In my hunt for a Lightroom alternative I’ve been trying out both darktable and RawTherapee.
While I find it much easier to achieve the the global processing results I’m after with RawTherapee, I can’t seem to wrap my head around the image processing workflow.
What does your workflow look like if there are no local adjustments (except for graduated filters) possible within the raw editor?
I presume people do global adjusments in RawTherapee, export and use GIMP to further process demosaiced images with local adjusments. However, performing local adjustments after global adjustments seems like a badly flawed image processing workflow to me.
Example: global adjustments usually increases the contrast of the image. If i want to raise the shadows of a certain part of the image, I’ll will have a lot less editing headroom to work with after the image has been demosaiced and global contrast has been applied.
Being able to do local adjustments like dodging and burning is a very basic feature and RawTherapee seems like such a well thought out application that I feel that I’m missing something.
If there’s no support for local adjustments, is it planned (or even wanted)?