Darkroom Shortcut Actions

New Shortcuts Actions Darkroom 5.4

June 22, 2021 – Build 54001

Two years ago we first added Siri Shortcuts support. Our initial step into workflow automation was focused on setting up edits and handing off to Darkroom. Today we are bringing you a major upgrade to your workflow automation by not just preparing for edits in the app but bringing many more in app editing and managment capabilities to our Actions.

Read our v5.4 release post
  • Added a new "Edit With Darkroom" Shortcuts Action, enabling you to make real edits.
    • Added the ability to crop in our "Edit With Darkroom" action using our crop aspect presets.
    • Added the ability to add a watermark in our "Edit With Darkroom" action.
  • Added a new "Flag Photos" Shortcuts Action.
  • Added a new "Reject Photos" Shortcuts Action.
  • Added a new "Add Photos to Favorites" Shortcuts Action.
  • Added a the ability to copy and paste Crop edits when edits where made with a preset aspect.
  • Note: Our original "Import to Darkroom" Shortcuts Action will remain available for backward compatability.
  • Fixed a Histogram performance issue when editing RAW.
  • Fixed the Portrait Depth blur slider not adjusting certain cases if photo didn’t have focus set.
  • Fixed diagonal lines sometimes showing when exporting using HEIF.
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Darkroom 5.3.x

Small updates that fixed the most commonly reported issues in the 5.3 release. We'd like to thank everyone who reported these issues to us on Twitter (@usedarkroom) and via email (feedback@darkroom.co) - Your help by giving this first version of Darkroom for Mac a try, and in finding these bugs and reporting them helps us ensure a consistently high quality bar.

5.3.3 - June 7 '21
  • Fixed a problem that was causing the app to crash when exporting with white colored frame.
  • Fixed a problem causing Clarity to crash because of an internal error.
5.3.2 - June 3 '21
  • Fixed a crash that could occur on export when adding a Frame inset to a large photo.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur on export when apllying a large resolution Watermark.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur in the Photo Extension when saving a very large photo.
  • Fixed an issue that caused video playback to slow down.
  • Fixed several edit and export issues with Portrait Depth photos.
  • Fixed a problem causing video export to fail with a cryptic message (AVEncoderBitDepthHintKey) related to audio exporting.
  • Fixed an issue on Mac and a large screen that could cause some flickering and black rectangles to show.
  • Improved memory usage when exporting using "save (modify original)"".
  • Improved the Dutch translation.
5.3.1 - May 15 '21
  • Fixed Clarity not showing up for some versions of iOS.
  • Fixed new App Icon variants not working on iPad.
Flag and Reject

Clarity comes to Darkroom 5.3

May 13, 2021 – Build 53030

We're excited to flesh out our editing suite with one of our most requested features ever: Clarity! You might be familiar with this tool from a few other apps, but after months of research & development, iteration, and optimization, we promise the wait was worth it.

  • Clarity Want fewer details in a face to smoothen it? Decrease Clarity. Want more to enhance the drama or texture? Increase Clarity. As you drag the handle to the edges, the effect gets stronger. This gives you the ability to either make fine adjustments for portraits, or go beyond for dramatic landscapes using one single & smart tool.
  • Icons We added 3 new app icon variants, available to our Darkroom+ members. Panda provides a clean black and white version of our current icon. 80's harkens back to Apple's brief foray into apparel in the 1980's. And the Swirl was inspired by Apple's recent playful and colorful April Spring Laoded event. Bringing the total number of icons to choose from to 18!.

