Windows 11, Photo AI 2.0.1.
I just ran Helicon Focus on a series of RAW images. The output is a dng file. Helicon USES the same DNG converter that Lightroom uses. Lightroom treats the dng as a normal RAW file - processing is the same as for a mfr-specific RAW.
I used the Lightroom plug-in to send the dng to Photo AI. In there, I don’t have the “RAW” noise reduction - it looks like this…
This is the noise reduction I associate with a TIF or JPG file, not a dng.
If I send an ARW (RAW) file, it looks like this:
If I convert the ARW file to a dng and send that, Photo AI treats THAT dng as a RAW file and I have the “RAW” noise reduction.
My recollection is that in 1.5.X ANY dng file was treated the same as a RAW file. If necessary I can reinstall 1.5 to test it, but did Topaz change the behavior of Photo AI so it no longer recognizes SOME dng files as “RAW”? If so, can y’all fix it 'cause I’d like to have the new version(s) of noise reduction.