Darktable is an open source photography work-flow 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.
In my Getting back into Photography posting I outlined my research in selecting which DSLR/SLT camera to get. The main features I was after were:
- Minimal delay to take the picture
- P/A/S/M modes
- Fast autofocus
- Continuous auto-focus when taking multiple or sequential images
- GPS Geotagging
- Image stabilization
- Good selection of lenses
I mention in my Project 365 – Photo-a-day Challenge posting that I decided last summer to take up my old hobby of photography. The reason was that I came to the conclusion that there is more to life then just working. During my 25 years of business related travels, 2+ million (real) air miles, I took a lot of pictures. However, most were taken with point and shoot cameras. Since retiring for my active travel in 2006, the only pictures I took were those during family get-togethers. It was time to get back to the type of photography I enjoyed during my teen days.