Note: due to an unfortunate Apple macOS bug Clarity is not available on macOS 11.3 and 11.4, but is on earlier versions. We hope to resolve the issue as soon as possible together with Apple

Read our v5.3 release post

Other Changes:

  • Improved (Pro)RAW highlights and shadows detail recovery.
  • Improved overall portrait depth editing handling:
    • Improved blur and depth editing performance greatly.
    • Adjusting the depth mask now also previews the blur adjustments in realtime.
    • Fixed render glitches that could sometimes occur on portrait photos.
    • Fixed a potential memory related crash when exporting portrait photos.
  • Improved memory usage during export.
  • Improved handling for 16-bit TIFF exports.
  • Fixed an issue that cause EXIF information to not be exported when saving a copy.
  • Fixed an issue where we could load the wrong size RAW if it had a cropped JPG attached.
  • Fixed a crash that could happen when adding a photo to an album when editing a photo.
  • Fixed a crash that could happen when renaming an album.
  • Fixed some strings in the Export dialog not being properly translated.
  • Fixed active edits in Crop/Transform tool not being exported when in the tool.
  • Fixed on iPad/Mac ESC keyboard shortcut dismissing photo when in the transform tool.
  • Fixed batch actions showing for Shared Albums where the can’t be used.
  • Added Mac Sidebar width restoring when opening a window.
  • Added on iPad a new default for Photostrip to always open when viewing a photo.

Thank you to everyone who reported these issues to us on Twitter (@usedarkroom) and via email (feedback@darkroom.co) - Your help in finding these bugs and reporting them helps us ensure a consistently high quality bar.

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Darkroom 5.2.x

Small updates that fixed the most commonly reported issues in the 5.2 release. We'd like to thank everyone who reported these issues to us on Twitter (@usedarkroom) and via email (feedback@darkroom.co) - Your help by giving this first version of Darkroom for Mac a try, and in finding these bugs and reporting them helps us ensure a consistently high quality bar.

5.2.3 - April 20/21 '21
  • We're re-introducing the Screenshot filter as a Setting! If you find yourself editing a lot of screenshots or screen recordings in Darkroom, this setting will save you a lot of error. Do note that this is off by default.
  • Fixed many of our top crashes:
    • Fixed a crash caused when exporting to HEIF.
    • Fixed a crash related to Grain memory usage, when using the Photos Extension and some filters.
    • Fixed a crash that could occur while importing.
    • Fixed a crash that could occur when using the flag & reject action menu.
    • Fixed several crashes related to displaying a file badge when viewing a photo.
    • Fixed a Mac crash on launch when Photo Library is missing.
    • Fixed an occasional crash on startup related to loading Darkroom albums
  • Fixed the photo badges visually breaking on macOS.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a major memory spike when exporting.
  • Fixed flagged album actions layout for iPad portrait orientation.
  • Fixed on iPad & Mac the Metadata icon not toggling the tool area open and close.
  • Added on Mac a dialog explaining how to provide Full Disk Access when Importing for the first time.
  • Updated the text in our Early Supporter dialog to be clearer.
  • Updated export option naming to be clearer.
5.2.2 - April 9 '21
  • Fixed issue that could create duplicate Darkroom folders in the Photo Library.
  • Fixed iPad Flagging or Rejecting not auto-advancing to the next photo.
  • Added, on Mac enabled auto-advancing to the next photo when tapping Flag/Reject in the Touch Bar.
5.2.1 - March 30 '21
  • Fixed flagged badge showing when the photo is rejected.
  • Fixed iPhone flagging to cause Review Bar to close.
  • Fixed iPhone flag & reject bar from showing for photos in Shared albums.
  • Fixed iPhone Batch option not being available in the Rejected album.
  • Fixed iPad flag & reject buttons not toggling state while editing.
  • Fixed Mac Favorite toolbar button updating when editing.
  • Fixed Mac flagged album not showing all toolbar options.
  • Fixed selected library thumnails not being updated when navigating back.
  • Fixed diagonal lines appearing when exporting using HEIF.
  • Fixed the startup welcome message not appearing on first launch.
  • Fixed a common crash when exporting video.
  • Fixed a crash when using Reset/Paste actions while editing.
  • Fixed an occasional crash when downloading photo data.
  • Fixed crashes on iOS 12 when opening a photo.
Flag and Reject

Flag & Reject Darkroom 5.2

March 29, 2021 – Build 52035

Manage your Growing Photo Library with the new Darkroom+ Flag & Reject features. You already know that editing photos can be fun. Getting to the right photo, and knowing which one to edit in a big pile of photos can feel like work. Today we're taking a big step forward to making all this fun & super fast with a new workflow to cull and review your photos.

