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darktable is a photography workflow application and RAW developer. It simplifies managing large numbers of RAW photos and their post-production in a non-destructive manner.


root #emerge --ask media-gfx/darktable

USE flags

USE flags for media-gfx/darktable

For OpenCL compatibility consult the darktable-cltest tool.


Basic settings can be altered in ~/.config/darktable/darktablerc.


The media-gfx/darktable package provides a few additional tools (some of them are optional - controlled by the tools USE flag).


Using darktable-cli it is possible to use darktable for a non-interactive batch processing and export.


darktable-cmstest helps debugging color management issues (eg. exported photo colors don't match the darktable's). Also it indicates whether the colord USE flag was enabled.


Darktable with enabled opencl USE flag supports OpenCL-based GPU acceleration. The darktable-cltest utility helps debugging the darktable's setup and OpenCL driver interactions.


In order to improve approximation of camera's built-in JPEG engine with the default RAW processing settings you can use the dt-curve-tool.

See also

  • Color management — a computer technique for ensuring colors stay the same or at least as close as possible between devices.

External resources