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.
Run the following command(s) according to your Linux distro.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway sudo apt update && sudo apt ugprade -y sudo apt install rawtherapee
# 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
# 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
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". [home_rawtherapee_Arch_Extra] 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!