Before I begin, I’d like to mention the images below are licensed Creative Commons, By-Attribution, Share-Alike1 (please help me correcting this expression if inadequately quoted)
I am a amateur/beginner using darktable 3.2.1 (under Windows) on Fujifilm X-trans files. I have 5 years of experience with raw file editing on LR 5.7. Sooner or later I’ll buy a new camera. So I will need a newer version of a raw editor, also sooner or later. Hence I decided to try darktable and hope to stay with it.
The picture and 2 sidecar files attached have been developed respectively using a scene-referred workflow and a display referred workflow in darktable. The result I have now is reasonably pleasing since I exercised drawn and parametric masks extensively. However I cannot get one detail solved. It is the line of red neon light at the left middle right below the long line of daylight fluorescent line. Changing the input profile into “linear prophoto rgb” improved it. The original raw file reveals the detail better. Also my (also attached) former creamy LR-developed jpg reveals it better. I guess the issue is clipping color channels, but I don’t know how to solved this.