Archives For RAW processor

Darktable 2.2.2

The open-source photography workflow application and raw developer, Darktable 2.2.4, was released two days ago. Now it’s available in PPA for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and derivatives.

Darktable 2.2.4 is the fourth bug-fix release for the 2.2 series that features:

  • Better brush trace handing of opacity to get better control.
  • tools: Add script to purge stale thumbnails
  • tools: A script to watch a folder for new images
  • Base support for:
    • Fujifilm X-T20 (only uncompressed raw, at the moment)
    • Fujifilm X100F (only uncompressed raw, at the moment)
    • Nikon COOLPIX B700 (12bit-uncompressed)
    • Olympus E-M1MarkII
    • Panasonic DMC-TZ61 (4:3, 3:2, 1:1, 16:9)
    • Panasonic DMC-ZS40 (4:3, 3:2, 1:1, 16:9)
    • Sony ILCE-6500

There are also various bug-fixes, including fix camera name demangling, properly handle image orientation ‘2’ and ‘4’, a few fixes in profiled denoise, demosaic and colormapping, reduce risk of unwanted self-finalization of small path shapes, fixes to camera import and Picasa web exporter, and more.

How to Install Darktable 2.2.4 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint:

The new release has been made into the PPA repository, available for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Linux Mint 18, and derivatives.

1. To add the PPA, open terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T or searching for “Terminal” from start menu, and then run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pmjdebruijn/darktable-release

Type in your password (no visual feedback due to security reason) when prompts and hit Enter.

Darktable PPA for Xenial

2. Then you can upgrade Darktable from an existing release using Software Updater:

upgrade darktable

Or run the commands below one by one to install or upgrade the software:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install darktable

How to Restore

For any reason, you can easily remove the PPA repository and restore Darktable to the stock version in your Ubuntu main repositories via command:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:pmjdebruijn/darktable-release

RawTherapee

The RawTherapee RAW file processor has reached the new stable 5.0 release a few days ago. Now it’s available in PPA for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Linux Mint 18, Elementary OS Loki, and derivatives.

RawTherapee 5 supports most raw formats, including some unusual ones like those from cameras using Foveon and X-Trans sensors. If your camera’s raw format is not supported, read ‘Adding Support for New Raw Formats‘.

New Features in RawTherapee 5:

  • Wavelets tool.
  • Retinex tool.
  • Monitor profile and rendering intent support.
  • Print soft-proofing support.
  • Automatic chroma noise reduction, manual luminance noise reduction using sliders and curves.
  • The “Inspect” tab in the File Browser lets you see a 100% preview of the image whose thumbnail your mouse cursor hovers over, which is either the largest JPEG image embedded in the raw file or the image itself when hovering over non-raw images.
  • The curve pipette allows you to pick the right point of a curve by clicking in the preview, and input/output values so that you can set the desired output value for a given input value.
  • Post-resize sharpening, to give your photos that subtle crispness after resizing them.
  • Dual-illuminant DCP support with curves, base tables, look tables and baseline exposure.
  • New exposure tone curve modes “Luminance” and “Perceptual”.
  • Queue processing will stop if an error is encountered while saving, e.g. if you run out of disk space.
  • The Contrast by Detail Levels tool received the “Process Locate Before/After Black-and-White” option.
  • Rec. 2020 ICC profile added.
  • The Navigator can show RGB, HSV and L*a*b* values in a range of 0-255, 0-1 or %.
  • The Lockable Color Picker allows you to place multiple sample points over the preview to measure colors and see them change in real time as you manipulate the image. They support the same ranges as the Navigator.
  • Grayscale JPEG and TIFF images are now supported.
  • 32-bit TIFF files are supported.
  • In addition to these new features, RawTherapee received over two years worth of amazing speedups, code cleanups and bug fixes, making it faster and more stable than ever before!

How to Install RawTherapee 5 in Ubuntu

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway

Type in password (no visual feedback) when it prompts and hit enter.

rawtherapee-ppa-xenial

2. Then install or upgrade RawTherapee either via Synaptic Package Manager or by running the commands below one by one:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install rawtherapee

For those who don’t want to add PPA, grab the DEB package from here.

Note: you won’t be able to upgrade the software using Software Updater utility since the PPA build miss data and debug files.

How to Restore:

To uninstall RawTherapee 5.0 and restore to the stock versions in Ubuntu main repositories, run command to install ppa-purge and purge the PPA:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:dhor/myway

RawTherapee Raw Image Processor

The open source raw image processing program RawTherapee 4.2 has been released recently with new features and speed, stability and memory usage optimizations.

RawTherapee is an advanced program for developing raw photos and for processing non-raw photos. It is non-destructive, makes use of OpenMP, supports all the cameras supported by dcraw and carries out its calculations in a high precision 32bit floating point engine. RawTherapee supports JPEG, PNG, and TIFF as output format for processed photos.

