DNG output has incorrect white balance information

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.
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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:

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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.
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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!