I’ve just tried RT for the first time (on Ubuntu). Based on what I’ve read, I believe the answer to my question may be “it’s not a bug, it’s a feature,” but I want to confirm.
When I open an image for the first time (I’ve tried this on various images, and it’s always the same), before changing any settings from the defaults, it appears noticeably soft in the preview; however, when I zoom in to 100%, it looks sharp. I notice some improvement by going to Profiled Lens Correction and switching from Automatically Selected to None - but by default, the preview is always soft. Is this expected behaviour?
I’ve used similar software (Lightroom, Capture One, darktable) and never experienced this behaviour. Unfortunately, this is a deal breaker for me - I need my images to be sharp at all times, or I find it disorienting.