I recently changed camera and started exploring the free alternatives for RAW development and after trying Darktable and Rawtherapee I settled for the last one since I like more the color rendition (I understand that I could get the same from Darktable but I lack the knowledge to use the color tools yet).
When I try to compare the final image I get from Rawtherapee and the software that come with the camera (Capture One Express Sony) I find that the result from Capture One is both more detailed and with less noise. I would like to use Rawtherapee since the Express version of Capture one is quite limited but I don’t manage to get the same results despite reading the tool description.
Is it because of some secret sauce algorithm or simply my lack of experience in RawTherapee ?
Full picture :
100% JPG crop from Capture One :
100% JPG crop from RawTherapee :
and for the fun 100% crop JPG SOOC :
The settings I used in RT :
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