It is my understanding that it is recommended to adjust exposure before turning on filmic. If I set darktable to none that is what I do. If I set it to scene-referred then exposure and filmic are automatically included in the history stack when I import a photo.
Okay, here is my question. Using scene-referred I open the imported photo and I may see that the exposure needs to be adjusted from the default that was already set. How should I proceed? Should I:
Open the exposure module and adjust (even though filmic has already been automatically turned on)?
Turn filmic off, adjust exposure, and then turn filmic back on?
Since the recommendation is to adjust exposure before filmic it sort of seems to me that going back and adjusting exposure after filmic is turned on may not be right since the image displayed and that you are looking at to set exposure already shows the results of filmic. But I am not sure about this.
Can someone please clear up my confusion?