Saturation and white balance problems continue with Photo AI v1.3.6

I have pointed out this problem so many times now after 1…3. was introduced. When you save the image back to Lightroom Plug In, Topaz adds saturation to the image which is hard to remove in post processing. The white balance changes from normal to warm. You can see this especially in portraits, but also in color shift in trees in the background (from dark green to purple). You will not see the shift while processing in Topaz, the shift will appear when saving the image back to Lightroom.


Hi @marco.helles, are you using the File > Plug-in Extras workflow here?

Yes. That is the path. The problem started with 1.3.

Thanks – does this happen with every image that you work with? Would you be able to upload a copy of one of your original images for us to test? You should be able to upload it directly to this thread here for us to see.

OK. Here are some images. It happens with all images. See how the green changes, and the saturation, and the skin tone.

Here is another one, shot yesterday. See how saturation changes. Not visible while processing, but after saving back to Lightroom.

Please send the following information so I can try to reproduce this.

  1. The original image file.
  2. The processed image.

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Once I reproduce this I can check if this is something we can fix quickly.

In the meanwhile, a workaround is to use the Photo > Edit in > Topaz Photo AI method which will create a TIFF copy and preserve the colors. Color shifts are usually due to an issue with the RAW file.


I have sent you three examples. All processed in Topaz 1.3.7.

Open them in Lightroom, and you will see the difference. I have checked backwards and there were no issues before the updates started with 1.3.


I sent you six images (3x2) both .dng and .orf (Olympus Raw file). They are processed with 1.3.7. As you can see the problem remains there. Maybe sligthly better than 1.3.6. But not much. Open them in Lightroom.

Thanks for sending the files Marco. I processed the files in v1.3.7 and saw a color shift on importing the RAW to Topaz Photo AI but the export color was very close to the original.

Here is a video of what I see on my computer. Do you have antivirus or any other applications on your computer that could be blocking Topaz Photo AI from saving the file correctly?

Hi. I have no antivirus on my computer. As I wrote earlier, the saturation effect is slightly better with 1.3.7. but still visible and needs correction afterwards. The saving works fine and places the Topaz-file next to the original in Lightroom.

We will be working on the OM-1 color shifts soon as it is one of the most popular cameras that used with Topaz Photo AI.

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