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Before and after shots with Topaz sharpening software: (Original Post) CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2023 OP
"This is a test, this is only a test... rubbersole Jan 2023 #1
Too true indeed, my dear rubbersole! Thanks for commenting. n/t CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2023 #2
I've never had the opportunity to misquote the opening to the 'Outer Limits' before. rubbersole Jan 2023 #3
I see a difference Diamond_Dog Jan 2023 #4
Thank you, my dear Diamond_Dog! CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2023 #7
Can you get your money back? Irish_Dem Jan 2023 #5
I probably could. But I don't want my money back. CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2023 #9
Ok. Irish_Dem Jan 2023 #15
This isn't a good image to show sharpness as there are no identifiable edges to anything AndyS Jan 2023 #6
Mostly I wanted to see how this photo would work being sharpened. CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2023 #8
I discovered their products in Spring and use them a lot MichMan Jan 2023 #10
I hear that a lot, my dear MichMan! CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2023 #13
Can you show us with a different photograph? CharleyDog Jan 2023 #11
I got the software installed yesterday. CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2023 #12
They replaced three products with one MichMan Jan 2023 #14

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,263 posts)
7. Thank you, my dear Diamond_Dog!
Sun Jan 15, 2023, 05:04 PM
Jan 2023

This is the first photo I've done that change with, so I'm probably being overly cautious!

Thanks, I love this image!


AndyS

(14,559 posts)
6. This isn't a good image to show sharpness as there are no identifiable edges to anything
Sun Jan 15, 2023, 05:03 PM
Jan 2023

but it did clean up the halos a bit. Nice pic.

The difference I see is in digital noise--the second is much cleaner.

A good example of why shooting digital is better than analog (film). It's all ones n zeros . . . ya can do a lot with ones n zeros. Ya just can't 'fix it in post'. Gotta have some redeeming content to start with!

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,263 posts)
8. Mostly I wanted to see how this photo would work being sharpened.
Sun Jan 15, 2023, 05:07 PM
Jan 2023

Cleaning up the digital noise is definitely worth while.

Thanks for having a look!

MichMan

(12,091 posts)
10. I discovered their products in Spring and use them a lot
Sun Jan 15, 2023, 05:42 PM
Jan 2023

Really impressed with their software. A lot of shots I would have once deleted are now usable.

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,263 posts)
13. I hear that a lot, my dear MichMan!
Sun Jan 15, 2023, 06:11 PM
Jan 2023

A couple of my friends use it, and it was their influence that caused me to buy it.

I expect to get a lot better at it, and to hopefully resurrect some photos that I might have discarded.

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,263 posts)
12. I got the software installed yesterday.
Sun Jan 15, 2023, 06:09 PM
Jan 2023

So eventually I will process other photos.

There won't be any more today; I've had a busy, on my feet day, and now I need my nap!

MichMan

(12,091 posts)
14. They replaced three products with one
Sun Jan 15, 2023, 06:28 PM
Jan 2023

Last edited Mon Jan 16, 2023, 01:38 AM - Edit history (1)


There was Topaz Gigipixel, Sharpen AI and DeNoise. They still exist, but Topaz introduced Photo AI which is intended to combine all three of the former standalone products in one.


There have been so many updates to Topaz Photo AI, that I am planning on paying extra to ensure I keep getting them. Seems like one nearly every week.

They give them free for a year; but usually on software, I just wait a few years and decide if I want to buy a new version or not.

I think with this software, it makes sense to buy the update plan. I use it a lot.
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