I’m noticing a behavior in my workflow that I’ve run by the Topaz technical support folks without resolution. I wanted to post in the forum to confirm this behavior or to learn how to improve my workflow. Note that this occurs whether I start the workflow with a RAW image via the Lightroom plugin, or if I open the RAW image directly in DeNoise AI to start the workflow.
Here’s my workflow:
- Open a bird.raw file from Lightroom via the plugin to open as a TIF in DeNoise AI and then apply changes
- Open the bird-Edit.tif file from Lightroom via the plugin in Sharpen AI (mask #1 -> apply light sharpening to bird feathers) and then apply changes
- Open the bird-Edit-Edit.tif file from Lightroom via the plugin in Sharpen AI (mask #2 -> apply medium sharpening to bird eye and beak) and then apply changes
- Apply Lightroom edits and export the bird-Edit-Edit-Edit.tif file as bird.jpg to post to Facebook
Here’s what I see on my disk when I’m done with the above:
Bird.raw (24 MB)
bird-Edit.tif (140 MB)
bird-Edit-Edit.tif (140 MB)
bird-Edit-Edit-Edit.tif (140 MB)
Are other workflow users seeing this same output? I understand only the first TIF file is a duplicate of the RAW and the others are storing sequential editing changes. However, If I keep up this workflow, I’ll fill my disk with these duplicate TIF files in no time.
For those of you familiar with Lightroom, the only option I have to edit a photo via the plugin is to choose “Edit a Copy with Lightroom Adjustments” as the other options are not available for RAW or DNG files.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
Lightroom Classic v10.1
DeNoise AI v2.3.6
Sharpen AI v2.2.2