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The RawTherapee development team have announced that they’d completed Version 4.0.10 of the program, which shall be available to download “within a day or two.” This update adds an array of new and improved features, and includes DCP profiles for a number of new (and older) digital cameras and backs including the Leaf Aptus 75, Canon EOS 5D Mark III, the Nikon D800, the Olympus E-510, E-520, OM-D E-M5 and XZ-1, and the Panasonic DMC-G5. The new builds will be available in a few days from the website below.
Website: RawTherapee - Downloads
Rawtherapee Press Release
RawTherapee 4.0.10 is out!
It’s been months of hard work, and along the way we made some new friends who helped make RawTherapee better. Builds should be ready within a day or two. Once they are, get them from the Downloads section or using your operating system’s package manager (source code tarball available from our Google Code page).
Read below to find out more about what’s new.
Color Appearance Model 2002 (CIECAM02) support
New powerful Noise Reduction tool
New PP3 processing profiles
RGB Curve Luminosity mode
Support for HDR files in the TIFF 32-bit format
Support for audio feedback in Linux (see Preferences)
Tone mapping using CIECAM02
Histogram backgrounds in curves
Two tone curves for finer adjustment
New tone curve modes:
Saturation and Value Blending
Support for artistic tone curves in DCP profiles
New Lab adjustments:
CC Curve (chromaticity)
CH Curve (chromaticity of hue)
LC Curve (luminance of chromaticity)
Avoid color shift
Red and skin tones protection
Black and white toning
JPEG subsampling slider
Colored bars in curves to aid in adjustment
Skin tones correction in Vibrance tool
Ctrl+Shift+s to quick-save PP3 in Image Editor tab
Ctrl+w to close image tab
Alt+s to take a snapshot
+ more, see tooltips and the manual for information
New Unsharp Mask (USM) threshold curve widget
DCP profiles for:
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Leaf Aptus 75
Auto-fill & auto-crop support when using LCP profiles
Preview area background color shortcuts in top toolbar
+ Loads of bugs fixed and speed improvements.
See the revised manual for information about these tools and how to use them!
Please read the blog entry on maximizing memory efficiency
Differences between the preview and the output image
The color-managed preview in RawTherapee is (and has always been) based on image data in the Working Space profile. Although the actual preview is rendered using a monitor profile (or sRGB profile, if the monitor profile is not specified), it does not reflect the Output Profile & Output Gamma settings. This can lead to a slightly different output rendering when Working Space profile and Output Space profiles are not the same. You should set them to the same values to ensure the preview accurately reflects the final rendered output.
Illustration sourced from http://rawtherapee.com/blog/screenshots shows RawTherapee 4.0.9 UI