is a lag between versions. Also, new hardware support can be delayed depending on who is available to code and review it, but when that support does get committed, it is typically better than the manufacturers' own support.
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Version 2.2.3
1 answer(s)
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
19 April 2018
I don't know how you're defining editor. In my book, any image manipulation is editing. You should be more clear about what you think an image editor is. Photoshop, perhaps?

This app is more complex then Adobe Lightroom, for sure. It is more like Capture One. If Lightroom is too basic for you, and Capture One is too expensive, then this is an excellent alternative.
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Zx81
30 December 2016
One of the best raw converters with a very active community and hundreds of video tutorials available.
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Version 2.2.0
Thе-Wаll
29 December 2016
Just my humble opinion but this app is not worth your attention. I am disappointed.
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Version 2.2.0
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Zx81
Zx81
31 December 2016
Could you be more specific?
1,5 star for just an opinion is a bit harsh.
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Visible-Evidence
22 November 2016
I dunno, man. This is one of the most unnecessarily obtuse GUIs I think I’ve ever seen. The dark background and streamlined graphics make you think this is a modern GUI, but it doesn’t quite work like one. I still can’t figure out HOW to access an external drive with all my photos on it. As far as I can tell you can only access your local volume, which is crazy. And if you can then why is it so obtuse to figure out how? It shouldn’t be this difficult, but it is. Maybe if you want to deep dive and revisit 1995 you’d like this program, but unless you’re really, really, really into debugging apps it probably isn’t worth your time. Maybe someday it’ll get there. Just not today.
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Version 2.0.5
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Zx81
Zx81
29 December 2016
Strange...
Launch Darktable>Click on import in the left pane (image or folder)>a new window opens, local and external drives appear in the left column.
" It shouldn’t be this difficult".
BTW, second time 1995 is mentioned in your reviews to illustrate something you feel outdated ; (This feels clunky and 1995 to me). What is wrong with 1995? International Year of Tolerance? OJ Simpson's trial...
Darktable is a great raw converter, a manual is provided and should be read.
One day, you'l get there, just try to understand.
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Wade-Smith
10 May 2016
The MacUpdate download link did not work for me- here's this- https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/download/release-2.0.4/darktable-2.0.4.dmg
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Version 2.0.4