With the release of Studio 2, we now have 3 separate versions of AI Clear. AI Clear in Studio Classic, AI Clear in Denoise AI and AI Clear in Studio 2. All three versions have exactly the same controls, but each version produces very different results when the file is brought back into a host programme.
Each of these examples is a 100% crop from the same image processed using Medium Remove Noise, Low Enhance Sharpness and no Recover Detail in each of the Topaz products.
The version in Studio 2 produces very soft results with staircasing on diagonals. It actually looks very low resolution:
AI Clear in Studio Classic produces somewhat oversharpened images which often (usually) need to be softened:
While AI Clear in Denoise AI produces the most acceptable results:
- The image was opened in Affinity Photo on a Windows 10 PC. The Background layer was duplicated three times and renamed as per the product it was to be processed in.
- Each layer was then selected in turn and sent to the respective Topz product. where Medium Remove Noise, Low Enhance Sharpness and zero Recover Details was used to process the image.
- Finally, in the host program, a selection was made at 100% magnification for each of the layers. Those selected copies are shown above.