I use RawTherapee and it is great.
I want to extend my abilities - using local lab.
Below are my experencies first using local lab in RT. I really apreciate the work - just use my story as a some sort of first user experience with this new feature.
Decided to do an easy thing to start - I want to sharpen left half of the image and not sharpen the other half with smooth transition.
I expected that I can do this using local lab. Played with version “RawTherapee_newlocallab-win64-5.7-1785-g46d40f734_WinVista_64”.
But I cannot find how to do it - it seems that it is designed to something different, and such a simple thing is impossible There is interesting sophisticated algorithm with 10 settings to select some things and not select another things in this little circle. I read this complicated guide about some strange spots here http://rawpedia.rawtherapee.com/Local_Lab_Controls. But I want to start with something simpler and leave the sophistication for later …
Please guide me - maybe it is not a task for local lab ? Which branch to use to perform such a task ? Or maybe the local lab is only for those people who knows some other software - there are some references in the forum to NIK - I did not use this.
Treat this entry as an user experience first impresions and expectations of local lab.
And really - I will appreciate for an answer weather I can do this simple thing with sharpening
Thanks in advance !