File access on macOS Catalina

Hi. RawTherapee 5.7 is working for me on macOS Catalina (it’s starting), but I cannot access my files due to the new system security. The problem is, that RawTherapee doesn’t ask for access as like other apps. And unfortunately I cannot add it the manually to the system preferences. Any ideas?

Catalina support is beta at this point. You should be able access files in ~ and ~/Pictures

@lupurus As a temporary workaround for file access you can open RT through the terminal to regain access to the file system.

@lupurus Welcome to the forum.

It could be a permissions or security thing. For the past while, the Mac has been verifying apps aggressively. I don’t have one so I cannot tell you how to bypass some of those checks.

Hi all,
any news on this issue? I can’t access my external HD from either Rawtherapee or Darktable, while GIMP works fine. I guess that, as the update was rolled out, the support for Catalina is not in beta any more?
Thx for your support.

Correction: it works fine with the latest version of darktable. So, it’s only the Rawtherapee part of my workflow that’s unavailable.

@Yannic_Meerbergen help test:

The plan was to release 5.8 tonight, so testing is needed urgently.

For a while a file-access entitlement to / was not working but it works now in my test build.