Install Darktable 2.2.4 On Ubuntu / Debian / Fedora

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darktable is an open source application that provides both amateur and enthusiasts photographers with a virtual lighttable 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 2.2.4 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS / Debian and Fedora 25

Changelog in this version 2.2.4

New features:
  • Better brush trace handing of opacity to get better control.
  • Add script to purge stale thumbnails
  • A script to watch a folder for new images
BUG Fixes
  • Fix camera name demangling. It used to report some wrong name for some cameras.
  • When using wayland, prefer XWayland, because native Wayland support is not fully functional yet
  • properly handle image orientation '2' and '4' (swap them)
  • A few fixes in profiled denoise, demosaic and colormapping
  • Do not process uselessly small end tiles
  • Avoid assertion failure in early phase of path generation,
  • Reduce risk of unwanted self-finalization of small path shapes
  • Fix rare issue when expanding $() variables in import/export string
  • Camera import: fix ignore_jpg setting not having an effect
  • Picasa web exporter: unbreak after upstream API change
  • Fix query string for folders ( 'a' should match 'a/b' and 'a/c', but not 'ac/' )
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
For Fedora 25-23

Install it by using the below command
dnf install darktable
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