  • Flag & Reject Flag your highlights, and Reject the bad ones. We'll automatically advance you to the next photo so you can get in the zone and zoom through your latest photos. Unlocked for Darkroom+ subscribers.
  • iPhone Batch Because we hope you'll perform Batch actions more frequently, we added a new gesture to let you start selecting photos much more efficiently. Now, you can just horizontally swipe on any image to start selecting. The visual design also refined, keeping it in line with the iPad & Mac, and because we had to fit two new actions the Actions bar is now scrollable.
  • Smart Albums Darkroom will create a new "Darkroom" Folder in your system photo library, and inside it create 3 new albums: Exported, Rejected, and Flagged. Making these Albums accessible from other apps too. And If you have iCloud Photo Library, these albums sync to all your devices.
  • Fast Preview Now, if the editing tools are not visible, we skip the heavy work of downloading and initializing the full-quality image, and instead show you a Smart Preview of the photo. In fact, the editing interface is much more responsive than ever before.
Read our v5.2 release post

Other Changes:

  • On iPhone, swipe right on the editing toolbar to access flag and reject.
  • On iPhone, photos are automatically advanced as you flag or reject.
  • On the iPad & Mac Flag and Reject are placed in the toolbar next to Favorite and Delete.
  • Added new Review keyboard shortcuts for Mac and iPad:
    • Toggle Flagged - P
    • Toggle Rejected - X
    • Combine with the (shift) key to auto advance to the next photo
    • Delete All Rejected - (shift command delete)
  • Added Action and Content menus for Flag and Reject in the Library and Photostrip.
  • Added support to Shared Albums in our Library
  • Added support on iPhone and iPad to show for albums synced from Finder.
  • Fixed exports to Other Services failing after canceling one and picking another.
  • Fixed Live Photos playback would sometimes not showing the latest edits.
  • Fixed an iPhone issue that would hide the Histogram when showing the tools.
  • Fixed RAW photos edited and saved in other apps to not open.
  • Fixed smart frame colors not being calculated properly on some devices.
  • Fixed a crash on Mac when dismissing a photo.
  • Fixed Mac keyboard shortcuts not opening tools as expected.
  • Fixed Mac album preview images not properly loading on first launch.
  • Fixed watermark not being applied for image selected from photo library.
  • Fixed the color histogram and smart frame colors not updating correctly when pausing video.
  • Fixed tapping on a photo in the library grid would deselect it, not open it.
  • Fixed “Show in Recents” not working if download requests are slow.
  • Fixed a crash when closing a photo after quickly navigating between photos.
  • Fixed the Metadata button on iPad in landscape not opening the tool.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause a tool to sometimes not open.
  • Fixed the Hide/UnHide icons from being switched.
  • Fixed the Transformer tool “Done” button from being hard to see.
  • Updated the iPhone Library progress indicator to be thinner.
  • Updated our "Oops" app icon alternative to match the new Beta icon.

Thank you to everyone who reported these issues to us on Twitter (@usedarkroom) and via email (feedback@darkroom.co) - Your help in finding these bugs and reporting them helps us ensure a consistently high quality bar.

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Darkroom 5.1.x

Small updates that fixed the most commonly reported issues in the 5.1 release. We'd like to thank everyone who reported these issues to us on Twitter (@usedarkroom) and via email (feedback@darkroom.co) - Your help by giving this first version of Darkroom for Mac a try, and in finding these bugs and reporting them helps us ensure a consistently high quality bar.

