The following is a list of hardware supported by Darkroom Software. All editions of Darkroom can print to any Windows compatible printer. Professional and Assembly Editions also have built-in direct-drivers for the printers listed below. Core Edition can print to (up to) four Windows compatible printers. Professional and Assembly editions can print to an unlimited number of Windows compatible printers. Items marked with an asterisk are supported only on specific software. See full details at the bottom of the page.
Digital Cameras with Direct Connectivity
Darkroom Software features direct connectivity with the industry’s best cameras and printers. Not all cameras will work with all operating systems. Some older cameras will not work in the latest 64 bit environment. Check with the manufacture for details.
Also supports raw images for but not remote capture for: EOS M/EOS M2/EOS M3/EOS M10
Darkroom Pro, Core & Assembly can print to ANY Windows compatible printer.
Includes built-in drivers as shown below:
Darkroom Pro & Assembly
Compatible File Open/Import Formats
- .mif (MegaVision raw files)
- .crw (Canon raw format, also .raw or .tif)
- .nef (Nikon raw format)
- .dcr (Kodak professional file format)
- .tif (Kodak proprietary tiff)
- .bmp (Windows bitmap)
- .jpg (JPEG compressed)
- .tif (Tagged Image Format)
- .tga (TARGA)
- .pcd (Kodak PhotoCD)
- .pcx (Zsoft)
- .psd (Adobe Photoshop)
- .png (Portable Network Graphics)
- .fpx (Flashpix)
Bar Code Scanners
Darkroom Assembly Edition and Professional Edition (versions 8.8 and above) support both serial port and USB bar code scanners.
You can use almost any serial port bar code scanner as long at it reads Code 3 of 9 and has a built-in decoder. If your computer or laptop does not have a serial port (but does have USB), you can purchase a serial-to-USB port adapter.
Any USB bar code scanner which can emulate a keyboard and allows programming to specify prefix/suffix characters can be used. For USB barcode scanners only, you will need to program the scanner to add a prefix character ASCII 02H (STX), and to add a suffix character ASCII 0DH (CR).Barcode Scanners
- Metrologic MS9540 VoyagerCG
- RS-232 kit
- Unitech MS120 Barcode
- RS 232, with DB-9 connector
- IOGear USB PDA/Serial Adapter
- Model: GUC232A
- StarTech.com RS232 to USB converter
- Mfg Part #: ICUSB232
- Keyspan Highspeed USB Serial Adapter
- Mfg Part #: USA19QW
Supported Operating Systems
The following is a list of operating systems supported by Darkroom Software.
Darkroom Core and Pro will work with Windows 7 and Win 8 and 10. 32 or 64 bit. Please note that not all cameras or printers will work with these operating systems, so check with your printer or camera documentation or contact us.
Activation for Core on Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 require some Windows component updates for activation. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for help. Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7 after January 2020, as a result Darkroom cannot recommend Windows 7.
All Darkroom software is Windows software and there is no Mac version. Core with activation will run in Boot Camp, but not in virtual environments (no Parallels or Fusion). Core and Pro will work with virtual environments with a hardware key. Call for details.