Software Update: Darktable 2.6.1

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Darktable has released version 2.6.1 of the open source raw photo editing program of the same name. Darktable is a virtual light box and darkroom for photo editing. It manages digital negatives through a database. The raw photo files are developed by means of so-called sidecar files, where the photos are processed in a non-destructive manner. The software is available for various Linux distributions, macOS and Windows. However, the Windows build is still labeled as experimental marked. The following changes and improvements have been made in this release:

New Features

  • Export module to piwigo
  • Color balance enhancements
  • Color contrast enhancements
  • Cinematic enhancements (better auto tuner)
  • Add contextual help for cinematic module
  • Middle-click can be used to open the presets menu (this is consistent with the fact that middle-click can be used to create a new instance from a preset)
  • Again, better CSS customization for lighttable, filmstrip and duplicates module
  • Presets can now be imported/exported
  • All zoom levels can now be reached with a ctrl-scroll
  • The slideshow view will adjust automatically when darktable window is resized
  • Add support for tiff CIELAB/ICCLAB 8/16 bits
  • Add hierarchical view for styles (separated with |)
  • Forms opacity is displayed in hint messages
  • Add a color picker in the watermark module

Bug fixes

  • Fix collect module filters
  • Fix retouch module, mask areas are properly taking into account the source and destination
  • Fix navigation from darkroom when groups are present and collapsed
  • Fix a rare issue where masks could “jump” to some random location
  • Keep reference point (mouse position) when zooming above 200%
  • Title and description filters are now properly working
  • Minor UI fixes to gain some spaces in darktable modules
  • Fix masks detection over the mouse in some complex cases

Camera support, compared to 2.6.0
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


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Version number 2.6.1
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, BSD, macOS, Solaris, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website dark table
License type GPL
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