If they still work, you can use them. Mask AI was updated about a year ago. They are all discontinued, but I am ever hopeful that some of the newer masking technology Topaz has been working on in its other products might one day result in a Mask AI Mark 2. I for one would use a standalone masking app if it were really good.
Pretty much yeah. I was really looking forward to Mask AI when it came out because I do a lot of masking, but it was always unstable, buggy and incomplete from the start and Topaz did not invest as much as they should in it. So now its a dead end. Meanwhile Adobe managed to improve their selection AI software so I’m using that, but its a shame. Mask AI had potential, that was probably pissed away since there is I would imagine only smart percentage of users and R&D was shifted to use masking in other Topaz apps like denoise, or sharpen AI.
I don’t know what I’m going to do when they no longer work. I rely heavily on the legacy software in my editing. Plus, all of my tutorials and blog posts reference these softwares which are no longer available.
It is becoming clear that Topaz has acquired a reputation of abandoning products along with the customers of those products. Now that 'Photo AI" is out, they have abandoned Gigapixel, Denoise and Sharpen AI as separate programs and have rolled those into PhotoAi and focused all updates and upgrades on a one stop program. Well, I for one do-not want a program like that and will cease my “subscription” to their update program if this is the future path for their software.