How to Install RawTherapee In Ubuntu 18.04 – A Free Adobe Lightroom Alternative For Linux

If you are using Adobe Lightroom to process RAW images in your DSLR as a Hobbyist or a Professional Photographer, you can find its alternative in Linux. Indeed, Linux, DarkTable and RawTherapee have two good Adobe Lighter alternatives. Both of these software are free resources. You have already seen How to Install Darktable Photography Workflow Application On Ubuntu 18.04, today we will see How to Install RawTherapee In Ubuntu 18.04 – A Free Adobe Lightroom Alternative For Linux.

FEATURES OF RawTherapee:
  • Advanced Color Handling.
  • Get lots of detail and minimal artwork from your raw photos Thanks to Modern and Traditional demosaicing Algorithms: Amazon, DCB, AHD, EHD, HPHD, IGV, LMM, VNG4, Mono and Fast.
  • Quick thumbnails load at a faster speed.
  • With a click, you can send GIMP or your favorite editing tool.
  • Number of supported cameras
  • Powerful CIE Color Appearance Model 2002 (CIECAM02) module.
How to Install RawTherapee In Ubuntu 18.04 – A Free Adobe Lightroom Alternative For Linux

How to Install RawTherapee In Ubuntu 18.04 – A Free Adobe Lightroom Alternative For Linux

Follow the below steps to install RawTherapee In Ubuntu 18.04:

Before starting the installation of RawTherapee Application we have to install official PPA repository for that as it’s not a part of default repository of Ubuntu 18.04. So to install the PPA repository use the below command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks:
Every photographer needs some tools...

More info: https://launchpad.net/~dhor/+archive/ubuntu/myway
Press [ENTER] to continue or Ctrl-c to cancel adding it.

Ign:1 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic InRelease
Err:2 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic Release
Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Ign:3 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Ign:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/aseman/desktop-apps/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:5 http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian bionic InRelease
Get:6 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release [943 B]
Hit:7 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Get:8 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release.gpg [819 B]
Get:9 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease [83.2 kB]
Hit:10 http://ppa.launchpad.net/audio-recorder/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease

After installing the PPA repository let’s update the packages & repositories of Ubuntu 18.04 using below command to take effect.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get update
Ign:1 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic InRelease
Err:2 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic Release
Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Ign:3 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Ign:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/aseman/desktop-apps/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:5 http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian bionic InRelease
Get:6 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release [943 B]
Get:7 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release.gpg [819 B]
Hit:8 http://ppa.launchpad.net/audio-recorder/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:9 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:10 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease

After the update the packages & repositories we are now ready to install the RawTherapee Application. So use the below command to install the same.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get install rawtherapee
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
libatkmm-1.6-1v5 libcairomm-1.0-1v5 libgtkmm-3.0-1v5 libiptcdata0
liblensfun-data-v1 liblensfun1 libpangomm-1.4-1v5
The following NEW packages will be installed:
libatkmm-1.6-1v5 libcairomm-1.0-1v5 libgtkmm-3.0-1v5 libiptcdata0
liblensfun-data-v1 liblensfun1 libpangomm-1.4-1v5 rawtherapee
0 upgraded, 8 newly installed, 0 to remove and 170 not upgraded.
Need to get 17.3 MB/17.6 MB of archives.
After this operation, 105 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/dhor/myway/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 rawtherapee amd64 5.5-1dhor~bionic [16.3 MB]
Get:2 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 libatkmm-1.6-1v5 amd64 2.24.2-3 [62.6 kB]
Get:3 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 libcairomm-1.0-1v5 amd64 1.12.2-3 [37.1 kB]
Get:4 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 libpangomm-1.4-1v5 amd64 2.40.1-4 [42.5 kB]
Get:5 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 libgtkmm-3.0-1v5 amd64 3.22.2-2 [850 kB]
Get:6 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 libiptcdata0 amd64 1.0.4-6ubuntu1 [20.7 kB]

Also Read- How to Install Darktable Photography Workflow Application On Ubuntu 18.04.

As you can see above we have successfully installed the RawTherapee package. To confirm the same reference the below command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -l rawtherapee
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Architecture Description
+++-==============-============-============-=================================
ii rawtherapee 5.5-1dhor~bi amd64 RAW file processor

Now to open the application just type the command rawtherapee on shell prompt. Refer the command below.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ rawtherapee
How to Install RawTherapee In Ubuntu 18.04 - A Free Adobe Lightroom Alternative For Linux

RawTherapee

You can also open the RawTherapee Application graphically using search your computer box. Refer the snapshot below.

How to Install RawTherapee In Ubuntu 18.04 - A Free Adobe Lightroom Alternative For Linux

RawTherapee App

Also Read – How to Install Inkscape Vector Graphics Software in Ubuntu 18.04 – The Best Design tool For Linux.

How To Uninstall RawTherapee In Ubuntu 18.04?

For any reasons, if you don’t like RawTherapee Application and want to uninstall the application from your system using following commands.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get remove --autoremove rawtherapee
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 8 to remove and 170 not upgraded.
After this operation, 105 MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
(Reading database ... 188723 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing rawtherapee (5.5-1dhor~bionic) ...
Removing libgtkmm-3.0-1v5:amd64 (3.22.2-2) ...

Also Read – How to install Blender 3D Graphic Design Application in Ubuntu 18.04 – The Best 3D Animation Software For Linux

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