Most Raw photo editors require users to pay a recurring subscription fee or purchase a user license, sometimes costing hundreds of dollars. RawTherapee is a free alternative that allows photographers on Linux, macOS and Windows to develop Raw files from a wide range of cameras. The open-source RawTherapee has now been updated to version 5.9. The major update comes over two years after version 5.8 was released.
Highlighting the new release is a long list of new features and improved camera support. Starting with the features in the app’s Details tab, the team has added a Spot Removal tool for removing dust specks and small objects from your images, plus a new saturation slider to the existing Haze Removal tool.