RawTherapee 4.2 in Ubuntu 14.04

What’s new in RawTherapee 4.2:

  • RawTherapee-4.2 includes many speed, precision, stability and memory usage optimizations. As such, users of 32-bit operating systems may now find that they can enjoy more stability while using the most memory intensive tools. Of course users of 64-bit systems benefit from this as well. Refer to the full changelog for more information.
  • Powerful color toning tool.
  • Curve control of luminance noise reduction.
  • Median filter in the noise reduction tool.
  • Film simulation tool using Hald CLUT pattern files.
  • Command-line option to define bit depth of output TIFF/PNG file.
  • Multiple improvements to dead/hot pixel handling, see RawPedia.
  • Filename of currently opened image shown in the titlebar.
  • Clip control for the flat-field correction tool.
  • Demosaic method “Mono” for monochrome cameras, and “None” for no demosaicing.
  • Copy/paste processing profile keyboard shortcuts for right-handed users using Ctrl/Shift-Insert.
  • Update to dcraw 9.22 1.467
  • New or improved support for:
    • Canon EOS 7D
    • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
    • Canon PowerShot G7 X
    • Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
    • Fujifilm cameras using the X-Trans sensor
    • Fujifilm X30
    • Hasselblad H4D-31
    • Hasselblad H4D-50
    • Hasselblad H4D-60
    • Hasselblad H5D-40
    • Hasselblad H5D-50c
    • Mamiya Leaf Credo 40
    • Mamiya Leaf Credo 50
    • Mamiya Leaf Credo 60
    • Mamiya Leaf Credo 80
    • Monochrome cameras such as Leica Monochrome
    • Nikon D610
    • Nikon D700
    • Nikon D750
    • Nikon D800E
    • Nikon D810
    • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
    • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5
    • Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
    • Phase One IQ250
    • Phase One P40
    • Phase One P65+
    • Sony Alpha ILCE-5100
    • Sony NEX-C3

Install / Upgrade RawTherapee in Ubuntu 14.04:

Thanks to Dariusz Duma, the binary package has been made into PPA, available for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Linux Mint 17.

To add the PPA and install RawTherapee 4.2, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, run the commands below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install rawtherapee

Install RawTherapee from PPA

For those who don’t want to add the PPA, grab the .deb installer directly from the Launchpad Page.

Rawtherapee 4.1 ubuntu 14.04
 
The free and open-source raw image processing program ‘RawTherapee’ has reached version 4.1. New features, enhancements, and a list of new supported devices are added in this release.

Install RawTherapee 4.1 ubuntu 14.04

According to the announcement, following new features and enhancements are added in this release:

  • Pipette tool for curves.
  • Support for floating-point HDR raw DNG images.
  • Enhanced look for all tools (panel background).
  • Enhanced look for crop guides, zoom guides, straightening line, Navigator panel and detail windows.
  • Enhanced focus mask.
  • Skin-tones targetting for Contrast by Detail Levels tool.
  • “None” demosaicing method to show the raw image without demosaicing.
  • New algorithm for orange, yellow, cyan, purple and magenta in the Black-and-White tool.
  • Set the cache and config paths using environment variables.
  • JPEG subsampling parameter in the command-line interface
  • The opened/closed state of the left and right panels of the File Browser tab is now remembered between sessions.
  • RawTherapee’s window size and position are remembered between sessions.
  • When cropping, click anywhere without dragging to clear crop.
  • Added ‘no wait’ option (-w) for command-line (Windows only).
  • dcraw 9.20 Revision: 1.461.
  • For new added devices and other details, see the release note.

Install RawTherapee 4.1 in Ubuntu 14.04:

Besides building from the source code. We can install this release from a third-party PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install rawtherapee

Or directly download the .deb package from the launchpad page.

Rawtherapee 4.0.12 Ubuntu

RawTherapee, a cross-platform raw image processing program now is at version 4.0.12. The new release brings many new tools, a whole bunch of speed improvements and bug fixes.

RawTherapee 4.0.12 should be considered a release candidate for version 4.1. That will be the first officially stable version which will be released later this month if no major issues are found with 4.0.12.

What’s New in RawTherapee 4.0.12:

  • Graduated Filter
  • Post-crop Vignette Filter
  • Powerful Black-and-White tool
  • New curves:
    • Luminance according to hue (LH)
    • Chromaticity according to hue (CH)
    • Hue according to hue (HH)
    • Chromaticity according to luminance (CL)
  • Contrast by Detail Levels tool (wavelet decompose) now has 5 levels
  • Auto Levels improved
  • Image dimensions added to (i) info
  • White Balance slider non-linear for easier control of low and high values
  • Noise Reduction tool allows targetting of specific colors (e.g. remove yellow blotches)
  • Pre-demosaic automatic removal of chromatic aberration improved
  • New output queue template variables %s(0-9)
  • New File Browser shortcuts, revision of existing shortcuts (refer to RawPedia)
  • New Custom Profile Builder parameters
  • Bundled and user profiles in separate submenus
  • camconst.json for immediate addition or correction of raw file format support
    • White and black levels
    • Color matrix
    • Crop coordinates
  • dcraw 9.19
  • The main histogram now shows color levels using the Output Profile
  • Enhanced lens info and filter possibilities for manual Nikon lenses
  • Added support for
    • Kodak DCS 760 and 760s
    • Various medium-format backs
  • New DCP profiles for
    • Canon PowerShot S110
    • Fujifilm FinePix S9500
    • Pentax K-5
    • Pentax K-5 II
    • Pentax K-r
  • Support for Capture One ICC profiles
  • All Bundled Processing Profiles (PP3) revised

There’s also a notable change that Ctrl+q is used to (q)uit RawTherapee and Ctrl+b is used to send the currently open image in the Editor tab to the (b)atch Queue since this release.

Install / Upgrade RawTherapee in Ubuntu:

Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 and Linux Mint users can install / upgrade RawTherapee via PPA.

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install rawtherapee

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