Most professional digital cameras or D-SLRs can create image files in two formats, RAW and JPEG. The first format is considered to be lossless, as it does not compress the pixels like it is the case with JPEG. Sadly , the problem with the RAW format is the fact that it needs a specialized program in order to be read or edited. One of these programs is RawTherapee
Raw Therapee which stands for The Experimental Raw Photo Editor ? is a free editor for RAW pictures, the unprocessed image format used by reflex cameras. A RAW image is not ready to be used as an image; it is more like a digital negative you can process to obtain the final picture. And Raw Therapee makes the entire process quite simple and pleasing.
Users can change pictures when it comes to the sharpening level (e.g. set method, radius and amount), borders (e.g. iterations, quantity), microcontrast, impulse noise reduction, noise reduction, defringe and contrast by detail levels.
Also, it is possible to adjust the white balance, vibrance, channel mixer, HSV equalizer, RGB curves, color management, demosaicing, preprocessing, raw white and black points, dark frame, flat field and chromatic aberration.
Raw Therapee also makes room for fundamental editing tools like cropping, resizing and rotating, as well as toggling fullscreen mode, enabling metadata filters, as well as configuring rapid export options (e.g. bypass edge sharpening and noise reduction).
As far as application settings are concerned, users may change the interface theme and language, switch to another date format, set the path to the external app (GIMP, Photoshop or other graphical editor) and configure sounds, amongst others.
A few of the adjustments have automated settings, but not all of them. Additionally, Raw Therapee does not have any documentation, therefore it is more a question of trying out all the possibilities to see which one seems best.
With Raw Therapee you can process your RAW images in a friendly, easy-to-use interface. It offers plenty of high quality picture editing features free of charge and even outperforms a number of the high-priced RAW picture editors available.
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