Hello. First time here, I’m not sure I’m posting this in the proper section, with the proper tags, please forgive me if I’m mistaken.
I’ve just switched from Lightroom to Darktable because I generally want to avoid using proprietary software, and Darktable seemed a very good alternative.
Truth is I’m completely amazed by the features, I find there’s much more I can do than I possibly could with Lr.
Congrats for making such a powerful tool !
However I was quite used to Lr’s export workflow, and that’s where I miss some options in Darktable.
I searched a bit and found only one other person suggesting similar features in a forum (darktable dot club).
Maybe that’s already on your roadmap, or maybe that’s tedious to implement and not relevant enough, I don’t know.
The three main options I am missing are those :
-Export in a subfolder
In Lr I was used to export in a “jpeg” subfolder, It was quite handy because I didn’t have to chose manually a new folder everytime, It automatically exported in a newly created subfolder)
-Limit file size
Most of the time, I’m exporting to upload low/mid quality jpegs on the internet. This is where a limit file size option would come in handy, getting the best compression ratio available and a rather stable file size.
-Set size by shortest/longest edge instead of by width/height
This too comes in handy when exporting for an upload.
Other than that, I found the rotate tool in the crop&rotate module a little hard to work with the line drawing mouse control is good, but does not provide as much ease of use as a “vanilla” rotation mouse control (say, like the one in Gimp, or Lr)
Thank you very much for reading me.
[edit : removed double text]