Sent a Nikon Z8 HE* NEF to topaz, processed, exported at DNG back to Lightroom. The white balance is all wonky. LR AUTO chooses some magenta/blue. TIFF round trip works fine. Feels like the HE* decoding isn’t working.
This is what it takes to correct it. The shot is in full sun daylight temps.
The blue version in the filmstrip in LR is the original file exported to Photos AI
The AI grid pattern is still present:
This is Lightroom Denoise AI output:
Thanks for reaching out. This is a known issue that we are working on a fix for.
This will be fixed in 1-2 weeks as I have a developer focused on this. For now, I would recommend using the Photo > Edit in > Topaz Photo AI method to make a TIF copy of the file and prevent this issue.
I can follow up once I have a fix.
Regarding the grid issue, are you Upscaling the image or using Remove Noise - Raw? We fixed the grid in Remove Noise - Raw and are working on it for Upscaling now.
Yes, I see the grid when doing a combo upscale and noise reduction.
Off-topic a bit:
One thing that would be very useful is to have an upscale limiter that’s Lightroom/Photoshop aware. The 512MP limit (ugh) means I have to guess and check many times to get the upscale under the limit. Even then, LR is throwing errors on the return trip.
Interesting point. I’ll make a task for my team as we can detect if the app is used as a plugin to Lightroom Classic and we can add a different limit for that specific workflow.
By the way, we just fixed the Z8 magenta output issue in v2.0.2. Please update and you can use Raw without issue now!