Darktable, the open-source photography workflow application and raw developer, now has a 64-bit Windows version. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers, version 2.4 manages digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable and enables you to develop raw images and enhance them.
“The internal architecture of darktable allows users to easily add modules for all sorts of image processing, from the very simple (crop, exposure, spot removal) to the most advanced (simulation of human night vision),” according to the developers. “The user interface is built around efficient caching of image metadata and mipmaps, all stored in a database. The main focus lies on user interaction, both in terms of a smooth interface design as well as processing speed. High-quality output is also one of our goals.”
Other feature updates for version 2.4 include:
- A new module for haze removal
- The local contrast module can now be pushed much further, it also got a new local laplacian mode
- Add undo support for masks and more intelligent grouping of undo steps
- Blending now allows to display individual channels using false colors
- darktable now supports loading Fujifilm compressed RAFs