Darktable is a program which has proved popular amongst the Ubuntu creative population. With functionality including photography workflow application and RAW image data development, it can be seen as a virtual light table ad dark room for photographers in the mould of Adobe Lightroom. Your digital negatives will be managed in a database, so you may view them through a zoomable light table. You can also develop and enhance raw images

To begin, open your terminal with:

Ctrl+Alt+T

Then run the following commands:

$ sudo apt-get install debhelper dpkg-dev fakeroot $ sudo apt-get build-dep darktable $ tar zxvf darktable_$VERSION.orig.tar.gz $ cd darktable-$VERSION $ tar zxvf ../darktable_$VERSION.debian.tar.gz $ dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot

Stable releases will require you to add the darktable PPA.

Related: The Linux Creative Paradox