My usual way of treating negative scans from the scanner is opening in RawTherapee and go from there.
However, today I wanted to give a shot to the negadoctor, but it seems darktable can’t load the DNG files from the Epson V600 scanner. I’m fairly sure that I was able to see these files in the past, because when I started scanning my own films, a few years ago, I also started using RawTherapee because darktable, my main raw tool, was not very good for this specific task (which suggest to my memory that I was developing these DNG files with darktable…).
Anyhow, when I try to import the DNG in darktable, the ‘skull’ icon appear, and if I double click to open the darkroom, this is what I get:
I’m using darktable 3.6 in Ubuntu 20.04, installed from OBS repos.
I can share an example file (it is pretty big, so I put here a download link, let me know if it doesn’t work):
Licensed CC-BY-SA 4.0.
As said, in RawTherapee (5.8, AppImage) these files work as expected:
I’d really appreciate any help pointing me towards fixing my darktable/system, so I can give a shake to the negadoctor.