Here is an image for you to play with, and I would also like some advice about reconstructing highlights.
There are some very small details on the right wall that are blown out. The best option in the “highlight reconstruction” module seems to be “reconstruct color”, but I would like to smooth the effect a bit. I tried to use the “reconstruct” tab on filmic, but I got some artefacts and could not get rid of them. I would like to inpaint some colour on those highlights, but with less saturation than the results produced by the “reconstruct highlights” module.
Here are some details:
Using just “reconstruct color” on “reconstruct highlights” module:
Using “reconstruct” tab on filmic:
And here is my edit (darktable 3.4):
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