Workshop – processing and fixing a backlit picture – RawTherapee

A very common problem in photography is a backlit subject, where the subject becomes a dark, not to say black or greyish silhouette. An example : Using “auto levels” in RawTherapee is not an option, the subject only gets darker as the software try’s to fix the complete picture, which…

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HDR v2.0 or improved HDR – part 3 – Windows and Linux script differences

How to make a script interactive ? In the HDR script I made, most parameters – and especialy for Luminance – are pre set. The only reason is because they work for me, and the output is most to my liking. But sometimes I, and probably you to, want to…

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HDR v2.0 or improved HDR – part 2 – the script

The Script, the Profiles and the How To ( Linux ) : Make or open a ( preferebly ) empty folder to develop the HDR Create document in this folder ( right click in folder, create document ) -> empty file Choose apropriate filename for it ( in my case…

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HDR v2.0 or improved HDR

Updated 9 nov. 2016 Why HDR v2.0 ? HDR, you either like it or you don’t, but if you do, there seems to be a very big difference in what photographers find good or bad HDR. I have been making HDR’s for a few years now, and in that time…

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PictureFX v2.0

I am the developer of a series of scripts ( profiles ) and CLUTS for use in RawTherapee, I named PictureFX. PictureFX CLUTS helps to create personalized and artistic effects. PictureFX Profiles are for sharpening, denoising and other development actions in RawTherapee. Thanks to David Tschumperlé PictureFX CLUTS can also…

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PictureFX, a free HaldCLUT set, style a la NIK Software

For the latest news about PictureFX, click here, or on the PictureFX link above in the Digicrea menu. Update 27 Jul 2016 : The original HaldCLUT film simulation set ( for RawTherapee, Gimp, GMIC,… and just over 400 MB ) is made by Pat David, and can be downloaded here http://blog.patdavid.net/2015/03/film-emulation-in-rawtherapee.html…

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RawTherapee HaldCLUT Creation

When it comes to developing pictures, all available software on the market has some kind of possibility to implement style automation or effects. And this is done by the use of presets ( Photoshop ), filters, plugins … Also RawTherapee has some way of implementing automation or effects. In RawTherapee…

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Simple Linux RawTherapee Script

On my computer with Xubuntu, RawTherapee didn’t start with ./rawtherapee that means it is not in the system path, but its easy enough to start it with the full path, so : /usr/bin/rawtherapee did the trick. You can try and see if it works on your computer in a terminal…

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RawTherapee as part of a workflow – Scripts and Command line III

In this part of “RawTherapee as part of a workflow”, we are going to make custom profiles. The easiest way to do that is to create one first in RT. Open a picture and use the “auto levels” button. Save this profile in the profile folder with filename : auto levels.pp3…

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RawTherapee as part of a workflow – Scripts and Command line

In the first two articles, picture management and processing I & II, I wrote about making a shorter workflow, a better efficiency in storage, and gaining speed and computer memory. This gain could be made by using RawTherapee different, First, like using RT directly as viewer and developer. Simply said…

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