Early in the darktable manual (p13 of the pdf) there is the line:
"If you start your workflow from a raw image, you will need to have your final output sharpened."
Which confused me a little bit. Is one of the following interpretations correct or is there a better reasoning?
- "In camera jpeg conversion includes a little sharpening so you'll want to replicate that"
- "Humans like sharper images than the camera 'sees' so we all adapt by sharpening everything.
- "There's something about RAW that implicity reduces the sharpness and you need to compensate"