darktable 2.4.3 released

(system) #1

we’re proud to announce the third bugfix release for the 2.4 series of darktable, 2.4.3!

the github release is here: https://github.com/darktable-org/darktable/releases/tag/release-2.4.3.

as always, please don’t use the autogenerated tarball provided by github, but only our tar.xz. the checksums are:

$ sha256sum darktable-2.4.3.tar.xz
1dc5fc7bd142f4c74a5dd4706ac1dad772dfc7cd5538f033e60e3a08cfed03d3 darktable-2.4.3.tar.xz
$ sha256sum darktable-2.4.3.dmg
??? darktable-2.4.3.dmg
$ sha256sum darktable-2.4.3-win64.exe
a34361924b4d7d3aa9cb4ba7e5aeef928c674822c1ea36603b4ce5993678b2fa darktable-2.4.3-win64.exe
$ sha256sum darktable-2.4.3-win64.zip
3e14579ab0da011a422cd6b95ec409565d34dd8f7084902af2af28496aead5af darktable-2.4.3-win64.zip

when updating from the currently stable 2.2.x series, please bear in mind that your edits will be preserved during this process, but it will not be possible to downgrade from 2.4 to 2.2.x any more.

Important note: to make sure that darktable can keep on supporting the raw file format for your camera, please read this post on how/what raw samples you can contribute to ensure that we have the full raw sample set for your camera under CC0 license!

and the changelog as compared to 2.4.2 can be found below.

New Features

  • Support for tags and ratings in the watermark module
  • Read Xmp.exif.DateTimeOriginal from XMP sidecars
  • Build and install noise tools
  • Add a script for converting .dtyle to an .xmp


  • Don’t create unneeded folders during export in some cases
  • When collecting by tags, don’t select subtags
  • Fix language selection on OSX
  • Fix a crash while tethering

Camera support, compared to 2.4.2

Warning: support for Nikon NEF ‘lossy after split’ raws was unintentionally broken due to the lack of such samples. Please see this post for more details. If you have affected raws, please contribute samples!

Base Support

  • Fujifilm X-H1 (compressed)
  • Kodak EOS DCS 3
  • Olympus E-PL9
  • Panasonic DC-GX9 (4:3)
  • Sony DSC-RX1RM2
  • Sony ILCE-7M3

White Balance Presets

Noise Profiles

  • Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III
  • Nikon D7500
  • Sony ILCE-7M3

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This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.darktable.org/2018/04/darktable-243-released/


Thank you for making darktable for Windows. I am currently using v2.4.2. Where is the menu to upgrade it to the latest version v2.4.3?

(Mica) #3

There isn’t an auto update mechanism, you need to download the installer from the website


Will the Windows v2.4.3 installer be smart enough to detect I have an existing v.2.4.2 and upgrade it so to preserve my darktable database? Or do I have to first uninstall v2.4.2 before installing v2.4.3, and loose my database?

(Mica) #5

I’d always advise backing up important files before upgrading, but unless there is some problem, darktable will use your existing database.


whoa, I didn’t know the new Fujifilm X-H1 was out, thanks for the (indirect) announcement. :wink:


I have a problem with this version of darktable…it is impossible for me to import an image or an entire directory because in the file dialog if i click on icon of drive c: the box where the list of directories and file should appears is empty. It is impossible to navigate through the file system. How can i fix this ?

I found also that in the module noise reduction(profiled) there is no profile for my camera (Nikon D3100).

Thank you

(Kees Guequierre) #8

It’s a known bug in gtk/glib: