A lot of my photos have a very high dynamic ranges. I can usually recover some detail in the highlights and shadows by using Rawtherapee on the raw file. Then I will put the image in Gimp and do finishing touches on the pictures.
I am more familiar with Gimp than RawTherapee and prefer to use it when I can. In some cases, I am trying to recover detail in one specific part of the picture. RT applies changes to the entire image, whereas in Gimp, I can work on just portions of the picture.
So I am thinking of a workflow that goes RawTherapee–>GIMP 2.9.2 (16-bit) -->GIMP 2.8 (because it’s stable).
Am I doing it right? Is there an easier way to get more control over the dynamic range of my images? I will admit that I’m still not entirely comfortable with RawTherapee, but have been impressed with the results so far as I get more experience working with it, and raw files in general.