When I returned to photography around seven years ago and being exclusively on Linux, I decided on darktable.
Fast forward, two and a half years ago I bought a Fuji X-Trans camera.
Slowly I realised that I could achieve better clear details in RT using the RL Deconvolution sharpening with damping set to zero.
So, I’m now a happy user of both
Pros and cons.
crop and rotate, plus the perspective correction.
The ease of exporting to Flickr and google photos.
Being able to fine control sliders and curves using scroll wheel.
Not having to be at 100% zoom to see effects.
So many more
No Deconvolution sharpening.
Better clean image.
Demosaicing Three pass fast
Standard Film Curve low iso profile,
Shadows and highlights,
Plus many more
This is probably just a personal thing but I find dts modules much easier to finely adjust.
The biggest con and which stops me using RT more is having to view modules that are 1.1 at 100%, I’ve tried and tried using the detail windows but just cannot see it. In dt I can zoom out and see the effect.
Can I just say it’s a pleasure to have a discussion as this without all the “mine is better than your’s”
Discussions on some sites such as DP it’s like WW3 or it’s like questioning the posters manhood
Both darktable and RawTherapee are exceptional and I will continue using both.