There has been a paradigm shift as of late in how photographers post-process their images. Where once the field was dominated by Abobe-branded software, the scene has been changed by the likes of Affinity Photo, Capture One, ON1, and others. Even further still open source software has kept up with the trend. Darktable is one such alternative that has been recently updated to version 2.4.3.

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Available for some time now, Darktable is an open source alternative to Adobe’s Lightroom, but only in the most rudimentary ways. The software has numerous differences, including having a larger spread of features than Lightroom. The Lastest update brings with it various bug fixes as well as camera support for the Fujifilm X-H1 and Sony A7 III, among others.

New Features

  • Support for tags and ratings in the watermark module
  • Read Xmp.exif.DateTimeOriginal from XMP sidecars
  • Build and install noise tools
  • Add a script for converting .dtyle to an .xmp

Bug fixes

  • Don’t create unneeded folders during export in some cases
  • When collecting by tags, don’t select subtags
  • Fix language selection on OSX
  • Fix a crash while tethering

Base Support

White Balance Presets

  • Sony ILCE-7M3

Noise Profiles

Speaking of camera support, there are Darktable offers a varying level of support for last-generation models to near full support for later models. Check the list of supported cameras here. The latest update is available for a host of operating systems, the update is available for free here.