rawtherapee -- raw image processor.

2010-06-25 605 words 3 mins read

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Rawtherapee is a <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/raw_image_format" title="Raw image format" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raw_image_format">RAW image processing software. It gives full control over many parameters to enhance the raw picture before finally exporting it to some common <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/image_processing" title="Image processing" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image_processing">image format.

You can also install the version &#8221;3.0&#8221; from the fedora repo using the command:

sudo yum install rawtherapee

Main features :

  • Selectable high performance demosaicing algorithms (EAHD and HPHD and VNG-4).
    Compare them on this comparison page.
  • Using <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/dcraw" title="Dcraw" rel="homepage" href="http://www.cybercom.net/%7Edcoffin/dcraw/">DCRaw 8.82/1.398 for decoding RAW images
  • Image post processing in 16 bit / channel mode
    o Exposure control in <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/rgb_color_model" title="RGB color model" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RGB_color_model">RGB space
  • Auto exposure with adjustable clipping point / Exposure compensation / Shadow and highight compression / Contrast adjustment, curve editor
    o White balance adjustment in RGB space
  • With in-camera, automatic and spot white balance options / Temperature/Green tint fine tuning
    o Highlight Recovery
    o Shadows/Highlights control in RGB space
    o Basic Luminance curve tool to modify the luminance channel in CIELab <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/color_space" title="Color space" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_space">color space
  • Brightness / Contrast adjustment, curve editor
    o USM sharpening applied on the CIELab luminance channel
  • Classical USM parameters (Radius, Amount, Threshold) / Option to avoid noise amplification / Sharpening halo control
    o Optional RL Deconvolution based sharpening for even better sharpening results
    o Color shift control in CIELab color space
  • Allows color shift by shifting the CIELab &#8221;a&#8221; and &#8221;b&#8221; channels
    o Color booster applied on the CIELab &#8221;a&#8221; and &#8221;b&#8221; channels
  • Amplifies color channels &#8221;a&#8221; and &#8221;b&#8221; together or separately / Avoids color overamplification in high chrominance areas / Option to avoid clipping caused by too high color boosting
    o Luminance denoising algorithm applied on the CIELab luminance channel
  • Edge sensitive method to preserve as much details as possible
    o Color denoising tool applied on the CIELab &#8221;a&#8221; and &#8221;b&#8221; channels
  • Classical gaussian blur or edge sensitive bluring of the color channels
    o Fast switching between different postprocessing profiles
    o Image flipping horizontally or vertically, rotation by 90 degrees clockwise or counter clockwise
    o Arbitrary image rotation (straightening tool)
  • with fill function or automatic crop
    o Simple lens distortion correction
    o Crop tool
    o <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/chromatic_aberration" title="Chromatic aberration" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromatic_aberration">Chromatic Aberration correction tool
    o Channel Mixer for Red, Green and Blue channels
    o C/A Correction
    o Vignetting Correction
  • ICC based color management
  • Change History with bookmarks to support before/after checking
  • Output options:
    o Supported file <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/image_file_formats" title="Image file formats" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image_file_formats">formats:
  • <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/jpeg" title="JPEG" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JPEG">JPEG (8 bit), <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/png" title="Portable Network Graphics" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portable_Network_Graphics">PNG (8 or 16 bit), <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/tagged_image_file_format" title="Tagged Image File Format" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tagged_Image_File_Format">TIFF (8 or 16 bit)
    o Image ouput size could be set
    o EXIF data is preserved in JPEG output (except crw files)
    o Output directory and automatic file naming highly customizable
  • File browsing with thumbnails
  • Localization supported (utf8 language file):
    already included languages are: czech, deutsch, english, espanol, italian, latvian, magyar, nederlands, polish, russian, slovak, swedish

Screenshot&#8217;s for you:

<a href="http://blog.amit-agarwal.co.in/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/sh1.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-1621" title="Rawtherapee" src="http://blog.amit-agarwal.co.in/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/sh1-300x178.jpg" alt="Rawtherapee" width="300" height="178" />

<a href="http://blog.amit-agarwal.co.in/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/sh2.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-1622" title="Rawtherapee" src="http://blog.amit-agarwal.co.in/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/sh2-300x187.jpg" alt="Rawtherapee" width="300" height="187" />

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Authored By Amit Agarwal

Amit Agarwal, Linux and Photography are my hobbies.Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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