Darktable
Darktable
2.6.2

4.0

Darktable free download for Mac

Darktable

2.6.2
22 March 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 2.6.2:
New Features:
  • Update color balance french translation
Bugfixes:
  • Fix SSE bug in filmic introduced in #2025
  • Fix issue when looking for input color profile (backward compatibility)
  • Add missing Czech translation file
  • Fix possible halo issue in local contrast module.
  • Fix contextual help link to point to new HTML manual for 2.6 series.
Camera support, compared to 2.6.1:
Base Support:
  • DSC-RX100M6
  • Phase One P30 (fixed)
  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 (enhanced)
  • Nikon D7500 (enhanced)
White Balance Presets:
  • Nikon D500
  • Olympus E-PL8
Noise Profiles:
  • Sony SLT-A35
  • Nikon Z6
Translations:
  • Catalan
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Norwegian bokmål
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Slovenian
  • Spanish

Requirements for Darktable

  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later

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I took the time to check out the developer's web site and to download and install - and explore - Darktable. It is actually more like Capture One in it's complexity than Lightroom. In fact, it does many things that Lightroom does not do. The interface is less refined than either Capture One or Lightroom, which is a common issue with open source applications: Darktable is built to run on a number of OS platforms, including several varieties of Linux and OS X - but not Windows. No doubt this is because Linux and OS X are Unix based, while Windows is not. This should boggle some Linux geeks who believe OS X is inhospitable to open source projects. Darktable suggests the opposite: that open source is inhospitable to OS X. If developers are willing to make the effort, OS X is a viable platform. Whether their products are competitive with commercial alternatives, is another question. Darktable divides its functions into numerous modules, which can be displayed in sets or related features to simplify their use. Modules can be displayed or hidden at the user's discretion. Like Capture One, however, Darktable has a steep learning curve. In my opinion Lightroom is by far the easiest and most intuitive app to use of the three, but Darktable has the distinct advantage of being available for free. This may encourage some serious photographers to try it out. For certain, though, it will not appeal to novice users, despite the price. Like Lightroom, Darktable catalogues imported images and provides ranking and tagging features and the ability to assemble photos into collections. The database is searchable as well, so asset management is relatively robust. In limited testing I had no crashes. Processing was moderately fast, given that it is not a native Cocoa app. On the whole, it is a remarkably complete program, clearly the result of a great deal of time and effort. The feature set is extensive and, given the price, in my opinion the app is an excellent value. On the other hand, the interface is bare bones and the program, like Capture One, requires considerable expertise to utilize fully. The user manual is available online and is being actively developed along with Darktable. In my opinion Darktable is a serious entry in the RAW photo processing and management race. Casual observers may be put off by the interface, which takes some getting used to. Anyone willing to put in the time to learn their way around, however, will no doubt find the wide range of available features appealing. In that regard, I think Darktable is more likely to compete with Capture One than with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.
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Version 1.1.4
rileyjunksites
31 July 2019
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Version 2.6.2
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
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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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Ervins Strauhmanis
14 April 2018
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Version 2.4.2
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
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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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MohnMohn
01 February 2017
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Version 2.2.3
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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