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Darktable
Darktable
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Darktable free download for Mac

Darktable

Version 3.8.1

Edit digital negatives.

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Darktable 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 version 3.8.1

Updated on Feb 11 2022

The Big Ones:
  • Two new languages are now available for the documentation: Spanish and Dutch. This brings the total number of translations to six.
  • Thanks to all the translators for their hard work.
  • Other New Features And Changes
  • Speed up the retouch's heal tool by using better parallelism.
  • Add new variable $(DARKTABLE_VERSION).
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fix control and feather points for path and brush shapes when editing using zoom > 200%. The editing is now smooth and no longer jumps as the mouse is moved.
  • On the lighttable view, fix Shift-click when selecting a range - at least one image must first be selected.
  • Fix expansion of some variables on Windows.
  • Fix SVG rendering by computing proper dimension in the watermark module with libsvg 2.52.
  • Fix printing when the export module is set to scale mode. This was caused by a bug in the interaction between export/print.
  • Fix print module image layout display when using inch unit.
  • Fix yellow border for selected grouped images.
  • Fix some tag export issues.
  • Fix crash on Windows when importing from a folder containing special characters.
  • Fix mouse-over thumbnail display when leaving the lighttable from the bottom - ensure that the thumbnail stops being highlighted.
  • Remove the double-click hint in the crop module for committing parameters. This functionality was removed in darktable 3.8.0.
  • Better layout for the star and rejected icons.
  • Fix some refresh issues on the guide overlays menu - ensure that the popup shows the current settings after they have been changed via a keyboard shortcut.
  • Fix guide lines in the rotate and perspective module - ensure the guides are displayed only within the cropped area.
  • Fix Piwigo export for new version of Piwigo which now uses a lounge for new images. We now flush it to ensure the images are assigned to their corresponding album.
  • Fix handling of circle/ellipse sources in the retouch module. Shapes can now be moved immediately after placing them via drag+drop.
  • Fix a bug in rotate and perspective that was preventing removal of the last manually drawn line.
  • Fix multiple issues in tagging module. Some UI interactions have been reworked to be closer to what a user would expect.
  • Also, some new keys have been added: shift-enter attach selected tag, reset entry and give it the focus; shift-left collapse the entire tree
  • Fix multiple drag+drop issues on the lighttable that were causing crashes.
  • Fix a possible crash with very large up-scaling at export.
  • Rework the history items on thumbnail tooltips.
  • Rework the GUI for the copy / paste of history items. The on/off status icon has been removed from the labels and replaced with a specific "on/off" column.
  • Fix some demosaicer issues specific to AMD OpenCL drivers.
  • Fix possible crash in styles module for style names containing a slash.
  • Add option to enter the new module instance name automatically when duplicating a preset.
  • Fix Filmic RGB graph update when used in the quick access panel.
  • Restore shortcut for creating a virgin duplicate in the lighttable view.
  • Allow presets in the tagging module to append the tags instead of replacing them.
  • Fix tooltip on mid-tones vs extreme luminance saturation sliders in Filmic RGB.
  • Fix crop adjustment in rotate and perspective module when preview down-sampling is active. Movements were amplified making the adjustment harder and the clicked location was not constant when dragging the crop area.
  • Fix writing XMP metadata in AVIF format.
  • Fix importing from SMB shares mounted using gvfs.
  • Fix possible color shifting when activating lens correction on a monochrome image.
  • Fix $(RATING_ICONS) variable substitution - now displays an "X" when rating is 0 instead of an empty string.
  • Add some missing variable substitutions in the displayed list.
  • Fix reset button in metadata editor. The metadata entries were properly removed from the selected pictures but the module display was not refreshed.
  • Fix enabling processing modules from a shortcut. The module is no longer given focus when activated, matching the "click" behaviour.
  • Fix automatic tab selection when opening the preferences in non English languages.
  • Improve the unknown DNG illuminant handling.
  • Fix high quality export when the export size is specified "by scale".
  • Fix some shortcuts being ignored when applied to a widget in an inactive or unfocused popover dialog.
Notes:
  • We now display a large red message for cameras with missing samples. The cameras that were removed in 3.8.0 have been added back to darktable for a short period of time.
  • If you see such a message this means that your camera is missing samples. If you do nothing, support will be removed for good in the next major darktable release.
Camera support, compared to 3.8.0:
Noise Profiles:
  • Canon EOS D60
  • Samsung NX1000
Suspended Support:
No samples on raw.pixls.us:
  • Canon EOS M2
  • Creo/Leaf Aptus 22(LF3779)/Hasselblad H1
  • Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR
  • Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd
  • Fujifilm FinePix S9600fd
  • Fujifilm IS-1
  • GoPro FUSION
  • Kodak EasyShare Z980
  • Leaf Aptus-II 5(LI300059)/Mamiya 645 AFD
  • Leaf Credo 60
  • Leaf Credo 80
  • Leica D-LUX 6
  • Minolta DiMAGE 5
  • Nikon 1 J4
  • Nikon 1 S1
  • Nikon Coolpix P7700
  • Nikon D1H
  • Nikon D2H
  • Nikon D3S
  • Olympus E-10
  • Olympus SP320
  • Olympus SP570UZ
  • Panasonic DMC-FX150
  • Panasonic DMC-G2
  • Pentax K200D
  • Pentax K2000
  • Pentax Q10
  • Phase One IQ250
  • Samsung GX10
  • Samsung GX20
  • Samsung NX5
  • Samsung NX10
  • Samsung NX11
  • Samsung NX20
  • Samsung NX2000
  • Samsung EK-GN120
  • Samsung SM-G920F
  • Samsung SM-G935F
  • Sinar Hy6/ Sinarback eXact
  • Sony DSLR-A380
  • Sony DSLR-A560
  • ST Micro STV680
Translations:
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Chinese - China
  • Dutch
  • Esperanto
  • European Spanish
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Polish
  • Slovenian
  • Ukrainian

