These options control the look and feel of darktable.
set the language of the user interface. the system default is marked with an * (needs a restart)
set the theme for the user interface
When having RAW+JPEG images together in one directory it makes no sense to import both. With this flag one can ignore all JPEGs found (default off).
Not only import images from the directory selected but recursively go through all subdirectories as well (default off).
If provided, automatically add this string as a creator tag when importing images (default none).
If provided, automatically add this string as a publisher tag when importing images (default none).
If provided, automatically add this string as a copyrights tag when importing images (default none).
If you want to add further tags when importing images, you can give them as a comma separated list (default none).
Initial star rating (from 0 to 5) for all images when importing a film roll (default 1).
Check this option to not use the embedded JPEG from the raw file but process the raw data. This is slower. (default off).
If the thumbnails size is greater than this value, it will be processed using the full quality rendering path which is better but slower (default 720p).
If enabled adds additional information to the thumbnail under the mouse cursor: image name, exposure time, aperture, focal length, ISO value (default off).
(default off). In single-click mode, you can select range of value directly with the mouse.
Controls how lighttable panels are expanded. If this option is enabled, expanding a panel by clicking collapses any currently expanded panel. If you want to expand a panel without collapsing the others you do so with Shift+click. Disabling this option reverts the meaning of click and Shift+click (default off).
With this option enabled the lighttable side panels will scroll a module to the top when it is expanded or collapsed (default off).
Normally clicking a one star rating twice will set a zero star rating to that image. When checking this option a second click on a one star rating will keep that rating (default off).
Controls how the pressure reading of a graphics tablet impacts newly generated brush strokes (see Section 18.104.22.168, “Drawn mask”). You can control the brush width, its hardness and its opacity. “Absolute” control means that the pressure reading directly defines the attribute with a value between 0% and 100%. “Relative” means that the pressure reading adjusts the attribute between zero and the pre-defined default value (default off).
Sets the level for smoothing of brush strokes. Stronger smoothing leads to less nodes and easier editing at the expense of lower accuracy.
Controls how individual color channels are displayed when activated in the parametric masks feature. You can choose between “false color” and “grey scale” (default false color).
See for available values.
Controls in which panel we display the image info line. You can choose between “top left” “top right” “top center” “bottom” and “hidden” (default bottom).
Controls how to determine which modules are shown at the same time in the right panel. You can choose between “groups icons” “search entry” “both” (default both). (need a restart)
Controls how darkroom modules are expanded. If this option is enabled, expanding a module by clicking collapses any currently expanded module. If you want to expand a module without collapsing the others you do so with Shift+click. Disabling this option reverts the meaning of click and Shift+click (default on).
This option allows to expand or collapse automatically modules when they are enabled or disabled. (default off)
With this option enabled the darkroom side panel will scroll a module to the top when it is expanded or collapsed (default on).
Process the image in darkroom mode with a small border of the given number of pixels (default 20).
Use the current filter settings to select the geotagged images drawn in the map view. This limits the images drawn to those currently shown in the filmstrip and thus reduces the time needed (default off).
The maximum number of geotagged images drawn on the map. Increasing this number can slow down the drawing of the map. Needs a restart if changed (default 100).
Show a more readable representation of the geo location in the image information module (default on).
Always ask the user before any image is removed from the database (default on).
Always ask the user before any image file is deleted (default on).
Instead of physically deleting images from disk put them into the system's trash bin (default on).
Always ask the user before any image file is moved (default on).
Always ask the user before any image file is copied (default on).
Always ask the user before removing any empty folder. This can happen after moving or deleting images (default off).
Always ask user before deleting a tag from an image (default on).
Always ask user before deleting a style (default on).
This controls the size of side panels in pixels. Side panels are found left and right to the center view (default 350).
The number of seconds before displaying the next image (default 5).
The number of folder levels to show in film roll names, starting from the right (default 1).
Enable the filmstrip in darkroom, tethering, geomapping and lighttable culling modes (default on).
Enable the timeline lighttable mode (default on).
When there is a text file next to an image it can be shown as an overlay over zoomed images on the lighttable. The text file has the same base name as the image file with file extension “.txt”. It either has to be there at import time or the crawler has to be enabled – see option “look for updated xmp files on startup” in Section 8.2, “Core options” (default off).
When enabled, mouse wheel scroll modules side panel, and Ctrl+Alt+mouse wheel scroll data entry. When disabled, this behavior is reversed (default off).
Defines in which modes scrollbars should be displayed (default lighttable).
Defines whether the panel scrollbars should be always visible or activated only depending on the content (default on). (need a restart)
This option allows to force a specific way of getting the current display profile for color management (see Section 22.214.171.124, “Rendering method”). In the default setting “all” darktable will either query the X display server's xatom or the colord system service. You can set this option to “xatom” or “colord” to enforce a specific method if the alternative gives wrong results.