Workflow with LR/PS plug-ins (ACDSee, etc. too)

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Workflow with LR/PS plug-ins (ACDSee, etc. too)
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What is your workflow using plug-ins such as the Topaz products (Sharpen AI, Denoise AI, etc.), On1, and so on? They provide plug-ins for Lightroom, Photoshop, and other programs such as ACDSee, etc. and also standalone programs.

1. From Lightroom send the photo to Photoshop as a Smart Object. Then in Photoshop send it to the plug-in. In Photoshop one can do masking, etc., if needed. This method provides amazing flexibility and is non-destructive in most ways end-to-end so that things can be changed. There is a tremendous downside to it though.

2. From Lightroom send the photo to Photoshop the normal way. Then in Photoshop send it to the plug-in. In Photoshop one can do masking, etc., if needed.

3. From Lightroom send the photo directly to the plug-in.

4. There are many more variations that I have been playing around with to balance ease, flexibility, and storage use.  Including using the plug-ins in their standalone mode.

What do you do and why?

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