Thanks for sending the files. I made a task for my team so we can ignore this error as well.
Unfortunately I don’t have a solution for the DNG and TIF output file sizes. Both are full size files so they are expected to be large as we do not have a compression algorithm that would decrease the file size significantly.
Output File Sizes: I understand this. I had no intention to critique this as an issue of Topaz.
Besides, I have no issue with the DNG file sizes. I understand that they may become big if you apply lots of enhancements, depending on how much you crop.
Second Besides: It seems to me, that the resulting file size if using Topaz as a plugin is also depending on how the host application handles this. E.G. ON1 Photo Raw creates an additional separate .onphoto file with 2 layers. So you get an additional file with at least double the size of the original file on top of the original file.
And cropping in the host application does not help a lot.
That is one reason why I prefer to use Topaz as a stand alone application. If I crop there, I get indeed a proportionally smaller DNG file aside from the original file (if only light enhancements are applied).
Third Besides: I just denoised an image of a FOX, and got a very strange result. The details in face of the fox were just flattened, most of the hairs below the eyes just disappeared. Then I realised that Topaz was applying face recovery. It apparently determined that all the hairs in the face were blemishes to be removed. Interesting….
Again, this is no issue. I just should not forget to switch off face recovery when denoising photos of mammals. Anyway I normally switch it off in the autopilot settings because it saves time if Topaz is not searching for faces all over the place. But I had it switched on because I did some football photos recently, for which I appreciate face recovery a lot…
Face recovery is a killer feature of Topaz in my opinion!
I wouldn’t be able to share my football action pictures with a larger community without that. So, many thanks for this feature.