I'm trying to learn how to process RAW images into great final images, and my attempts keep coming up short. I think it'd be really interesting/instructive to see what other people have done. In particular, I'd really love to find a collection of RAW images + the final image created from that RAW file to help me understand the process better. Does anyone know of a public dataset like that?
This looks like the permanent "play raw" contest on pxls.us: someone submits a raw file, and the site patrons have a go at it with their favorite tools. It is customary to have at least a summary of the processing with the submission but often people post the "recipe" file.
For anyone else who stumbles across this question, I found the FiveK dataset (from MIT/adobe) to be quite useful: https://data.csail.mit.edu/graphics/fivek/, in addition to the answer posted by xenoid.