Essentially, it isn’t letting me edit the actual raw image, even with the picture profile set to normal.
I have no idea what’s causing this - I’ve been using Raw Therapee for raw image editing for over a year, always with the same camera, and have never had this problem before. I’m editing photos shot on a new lens, but it seems unlikely that that would cause the problem.
For reference, here is the raw image as pulled up in FastStone image viewer:
And here is the same photo as it pulls up in Raw Therapee - note that the image profile is set to neutral:
I’m at my wit’s end here - it really is missing the point of a raw photo editor if I can’t edit the actual raw photo.