RawTherapee Silent Install (How-To Guide)

RawTherapee is application software for processing photographs. It comprises a subset of image editing operations specifically aimed at non-destructive post-production of raw photos and is primarily focused on improving a photographer’s workflow by facilitating the handling of large numbers of images. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of RawTherapee from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install RawTherapee Silently

RawTherapee Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://rawtherapee.com/downloads/
  2. Download the EXE to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command: RawTherapee_x.y.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find RawTherapee entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:RawTherapee
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:RawTherapee_x.y.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\RawTherapee\x.y\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://rawtherapee.com/downloads/

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.

Additional Configurations

Create an Installation Log File

The RawTherapee installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following command to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

RawTherapee Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

RawTherapee_x.y.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\RawTherapee-Install.log"

Change Default Installation Directory

You can also change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing RawTherapee to “C:\RawTherapee”

RawTherapee_x.y.exe /DIR="C:\RawTherapee" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Include Desktop Shortcut During Install

The RawTherapee installer does NOT create a desktop shortcut by default. If you want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to include it.

RawTherapee Silent Install (EXE) with Desktop Shortcut

RawTherapee_x.y.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=desktopicon

Exclude “Browse with RawTherapee” Context Menu

RawTherapee_x.y.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!regbrowsefolder

Exclude “Open with RawTherapee” Context Menu

RawTherapee_x.y.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!regopenfile

How to Uninstall RawTherapee Silently

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

RawTherapee Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\RawTherapee\x.y\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

RawTherapee Silent Uninstall (EXE) with Logging

"%ProgramFiles%\RawTherapee\x.y\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\RawTherapee-Uninstall.log"

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

Jason Bergner

I am an accomplished Software Engineer at Patch My PC, leveraging more than 18 years of hands-on experience in Configuration Manager administration and application packaging. I am driven by a genuine passion for solving complex problems and consistently strive to discover innovative and effective solutions. Sharing my extensive knowledge of application deployments is a true joy for me, and I am honored to contribute to the community here at Silent Install HQ.

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