Extra console screen showing up RT5.5 Win


Anyone know why an extra console screen is popping up? I have cleaned up all profiles and everything from my system, removed the old 5.4 RT folder from AppData/Local, and tried a clean install/reboot.

I keep getting the console screen and it says, “Hit any key to close Rawtherapee”. A new console window comes up with every open instance of RT.

I don’t have any Film profiles loaded. Everything is set to default in Preferences.

Rawtherapee 5.5 Behavior on Windows with RT 5.4 Installed
Test RawTherapee 5.6-rc1
(Mica) #2

Which version of RT did you download? Sounds like possibly the debug version.


Stable version.

(Mica) #4

What is the file name of the installer?


I don’t know. I run it directly from the download dialog.

I get it from this link on the Downloads page: https://rawtherapee.com/releases_head/windows/RawTherapee_5.5_WinVista_64.zip

(Peter) #6

I also get the console screen opening on RT5.5. I have 5.4 and 5.5 installed. No console screen opens with 5.4. The console screen only opens when I open a file from FastStone Image Viewer but not from the OS File Explorer. If I open 5.5 to browse I get no console screen.
Windows 7. RawTherapee_5.5_WinVista_64.exe. Version: 5.5
Branch: 5.5
Commit: d9ac23555
Commit date: 2018-12-17
Compiler: gcc 8.2.1
Processor: generic x86
System: Windows
Bit depth: 64 bits
Gtkmm: V3.22.3
Lensfun: V0.3.2.0.


Yes, that’s another thing: I only get the console screen when using the Windows File Explorer, not when I open RT directly.

(Mica) #8

I’d assume whatever little shim program or shortcut you’re using to invoke RT calls RT from the command line.



with 5.5 and last dev, it seems that if you made an association of a file type with RT in W10 and you click on the file, a RT console opens.

But no console opens if you directly start RT from a shell (DOS or PowerShell or MSYS)

If you launch RT from FastStone, add -w to the command line (if possible) to suppress the RT console

1 Like
(Peter) #10

Adding -w in FastStone opens RT in browser mode instead of the individual file. The console window doesn’t distract me, just thought I would add to Halo’s experience.


By the way, a clean install of 5.4 from 5.5 returns all behavior to normal: No console screen. But installing 5.5 over 5.4 does cause the console screen, as well as a clean install with 5.4 and 5.5 not present.


When I installed RT5.5 (64bit in Windows7) after removing 5.4 I found the pop-up console always appeared as soon as I invoked GIMP as external editor. The program itself took ages to start up and load a file from an external drive.
So I then installed the RT5.5 Appimage on my 2nd drive in Linux Mint 19.1
This was a totally different ballgame. impressive speed, instant GIMP access and no console pop-up.
It had only one trivial weakness from my viewpoint. There was no dcp for my Fuji X- T2 files.
So I removed the appimage and just compiled it instead. I now had access to the camera profiles and found dcps for the Fuji X-Pro2 and X-T20. I copied and renamed one of these as Fuji X-T2. The three camera sensors are identical.
Hoping this finds it’s way into the RT5.6 Appimage. I am slowly moving away from MS Windows to Linux entirely.