Darktable is an open source photography workflow application and RAW developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It can manages digitals negatives in database, let us view them through a zoomable lighttable and enables us to develop raw images and enhance them.
In this article we will discuss about installing darktable for Linux operating system. For this purpose I use Slackware64 14.0 as test machine. The method we use will be source compilation.
Make sure you met dependencies listed here:
- libcurl4 gnu TLS
- libdbus glib
Obtain the Materials
The source code of darktable can be downloaded using git. Therefore it is recommended to install git before we proceed.
git clone git://github.com/darktable-org/darktable.git cd darktable
Or alternatively, we can download the latest source code from sourceforge and extract it.
Assuming we have got the source code and now at the root of source directory. The default installation will be /opt. If another path is preferred, use –prefix argument for example –prefix /usr/local. In this article we will use /usr/local
./build.sh --prefix /usr/local cd build make make install
Make sure we have enough privileges to do installation.
At this point we have installed the darktable.
In this article we use some term:
- RAW: unprocessed capture straight from the camera’s sensor to the memory card, nothing has been altered.