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Posted:  Mon Sep 10, 2018 15:28   Author:  layingback   Location: Andalucia
Post subject:  darktable Tuition Videos

@waldbaer59 and any other users of darktable - or anyone thinking of darktable:

I've stumbled on these 'understanding darktable with bruce williams' youtube videos.

Normally I can't take training via videos, I'd much rather just speed read. But within the limitations of the medium, this guy has done an excellent job, not just in terms of his content, which is full of useful insights, but in his whole presentation style. There's little risk of falling asleep, as so often happens with these types of training videos, and it's current stuff.

Bruce records these under username audio2u www.youtube.com/user/a..._polymer=1 and he's using the latest darktable release 2.4.4. First video was uploaded 28 July 2018, and at 1-a-week approx, he's at number 14 at time of posting.

He was a prior lightroom user, but there's no need for the listener to be a lightroom user, as it is only mentioned tangentially, as in "it's similar to xxx feature in lightroom".

If you do want to watch it, look out for Episode 1 (Remastered) as your starting point, as Bruce re-did the first 3 due to an upload format issue.

You can watch the 1st one here



... then simply click on the YouTube logo at bottom right of the video to go to YouTube to see the rest of the series.

I've been using darktable since the pre-release beta, but I've learnt a ton of stuff from the first 8 videos alone.

And remember darktable is in beta for Windows now. And FLOSS (Free/Libre Open Source Software) - free as in freedom and free as in beer.

 
Posted:  Tue Sep 11, 2018 13:33   Author:  Steve_7HC   Location: Bath
Post subject:  Re: darktable Tuition Videos

Great find. Style is very good, easy to follow and a great bite size. I think I'll start generation the sidecar files now in LR as I think there will be a time, may be not that far away, when Adobe pull the plug on any remaining support for older perpetual license versions.

 
Posted:  Mon Oct 01, 2018 20:44   Author:  layingback   Location: Andalucia
Post subject:  Re: darktable Tuition Videos

@Steve_7HC, are you the Steve who got a mention at the end of episode 16, the. Douglas Adams tribute episode? Thumbs Up

 
Posted:  Tue Oct 02, 2018 07:44   Author:  Steve_7HC   Location: Bath
Post subject:  Re: darktable Tuition Videos

Quite possibly as I mailed him about FastStone's Image Viewer as a Windows option for image renaming where you had a free hand to set date in any format you like, mix alphas and numbers etc to suit your personal set up. Will check Episode 16

 
Posted:  Tue Oct 02, 2018 07:47   Author:  Steve_7HC   Location: Bath
Post subject:  Re: darktable Tuition Videos

Almost certainly as I mailed him about FastStone's Image Viewer as a Windows option for image renaming where you had a free hand to set date in any format you like, mix alphas and numbers etc to suit your personal set up. Will check Episode 16

 
Posted:  Tue Oct 02, 2018 07:49   Author:  Steve_7HC   Location: Bath
Post subject:  Re: darktable Tuition Videos

Yep, that's me getting a name check - my 15 seconds of fame! Very Happy Thumbs Up


Embarassed double posted above! Embarassed

 
Posted:  Thu May 16, 2019 21:17   Author:  sasastro   Location: Suffolk, UK
Post subject:  Re: darktable Tuition Videos

It's me and I'm back Very Happy I've just found out that there's a Darktable for Windows. In fact downloaded it just yesterday so those video tutorials are going to be handy

 
Posted:  Sun May 19, 2019 09:36   Author:  layingback   Location: Andalucia
Post subject:  Re: darktable Tuition Videos

Welcome back sas! Very Happy

I'm glad someone is finding dt for windows!

These tutorials are as good as it gets, and he is continuing with them too.

But please note that the new retouch and filmic modules came out this last Xmas, so don't waste a lot of time on the earlier spot removal tool and the curves tool in the videos. You'll still need to view them for some of the low level functions applicable to both (eg. applying a shape), but no need to practice using the replaced modules, because the new ones are simply ENORMOUS steps forward. [ The old modules are really just being kept for backward compatibility - to avoid breaking already saved edits on past images. ]

The retouch tool can do amazing things for portraits for example. And filmic on top of the already amazing dynamic range for the K-1 ... [ Yes, we've succumbed to a K-1 Laughing ]

 
Posted:  Mon May 20, 2019 06:48   Author:  sasastro   Location: Suffolk, UK
Post subject:  Re: darktable Tuition Videos

- layingback

Welcome back sas! Very Happy

I'm glad someone is finding dt for windows!

These tutorials are as good as it gets, and he is continuing with them too.

But please note that the new retouch and filmic modules came out this last Xmas, so don't waste a lot of time on the earlier spot removal tool and the curves tool in the videos. You'll still need to view them for some of the low level functions applicable to both (eg. applying a shape), but no need to practice using the replaced modules, because the new ones are simply ENORMOUS steps forward. [ The old modules are really just being kept for backward compatibility - to avoid breaking already saved edits on past images. ]

The retouch tool can do amazing things for portraits for example. And filmic on top of the already amazing dynamic range for the K-1 ... [ Yes, we've succumbed to a K-1 Laughing ]


I was away far too long. I've not yet had time to watch any of the videos, but I will find time. I'm just pleased to have found there is now a DT version for Windows.

 
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