Merry Christmas from Darktable

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by datagov, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. datagov

    datagov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 2, 2012
    New York
    merry xmas :)

    thanks to houz who was pushing hard for this, we have another release out:

    it comes with a very organised RELEASE_NOTES file, which reads like this:

    release notes for darktable 1.4

    - darktable now integrates a lua engine that allows writing scripts to make it easier to use with other image processing software. These scripts can be run when a particular event takes place (for example when a new image is imported) or when a particular keyboard shortcut is used. There are very few scripts available at this point but we expect the community to provide some more during the next release cycle.

    - darktable now include several kinds of drawn masks: brush, circle, ellipse, path and gradients
    - exporting in WebP format
    - serious speed enhancements of lighttable when using large colections

    - focus detection on lighttable
    - local cached copies of images for offline files
    - a few new blend mode like "HSV lightness", "HSV color", "Lab lightness" and "Lab color"

    - new modules "contrast brightness saturation", "color balance" and "color mapping" which replaces the now deprecated "color transfer" module
    - new histogram mode "waveform"
    - added a setting to automatically collapse modules to only have a single one expanded
    - better user experience for bauhaus sliders: the popup now has a blinking cursor to make possible text entry more discoverable

    - the text entry for bauhaus sliders and vimkeys' ":set" command can now evaluate mathematical expressions
    - additional logarithmic mode for editing the basecurve

    - many bug fixes and small improvements

    - a tool for measuring basecurves from a sample image
    - a tool to check the system's color management setup. call cmake with -DBUILD_CMSTEST=On to build and install it. packagers probably want that.

    - updated usermanual

    - darktable now requires Gtk+ in version >= 2.24, Glib in version >= 2.30

    Known bugs
    - Ricoh Pentax K-3 PEFs aren't supported yet (DNGs work fine)
    - Nikon D5300 isn't supported yet

    as always, thanks to everybody making this possible, especially our long git-commit hall of fame:

    249 Ulrich Pegelow
    200 Tobias Ellinghaus
    200 Pascal Obry
    176 Pascal de Bruijn
    162 Boucman
    155 johannes hanika
    60 Aldric Renaudin

    this is just the pre-announcement to the packagers on the dev list, the general public one on the website will follow soon.

    cheers and hope you enjoy,
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  2. Ian.

    Ian. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2013
    Thanks. Good Luck.