Ben Sullivan

Founder at Ayrne
Artist, Traveler, and Lover of the Beauty of Life

Where RawTherapee is weak compared to Lightroom, is in its ability to edit specific areas of the image selectively. To illustrate what I mean, I’m including an example of a RAW image I captured with my D810. You’ll notice how dynamic and dimensional the sky looks in the Lightroom edit. This is because I was able to select the sky region and selectively darken it as well as boost the black tones and add extra clarity to it. This more closely reproduces the dynamic I experienced when I captured the photo. Otherwise, the bottom section of the RawTherapee edit looks good.

Original RAW image (no editing)
Quick RawTherapee edit
Quick Lightroom edit
Lightroom post edit made with Photoshop & Topaz Labs Collection

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Founder , Ayrne
I am an artist, traveler, and lover of the beauty of life
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