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Mousetoescamper

(3,919 posts)
5. You know that I loved the original, but this is amazing! The shadow of the mountain in the crater
Tue Jan 31, 2023, 12:39 PM
Jan 2023

(Archimedes?) is clearly visible in this version. I went back to your original post for a comparison, but it would be so much more convenient if you would post the before and after shots here. I might be interested in trying Topaz if it's not too dear.

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,355 posts)
6. OK! Here's the two photos. First is the original, no edits. Second is the Topaz version.
Tue Jan 31, 2023, 02:29 PM
Jan 2023
Original, no edits:




Topaz edited photo:




CaliforniaPeggy

(150,355 posts)
9. I used the Photo AI.
Tue Jan 31, 2023, 06:30 PM
Jan 2023

It gives you all of the files in Topaz! And I just let it do what it wants. That may change as I get used to it.

I honestly don't remember what all the Topaz files cost me, but I'm lousy at numbers. I wanted to buy it since then I own it, and there's no rental fees or stuff like that.

Mousetoescamper

(3,919 posts)
11. Thanks, Peggy. The Photo AI is $199; the Gigapixel AI is $99. I'll download the free trials and
Tue Jan 31, 2023, 07:09 PM
Jan 2023

see if the $99 AI will do what is useful to me. My budget is always tight. Rent's too high!

mike_c

(36,281 posts)
8. Photo AI?
Tue Jan 31, 2023, 05:31 PM
Jan 2023

Since it was released I often use Topaz Photo AI for noise reduction and "presharpening," then Topaz Sharpen AI at the end for display and print sharpening. I used to use Topaz Denoise AI but it's somewhat redundant these days with Photo AI. I don't do any in-camera processing at all, not even raw presharpening, because I prefer to do it all myself-- the first thing I usually do with a new camera is turn off most of the factory settings. No sharpening, no contrast management, no nuthin'. Just me and the histogram, lol.

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