Color management: Darktable

Darktable is a free and open source photo editing software, extremely complete and professional; the color management is very complete.

Input and workspace

The color workspace is set per file, at the same time as the input, via the module “input color profile”.

The configuration is very simple:

To activate the gamut clipping alerts you have to activate the option via the button under the image:


The output is easily adjusted via the “output color profile” module.


Soft-proofing can be activated and regulated with the buttons under the image.

A right click gives access to the settings.

You can add your own output and proofing profiles by adding the ICC files in the color/out subfolder of the Darktable installation (or the $HOME/.config/darktable/ folder under linux).