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RawTherapee for Mac

64-bit open source RAW converter.

Free
In English
Version 5.10.0
2.6
Based on 6 user rates

RawTherapee 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 version 5.10.0

New Features
  • Multiple custom external editors can be added and the external editor can be chosen in the Editor tab.
  • The Favorites tab can be configured in Preferences. An option to display Favorite tools in their original location has been added.
  • Metadata is now handled by Exiv2. CR3 metadata is supported.
  • When saving images in the TIFF file format, there is a new option to use the BigTIFF format.
  • The DCP and LCP file paths saved to processing profiles have better interoperability between Windows and Linux, and between different computers.
  • The Tone Equalizer in Local Adjustments is now also available in the Exposure tab. They have a new Pivot adjuster to shift the range of affected tones. The Tone Equalizer in the Exposure tab can display a tonal map for visualizing the tones.
  • The ICC profiles in the user configuration directory are recognized.
  • The language selection in Preferences now show all language names in their own language.
  • The Lensfun database directory can be changed in Preferences.
  • The color pickers in Film Negative (Color tab) now have adjustable size.
  • Dynamic Profile Rules now has a File path filter.
  • The context menu for images (File Browser tab) received a new option to sort images by name, date, rank, color label, or EXIF.
  • The Flat-Field tool (Raw tab) has a new From Metadata option for applying DNG gain maps.
  • Temporary files generated by the external editor feature now have more private file permissions.
  • The Color Appearance & Lighting tool (Advanced tab) received various improvements.
  • The Abstract Profile in the Color Management tool (Color tab) received a Gamut control option.
  • The L*a*b* Adjustments (Exposure tab) and Local Adjustments (Local tab) tools received improvements to the Avoid color shift option.
  • The Highlight reconstruction in the Exposure tool (Exposure tab) has a new Inpaint Opposed method that usually offers better reconstructed details than the Blend method and higher reliability compared to the Color Propagation method.
  • The Temperature correlation automatic white balance method in the White Balance tool (Color tab) received various improvements.
  • The Denoise section of the Blur/Grain & Denoise tool in Local Adjustments (Local tab) has an improved interface.
  • Raw files from OM Digital Solutions cameras are supported.
  • The Dynamic Range Compression tool in the Exposure tab and in Local Adjustments (Local tab) has improved behavior. The tool in Local Adjustments received a Saturation control option.
  • The default value for the Show additional settings option for new spots in Local Adjustments (Local tab) is now linked to the Default complexity for Local Adjustments set in Preferences.

Full list of changes available here

RawTherapee for Mac

Free
In English
Version 5.10.0
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What customer like

Support
Performance
User Experience

What needs improvements

Regular updates

RawTherapee qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
4.0

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2.6

(4 Reviews of RawTherapee)

  • Comments

  • User Ratings

hannahkominsky67
hannahkominsky67
May 27 2021
5.8.0
2.0
May 27 2021
2.0
Version: 5.8.0
Fantastic app for me and all my team)
Saneman1
Saneman1
Mar 25 2020
5.7.0
4.0
Mar 25 2020
4.0
Version: 5.7.0
Make sure to go to the developer website for the latest version RawTherapee 5.8.
joemotta511
joemotta511
Jul 28 2019
5.6.0
1.0
Jul 28 2019
1.0
Version: 5.6.0
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.
Visible-Evidence
Visible-Evidence
Nov 22 2016
4.2.349
1.0
Nov 22 2016
1.0
Version: 4.2.349
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.
hannahkominsky67
hannahkominsky67
May 27 2021
5.8.0
2.0
May 27 2021
2.0
Version: 5.8.0
Saneman1
Saneman1
Mar 25 2020
4.0
Mar 25 2020
4.0
Version: null
jpineroa
jpineroa
Aug 6 2019
4.0
Aug 6 2019
4.0
Version: null
joemotta511
joemotta511
Jul 28 2019
1.0
Jul 28 2019
1.0
Version: null
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
May 9 2018
5.0
May 9 2018
5.0
Version: null
Visible-Evidence
Visible-Evidence
Nov 22 2016
1.0
Nov 22 2016
1.0
Version: null