At this moment it literally takes me hours to generate a HDR from RAW/NEF. Not because the output is only bad but because I am going for perfect instead of ok.
The biggest problem is generating the TIFF’s from RAW/NEF that will be fed into Luminance HDR. I have no clue where to focus on thus apply basic settings like color profile, sharpening, noise reduction and then just start trying.
So let’s say I fed the TIFF’s into Luminance HDR and I see in the Fattal operator that I want more contrast. What do I need to edit in RawTherapee for that? The answer is not to give the 3 input files more contrast.
And in general: What’s the way to go? Apply same settings to all 3 input files? Or focus on generating a certain histogram? Or something else?