5.1.5/4 - February 12 '21
  • Fixed a crash when Photo Library is not available on Mac.
  • Fixed sharing to Instagram using native share sheet and Instagram share extension.
  • Fixed Crop Tool controls and their responsiveness.
  • Fixed a typo in the Export Sheet.
5.1.2/3 - December 20 '20
  • Fixes a crash-on-launch affecting devices using iOS 12.
  • Fixes a layout bug causing the photo grid to break its layout in some cases.
  • Fixes a bug causing edit retrieval to fail for some kinds of edits.
  • Fixes a crash that occurred when dismissing a photo or video in some cases.
  • By default, the Photo Strip selected photo is now centered, rather than being scrolled to the bottom.
5.1.1 - December 18 '20
  • Added support for Halide's new ProRAW+ Format
  • Fixed bug causing rendering clipping when using the Highlights and Shadows sliders.
  • Fixed a bug causing edits not to be retrieved when synced across devices.
  • Fixed a bug that causing multi-selection to persist across editing and selection sessions.
  • Fixed a bug causing the new Tone Map slider not to respond to Reset commands.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Tone Map slider not to respect to Intensity settings.
ProRAW

ProRAW Darkroom 5.1

December 18, 2020 – Build 51000

This a two-for-one update. First, we’re adding support for ProRAW with a new “Tone Map” slider. Second, we’re bringing all the bug fixes, performance improvements, and new features from Darkroom 5 on macOS to your iPhone & iPad.

  • ProRAW It's here. You'll be able to open and edit Apple's ProRAW with the full power of Darkroom. We even added a Tone Map slider for you to control how much of the Computational Photography magix box Apple has is applied to your photo.
  • Trackpad & Keyboard This update shares all the optimized interactions we made on Mac for trackpad, mouse, and keyboard input. On iPad you'll notice a large addition to our already extensive keyboard shortcuts and context menu support.
  • Updated Brand We als updated our App Icon to embrace the new, more lifelike rendering, borrowing from macOS Big Sur. We added 5 additional App Icon variants for our Darkroom+ subscribers, celebrating the major stylistic eras of the Mac. We also reviewed and redrew every single icon in our app. As a result Darkroom now looks and feels even more fresh & friendly.
  • Quality You’ll notice the app feels more responsive as you navigate between photos, and most importantly, images render consistently at a high resolution, rather than switching to low res previews when you zoom, scroll, or navigate through the app.

Our Darkroom+ subscription unlocks everything on your Mac, iPad and iPhone at no extra cost. And supports Family Sharing.

Read our v5.1 release post

Other Improvements

  • Fixed Portrait Depth photos rendering too much blur on iOS 14.
  • Added support for video import.
  • Added the Rotate Clockwise option to the Library photo actions.
  • Added the Show in Recents option to the Photo context menu.
  • Added option to the Library grid to toggle the thumbnails between fit and fill (iPad & Mac).
  • Added the ability to double click/tap on an album to rename it (Mac).
  • Updated Context menus to have grouping to make them easier to read.
    • Added option to Rotate Clockwise - Command R
    • Added option to Open a Photo - Return
    • Added options to quickly jump to Recents, Favorites, Edited, Imported - Shift 1/2/3/4
    • Added option to Create an Album - Shift A
  • Updated the View/Edit keyboard shortcuts (iPad & Mac).
    • Added option to play/pause video - Space
    • Added options to zoom in and out incrementally - Command -/=
    • Added option to reset zoom to fit - Command 0
  • Improved video playback performance.
  • Improved responsiveness when navigating by ensuring favoriting or making edits are available as quickly as possible.
  • Fixed exporting AVI video files.
  • Fixed an issue causing a crash while importing multiple files.
  • Fixed a crash in the sidebar, which mostly when the app was in the background (Mac).
  • Fixed edits being double applied when exporting using the Modify Original option.
  • Fixed issues regarding file names and duplication on photo and video import.
  • Fixed IPTC metadata export for .heif files.
  • Fixed an issue that could show black areas when zooming and panning in photos.
  • Fixed the color histogram updating properly when pausing videos.

Thank you to everyone who reported these issues to us on Twitter (@usedarkroom) and via email (feedback@darkroom.co) - Your help in finding these bugs and reporting them helps us ensure a consistently high quality bar.

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Darkroom 5.0.x

Small updates that fixed the most commonly reported issues in the 5.0 release for Mac. We'd like to thank everyone who reported these issues to us on Twitter (@usedarkroom) and via email (feedback@darkroom.co) - Your help by giving this first version of Darkroom for Mac a try, and in finding these bugs and reporting them helps us ensure a consistently high quality bar.

