RawTherapee v5.10

Download RawTherapee version 5.10 released on February 16, 2024.


Windows Installation Instructions

Just open the zip file and run the executable installer.

Linux Installation Instructions

Software should be installed through your distribution’s package manager.

If RawTherapee 5.10 is not yet available in your package manager, you can use the AppImage:

  1. Download it.
  2. Make it executable: chmod u+x RawTherapee_5.10.AppImage
  3. Run it: ./RawTherapee_5.10.AppImage

macOS Installation Instructions

The macOS build requires macOS Big Sur 11.7 or newer on Intel (x86_64), or macOS Ventura 13.3 or newer on Apple Silicon.

To install the RawTherapee application, open the .dmg file and drag the RawTherapee app onto the /Applications folder.

To use the optional rawtherapee-cli command line interface, move rawtherapee-cli into a folder in your $PATH and install the RawTherapee app as above.

If the workspace is too small to read, you must change the HiDPI settings in RawTherapee: go to Preferences > General, and enable “Pseudo-HiDPI mode”. Restart RawTherapee for the changes to take effect.

New Features

  • Multiple custom external editors can be added and the external editor can be chosen in the Editor tab.
  • The Favorites tab can be configured in Preferences. An option to display Favorite tools in their original location has been added.
  • Metadata is now handled by Exiv2. CR3 metadata is supported.
  • When saving images in the TIFF file format, there is a new option to use the BigTIFF format.
  • The DCP and LCP file paths saved to processing profiles have better interoperability between Windows and Linux, and between different computers.
  • The Tone Equalizer in Local Adjustments is now also available in the Exposure tab. They have a new Pivot adjuster to shift the range of affected tones. The Tone Equalizer in the Exposure tab can display a tonal map for visualizing the tones.
  • The ICC profiles in the user configuration directory are recognized.
  • The language selection in Preferences now show all language names in their own language.
  • The Lensfun database directory can be changed in Preferences.
  • The color pickers in Film Negative (Color tab) now have adjustable size.
  • Dynamic Profile Rules now has a File path filter.
  • The context menu for images (File Browser tab) received a new option to sort images by name, date, rank, color label, or EXIF.
  • The Flat-Field tool (Raw tab) has a new From Metadata option for applying DNG gain maps.
  • Temporary files generated by the external editor feature now have more private file permissions.
  • The Color Appearance & Lighting tool (Advanced tab) received various improvements.
  • The Abstract Profile in the Color Management tool (Color tab) received a Gamut control option.
  • The L*a*b* Adjustments (Exposure tab) and Local Adjustments (Local tab) tools received improvements to the Avoid color shift option.
  • The Highlight reconstruction in the Exposure tool (Exposure tab) has a new Inpaint Opposed method that usually offers better reconstructed details than the Blend method and higher reliability compared to the Color Propagation method.
  • The Temperature correlation automatic white balance method in the White Balance tool (Color tab) received various improvements.
  • The Denoise section of the Blur/Grain & Denoise tool in Local Adjustments (Local tab) has an improved interface.
  • Raw files from OM Digital Solutions cameras are supported.
  • The Dynamic Range Compression tool in the Exposure tab and in Local Adjustments (Local tab) has improved behavior. The tool in Local Adjustments received a Saturation control option.
  • The default value for the Show additional settings option for new spots in Local Adjustments (Local tab) is now linked to the Default complexity for Local Adjustments set in Preferences.
  • Added or improved support for cameras, raw formats and color profiles:
    • Canon EOS 250D (DCP)
    • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
    • Canon EOS 800D (DCP)
    • Canon EOS 90D
    • Canon EOS Kiss X10
    • Canon EOS M100
    • Canon EOS M50 (DCP)
    • Canon EOS M50m2
    • Canon EOS M6 Mark II
    • Canon EOS R
    • Canon EOS R10
    • Canon EOS R3
    • Canon EOS R5
    • Canon EOS R6
    • Canon EOS R6m2
    • Canon EOS R7
    • Canon EOS R8
    • Canon EOS RP
    • Canon EOS Rebel SL3
    • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
    • Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
    • Canon Powershot G5 X MARK II (DCP)
    • FUJIFILM DBP for GX680 (DCP)
    • FUJIFILM GFX 100
    • FUJIFILM X-S10 (DCP)
    • FUJIFILM X-T30
    • FUJIFILM X100V
    • LEICA D-LUX 7
    • NIKON D3300 (DCP)
    • NIKON Z 5 (DCP)
    • NIKON Z 6_2 (DCP)
    • NIKON Z 9
    • OLYMPUS E-M1 (DCP)
    • OLYMPUS E-M10MarkIV
    • OM Digital Solutions OM-1
    • OM Digital Solutions OM-5
    • Panasonic DC-G100
    • Panasonic DC-G110
    • Panasonic DC-LX100M2
    • Sony DSC-RX100M6 (DCP)
    • Sony DSC-RX1RM2
    • Sony ILCE-7 (DCP)
    • Sony ILCE-7C (DCP)
    • Sony ILCE-7M4
    • Sony ILCE-7RM2
    • Sony ILCE-7S
    • Sony ILCE-7SM2
    • Sony ILCE-7SM3 (DCP)
    • Sony ZV-1


  • fb7ce66ba8ac23fa429b7342f2fb06ef166707ea827f822180a3f1bb945f205c RawTherapee_5.10_win64.zip
  • d42a9ee5588694d0b23dd5869b08a8cd82cca88f15e020e34aaeefee7a032a57 RawTherapee_5.10.AppImage
  • 7208691efbaa077d5512cc9a54897a6bb80c999e942b77b8fdf8872f519ed5ea RawTherapee_macOS_13.3_Universal_5.10_folder/RawTherapee_macOS_13.3_Universal_5.10.dmg

News Relevant to Package Maintainers

New since 5.9:

  • Dependency on Exiv2 >= 0.24.

In general:

  • To get the source code, either clone from git or use the tarball from https://rawtherapee.com/shared/source/ . Do not use the auto-generated GitHub release tarballs.
  • Requires GTK+ version >=3.22.24 in Windows, else >=3.16 (though >=3.22.24 is recommended).
  • GTK+ versions 3.24.2 - 3.24.6 have an issue where combobox menu scroll-arrows are missing when the combobox list does not fit vertically on the screen. As a result, users would not be able to scroll in the following comboboxes: Processing Profiles, Film Simulation, and the camera and lens profiles in Profiled Lens Correction.
  • RawTherapee 5 requires GCC-4.9 or higher, or Clang.
  • Do not use -ffast-math, it will not make RawTherapee faster but will introduce artifacts.
  • Use -O3, it will make RawTherapee faster with no known side-effects.
  • For stable releases use -DCACHE_NAME_SUFFIX=""
  • For development builds and release-candidates use -DCACHE_NAME_SUFFIX="5-dev"

News Relevant to Developers


Complete revision history available on GitHub.

Reporting Bugs

If you found a problem, don’t keep it to yourself. Read the article “How to Write Useful Bug Reports” to get the problem fixed.