RAW Photo Editing - Darktable Review/Tutorial

As I have continued to play with RAW images, and have been continually looking for the best software. Previously I had mentioned that RawTherapee was my favorite RAW editor. Looks like it has been bested by Darktable. Darktable is amazing! I have done a video tutorial/review as well as listed some pros and cons.


Pros: Has many many features. Very easy to use. Pretty interface. Allows batch editing. Allows you to save different editing profiles. Good image browser. 
Cons: Not the fastest. Can still be a bit confusing at time (steeper learning curve). Not in the Ubuntu repositories (yet?) This can make it difficult for some to install (though adding the PPA is quite simple).

Conclusion: This program was mentioned to me in a comment and I am grateful it was! I think Darktable  has surpassed RawTherapee as my new favorite RAW editor. The interface looks great and is fun to use. It has an incredible amount of features! This is a program you NEED TO TRY if you do RAW editing!

About McKay Christensen

After having lived in Oregon, Alaska, and China for the past 10 years doing landscape design and English teaching, I have returned to my home state of Utah and currently work for a growing tech company.

In my free time I enjoy working on my TutorialGeek.net website where I post tutorials and reviews (and anything else I think is geeky) and I also like to write songs for my Super English Kid Youtube channel.

My favorite things to do include anything with my wife and son. Hiking, camping, and photography (or anything else outdoors). Playing Ultimate Frisbee or Ping Pong. Listening to 60s, 70s, or 80s, music. 

Feel free to contact me using my contact page. I would love to hear from any of you!


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  2. Nice article Mckay. I checked the video too. It was nice.

  3. Hey Mckay, you should submit this on hackr too. Their design community will love it. https://hackr.io/tutorials/learn-darktable


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