Darktable Photo Editing Tutorials

In 2011, we created Davies Media Design on YouTube to provide a free way for beginner graphic designers, photographers and business owners to learn free and open source software. Today, the channel has grown to over 150,000 subscribers learning programs like Darktable, GIMP, and Inkscape to help with their personal and professional projects.

In our darktable tutorials and help articles, you’ll learn the basics of how to use this RAW processing program, plus learn how to edit your photos like a pro with tons of tips and tricks. Whether you’re an artist or an entrepreneur, you’ll love learning this free software from our tutorials.

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Fundamentals of Photo Editing in Darktable
Learn how to edit photos from start to finish with these 26 video lectures.

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How to Install Darktable 4.0 for MAC

How to Install Darktable 4.0 for MAC

In this help article, I'll be showing you how to download and install darktable 4.0 on a MAC (yes, the "d" in darktable is not capitalized on purpose). For those of you who...
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2021 was a stellar year for Darktable in terms of new releases and new features introduced to the free raw processor. It started with Darktable 3.4.1 released in February 2021,...
Steal Color Grading from a Photo in Darktable Help Article

How to Steal the Color Grading from Any Photo in Darktable

Looking for a quick, easy, and effective way to steal color grading from a photo using free software? In this tutorial, I outline the most effective way to steal a photo's color...
Create an HDR Image in Darktable DNG Image

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Some of you may or may not have heard of a technique in photography known as "Exposure Bracketing." This is when you tell your camera you want to take multiple versions of the...