Raw Therapee

Free, easy editor for RAW images

Raw Therapee – which stands for The Experimental Raw Photo Editor – is a free editor for RAW images, the unprocessed image format used by reflex cameras. View full description

PROS

  • Easy to use
  • Lots of adjustments
  • You can create snapshots as you change settings
  • Real time preview
  • Support for many formats

CONS

  • No documentation
  • No automated mode for many settings

Very good
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Raw Therapee – which stands for The Experimental Raw Photo Editor – is a free editor for RAW images, the unprocessed image format used by reflex cameras.

A RAW image is not ready to be used as an image; it’s more like a digital negative you can process to obtain the final picture. And Raw Therapee makes the whole process very easy and enjoyable.

Raw Therapee supports lots of different RAW formats and features a ton of adjustments to process the images and obtain the final result you’re looking for. You’ll be able to tweak brightness, colors, shadows, contrast, color balance… and also transform the picture by cropping or rotating the image, among other possibilities. A feature we especially liked was the ability to create snapshots. This lets you save all the changes you've done so far in case you need to revert to them at any point.

Some of the adjustments have automated settings, but not all of them. Also, Raw Therapee doesn’t have any documentation, so it’s more a question of trying out all the possibilities to see which one looks best.

With Raw Therapee you can process your RAW images in a friendly, easy-to-use interface.

Raw Therapee

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Raw Therapee 4.2.905

— User reviews — about Raw Therapee

  • VenusProblematics

    by VenusProblematics

    "bugs"

    Help!! i cant even open file for the first time it says runtime error c++ ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. More.

    reviewed on February 15, 2015

  • superflare7

    by superflare7

    "Great RAW image manipulation tool with a steep learning curve"

    It is a bit confusing at first, but you can do so much with all its capabilities and options! Just learn it first. More.

    reviewed on June 4, 2014