I am newbie in raw development and started to learn darktable a couple of weeks ago (2.6 on Windows). I am impressed by the extra quality that raw development can bring to the table, but I also realize I still need to learn. After unpacking the Christmas gift (thank you developers, translators, testers and all other dt3 contributors!) I read the blog (darktable 3.0 | darktable
) and learned about the new Linear RGB workflow. From what I understand this workflow is the future, but is also a new skill that has to be acquired and I suspect it is probably a skill that requires more advanced learning. On the other hand, a new module for basic adjustments has been introduced as well. However the blog warns not to use this basic module in conjunction with the new linear RGB modules. So I am facing a personal development challenge:
- Should I start to learn the Linear RGB workflow right away and skip the older modules?
- Is that too much for a newbie and should I first start to learn the basis adjustment module? If I do that, do I create an extra hurdle (or roadblock) to migrate to the linear RGB modules later?
- Or should I continue to learn dt3 in the 2.6-like fashion, using the excellent tutorials available (most of them are not focused on 3.0 yet)?
I am not afraid to learn and put in some extra sweat, but you first have to learn to walk before you can start to run… Does anyone have some good advise on what a good learning path would be for a dt&raw newbie now that dt3 offers the linear RGB workflow?