Using Photo AI as a raw plugin to Lightroom Classic. Image quality (color, sharpness) are not what they should be. Topaz preview window renders an acceptable result, but final upsized file is unuseable.
Steps to reproduce issue:
In Lightroom - File > Pulug-in Extras > Topaz Photo AI
Resize in Topaz from 5184px to 14400px, using autopilot settingV1.2.1
Save file to Lightroom
Topaz Photo AI [v1.x.x] on [Windows/Mac]
V 1.2.10 on Mac OS Monteray
Hi! OK, I’ve been doing more investigation. First off, the DNG file is way too large to send. However, I’m attaching screen grabs of my experience. I had trashed the DNGs created by Toapz and was about to completely delete them when I noticed the DNG preview thumbnail was the different in color When I opened the file in Apple Preview, the file looked like the unmodified, original RAW file. So, I think there is an issue with how Adobe Camera RAW is interpreting the Topaz DNG file for display and editing, unless this is for some reason a special issue with this file.
IME, a DNG file will often be greater than 65MB because they are typically 2-4 times the size of the Raw. For example, just yesterday an OP here was complaining about the size of their DNG’s that were 240MB.