darktable-cli - Man Page

a command line darktable variant

Synopsis

    darktable-cli IMG_1234.{RAW,...} [<xmp file>] <output file> [options] [--core <darktable options>]

Options:

    --width <max width>
    --height <max height>
    --bpp <bpp>
    --hq <0|1|false|true>
    --upscale <0|1|false|true>
    --export_masks <0|1|false|true>
    --style <style name>
    --style-overwrite
    --apply-custom-presets <0|1|false|true>
    --verbose
    --help
    --version

Description

darktable is a digital photography workflow application for Linux, Mac OS X and several other Unices. It's described further in darktable(1).

darktable-cli is a command line variant to be used to export images given the raw file and the accompanying xmp file.

Options

The user needs to supply an input filename and an output filename. All other parameters are optional.

<input file>

The name of the input file to export.

<xmp file>

The optional name of an XMP sidecar file containing the history stack data to be applied during export. If this option is not given darktable will search for an XMP file that belongs to the given input file.

<output file>

The name of the output file. darktable derives the export file format from the file extension. You can also use all the variables available in darktable's export module in the output filename.

--width <max width>

This optional parameter allows one to limit the width of the exported image to that number of pixels.

--height <max height>

This optional parameter allows one to limit the height of the exported image to that number of pixels.

--bpp <bpp>

An optional parameter to define the bit depth of the exported image; allowed values depend on the file format. Currently this option is not yet functional. If you need to define the bit depth you need to use the following workaround:

    --core --conf plugins/imageio/format/<FORMAT>/bpp=<VALUE>

where FORMAT is the name of the selected output format, for example png.

--hq <0|1|true|false>

A flag that defines whether to use high quality resampling during export. Defaults to true.

--upscale <0|1|true|false>

A flag that defines whether to allow upscaling during export. Defaults to false.

--export_masks <0|1|true|false>

A flag that defines whether masks used in the image will be stored as layers in the exported image (provided the format supports it). Defaults to false.

--style <style name>

Specify the name of a style to be applied during export.  If a style is specified, the path to the darktable configuration directory must also be specified (i.e. --core --configdir ~/.config/darktable). Defaults to no style specified.

--style-overwrite

The specified style overwrites the history stack instead of being appended to it.

--apply-custom-presets

With this option you can decide if darktable loads its set of default parameters from data.db and applies them. Otherwise the defaults that ship with darktable are used.

Set this flag to false in order to run multiple instances.

--verbose

Enables verbose output.

--core <darktable options>

All command line parameters following --core are passed to the darktable core and handled as standard parameters. See darktable(1) for a detailed description of the options.

See Also

darktable(1)

Authors

The principal developer of darktable is Johannes Hanika. The (hopefully) complete list of contributors to the project is:

* developers: Pascal Obry Aurélien PIERRE Aldric Renaudin parafin Roman Lebedev Tobias Ellinghaus

* translators: Jeronimo Pellegrini Pascal Obry EdgarLux Heiko Bauke Martin Straeten Timur Davletshin Matjaž Jeran thisnamewasnottaken vertama Arch Ont Bernhard Báthory Péter Nicolas Auffray jpellegrini Alejandro Criado-Pérez Cyril Richard DWXXX Denny Biasiolli Diederik ter Rahe Jakub Filipowicz Marko Vertainen Matteo Mardegan Michel Leblond Miroslav Fikar criadoperez mrleemon shlomi braitbart Łukasz Karcz

* contributors (at least 4 commits): ralfbrown Hubert Kowalski Diederik ter Rahe Jeronimo Pellegrini Dan Torop Chris.Elston Philippe Weyland hanno@schwalm-bremen.de Heiko Bauke EdgarLux Harold le Clément de Saint-Marcq Mark-64 Bill Ferguson Nicolas Auffray David-Tillmann Schaefer Miloš Komarčević rawfiner darkelectron Matt Maguire Ralf Brown Alexis Mousset dterrahe Andreas Schneider Martin Straeten Hanno Schwalm Timur Davletshin Chris Elston matt-maguire

* Sub-module rawspeed contributors (at least 1 commit): Roman Lebedev Bill Ferguson Josef Raschen Matt Maguire Philipp Normann Zanhard frantic1048 parafin ponkotuy

* Sub-module OpenCL contributors (at least 1 commit):

* Sub-module libxcf contributors (at least 1 commit):

* Sub-module whereami contributors (at least 1 commit):

And all those of you that made previous releases possible

This man page was written by Richard Levitte <richard@levitte.org>. Additions were made by Tobias Ellinghaus <me@houz.org>.

Referenced By

darktable(1).

2019-11-27 darktable 3.0