Artifact in dark color zone of bird

Photo AI introduced much artifact in a recent photo of a duck (See attached). The photo needed only minor improvement but the output was not useable.

Steps to reproduce issue:

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Topaz Photo AI [v1.2.10] on [Windows 11]

Hey there! Can you attach your original image file as a reply to this post? As long as it’s below 65MB you should be able to upload it.

7G9A6158.CR3 (40.2 MB)
Here it is.

Thanks for sending the file. I was able to reproduce the issue and shared this with my team so we can fix it.

For now, I would recommend switching to the Raw Remove Noise Normal model to avoid the artifacts appearing here.

We will be updating the Raw Remove Noise models to fix these types of artifacts soon.