RawTherapee as part of a workflow – picture management and processing II

Many photographers ask me why I still use the command line to develop images. I have to admit, while running a modern operating system like Windows 7, 8 or even 10, the use of the command line can look like something from the stone age. Yet, command line and scripts…

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Enfuse Simple Fusion script – Working with Enfuse made simple.

This is my final version, I think 🙂 Two different downloads, two new names. ESF Phase IV Generator ESF Phase IV Reactor ESF stands for Enfuse Simple Fusion Phase Four (IV), the script evolved four times. Generator means it generates images, but like an electric generator needs fuel, this one…

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How to get the best of HDR and a normal exposed image ?

Many people do not like to see HDR and its surrealistic unreal images. But there is no other way to get those details in lighter and darker parts in some images. The problem is not to overdo the HDR effect ( guilty as charged 🙂 ) But there is another…

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Fusion Technology – Converting Images

Fusion Technology with Enfuse, Hugin and my batch files. This writing should have been the first part, because, if you are aligning images with Hugin, and afterwards going to blend them with Enfuse, you need usable images first. So, if you work with RAW images out of the camera, you…

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DIY Portable RawTherapee In Depth

A brand new “workshop” article,  about making your own portable RawTherapee. Creating RawTherapee Portable in depth. Better explained, solutions for occurring problems, workarounds for issues. Downloadable tools, and more to come later …

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RawTherapee’s Portable Issue’s

There still is a problem with making RawTherapee fully portable. External editors, Hald Clut files etc can be set thru preferences or directly in the options file, but “Profiles” don’t come up in the drop down list of RT. Found something about it in the RawPedia, but the article only…

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RawTherapee as part of a Workflow – Basic Picture Development – Detail Tab

The detail tab covers mostly sharpening and noise reduction. Start with activating the sharpening tab, fiddle with radius and amount sliders. See how it affects sharpening and the amount of noise, and try to find a point where both are in balance, and best to your liking. Activating sharpen only…

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RawTherapee as part of a Workflow – Basic Picture Development – Exposure Tab

The fastest and the simplest way of developing pictures with RawTherapee, is to start with using de “Auto Levels” button in the “Exposure Tab”. It works with analyzing the histogram and adjusts accordingly to a balanced exposure. But it doesn’t know wat you want or like. Depending on wat your…

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RawTherapee as part of a Workflow – sending pictures from R.T. to another program

Did you know that you can send pictures from Rawtherapee to almost any other application ? And this at any time in your developing process ? Well it can. And it is very useful ! Open “preferences” in RawTherapee – an equalizer icon at the bottom left. Tab “General” ->…

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“Die Hard” HDR’s possible with Open Source Software ?

See also @ Flickr : https://www.flickr.com/photos/pentaxianbelgium/16878789781/ Yard cranes. Yet another “die hard” HDR. Partly developed with RawTherapee 4.2.73 HC ( Hald CLUT – http://www.digicrea.be/downloads/my-downloads/ ) to TIFF – only exposure and auto levels. Sometimes i use the graduated filter to make the sky more dramatic, and start tone mapping before…

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