Darktable: Recommended Workflow

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Darktable 3.x is a radical departure Darktable 2.x. New modules, old modules that are not recommended anymore. A whole bunch of modules from Darktable 2.x should even be avoided in Darktable 3.x.

The workflow in Darktable 3.x has been significantly simplified. Here’s the new workflow.

  1. Exposure
  2. White balance
  3. Color balance
  4. Filmic RGB

These 4 modules will do between 80% and 90% of all the …


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Cycling with a Running Dog: Vancouver, BC

category Dogs • hashtags Dog Photography, Canada, BC, Vancouver, Newsletter • 1 min read

cycling with a running dog

Cycling with a Running Dog

It’s difficult to cycle with a dog when the dog is on a leash and is pulling, especially in another direction than where the cyclist wants to go. That guy’s dogs wants to come and sniff my dog, that why the guy is going with his bicycle across the road toward me.

In some places, like the UK, it’s illegal to cycle …


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Darktable: Modules to Avoid

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With the Darktable 3.x serie, the developers have introduced a whole bunch of new concepts, including:

  • scene referred processing
  • display referred processing
  • LAB space vs Linear RGB processing

All these things have implications about which module to use or not.

Darktable 3.x is compatible with Darktable 2.x. All the Darktable 2.x modules are still there. This doesn’t mean that you should be using them. The …


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Hard Working Frenchie: Vancouver, BC

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hard working frenchie: vancouver, bc

Another Hard Working Frenchie: Vancouver, BC

Here’s another hard working Frenchie. In the doggy world, a Frenchie is a French Bulldog. Like most Friend Bulldogs, the “go crazy” until they are completely exhausted and need to sleep to recharge “the battery.”

Late last year, I was talking with the owner of another French Bulldog. The Frienchie’s owner was going on about her dog this, her dog that. I …


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Darktable: Darkroom Overlays

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Darktable, by default, has a very simple and view when processing the image in the Darkroom of Darktable.

default information in the darkroom

Default Information in the Darkroom

As you can see, it’s very sparse and very simple. My main problem is that the Darkroom does not show the filename/image name. I need to see it at all times. That information is available in the left panel through the image information, but that …


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I Am Milo and I Am an Addict

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Am Milo and Am an Addict: Vancouver, BC

I Am Milo and I Am an Addict

Hi, my name is Milo. I’m one year old and I’m an addict!’ That’s how Milo introduces himself at ‘Doggies Anonymous’.

This is Milo and he chases balls. He doesn’t care about the ball, he only cares about chasing the ball. It’s not that he doesn’t want treats or food, he will eat them but he …


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Darktable: Lighttable Overlays part 2

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Darktable, shows some information about the image, like the filename, the extension, the operture, the shutter speed, the focal lens, and the iso. The problem, for me, is that I use the virtual copies (in Lightroom language), aka duplicates (in Darktable language), a lot.

What’s what? Which one is the original photo and which one is the virtual copy, aka the duplicate? Darktable doesn’t show it in the …


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Playing Around: Vancouver, BC

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Playing Around: Vancouver, BC

Playing Around: Vancouver, BC

These two doodles (doodles are a cross between a Standard Poodle and another dog breed) dogs are playing around. These two dogs are brother and sister but not from the same litter. They both have the same parents but they are a year and half apart.

The two owners of these two dogs were talking to each other at the dog park and saw me taking …


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