It is not possible to use levels above level 7 if one is also using wavelet denoise. This is because it would require too much processing power and memory. The restriction is coded into RawTharapee. I sometimes want to use wavelet denoise and make adjustments to wavelet level 8. Someone suggested that I could use the local adjustments tool and select the whole picture to make the wavelet level 8 adjustment and use the wavelet tab to make the denoise adjustment. I am struggling to do so. Here is a photo with no adjustments other than basic exposure.
Here is the level 8 detail I want to emphasise.
Here is the photo after the level 8 adjustment.
I tried to get the same result using local adjustments but the result is nothing like it.
I had to keep the local contrast by level horizontal and raise it all the way to to top to get even this watered down effect.
Is what I want to do just not possible, or am I missing some other tool setting that needs to be changed. (I did make sure that the scope was changed to 100, but maybe I have missed one.) I have attached the Raw and the pp3 with my adjustments set but not enabled.