Install Darktable 2.2.2 On Ubuntu / Debian

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darktable is an open source application that provides both amateur and enthusiasts photographers with a virtual light table and darkroom that allows them to manage their digital negatives in a single and handy database. 


It has been designed from the ground up to be used for developing RAW images from digital cameras.

In this tutorial i will show you how to install the latest version of darktable 2.2.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS and  Debian.

Changelog in this version 2.2.2

New features:
  • color look up table module: include preset for helmholtz/kohlrausch monochrome
  • Lens module: re-enable tilingDarkroom: fix some artefacts in the preview image (not the main view!)
  • DNG decoder: support reading one more white balance encoding method
  • Mac: display an error when too old OS version is detected
  • Some documentation and tooltips updates
For the detailed changelog refer this link

Installation Steps

For Ubuntu

Step 1 : Add the official repository
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pmjdebruijn/darktable-release
Step 2 : Update the repository
sudo apt-get update
Step 3 : Install darktable
sudo apt-get install darktable
For Debian

Debian repositories having the current version as 1.4.2 and debian backport repositories having 1.6.9 version darktable can be installed by using the below command
sudo apt-get install darktable
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