The world of digital photography has always been a bit tricky for Linux addicted people. Let’s skip the shame of Gimp, which after years of user’s pleas is not yet able to process images in a colour depth higher than the shitness of 8bit for channel, one of the humps is digital cameras RAW files process.
It’s true: the software provided with cameras have often options for raw files process very advanced and specific of format. However, most of the time the changes made are the ones supported by third parties programs that are able to process RAWs.
Dcraw and ufraw are two first-rate free software for accomplish this task, but in my honest opinion they lack about features and usability.
Recently I found RawTherapee, also available for Windows. Wonderful!
It combines files RAW conversion tool with an images browser, which will allows you to do your ordinary natural selection to establish which ones are the photos it worths to process and publish. The only downside is the lack of a recent version into the Debian repositories. I brushed up my old backreporter skills and so I updated the control files of the old package to produce a new one.
In the attachments you can found ready to use packages for Debian Squeeze and testing.
How to install the package
You can install the package using this command:
dpkg -i rawtherapee_xxx.deb rawtherapee-data_xxx.deb
If you use Wheezy, you don’t need the “data” package, because the old package had everything into one package.
If application dependencies had not been installed yet, we’re able to ask apt to solve the problem:
apt-get install -f
Intel Core i7
Intel Core i7
Rawtherapee requires a newer gcc compiler not available in the distribution. This will be the last update.