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Learning how to use darktable

 
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Darktable is a free and opensource photo editing software.  

I don't know much about this, but I want to learn more in my quest for finding a replacement for photoshop.

Here's what wiki has to say:

Main features
Non-destructive editing with the XMP change description entry
Work in 32-bit float mode on a color channel in CIE LAB space
Full implementation of color management
Supports RAW, JPG, RGBE, PFM and more
Completely modular architecture
More than 30 modules for transformation, color correction, quality improvement and artistic effects
Organize images and search by parameters
Translated into 19 languages
Support for shooting directly through the camera
Find similar photos
Support for geographical coordinates labels with the display of photos on the map
Export to Picasa, Flickr and Facebook
An integrated mover for executing Lua scripts. Scripts can be linked to hotkeys or specific events, such as when importing new images



Here's a tutorial I found about using darktable



Anyone here use this? Any thoughts or suggestions for learning how to edit photos with darktable?
 
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I use it for my photos and I definitely don't know half of it.

To get started I would suggest to open a RAW file, set the white balance, possibly crop and rotate the image and export the picture.

What I usually use:
- shadows and highlights to boost colors (only required on some pictures)
- exposure (in case it was too dark)
- white balance (because I am too lazy to set it in the camera)
- sharpen (nice, but not required)
- base curve: neutral

and sometimes:
- denoising
- lens correction

I export into WebP or JPEG 98% quality at 2000 x 2000 pixels in sRGB.
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