In case you missed it, the developer team has released a new main version of the DarkTable RAW converter, which is especially popular with Linux and Mac users. DarkTable is a virtual light and dark room for managing digital negatives (RAW files). The development of the image files is done by means of so-called sidecar files, allowing the pictures to be edited in a non-destructive manner.
A useful new feature for many photographers is the automatic perspective correction: straightening lines, for example, moving straight on building photos will now work with a module in a few steps. Other major change includes lighter color correction with Color Lookup Tables (CLUT) or a new module for highlighting overlaid image parts.
The complete list of changes that have been made in version 2.2.0 can be found here. Here is a short list of the most important changes:
- Add new automatic perspective correction module
- Liquify tool for all your fancy pixel moving
- A new image module to use a Color Look Up Table (CLUT) to change colors in the image
- In Highlight reconstruction module, the mode LCh reconstruction was completely rewritten, and is no longer useless!
- A new tool, darktable-chart, that goes along with the CLUT module, to create styles for the latter
- Exposure fusion in the basecurve module to lower the dynamic range of images
- Add new raw overexposure indication
- Darkroom: the preview (in top-left corner) is now no longer pre-demosaiced (but just downscaled without demosaicing it at the same time), thus the preview, color picker, histogram show the proper results, especially when there is highlight clipping.
Get your own copy directly here from darktable.org.