I would like to address a few common questions and remarks regarding downloading RawTherapee and future updates.
I want all the features now!
Every night the current ‘bleeding edge’ development version of RawTherapee is built and provided here for download. This version can be used alongside an installed release version of RawTherapee, but please read RawPedia for some caveats. Thanks to @Carmelo_DrRaw for fixing the Windows build, which was broken!
Compiling yourself is not that hard
Whenever you feel like experimenting, or to ensure you get best performance for your specific hardware, you’re encouraged to compile RawTherapee yourself. We provide clear instructions for many Linux distributions, Windows and macOS. It should not take you more than an hour to have things up an running.
I’m on macOS and compiling and running RawTherapee is hard
Yes, maybe (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), but generally things should work. The newest M1 hardware is not yet supported. Any help to make that happen is much appreciated.
Why has there not been a release for over more than a year?
A valid question. The fact that we’re not many people and doing things in our free time should answer most of it. Development certainly hasn’t stood still!
When is the next release going to happen?
Soon™, but certainly before the end of 2021. We are working hard to polishing new features. You can track the progress here and see which issues are currently tagged for a fix before the next release here (not all of them may be addressed, but helping us out is always much appreciated!).
I’m happy to answer any other questions related to this topic.