Yeah, I found the 2.2 forum, but I HAVEN’T found any way to create a topic. It’s just one long, endless clutter of stuff. Doesn’t look like any forum I’ve ever seen, where there are topics, and a “create” and such. I only found this one by accident…
I watched three DIFFERENT videos, all with different user interfaces, none of which looked like what I see in 2.2.11. And read reviews and tutorials, but none of what I saw was pushing things very far. All the demos were things like a D850 at ISO 1600, which barely has any noise.
I DID find the HUGE discussion that Topaz changed to a “charge for updates” model, which is unfortunately 'cause it drastically raises the price of the product. Especially for people like me that are just looking for better noise reduction on high ISO images. I’ve done some testing, and at this point it’s VERY slightly better than what’s in Lightroom, and I’m having a hard time justifying an $80+ product that’s slow to use, doesn’t generate GOOD dng files for follow-on processing, AND will no doubt come up with lot of “important” upgrades that require payment.
So, it’s going to have to really knock my socks off, and so far, the forum is not very productive. And since I"m shooting a D850, having HUGE dng files, which I can’t even figure out how to create - everything going back to Lightroom appears to be a tif - or even BIGGER tif files is a big deterrent.