Topaz PhotoAI 3.0.4 Not Creating Stack in Lightroom Classic 13.4 in for Mac

This is a very frustrating issue. Topaz PhotoAI since the last update (I don’t know what version I originally installed) has not been properly creating Lightroom stacks after an image is finished processing. It does properly generate a new .dng but doesn’t import it alongside the original image in Lightroom.

Steps to reproduce issue:

  1. Select an image and go to the ‘Develop’ module in Lightroom Classic
  2. Select File → Plug In Extras… → Process with Topaz Photo AI
  3. Tune/accept parameters and press Export to Adobe LrC
  4. Wait for file to finish processing. The processed .dng is on the filesystem but a stack is not created in Lightroom Classic, making the file hard to work with.

I tested yesterday and this issue does not occur in Windows. Only Mac.


Topaz Photo AI [v3.0.4] on [macOS Sonoma 14.5]

I’d like to get some more information about your workflow to help troubleshoot this problem you are having while using the RAW plugin. Could you tell me if in your Lightroom Classic Library if you have your photos set to be order by either Edit Time or Edit Count?

Could you try setting the sorting process to Capture Time or File Name?

If you would prefer please take a screen recording of this behavior so I can see exactly what is happening.

Loom is a great free application for this: Loom | Free Screen & Video Recording