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’s not my preference.

Press on the * at the top right of the lighttable

change the darktable preferences

Change The Darktable Preferences

Select the darkroom preferences in the left panel

change the darkroom preferences

Change The Darkroom Preferences

From:

$(EXIF_EXPOSURE) • f/$(EXIF_APERTURE) • $(EXIF_FOCAL_LENGTH) mm • $(EXIF_ISO) ISO

To:

$(FILE_NAME).$(FILE_EXTENSION) • v:$(VERSION)$(NL)$(MAKER): $(MODEL) $(LENS) • $(EXIF_EXPOSURE) • f/$(EXIF_APERTURE) • $(EXIF_FOCAL_LENGTH)mm • $(EXIF_ISO) ISO $(SIDECAR_TXT)

filename, camera and exif data in the darkroom view

Filename, Camera And Exif Data In The Darkroom View