Darktable is an open-source photography / workflow application this will use any system-installed Darktable program or on Windows will automatically download the pre-built binary from the project.

To run this test with the Phoronix Test Suite, the basic command is: phoronix-test-suite benchmark system/darktable.

Project Site


Test Created

27 November 2016

Last Updated

13 November 2020

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type


Average Install Time

7 Seconds

Average Run Time

2 Minutes, 24 Seconds


60k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms


Public Result Uploads *Reported Installs **Reported Test Completions **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsDarktable Popularity Statisticssystem/darktable2016.112017.012017.032017.052017.072017.092017.112018.012018.032018.052018.072018.092018.112019.012019.032019.052019.072019.092019.112020.012020.032020.052020.072020.092020.112021.012021.032021.053K6K9K12K15K
* Uploading of benchmark result data to OpenBenchmarking.org is always optional (opt-in) via the Phoronix Test Suite for users wishing to share their results publicly.
** Data based on those opting to upload their test results to OpenBenchmarking.org and users enabling the opt-in anonymous statistics reporting while running benchmarks from an Internet-connected platform.
*** Test profile page view reporting began March 2021.
Data current as of 17 June 2021.
Masskrug26.9%Server Room27.2%Boat31.3%Server Rack14.6%Test Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org
CPU-only22.1%OpenCL77.9%Acceleration Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org

Revision History

system/darktable-1.0.5   [View Source]   Fri, 13 Nov 2020 16:07:01 GMT
Updates for latest macOS support.

system/darktable-1.0.4   [View Source]   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 18:33:49 GMT
Add macOS support.

system/darktable-1.0.3   [View Source]   Sun, 29 Jul 2018 14:55:06 GMT
Should have been uploaded to system/ not pts/

system/darktable-1.0.2   [View Source]   Sun, 08 Apr 2018 10:32:42 GMT
Darktable works on BSD

system/darktable-1.0.1   [View Source]   Thu, 01 Mar 2018 10:50:03 GMT
Add initial Windows support

system/darktable-1.0.0   [View Source]   Sun, 27 Nov 2016 19:21:00 GMT
Initial commit of Darktable photo workflow benchmark.

Suites Using This Test


CPU Massive


Creator Workloads

Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

Darktable darktable-2.6.2-1.fc30

Test: Boat - Acceleration: OpenCL

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 51 public results since 2 June 2019 with the latest data as of 15 August 2019.

Additional benchmark metrics will come after OpenBenchmarking.org has collected a sufficient data-set.

OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Test: Boat - Acceleration: OpenCL51 Results Range From 11 To 45 Seconds111417202326293235384144471122334455

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (Darktable darktable-2.6.2-1.fc30 - Test: Boat - Acceleration: OpenCL) has an average run-time of 3 minutes. By default this test profile is set to run at least 3 times but may increase if the standard deviation exceeds pre-defined defaults or other calculations deem additional runs necessary for greater statistical accuracy of the result.

OpenBenchmarking.orgMinutesTime Required To Complete BenchmarkTest: Boat - Acceleration: OpenCLRun-Time246810Min: 2 / Avg: 2 / Max: 2

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