Darktable 3.2.1 has been released and Lighttable view has been greatly improved[PPA]

Darktable 3.2.1 was released a day ago as the latest release of the open source photo workflow application. PPA has been updated with packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, and Linux Mint 19.x/20.

Version 3.2.0 was skipped due to a last-minute bug fix. Therefore, the 3.2.1 release is the expected 3.2.

Darktable 3.2.1 is a big release, with a rewrite of the light table view, a rewrite of the filmstrip, and a significant performance boost. Also, the culling view has been rewritten from scratch. Smooth operation with screen resolution up to 8k.

Other new features include:

  • A complete overhaul of CSS code for a professional look
  • Updated color picker and location module
  • Add CSS rules to your preferences to fine tune the look of your dark table,
    Control font size and DPI value
  • A new negative doctor module that helps reverse the negative film.
  • New histogram display called RGB parade
  • Adds support for curved gradients.
  • Added support for AVIF file format
  • Support for many new cameras.
  • And many other changes, see Release notes for details .

How to install Darktable 3.2.1 on Ubuntu:

of OBS The repository has created new release packages for Debian , Fedora, openSUSE and Ubuntu.

Flatpak packages are also available. Flat hub repository .

For choice, Unofficial PPA Includes new release packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10, Ubuntu 20.04, and derivatives.

1. Open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and run the command to add the PPA.

                      sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/darktable

Enter the user password for the sudo prompt (without asterisk feedback) and press Enter to continue.

2. If you have an older version installed, use Software Updater to upgrade.

Upgrade the dark table

Or run a command in the terminal to install Darktable:

                      sudo apt update

sudo apt install darktable


To remove the PPA, launch the software and update and go to the other software, or run a command in the terminal.

                      sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/darktable

Use Ubuntu software to remove the RAW image editor.

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