Darktable’s philosophy for now is to not mess with combinations of images. Therefore I have sometimes the issue that I have to do parts of my workflow outside of darktable. Today my task is to align several handheld shots with a moving object to be able to stack them and let the moving object appear several times.
My workflow for this includes hugin/align_image_stack for alignment, gimp for stacking, and darktable for … And here the question starts.
The roundtrip I imagine is darktable (basic development to have something to feed into hugin) hugin (alignment) gimp (masking and stacking) darktable (final development). I did this before in several ways, but I wonder what is the best way to deal with this:
- What file formats would be best for exchange? As grading etc. would come at the end, I think a linear, high bit depth/float representation should be kept, but that’s just an assumption …
- Which steps to do in first darktable step? I imagine that everything that corrects the single frame should be done, e.g. demosaicing and lens correction. What about denoising? Something else?
I guess that, since this is something pretty usual, there must be some material that covers my questions already and I was just too stupid to find it. Any pointer welcome.