Adding Camera Support to Darktable

I have a Nikon D780 at the moment and wanted to contribute whatever I could to get support into Darktable… but in this case I can’t figure out what’s needed. I click on the RAW file in Lighttable and it just shows a blank screen in the darkroom view with a message “loading image…”

Dcraw seems to have support, as I can convert to Tiff using dcraw -v -w -o 1 -f -T path/to/file.NEFas per this document: (which is maybe outdated?). In fact as far as I can tell, all the system-related libs have support.

Anyway, wondering if anyone could help point me in the right direction…

Yes, submit some samples to – the site holds the test material for rawspeed, the raw decoding library used by darktable. Specific instructions are on the page. If you have any questions, please ask!

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Okay, great I will do that, thanks.