Install RawTherapee 4.0.11 on Ubuntu 13.04, 12.04, 12.10

July 24, 2013 — 3 Comments

This simple tutorial shows you how to install the latest RawTherapee 4.0.11 on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, 12.10 Quantal, 12.04 Precise using PPA repository.

RawTherapee main window

RawTherapee is a cross-platform raw image processing program written in C++, using a GTK+ front-end and a patched version of dcraw for reading raw files. It is notable for the advanced control it gives the user over the demosaicing and developing process.

“The 4.0.11 release includes a number of new features which you can read about below, but just as importantly it contains a large number of speed improvements and bug fixes, so we recommend you update straight away!”

New features:

  • CIECAM02 “Adaptation scene luminosity” now calculated automatically
  • CIECAM02 hot/bad pixel fixer to prevent bright pixels from appearing
  • The Defringe tool is now able to target a range of specific colors without touching others
  • New bundled processing profiles
  • New keyboard shortcuts to apply rank and color labels and a new direct popup menu for color labels, all in the File Browser
  • “Profile Fill Mode” button controls whether to replace missing processing profile values with default ones or not
  • Keyboard shortcuts to open the next/previous image and to synchronize the File Browser strip with the currently opened image
  • New demosaicing algorithms for noisy photos:
    • LMMSE
    • IGV
  • More zoom levels
  • Redesigned save window
  • New functionality of the minima/maxima control points curves editor, see the RawTherapee Manual
  • Support for TIFFfiles with alpha channels
  • Support for 32-bit TIFF files (HDR)
  • Preferences/Batch processing options: all to ‘Add’ and all to ‘Set’
  • Support for
    • Nikon D5200
    • Nikon D7100
    • Nikon COOLPIX A
    • Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Install RawTherapee:

The latest release is available for Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, 12.10 Quantal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise from the ppa repository.

To add the ppa, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open a terminal window. When it opens, run below command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway

Then update package lists and install via Synaptic Package Manager. Or you can run below command instead:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install rawtherapee

RawTherapee unity dash

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3 responses to Install RawTherapee 4.0.11 on Ubuntu 13.04, 12.04, 12.10

  1. A big thank you for this. Much appreciated.
    . . ./J

  2. I’m new to Ubuntu, so I’ve probably got a real newbies problem here, but I can easily install RawTherapee (RT) 4.0.9-4 from the software centre.

    However, when I add the repository as outlined (above) on “”

    …then using apt-get install rawtherapee manually Ubuntu still picks up RT4.0.9-4. I guess it must be to do with the order in which repositories are checked by apt-get…but…any advice on how to fix it would be most welcome.


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