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Why doesn't noise reduction have any effect in Rawtherapee?

You can only preview noise reduction in RT when you zoom image to 100%, even in latest version. Many other tools have same limitations for previewing, they are marked with small "1:1" label near ...
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How to undo all changes to an edited image in RawTherapee?

Switch to the File Browser view and find your image. Right click on the little green check mark and select "Processing profile options" followed by "Clear". That will reset the sidecar file to the ...
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Are my RAW photos underexposed?

Always trust the histogram. Unless you diligently adjust the rear LCD brightness every time the ambient lighting changes significantly, you cannot really rely on that. It does sound like you have the ...
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Why is exposure correctable in RAW

Very good question :0) When you expose your image you have more detail than you can normally see on a normal monitor. This is more a limitation of the display technology than the raw sensor. This ...
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Why does the same raw image look different in Rawtherapee than in geeqie & DSLR preview and how to get the same preview as geeqie

It looks like rawtherapee is showing you the RAW image with a very flat base curve When a program displays a RAW image, it must map the full range of pixel values storable in the 16-bit raw to the ...
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Seeing a lot of noise when editing in RAW

The noise is present in the original file. What you have done with your choice of settings is amplified it. Noise is mostly present in dark areas but you have basically applied gain to those areas ...
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Why are histograms in Entangle and RawTherapee so different?

Entangle shows the histogram of the JPEG image embedded in the RAW file, in logarithmic scale. RawTherapee, on the other hand, shows the histogram in linear scale, shows the histogram of its pre-...
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How can I edit this photo in RawTherapee to increase the details in both the subject and the background clouds?

As noted in comments, look into layering. I did this in Photoshop, as I don't have Raw Therapee. You could do the same in Gimp etc. Select the bird & separate it to a new layer, by copy/paste. ...
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How to get Shotwell to see Rawtherapee edits to RAW images?

If I view an image in Shotwell, and choose "Open in RAW Editor", make an edit, then go back to Shotwell, how do I get Shotwell to then show the edited image? You probably can't. The RAW editors like ...
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How to undo all changes to an edited image in RawTherapee?

RawTherapee, and other raw processors, usually create sidecar files containing the edits you've made. If you delete the sidecar file while RawTherapee is closed, the next time you open the image, ...
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Why doesn't noise reduction have any effect in Rawtherapee?

Many previews in image editing applications are just that - previews. To get an exact view of what many effects and settings applied to an image will look like you should export the image with the ...
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Most compatible RAW format for Linux users?

It takes some time for developers to support raw files from new cameras, even though they may share the same file extension as raw files from previous cameras. Many Linux raw processing programs use <...
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How can I edit this photo in RawTherapee to increase the details in both the subject and the background clouds?

Well, I've used somewhat wonky exposure curves (they go back down after an initial steep rise), changed the white balance and put the wavelet transform tab to work, adding a lot of contrast on the ...
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How to reduce color noise in Darktable?

In Darktable 3.X (I'm using 3.8), I get very satisfying results for removing color noise completely and the remaining grain reasonably by using a single instance of Denoise (profiled) set to mode: ...
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Sharing rating between Digikam and Rawtherapee

As far as I know, there is currently no way to translate PP3 to XMP sidecars, or vice versa. And developers are often reluctant to adapt their program to read data written by another program, ...
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Where Can I Find Lens Correction Profile Files (for RawTherapee and Other Apps)?

On Windows, they can be found at: X:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Lightroom\Resources\LensProfiles\ On Mac, they should be here: ...
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Bulk auto NEF → TIFF in RawTherapee?

The short answer is no, at least not entirely. But Nikons free NX Studio software will do it quite easily. AFAIK, it is the only software that recognizes and applies every jpeg camera setting to the ...
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Why is exposure correctable in RAW

Exposure can only be corrected as long as there is som information left in the raw data. You can make a nearly white pixel somewhat less bright, and stretch the difference between some almost equally ...
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Using rawtherapee to create an image like a DSLR camera in bracketing mode

It depends what you're trying to achieve from bracketing. There's three basic variables that set your exposure - shutter speed, aperture and ISO. Shutter speed and aprerture both have optical ...
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How to get a full-screen preview of a cropped area in RawTherapee?

Now (version 5.8), you can tick "Automatically zoom to fit the crop" option in the tab Preferences>Image Processing>Crop Editing
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Why are histograms in Entangle and RawTherapee so different?

A RAW image is not an image by itself, it is a set of data that must be processed is some way to get an image. So you can't have the histogram of the RAW image as it doesn't exists and yes, two ...
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Enhance snowy mountain detail (high-frequency high-contrast) in RawTherapee

What I tried to do was to: Improve contrast but pull highlights and push shadows Get exposure a bit up for a more vibrant look Not introduce artifacts To me, the out-of-camera JPEG looks really, ...
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Sharing rating between Digikam and Rawtherapee

There are several XMP tags that DigiKam writes for ratings, but the most important one will be: ...
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What does SaturatedOpacity mean in Rawtherapee?

After a bit more code review, the SaturatedOpacity value in the sidecar file seems to correspond to: Color -> Color Toning -> Opacity -> Saturation Protection ->...
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Raw therapee lens/geometry correction Sony a6100

The "Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS PZ" lens is listed in lensfun's database as supported starting with version 1.534, but it does not yet appear that there's an entry for the Alpha 6100. If you visit ...
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Most compatible RAW format for Linux users?

This question was asked at a time when CR3 was not yet supported in darktable. It has been supported since 3.8.0. A more general answer to this question is that there is an automatically generated ...
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How to process 360 photos without creating seam?

To me, this looks a lot like RawTherapee is introducing the issue. I've never had any "seam" like this editing equirectangulars in Photoshop or Lightroom. I suspect using the Gimp to do ...
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RawTherapee/ART: How to match these warm colors from the embedded JPEG?

Using Canon's Digital Photo Professional 4 to open your raw file, it seems your camera used the Standard picture style, a White Balance setting of around 3800K, no tint corrections, and a fairly ...
Michael C's user avatar
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How to get Shotwell to see Rawtherapee edits to RAW images?

Each raw editor uses its own proprietary ways of interpreting the information contained in a raw file. This information must be processed before it can be displayed on our monitors as anything ...
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What does SaturatedOpacity mean in Rawtherapee?

Consider the following snippet from a pp3 file created by RawTherapee: ...
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