First off, congrats to the devs as this piece of software has been saving my behind lately. Since I moved back to Paraguay from Canada it’s been difficult to continue spending as much as I was on software, and I don’t want to pirate it, either.
Out of all the free and affordable RAW editors out there, RawTherapee has THE best converters for my particular camera (GX85). The only thing that comes close is Capture One 11, which costs $200.
Sadly, I do miss the performance I used to get with paid software. Obviously not all of it ran great, but most was quite speedy and snappy, specially during the interface and previewing changes.
I’m installing 5.4 now after using 5.3 for a couple of months, and I’d like to know if there are settings I can apply in order to optimize the feeling around the UI and when previewing changes. I think my hardware is a good platform and should perhaps be performing better than it is.
Here’s my specs:
Win 10 x64
Intel i7 2670QM (4-core, 8-thread)
128GB SSD for OS and main apps (inc. RT) (though my pictures are located on a USB drive, nothing I can do about that as my collection won’t fit on my SSD)
Radeon HD 7770 1GHz, 1GB of VRAM dedicated GPU.
What can I do, my friends, to optimize RT so that it runs faster? Obviously I don’t want to lose too much quality at render (if at all), but I need to seed up my experience around the UI during editing.
Thank you guys! <3