Information

License

Free

Size

96.5 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.darktable.org/

Downloads

29377

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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Bill-601
Bill-601
Oct 18 2021
3.6.1.5
0.0
Oct 18 2021
0.0
Version: 3.6.1.5
I really wanted to give it a chance, but it exits every time I just click the Darkroom tab.
oznamjm
oznamjm
Jun 20 2020
3.0.2
2.0
Jun 20 2020
2.0
Version: 3.0.2
very good app but painfully slow on my late 2018 imac (16 GB ram, 3,8 GHz i5 cpu, Radeon Pro 580 8GB) . I have tried everything to configure it to run quickly but with no effect. due to very slow running almost unusable
dvsrl2007
dvsrl2007
Apr 16 2020
3.0.1.2
1.0
Apr 16 2020
1.0
Version: 3.0.1.2
I was able to run Darktable 3.0.1.2 for a while on my iMac and edited several photographs. But then it crashed while importing images. It now refuses to open at all. I uninstalled and reinstalled 3.0 and even tried the same with previous versions. None will open either from the dock or from clicking the icon. I wish it were more reliable. To those who complain about the small screen font size, it really is adjustable. You just need to know where to look to make the changes.
radoslavrundic
radoslavrundic
Nov 7 2019
2.6.3
0.0
Nov 7 2019
0.0
Version: 2.6.3
it is very good software but I can not import photos from card reader...that is big negative's issue
cubanpete
cubanpete
Jul 10 2019
2.6.2
5.0
Jul 10 2019
5.0
Version: 2.6.2
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....
Eric•Woehler
Eric•Woehler
May 31 2019
2.6.2
0.5
May 31 2019
0.5
Version: 2.6.2
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.
Levelbest
Levelbest
Dec 30 2018
2.4.4
0.0
Dec 30 2018
0.0
Version: 2.4.4
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.
siamlotus
siamlotus
Jun 4 2017
2.2.3
0.0
Jun 4 2017
0.0
Version: 2.2.3
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
Leon-Azul
Leon-Azul
Apr 8 2017
2.2.3
4.5
Apr 8 2017
4.5
Version: 2.2.3
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.
Zx81
Zx81
Dec 30 2016
2.2.0
5.0
Dec 30 2016
5.0
Version: 2.2.0
One of the best raw converters with a very active community and hundreds of video tutorials available.
Thе-Wаll
Thе-Wаll
Dec 29 2016
2.2.0
1.5
Dec 29 2016
1.5
Version: 2.2.0
Just my humble opinion but this app is not worth your attention. I am disappointed.
Visible-Evidence
Visible-Evidence
Nov 22 2016
2.0.5
2.0
Nov 22 2016
2.0
Version: 2.0.5
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.
Opsono
Opsono
May 10 2016
2.0.4
0.0
May 10 2016
0.0
Version: 2.0.4
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
anonymous-heron-1527
anonymous-heron-1527
Mar 7 2016
2.0.2
0.0
Mar 7 2016
0.0
Version: 2.0.2
Version 2.0.2 is a .tar.xz source code download. There is no pre-compiled .dmg yet.
SmurfTurf
SmurfTurf
Feb 3 2016
2.0.1
5.0
Feb 3 2016
5.0
Version: 2.0.1
Thanks for this first bugfix release.
Zx81
Zx81
Feb 3 2016
2.0.1
5.0
Feb 3 2016
5.0
Version: 2.0.1
No sign of this update on the Darktable site so far. The latest DL dates back to the 23rd of december 2015.
MikeChip
MikeChip
Jan 26 2016
2.0.0
5.0
Jan 26 2016
5.0
Version: 2.0.0
A nice program has seen a lot of improvements with the 2.0 release. Can't wait to test this in details.
Zx81
Zx81
Oct 30 2015
1.6.8
5.0
Oct 30 2015
5.0
Version: 1.6.8
Darktable 1.6.9 has been released.
Levelbest
Levelbest
Jun 13 2015
1.6.4
0.0
Jun 13 2015
0.0
Version: 1.6.4
Note the app is at 1.6.4 and posts here show It is at 1.6.7. I tried downloading 1.6.7 but It's at the geeks only level. I can download It but I cant just click and open It, It has to be assembled with all the folders and packages and ... stuff. I cant do that so It going to remain at 1.6.4. And oddly enough, 1.6.4 opens but wont click between views. It seems sidelined and I was hoping for a fresh version.
cubanpete
cubanpete
Jun 12 2015
1.6.4
5.0
Jun 12 2015
5.0
Version: 1.6.4
darktable 1.6.7 is out ! http://www.darktable.org/news/ Great app. Getting better all the time. Thank you very much! User manual: http://www.darktable.org/usermanual/index.html.php
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