Darktable - Advanced Adult Education Tasmania

Darktable - Advanced

Course Description

Darktable Advanced is a continuation of the Learn Darktable course. Students need to have completed the Learn Darktable course prior to enrolling in Darktable Advanced or have a good knowledge of the use of Darktable.

If you haven’t done the Learn Darktable course, then enrol in that course as it provides the fundamental skills that are essential to using Darktable.

This course is designed to extend the use of Darktable for experienced users and presumes previous knowledge in using the program.
It will focus on the new tools that have been added to the latest version of Darktable. New and improved workflow practices will be taught that differ from the workflow previously taught. These improved techniques are the result of extensive consultation with the developers and international users of Darktable.

The improved workflow with Darktable V4.2 includes new automatic tools to match exposures and colours between shots. These modules in combination with the correct use of auto tune levels in filmic make for a very efficient method of processing RAW files. We will also look at the new module called sigmoid which is designed to be an alternative to filmic for tone mapping the image. Some students may prefer the simplicity of sigmoid module compared to the complexity of filmic.

What your course will cover

This course will use a collection of new images to tackle a variety of challenges that may be faced when processing RAW files. The course will reinforce and extend all the important skills such as masking that were taught in the original course. There will also be the opportunity to discuss and resolve some of the challenges you have experienced while editing images in Darktable.

About the software

Darktable is a non-destructive editor that will not alter your original files. It records your editing steps in a separate file and then creates a totally new image file upon export when you are finished. Darktable is designed to extract the most out of your camera’s RAW files but it will also edit JPEG and TIFF files. It works on multiple platforms including Windows, MAC, and Linux. Darktable can also be used to import, sort, rate and manage your images.

What to bring

Please bring your own laptop.
Once students have enrolled they will be supplied with links to the free software utilised in the course to download in readiness for the first class.
One or two loan computers will be available – please confirm if you require one before enrolling by contacting Adult Education.

Important information

Please note that children must not attend this class unless it is a specified parent/child activity.

Disability and special needs

Libraries Tasmania is committed to achieving open, equitable access and participation to a range of adult education programs and courses. If you have a disability or medical condition which you think may impact on your ability to participate in an adult education course, please complete the Special Needs Form available at: http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/enrolling, or contact the adult education team: http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/contact. This will help us to make the necessary adjustments to maximise your enjoyment and experience in your chosen course. All enquiries are confidential.

Please note that carers supporting learners with disabilities can attend our classes free of charge. For more information, please contact adult education team: http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/contact.

Refund policy

Cancellations and Refunds
Please choose your course carefully. A full refund is payable in the event that a class is cancelled. No other refunds are considered except for extenuating circumstances which are supported by a written application.

Contact details

For General Enquiries contact

  • (03) 6165 5564

Or for specific enquiries relating to issues in your area, contact your local centre http://www.libraries.tas.gov.au/locations

Terms and Conditions

Go to: http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/policies or contact the adult education team: