Change of color temp, exposure and more

I do process my CR3 pictures through File > Plugin Extra’s > Process with Photo AI.
Since months I see an important shift in exposure in the pictures I send through Photo AI. All photos become darker. I didn’t find that important, as I can change the exposure back in Lightroom Classic after the de-noising and sharpening. But recently, I noticed a shift in the color temperature as well, e.g. 5000 (as shot) in the CR3 becomes 5150 in the DNG.
Moreover, my processed photos are greener, which is a no-no for my (e.g. portrait) work.
I have an eye distrophy, so I can’t judge and correct the color tone myself. Other people (clients, models etc.) do notice this. There is no reason to change the exposure, temp and tone compared to the original, or is there? This is a big issue for me.

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Hi @thierry.hoornaert, can you upload some of your original CR3 images to this thread here so we can test them on our systems? Also, if you can upload a copy of the ‘shifted’ files (or a screenshot of what this looks like) that would be great.

Thank you!

Hi Preston,
I meant to send it with the original message but didn’t find the upload icon.
Here is the CR3 file:
_MG_0614.CR3 (34.0 MB)
I also sent a zip file containing the CR3 and 3 DNG outputs of Photo AI, _MG_0614-3.dng being done today with version 1.3.7. I also included a TIF output for comparison.
Here is the WeTransfer-link: WeTransfer - Send Large Files & Share Photos Online - Up to 2GB Free.
Thanks a lot, Thierry

The CR3 is shown on the left, the most recent DNG is shown on the right.


@thierry.hoornaert Thanks for uploading the files.

I was able to reproduce all the shifts on my end and document it for my team.

In the meantime, you can try using the Photo > Edit in > Topaz Photo AI workflow which will preserve color and process a TIF instead of a RAW.