Darktable: Recommended Workflow

category darktable • hashtags darkroom • 1 min read

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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Darktable: Modules to Avoid

category darktable • hashtags darkroom • 2 min read

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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Darktable: Darkroom Overlays

category darktable • hashtags darkroom • 1 min read

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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