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How to install Darktable 2.2.5 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Darktable 2.2.5 recently released is the fifth bugfix release for the v2.2 series of v2.2.5. Darktable as we know is an open source photography workflow application and RAW developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. Before we proceed on how to install darktable on ubuntu, lets take a quick look at its features.

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Darktable Features

  • It runs on various OS platforms like Linux, Mac OS X, as well as Solaris 11
  • Has a fully non-destructive editor
  • All its core functions operate on 4×32-bit floating point pixel buffers, hence enabling SSE instructions for speedups
  • It comes with a collect module that allows you to execute flexible database queries, search your images by tags, image rating (stars), color labels and many more
  • You can import a variety of standard, raw and high dynamic range image formats (e.g. jpg, cr2, hdr, pfm, .. ).
  • darktable has a zero-latency fullscreen, zoomable user interface through multi-level software caches.
  • Tethered shooting support
  • darktable currently comes with 21 translations: Albanian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portugese (Brazilian and Portugese), Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian.
  • The powerful export system supports Picasa webalbum, flickr upload, disk storage, 1:1 copy, email attachments and can generate a simple html-based web gallery. darktable allows you to export to low dynamic range (JPEG, PNG, TIFF), 16-bit (PPM, TIFF), or linear high dynamic range (PFM, EXR) images.
  • darktable uses both XMP sidecar files as well as its fast database for saving metadata and processing settings. All Exif data is read and written using libexiv2.

Darktable 2.2.5 changelog

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


  • 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

See changelog for base supported, white balance presets, as well as noise profiles

How to install Darktable 2.2.5 on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10 and Ubuntu 16.04

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pmjdebruijn/darktable-release

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install darktable

How to uninstall Darktable from Ubuntu

sudo apt-get remove darktable

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