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Raw Image Processing for Linux – RawTherapee

Image processing is a very important thing to do if you’re a power user and work with images a lot. Linux doesn’t have Adobe Photoshop but it features some really cool, free and easy-to-use yet powerful photo editing tools like GIMP, Darktable and others.

Do you need a powerful tool to work with raw images? Time to check out this powerful tool to aid you – RawTherapee. The tool specializes in editing, tagging and managing a number of types of digital photographs. There’s a pretty good community behind RawTherapee as well.

Are you a Windows or macOS user? Don’t worry! RawTherapee also has a Windows and macOS version. Get RawTherapee.

Let’s get RawTherapee on our Linux system.

Getting RawTherapee

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Run the following command(s) according to your Linux distro.

  • Ubuntu
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway
sudo apt update && sudo apt ugprade -y
sudo apt install rawtherapee

  • Debian
# Debian 8
sudo echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/rawtherapee/Debian_8.0/ /' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/rawtherapee.list

# Debian 9
sudo echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/rawtherapee/Debian_9.0/ /' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/rawtherapee.list

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y
sudo apt-get install rawtherapee
  • OpenSUSE
# Leap 15
sudo zypper addrepo http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:rawtherapee/openSUSE_Leap_15.0/home:rawtherapee.repo

# Leap 42.3
sudo zypper addrepo http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:rawtherapee/openSUSE_Leap_42.3/home:rawtherapee.repo

# Tumbleweed
sudo zypper addrepo http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:rawtherapee/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/home:rawtherapee.repo

sudo zypper refresh
sudo zypper install rawtherapee
  • Fedora
sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:rawtherapee/Fedora_X/home:rawtherapee.repo
sudo dnf install rawtherapee
  • Arch Linux
sudo nano -w /etc/pacman.conf

# Enter the following code in the cofig file and save by pressing "Ctrl + O" and exit the editor by pressing "Ctrl + X".

SigLevel = Never
Server = http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/rawtherapee/Arch_Extra/$arch
  • Generic instruction

For all the Linux systems, RawTherapee also provides an AppImage. Get the RawTherapee AppImage.

After the download is complete, run the following commands –

cd ~/Downloads/
sudo chmod +x RawTherapee-releases-5.4.AppImage

sudo ./RawTherapee-releases-5.4.AppImage

Here’s how the tool looks like –

Enjoy the ultimate weapon in your arsenal for raw image processing!

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