New to Topaz, using Photoshop CS6. I open a NEF file (Nikon raw) in a Topaz app, make adjustments, and save as a DNG file. The first time I open the DNG in PS, Adobe Camera Raw opens like it should. When I try to proceed on to Photoshop, the image may or may not open (usually not). In any case, I cannot open the DNG image in ACR after the 1st time. Topaz products open it fine.
If I right click on the DNG before opening in ACR the 1st time and click “Lock Item”, I can then open and work with the DNG file in ACR repeatedly. However, because the file is locked, EXIF data cannot be written to the DNG file, and a XMP file is generated, which sort of defeats the purpose of the DNG format.
I’m guessing that there is something in the EXIF data of a DNG file generated from Topaz that conflicts with ACR’s attempt to write to it, ultimately making the file unusable by PS. I have some successful work-arounds, but they add to the workflow.
Now my questions: Is this a problem only with CS6, which does not appear in CC? Or is it a simple setting somewhere? And, is there a way to fix this issue, short of upgrading to CC, or using one of my work-arounds?
Thanks so much for any help.