5.0.2 - November 21
  • Added support for video import.
  • Fixed an issue causing a crash while importing multiple files.
  • Fixed issues regarding file names and duplication on photo and video import.
  • Fixed retrieving edits for photos that were exported using Modify Original.
  • Fixed applying double edits to photos exported using Modify Original.
  • Fixed an issue causing some UI elements to not follow preferred design.
  • Fixed automatic scrolling while selecting photos in Library, in fullscreen mode.
  • Fixed IPTC metadata export for .heif files.
  • Prevent hidden assets from appearing in Edited collection.
  • Fixed an issue causing upside down orientation when playing portrait videos.
  • Fixed an issue with loading indicator not animating the progress spinner.
5.0.1 - November 12

This update fixes Darkroom to be available on macOS Catalina.

Darkoom on Mac

Hello Mac Darkroom 5

November 12, 2020 – Build 50000

The Apple Design Award-winning app you know and love is now tailored & optimized for its new home on the Mac! With this update, Darkroom now provides a single, powerful, and universal workflow for mobile photographers, all the way from editing on-the-go, to the Mac at home.

Everything is updated to reflect the new macOS Big Sur aesthetic. We also optimized all interactions for mouse, trackpad, & keyboard input. We spared no detail in making Darkroom feel at home on the Mac.

Your existing Darkroom+ subscription unlocks everything on the Mac at no extra cost, and new subscribers get access to everything on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Please note that today's update is only available on the Mac App Store. We're working hard on getting updates our for the iPhone & iPad soon!

  • Updated Library The library view uses the new, native macOS Big Sur sidebar, and window toolbars. This, alongside drag & drop support, folder support, and mouse support, means you can perform complex library management. Batch processing is no longer a separate mode, so it's much more efficient to quickly select a group of photos, and perform complex editing & management tasks on them. All from within Darkroom, taking advantage of native Mac behaviors.
  • Shortcuts, Menus, Touch Bar We've also expanded & updated our keyboard shortcuts to make jumping around your library even easier. Use the Mac menu system to explore the possibilities and learn the keyboard shortcuts. We even went so far as to add Touch Bar support.
  • Updated Brand We update our App Icon to embrace the new, more lifelike rendering, in the style of macOS Big Sur. We added 3 additional App Icon variants for our Darkroom+ subscribers, celebrating the major stylistic eras of the Mac. To change the icon mac follow these instructions. We also reviewed and redrew every single icon in our app. As a result Darkroom now looks and feels even more fresh & friendly.
Read our v5.0 release post

Other Improvements

  • Fixed edits being double applied when exporting using the Modify Original option.
  • Fixed an issue that could show black areas when zooming and panning in photos.
  • Fixed the color histogram updating properly when pausing videos.
  • Added folder support to the new Library list.
  • Added option to the Library grid to toggle the thumbnails between fit and fill.
  • Added the Rotate Clockwise option to the Library photo actions.
  • Added the Show in Recents option to the Photo context menu.
  • Added Touch Bar support for key management actions.
  • Updated Context menus to have grouping to make them easier to read.
  • Updated our Library keyboard shortcuts. To discover them in the app on Mac, look through the new menu.
    • Added option to Rotate Clockwise - (command) R
    • Added option to Open a Photo - (return)
    • Added option to Create an Album - (shift) A
    • Added options to quickly jump to Recents, Favorites, Edited, Imported - (shift) 1, 2, 3, or 4 respsectively.
  • Updated the View/Edit keyboard shortcuts.
    • Added option to play/pause video - (space)
    • Added option on Mac to go back to Library - esc
    • Added options to zoom in and out incrementally - (command) - or =
    • Added option to reset zoom to fit - (command) 0
  • Improved video playback performance.
  • Improved responsiveness when navigating by ensuring favoriting or making edits are available as quickly as possible.

Thank you to everyone who reported these issues to us on Twitter (@usedarkroom) and via email (feedback@darkroom.co) - Your help in finding these bugs and reporting them helps us ensure a consistently high quality bar.