RawTherapee
RawTherapee
5.7.0

3.3

RawTherapee free download for Mac

RawTherapee

5.7.0
21 November 2019

64-bit open source RAW converter.

Overview

RawTherapee is a cross-platform RAW image-processing program, released under the GNU General Public License Version 3. It was originally written by Gábor Horváth of Budapest, but has since been taken over by a team of open-source developers from around the world. Rather than being a raster graphics editor such as Photoshop or GIMP, it is specifically aimed at raw photo post-production. And it does it very well - at a minimum, RawTherapee is one of the most powerful raw processing programs available.

  • You can scroll all panels using the mouse scroll-wheel.
  • You can right-click on a tool's name to automatically expand it while collapsing all others.
  • To change slider values or drop-down list items with the mouse scroll-wheel, hold the Shift key. This is so that you can safely scroll the panels without accidentally changing a slider or other tool setting.
  • All curves support the Shift and Ctrl keys while dragging a point. Shift+drag makes the point snap to meaningful axes (top, bottom, diagonal, other), while Ctrl+drag makes your mouse movement super-fine for precise point positioning.
  • There are many keyboard shortcuts which make working with RawTherapee much faster and give you greater control, make sure you familiarize yourself with them on RawPedia's Keyboard Shortcuts page!

What's new in RawTherapee

Version 5.7.0:
New Features:
  • Film Negative tool, for easily developing raw photographs of film negatives.
  • Support for reading “rating” tags from Exif and XMP, shown in the File Browser/Filmstrip using RawTherapee’s star rating system.
  • Hundreds of bug fixes, speed optimizations and raw format support improvements.
New since 5.6:
  • Requires CMake >=3.5.
In general:
  • To get the source code, either clone from git or use the tarball from https://rawtherapee.com/shared/source/ . Do not use the auto-generated GitHub release tarballs.
  • Requires GTK+ version >=3.16, though >=3.22.24 is recommended.
  • GTK+ versions 3.24.2 - 3.24.6 have an issue where combobox menu scroll-arrows are missing when the combobox list does not fit vertically on the screen. As a result, users would not be able to scroll in the following comboboxes: Processing Profiles, Film Simulation, and the camera and lens profiles in Profiled Lens Correction.
  • RawTherapee 5 requires GCC-4.9 or higher, or Clang.
  • Do not use -ffast-math, it will not make RawTherapee faster but will introduce artifacts.
  • Use -O3, it will make RawTherapee faster with no known side-effects.
  • For stable releases use -DCACHE_NAME_SUFFIX=""
  • For development builds and release-candidates use -DCACHE_NAME_SUFFIX="5-dev"

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2 RawTherapee Reviews

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joemotta511
28 July 2019

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Just downloaded RAW THERAPEE and same problem. IT STILL DOES NOT WORK. I cannot even open the App even though I downloaded it right here!?
Does someone have a link that has worked to use with Mac El Capitan 10.11? Tried 10 times or so.
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Version 5.6.0
joemotta511
28 July 2019
Just downloaded RAW THERAPEE and same problem. IT STILL DOES NOT WORK. I cannot even open the App even though I downloaded it right here!?
Does someone have a link that has worked to use with Mac El Capitan 10.11? Tried 10 times or so.
Like (1)
Version 5.6.0
Visible-Evidence
22 November 2016
This is the second image editor I’ve test driven only to scratch my head trying to figure out how to access my external drive. Is it possible? I mean, it’s a RAW converter… who keeps those archived on their local volume? And if it is possible, why is it so hard to figure out? It doesn’t support RAW files from my Sony RX-100 anyway so it’s a nonstarter for me.
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Version 4.2.349