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3.4 will not be shipped with translations for Chinese, Arabic, Hindi and Bengali, even though they are among the 10 most spoken languages in the World, for lack of complete translation.

Some translation like zh_CN are "only" missing 1257 strings (meaning the rest is already done).

To help translators, we have put up a short guide: github.com/darktable-org/darkt

It's not too late to help translating darktable 3.4.1.

To keep up with the current development pace, we have decided to keep releasing 2 major versions of per year :
* one for summer solstice
* the usual one for winter solstice.

Those 2 major releases will ship new features, while the dot releases (like 3.4.1, which will be frozen next week) will only ship bug fixes.

We still need a lot of translating help for Asian and Arabic languages, the dev team being EN/FR/DE/ES.

3.4 will not be shipped with translations for Chinese, Arabic, Hindi and Bengali, even though they are among the 10 most spoken languages in the World, for lack of complete translation.

Some translation like zh_CN are "only" missing 1257 strings (meaning the rest is already done).

To help translators, we have put up a short guide: github.com/darktable-org/darkt

It's not too late to help translating darktable 3.4.1.

source code 3.4 was tagged today, that means the release is frozen entirely, code and translations, waiting for packagers to build the binaries in the next week. Then it shall be on time under the Christmas tree.

Happy holidays on behalf of all the darktable developers, contributors, translaters and testers !

darktable 3.4 new module : color calibration, get your Christmas lights back in gamut !

youtube.com/watch?v=U4CEN0JPco

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Self-portrait, Before/After, of a full beauty edit performed on 3.4.

See (in French) the editing process by Minh-Ly, the model in the picture, guided by her husband, a darktable's developer : youtube.com/watch?v=gH1gRQ3Und

darktable is now in feature-freeze state for version 3.4 planned for Christmas day. Translators can now take over (for supported languages, see github.com/darktable-org/darkt - only German and French have 99% complete translations).

It has been a truly crazy month. So much work… Stay tuned for more news.

@eylul I know you have many original workflows I have never seen elsewhere, your opinion ?

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Dear users, a glorious patch submitted in June to make the masking and blending fully scene-referred-compliant (and unbounded) is currently being reviewed for merging in 3.4.

We would like to take this opportunity to declutter and remove the output masking parameter, which nobody seems to use. Does anyone has a case to make against this ?

PR : github.com/darktable-org/darkt

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The new filmic v4 highlight reconstruction in @darktable allowed the following photo to be salvaged, even though parts of the sky were completely blown out in the raw file.

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Inventing a new view to explain filmic curve as a scene -> display range mapping zone by zone for next #darktable. It should make it easier to get.

The clipping alert in use to be a bit misleading, showing any RGB channel of any pixel out of the [0.1 ; 98] % range. Indeed, such clipped pixels could be the result of overexposure and/or oversaturation, and many users overreacted to this (pic. 1).

We introduce 2 new clipping modes: luminance (for pixels too bright/dark - pic. 2) and saturation (for pixels oversaturated for their luminance, aka out of gamut - pic. 3).

These will make diagnostics more relevant.

The darktable user manual is largely outdated. Problem is it uses an esoteric kind of XML required by a brittle software stack (Saxon) to be compiled into HTML or PDF.
This complexity steers away many contributors.
But thanks to Chris Elston, @secretlifeofmatt and @paperdigits, it is being rewritten in Markdown with a better "tutorial" approach.
WIP : elstoc.github.io/dtdocs/
Contribute : github.com/elstoc/dtdocs

3.4 will let you define exports size directly in pixels (as in 3.2 and before) but also from the physical printing size × printing DPI.

Long-asked feature…

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