I’ve been using Darktable for a while now and love the power and flexibility it offers.
However, with a recent photo taken with my Fuji X-T2, I noticed that the colours seemed a bit off compared to the SOOC jpeg in one particular area. On the top-right of the image near the edge, there is a band of cloud that is more orange than red, when I import this image into DT or RT, this comes out much more red than orange for some reason (scroll down to the DT screenshot to see the area I’m talking about).
RawTherapee renders the colours in the same way as Darktable.
I have also just downloaded the free version of Capture One, just to see what it does with the image and it renders the colours similar to how the camera renders them.
Here is the SOOC jpeg:
Here is my processed DT image:
And here is a screenshot from within DT with the history stack rewound to the very start before any modifications, showing the problem area:
And for comparison, here is a rough edit with Capture One Express:
As an aside, I’m not overly happy with my DT edit on this image, I had a battle with highlight recovery and disabled the base curve to try to get some detail back. Although I like the image, don’t judge me too much on my editing in this case!! I usually get better results with DT.
I’ve uploaded the RAW file to Google Drive here:
Can anyone explain what’s going on here with the colours in this image and what steps you’d advise to improve the colour accuracy in future?