I recently picked up a Lumix S5II, and would really love to be able to edit my raw files in Raw Therapee, as it’s quickly replaced lightroom as my favorite editor. I’ve looked into it as much as humanly possible, and cannot seem to find any sort of update, or note about an update that will include raw support or anything of that nature. ALSO if anyone has a workaround that would allow me to use raw files in rawtherapee from my S5II I am all ears. Tried spoofing the EXIF data and saying it was an S5 instead, but unfortunately it only see’s the files as black. Any help would be greatly appreciated I’ve had to resort to using a DXO Photolab 6 free trial (and it’s nowhere near as good as RT).
It seems that this camera was released in the last few months, right? In that case you’ll likely need to submit some samples so support can be added. https://raw.pixls.us is the place to do that. Then once support has been added, you can use a development version of RT, if you’re comfortable with that. Otherwise you’ll need to wait until the next release.
Almost every camera vendor uses an in-house, undocumented/unpublished compression algorithm for their raw files that someone has to reverse engineer (or enter in an NDA w/ the vendor to get the spec). Sometimes they stick with it for years so support for new models can be easily added, sometimes they change it frequently.
Ah! So Panasonic changed it from the S5 to the S5II? I will say when I spoof the EXIF data on the files to say S5 the program (that allows it DXO PhotoLab 6) doesn’t seem to struggle in editing them. Not sure how I could show this, but perhaps they didn’t change it?