I'm running darktable 4.0.1 under Linux. For a long time I've wondered why so many of my imported RAW images look underexposed in darktable, when they look fine on the camera. I consistently have to bump up the exposure in darktable to recover many of my images.
I recently discovered the culprit: It's the compensate camera exposure option in the exposure module. A common occurrence for me is photographing a dark bird against a bright sky. To get the correct exposure on the bird, I often need to bump up the exposure compensation in camera by 1 EV or more. When the compensate camera exposure option is selected, this intentional overexposure is ignored and I end up with an underexposed image.
I'm using a scene-referred workflow, and the scene-referred default preset is automatically applied to every image. Unfortunately this preset has the compensate camera exposure option enabled and I can't figure out how to turn it off. That preset is locked and I can't edit it.
How can I override the settings of the scene-referred default exposure preset?