I don’t have anything specific to say about this release.
But: darktable is FOSS at its best. darktable is a best-in-class tool for the job, and frankly its underrated. I love everything they’re doing, and I can’t wait to see more of it, and more projects like it.
Thanks for sharing!
I’m curious what about it you like so much. I had hoped to move to Marketable as a replacement to Apple Photos, but I found it both very unreliable and made tasks I wanted to do more difficult than Apple’s alternative.
The main feature I’m looking for is something that can help me manage a large library oh photos (which I found Marketable fell over on almost immediately, even when just trying dozens of photos), and provide simple editing.
I believe your autocorrect replaced “Darktable” with “Marketable”…
The Darktable UI can actually be pretty efficient. It’s pretty clean and consistent, but it certainly isn’t easy to just pick up and start editing. It has improved on that, but to really make the most of it you will need to dig into the documentation. It uses a lot of unfamiliar terminology which can be overwhelming at first but once you get a hang of it you realise it’s not actually all the complicated (for what it’s doing). I’m not trying to make any excuses for the UI and I can totally understand why people might just feel it’s not worth it. For many people it probably isn’t.
But, it’s a very capable, and actually pretty well designed piece of software and you can get some great results out of it.
Edit: This specifically is what made it click for me (understanding the ‘scene-referred workflow’):
Going through that page will take you a long way, and from there you can start exploring different modules. But don’t try to take it in all at once (clicking around and enabling all kinds of modules at random).
For me, I love that I can do so much of the retouching in RAW. It’s been a long time since I used Lightroom, but I couldn’t do spot healing or wavelet decompose skin retouching from RAW (which means I didn’t need to hop over to GIMP–especially since GIMP doesn’t have a good story for non-destructive editing).