No files show up at all. OSX

I can see that some others have the same problem, but I couldn’t find a way to resolve it:

After dragging into the Applications folder on my Mac (OSX Big Sur), I start RawTherapee, but no photos show up in any folders with photos in them.

By the way, it says “RawTherapee-bin” in the title when RawTherapee is open. A bit strange as if it’s running directly from the .bin file - but it’s not.

I can see in OSX System preferences that RawTherapee is not listed in the ‘Files and Folders’ category and also not in the ‘Photos’ category. There is no way of adding it, and when starting the app, I don’t get a dialogue asking me to grant the app the right permissions. -

So. what do I do? I saw that OSX Catalina users were supposed to drag /bin/sh into the ‘Full Disk Access’ category in System prefs > Security & Privacy, but this shouldn’t be necessary in Big Sur, right?

Do anyone have any ideas?
Br, Donleavy

What makes you think that? Have you tried dragging it in there?

Well, it is crossed out on the RawTherapee Wiki, and it mentions Catalina specifically, but no where else does it state that this should be done on Mac OS after installig the app. I would expect this piece of information to be rather prominent if it was not possible to run RawTherapee on a Mac without doing that…

Can no one help?

Try the 5.9 release candidate to see if you can browse to your images…

I tried installing 5.9 from the link above. It’s still the same. No images at all show up in the app. OSX Big Sur. Please help!

I’m not on Mac so not much help I’m afraid… have you tried the technique mentioned for Catalina?

It works for me… also known as, I am unable to reproduce this error.
A build of 5.9 made last month:
Despite the name:
13.0 on arm64 Apple Silicon M1 and above
11.3 on intel x86_64