In General, text that is sharp and doesn’t need sharpening often becomes “mangled” when run though Photo AI (1.3.11 but this applies to earlier versions as well). By default I use the Autopilot settings. I have tried to manually set Sharpen option and have set the Sharpen > Standard > Strength to 1, but text letters still become distorted or mangled. (Whichever setting I use, I appreciate the sharpening to all other non-text items in the image, so I don’t want to totally turn off all sharpening.
Attached is a sample image without Topaz processing.
Steps to reproduce issue:
- Open image in Topaz Photo AI.
- Process any of the following ways:
Autopilot using all default values
Under Image Quality > Sharpen > Standard use Default Values and then do another with the Strength set to 1.
- Save images.
Results: Try at 200% or 300% try reading and comparing “Pebble Beach” and “Tour d’Elegance” on headlight of Chrysler woodie wagon. Also compare the chrome “Chrysler” badge (front center of hood). Although I wouldn’t mind a “little bit” of sharpening enhancement, but processed results show blurrier text than the original.
Topaz Photo AI [v1.3.11] on [Windows]