Install Darktable 2.2.5 On Ubuntu / Debian / Fedora

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darktable released a new version 2.2.5 which having new features, bug fixes and support for new devices etc.. , users are recommended to move to 2.2.5 from older versions

darktable is an open source application that provides both amateur and enthusiasts photographers with a virtual lightable 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 2.2.5 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS / Debian and Fedora 25

So what's New in this version  2.2.5

New Features:
  • When appending EXIF data to an exported image, do not fail if reading of EXIF from the original file fails
  • Support XYZ as proofing profile
  • Clear DerivedFrom from XMP before writing it
  • bauhaus: when using soft bounds, keep slider step constant
  • Some GCC7 build fixes
  • cmstest: fix crash when missing XRandR extension.
  • Fix crash in Lua libs when collapsing libs
  • Mac packaging: some fixes
  • RawSpeed: TiffIFD: avoid double-free
  • Fix a few alloc-dealloc mismatches
Base Support:
  • Canon EOS 77D
  • Canon EOS 9000D
  • Nikon D500 (14bit-uncompressed, 12bit-uncompressed)
  • Nikon D5600 (12bit-compressed, 12bit-uncompressed, 14bit-compressed, 14bit-uncompressed)
  • Panasonic DC-FZ82 (4:3)
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ80 (4:3)
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ85 (4:3)
  • Panasonic DC-GH5 (4:3)
  • White Balance Presets:
  • Pentax K-3 II
Noise Profiles:
  • Nikon D500
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ300
  • Panasonic DMC-LX100
  • Pentax K-70
  • Sony ILCE-5000

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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