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Topaz Denoise AI

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  • Rick Sammartino Community moderator

    I agree with Brian and my workflow is the same.

    There has to be a conversion at some point since Topaz can't save back to the original CR3, so letting On1 do that simplifies the process. The TIFF is created right in Browse and Topaz will save the Denoised version back to it.

    One suggestion, after Denoise is done, do Refresh Preview (on the Photo menu) for the TIFF so that On1 is using the new file and not a cached version of it.

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  • Rod Mell

    Hi Brian & Rick,

    Thanks very much for the prompt and helpful responses. What I just don't understand about the L4/Topaz interaction is that the denoised file appears back in L4 as a CR3. It has the same file name. It's as if it never left L4, except it is denoised, No conversion appears to have been done. So I can continue the editing in L4 as if it never went to Topaz - except it is beautifully denoised!

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    I don't know Luminar so I can't speak to how it works or how it compares to ON1. All I can tell you is what I know about Photo RAW. It may have something to do with being able to call Topaz through a plug-in.

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  • Rod Mell

    My hunch is that it has everything to do with it being called as a plugin. It would be wonderful if the same funcionality could be done in PR! After reading through this and other threads there are a lot of people that go through hoops (and conversions) to have Topaz treat their Raw images. It may prevent me from buying PR which is a shame because it has so many great features.

    As an aside I have been testing denoising in PR and found it to do a much better job than I expected. I have been reading some negative comments about the PR denoising and wonder if they have made some recent improvements? The best of course would be to not even need Topaz Denoise!

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  • Don Maclean

    As Moderator on the Topaz forum I can assure you that any Topaz products cannot update RAW images. RAW images are never updated in any product. The Topaz plugins require a image converted to DNG, TIF, JPEG or PNG to apply the effect to.

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  • Rod Mell

    Thanks Don. I haven't been saying that Topaz is updating the RAW file. If I open the same RAW file in another program after it shows denoised in Luminar it will still have all the original noise. It seems that it is working like a part of Luminar (a denoise layer perhaps) because it definitely is denoised when I view it in Luminar as the same CR3 file and when I export it as a TIFF, jpg or whatever.

    I am certainly not trying to promote Luminar here, in fact because of the direction they are taking I am trying to find a good alernative. Thus far PR is at the top of my list. Other than the Plugin issue and simple sky replacement it has a lot more features that I really like.

    PS - I just looked at Luminar 4 and it does show a 'Topaz Denoise Layer'.

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