Install darktable 3.8.1 on Ubuntu / OpenSUSE / Fedora & AlmaLinux

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This tutorial will be useful for beginners to download and install darktable 3.8.1 on Ubuntu 20.4 LTS, Fedora 35, AlmaLinux 8, RockyLinux 8, and OpenSUSE.

darktable is an open-source photography workflow application and non-destructive raw developer.

darktable team released a new version 3.8.1 with new features, bug fixes, and users are recommended to upgrade to the latest version.

darktable 3.8.1 Changelog

New Features
  • Spanish and Dutch languages are added in the documentation
  • Added new variable.
  • Speed up the retouch’s heal tool by using better parallelism
Bug Fixes
  • Fix some tag export issues
  • Fix yellow border for selected grouped images
  • Fix print module imge layour display when using inch unit
  • Fix expansion of saome variables on windows
  • Fix mouse over thumbnail display.
  • Improve the unknown DNG illuminant handling

For the complete changelog refer to the release notes

Install darktable 3.8.1 on Fedora 35

Step 1: Add the darktable repository to the fedora system.

dnf config-manager --add-repo https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/graphics:/darktable/Fedora_35/graphics:darktable.repo

Step 2: Install darktable 3.8.1 on Fedora 35

dnf update && dnf install darktable

Install darktable 3.8.1 on Ubuntu / LinuxMint

Step 1: Add the darktable repository and key to the system

echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/graphics:/darktable/xUbuntu_20.04/ /' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/graphics:darktable.list
curl -fsSL https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/graphics:darktable/xUbuntu_20.04/Release.key | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/graphics_darktable.gpg > /dev/null

Step 2: Update the repository Install darktable on ubuntu / LinuxMint

sudo apt update && sudo apt install darktable

Install darktable 3.8.1 on OpenSUSE / AlmaLinux 8 / RockyLinux 8

Step 1: Install Flatpak on your system using the following guide

Step 2: Install darktable on the system using the below command

flatpak install flathub org.darktable.Darktable

Step 3: Run darktable

flatpak run org.darktable.Darktable
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Conclusion

From this tutorial, you have learned how to download and install darktable 3.8.1 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 22.04, Ubuntu 21.10, RockyLinux 8, AlmaLinux 8, Fedora 35, and LinuxMint 20.3.

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