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January 23, 2016

I decided to build darktable 2.0, an intriguing RAW image editor based on Dave Coffin's famous DCRaw RAW decoder. You can obtain the source code and builds for flavors of Linux and Mac OSX from the developer's website.

Thanks to my volunteers for testing this version and providing feedback! I really appreciate your enthusiasm.


This software is not endorsed or in any way sanctioned by the developers. Matter of fact, it's completely unsupported and unrecognized by them. Please do not report any bugs to them. If you do have issues, please let me know. I will do my best to answer your questions. Thanks!

Darktable 2.0 Windows 64-bit

Important: Uninstall previous builds from the target installation location. Installation has been streamlined as much as possible.

Download and double-click on the installer and follow the instructions on your screen. Your computer may ask you to provide your administrative password. This is normal while installing software for all users on the target computer. The software will be installed in "Program Files" if you select the default settings. Also, it will create necessary files in your $APPDATA folder.

About this Build

My builds are based on source code from the respective developers. Some modifications are made to make the code compatible with Windows. These builds are compiled using GCC 5.3.0 available from the great folks at MinGW. Finally, I have received reports that some virus checkers are triggered by my builds. There is not much that can be done with these reports. They are false positives that you will have to take up with your virus checker software company. Please read this interesting article on how frustrating these reports can be.

File Association

Remove all references to darktable from the registry and then use Windows to associate this version of darktable with your desired image formats.


All feedback and comments are welcome. Your support is appreciated. If you encounter any issues, please let us know. If you expect a response, provide a valid email address.

If you are inclined to leave us feedback or a comment, please email partha at partha dot com. You can also contact us on Google+ or Flickr. Please be precise about the software and what kind of help you require.