Good news for Windows users: after an eight-year wait, darktable, the free Lightroom alternative for editing raw photos, is now available.
The open-source software can now be used on Windows, despite being Mac and Linux operable since as far back as 2009. The graphics editor is aimed at “non-destructive raw photo postproduction,” with a particular focus on handling a large number of images for a smoother workflow.
Making light of the delay, darktable took to their official website to exclaim: “Hell froze over.”
We finally ported darktable to Windows and intend to support it in the future. At the moment it’s still lacking a few features (for example there is no printing support), has a few limitations (tethering requires special drivers to be installed) and comes with its own set of bugs (TIFF import and export doesn’t support non-ASCII characters in file names). But overall we are confident that it’s quite usable already and hope you will enjoy it.
As well as being Windows-compatible for the first time, darktable's latest version (2.4.0) brings with it updates, new features and bug fixes.