RawTherapee 4.1 is out!

2014. May 21. (Wednesday), 14:31, by DrSlony

Spring is here (or autumn, for those on the other side of the planet), and it's a fantastic time to capture nature in its fresh, luminescent-green light (or that intense, golden-red autumn light!), and how better to develop your raw photos than with RawTherapee 4.1-stable!

YES! It's been a long journey since the last version we officially called stable, version 3.1. A few years have passed, many new tools and features have been added, a million little bugs were squashed, and now it has arrived!

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Grab RawTherapee 4.1 builds from our download page. Windows 32-bit and 64-bit builds are now available, as well as OS X 10.7 (works on 10.8 and 10.9 too). The Linux build of RawTherapee-4.1 should be available from your package manager - if it's not, file a request for it on your distribution's bug tracker (search the internet for "distro bug tracker" where distro is the name of your distribution).

Source code*: http://rawtherapee.com/shared/source/rawtherapee-4.1.tar.xz [7.3MB]
* If you're a photographer/user, then get a build on our download page. The source code is not executable.

Be sure to read RawPedia to understand how each tool works to make the most of it.

In order to use RawTherapee efficiently you should know that:

  • You can scroll all panels using the mouse scroll-wheel.
  • To change slider values or drop-down list items with the mouse scroll-wheel, hold the Shift key. This is so that you can safely scroll the panels without accidentally changing a slider or other tool setting.
  • All curves support the Shift and Ctrl keys while dragging a point. Shift+drag makes the point snap to meaningful axes (top, bottom, diagonal, other), while Ctrl+drag makes your mouse movement super-fine for precise point positioning.
  • There are many keyboard shortcuts which make working with RawTherapee much faster and give you greater control, make sure you familiarize yourself with them on RawPedia's Keyboard Shortcuts page!

New features

since 4.0.12
  • Pipette tool for curves.
  • Support for floating-point HDR raw DNG images.
  • Enhanced look for all tools (panel background).
  • Enhanced look for crop guides, zoom guides, straightening lineNavigator panel and detail windows.
  • Enhanced focus mask.
  • Skin-tones targetting for Contrast by Detail Levels tool.
  • "None" demosaicing method to show the raw image without demosaicing.
  • New algorithm for orange, yellow, cyan, purple and magenta in the Black-and-White tool.
  • Set the cache and config paths using environment variables.
  • JPEG subsampling parameter in the command-line interface.
  • The opened/closed state of the left and right panels of the File Browser tab is now remembered between sessions.
  • RawTherapee's window size and position are remembered between sessions.
  • When cropping, click anywhere without dragging to clear crop.
  • Added 'no wait' option (-w) for command-line (Windows only).
  • dcraw 9.20 Revision: 1.461.
  • New or improved support for:
    • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    • Canon EOS 6D
    • Canon EOS 40D
    • Canon EOS 50D
    • Canon EOS 60D
    • Canon EOS 70D
    • Canon EOS 600D/Rebel T3i/Kiss X5
    • Canon EOS 650D/Rebel T4i/Kiss X6i
    • Canon EOS 1200D/Rebel T5/Kiss X70
    • Canon EOS-M
    • Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II
    • Canon PowerShot S120
    • Fujifilm S1
    • Hasselblad CFV-50
    • Nikon 1 V3
    • Nikon D4s
    • Nikon D3300
    • Nikon D5300
    • Nikon D7000
    • Olympus E-M10
    • Olympus E-PM2
    • Panasonic DMC-GH3
    • Panasonic DMC-GH4
    • Panasonic DMC-GM1
    • Panasonic DMC-GX7
    • Panasonic DMC-LF1
    • Panasonic DMC-ZS40/Panasonic DMC-TZ60
    • Panasonic DMC-ZS41/Panasonic DMC-TZ61
    • Pentax K10D
    • Pentax K-3
    • Phase One IQ180/IQ280
    • Phase One IQ260
    • Phase One IQ260
    • Phase One P20/P20+
    • Phase One P21/P21+
    • Phase One P25/P25+
    • Phase One P30/P30+
    • Phase One P40+/IQ140
    • Phase One P45/P45+
    • Phase One P65+/IQ160
    • Samsung NX30
    • Sony ILCE-7R
    • Sony ILCE-3000
    • Sony ILCE-5000
    • Sony ILCE-6000
    • Sony NEX-5N
    • Sony SLT-A77
    • Sony SLT-A99/Sony SLT-A99V
Refer to the RawPedia for information about these tools and how to use them


Documentation start point.
RawPedia, where everything is explained.

Reporting bugs

Find out how to write useful bug reports here.

Live chat with users and developers

Network: freenode
Server: chat.freenode.net
Channel #rawtherapee
Use freenode webchat to chat without installing anything.
IRC guide on RawPedia.

Social networks


Revision history

The complete changelog is available at: