Install RawTherapee 4.0.11 on Ubuntu 13.04, 12.04, 12.10

July 24, 2013

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 “http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2013/07/install-rawtherapee-4-0-11-ubuntu/”

    …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.

    Thanks