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The Squirrel Mafia's new & improved RawTherapee thread!

Welcome to my simplified RawTherapee thread! The old thread was getting a bit long & complicated.

Before anything else, make sure you download & install the latest version of RawTherapee from their website link or development builds link. If you're brave enough & want to have a RawTherapee build that runs better on your machine, you can compile your own Windows, Linux, or Mac version. It's not hard. Just follow the instructions.

On occasion, I will build a generic version of RawTherapee for Windows 64 bit. I'll be uploading the executable files into my Google Drive. I build it using the Standard tone curve as the default curve & the .pp3 files in there will be set to sRGB color space. Feel free to try it out by downloading it, unzipping it, & installing it.

In this thread you will find .pp3 files that will help you get started with your post processing. Just download the zip files & unzip them. Install the files & folders in either of the following locations:

C:\Program Files\RawTherapee\profiles
(you need to have administrator privileges)

(you need to have root privileges like using "gksudo nautilus" in Ubuntu for example - please note that you might have to either copy an existing folder inside this directory & rename it & then paste the pp3 files into them or "chmod" a folder to get the correct settings so that RawTherapee can run)

The reason I install the .pp3 files in the system folders is that all users on that machine will have access to them. You can alternately install them in your Appdata\RawTherapee folder in Windows or your .config folder in Linux, but they're only available to you & no one else on the machine. There's more information in this link & this link for paths.

I don't use a Mac, but I'm guessing that it would be kind of similar to the Linux installation. When you run RawTherapee, the .pp3 files will appear in the Processing Profiles section as shown in the image below.

Just scroll down & select the appropriate ISO.

If you can't install the files into either of the specified folders, then just manually load the .pp3 file that you want to use by pressing the "folder" button in the Processing Profiles section & manually navigate to where you unzipped the files & select the .pp3 file that you want to use.

What do the .pp3 files do? The non-pixel shift & pixel shift folders contain settings for each ISO that will help you get started instead of you trying to figure out what is what. You start by selecting one of the files in those folders. The file that you select will probably be good enough as it is. You can change other settings to your liking & if you think you've messed up the photo too much, you can always go back in the history stack on the left side of RawTherapee or reapply the same .pp3 file again to reset your changes.

The other folders contain optional .pp3 files that you can add on top of the ones you have already used. They have additional settings that you can apply.

Make sure that your Processing profile fill mode button is depressed like in the image below.

^ You want your button to look like the "green" image, not the "red" image. If your button is set like the one in the "red" image, all your previous settings will be lost whenever you apply an additional .pp3 file.

Still stumped on what each setting does? Visit the RawPedia page to find out what's inside each tab & how they work. There is a lot of information there. You can also visit the RawTherapee forum.

Try to look for my latest post in this thread to get the most recent set of .pp3 files. You can also click on this link to see all attachments to this thread. The .pp3 files will usually be in a zip file with the following name format: year/month/date Have fun!

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Thanks a lot!
Will install profiles later on and see how I go.
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Thanks for your kind work!
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Do your Pixel Shift profiles work with Dynamic PS?

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^ I don't think the guys at RawTherapee have compiled a code for Dynamic Pixel Shift just yet. I don't know if it's in the works either.

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