RawTherapee RAW image editor released version 5.5 last night with exciting new features. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 18.04.
RawTherapee 5.5 release highlights:
Filter to remove striping artifacts and banding artifacts for any camera has a PDAF entry in camconst.json.
Ability to specify custom working color spaces through the workingspaces.json file.
Unbounded processing – allows you to decide whether out-of-gamut colors should get clipped.
New Shadows/Highlights tool (replaced previous one).
Contrast threshold mask which divides an image into areas of high and low detail, allowing the effect of certain tools (Sharpening, Post-Resize Sharpening, Microcontrast, Demosaicing) to be focused where it matters most and to mitigate the effect on areas where it would be undesirable.
Dual-demosaic algorithms, making use of the new contrast threshold mask, allowing one to use a combination of demosaicing algorithms where one is best for details and the other best for plain areas.
New color toning methods: Grid and Regions
Support for Blackmagic and Canon Magic Lantern lj92 encoded files.
New Soft Light tool which enhances contrast and saturation by emulating the effect of blending an image with a copy of itself in “soft light” blending mode in GIMP.
New Haze Removal tool to reduce the effects of haze or fog.
The Resize tool allows you to specify whether you want it to upscale or only downscale.
New icon and cursor theme. New cameras support, and new input color profiles.
Other new features, enhancements, and bug fixes.
Download / Install RawTherapee 5.5 in Ubuntu:
The official Linux Appimage, single executable file to launch the software, is available for download at the link below:
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