I am very new here; until several days ago, I never heard of “Raw Therapee”, and the way I did find you was through a pop-up windows at GIMP, telling me that if I wanted to work on a DNG image, this program needed to be installed. I downloaded and installed Raw Therapee, and started learning how to use it, but I had computer issues so I’m starting over again.
I have owned a Leica M8.2 camera for a little over ten years, and every time I start using this camera again, I get involved in taking infrared photos. Because Leica “forgot” to include an IR blocking filter, this camera is great for capturing IR images. It has a rangefinder/viewfinder, so I don’t need to see through the lens like a DSLR, with the attached deep red filter. The built-in metering system works well, and it’s easy to adjust the focus for IR.
My original goal was do do my editing in Lightroom, and I was struggling to create a custom profile for IR. Then I decided to try GIMP, which had me install Raw Therapee, but I think I’ve realized I don’t really need GIMP at all. I suspect that everything I need can be found here.
I’m still learning the basics of IR image editing, but the two things I think I need to do, are to eliminate the red cast over my IR photos, and at some point switch the red and blue channels (which many people do in Photoshop, which I don’t have).
Anyway, my first question - am I in the right place? Can IR image processing be done with RawTherapee? …and my second question, is there a sub-forum that I should go to in order to read up on whatever has already been posted, and ask questions?