RawTherapee: Lens Profiles, LR Presets

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RawTherapee: Lens Profiles, LR Presets

Overview

Yes, this is in response to the hoopla over Lightroom no longer being offered as a stand-alone download that you buy and never have to pay for again. I'm one who is totally against this, I don't care if the subscription is 3 cents a YEAR, I shouldn't have to have software "check" for validity--to me, once installed, good to go. Computer software has always been that way to me and for it to be anything else to me is totally foreign.

Anyway--my current setup is as follows. Nikon D3300 and Lightroom 5.7, which I've had for 2-odd years (had LR 3 and LR 4 prior to that) and which is totally compatible with my Nikon D3300 RAW files, a camera which I just got 2 months ago. (I had the Sony A6000 for 2 years prior to that, again LR 5.7 was compatible.) I also have Nikon Capture NX-D, which is Nikon's free RAW software. I don't use any of the "cataloging" of Lightroom, I use it strictly for RAW processing, period. (I have a really nifty way of "keywording" images--I simply plant a .txt file in the images' folder with keywords in its filename and by doing a Windows Explorer search for the keyword it finds the .txt file, I have it "show location of the file, and there are the JPEGs from that shoot.) I have a couple of "presets" I use on occasion with portraits.

I won't really need anything else for as long as I have the D3300, and that will be at least until tax refund next season, I do have occasion at times to get a new camera for tax refund season & such could have me getting the Nikon D5500 or such (I doubt I'll go as high as the D7500, although the D7200 is a POSSIBILITY). If I do that then LR 5.7 no longer works for me unless I want to mess around with DNG conversion (I don't). Thus, I'm trying to get ahead of things now.

RAWTherapee

I've heard several mention this program as a good free RAW processor. From the poking around I've done it seems to have what I want, with one possible exception--lens profiles. I use those all the time so that landscape shots taken at wide angle don't have distortion. Does RAWTherapee have lens profiles for lenses like the Nikon 18-55mm VR?

Another thing--I have a couple of presets I use with Lightroom. I don't figure those will "import," but what I'd like to do is have their settings "revealed" so I can replicate them myself in RAWTherapee. Does RAWTherapee even have "actions" as a feature (the ability to create new ones)? Also the only way I've seen to "reveal" the Lightroom presets' settings was to open the template file in Notepad, but those settings are gibberish.

Tips?

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Nikon D3100 Nikon D3300 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II
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