Lightroom 6.2.1: Introduces artifacts to one of my images when a user preset is applied during import

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I've noticed that Lightroom 6.2.1 adds artefacts to one of the raw ARW file from my Sony RX100 (1st generation) when I import it using a simple preset I have created myself.

These artefacts persist when I export the image to jpg, so its not simply an issue with the way that LR shows the image on-screen

Importing without the preset doesnt generate these artefacts, nor does Sony's PMB software, so I dont think this is a hardware issue or file corruption. Applying the preset after import also doesnt generate these artefacts, they only appear when importing.

In isolation this doesnt bother me; my concern is that there may be other artefacts on other images that I've not spotted yet. This is the only one I've noticed so far, and the other two images taken as part of the auto-bracketing in the camera dont display this problem

If it helps, I've uploaded the original image, the preset, and some screenshots and exports to dropbox at The artefacts can be seen as a narrow band of vertical stripes at the very top and bottom of the image - see the cropped versions to locate them
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The artifacts you are seeing are being caused by the additional geometric correction that is being applied via the preset that you’ve created. The raw files from your camera contain a built-in profile for correcting lens distortion and chromatic aberration. Your preset is applying additional corrections designed for a different Sony lens. I would recommend unchecking “Enable Profile Corrections” and then resaving your preset.