One thing I want to clarify is that I see comments like “big faces taking up most of photo” aren’t suitable for face detection.
Well, from what I see it’s any kind of face suffers. 1/10th of image, 1/2 of image. Doesnt’ matter.
The most obvious things I see happening are in eyelashes, eyebrows and the detail in lips. With face Detect on, they all get smudgy looking, for lack of better way to describe it.
I keep it on and try to look around the face… did it fix something I’m missing? do the eyes, or something I’m not paying attention get improved (at the cost of the blurriness)… ?
And wow, I can’t see it. Nothing looks better, image after image.
Turn if off, and all these areas become crystal clear (or as clear as physically possible given the understood limitations).
So I really am trying to find a single image out of thousands I’ve processed where Face Detection has actually made anything better, clarified detail… and I haven’t come across a single photo or generated piece of artwork.
There’s an app for Android (prob ios too) called faceTune. Oddly enough THIS app can correct small issues with faces, like weird eyes and other minor defects. It does not enhance the image really but it can take a person who has 1 eye 1/2 blinked… and kind of correct it. Same with some AI art renders. It can actually fix a few of the weird noses/faces that can otherwise kill a great AI rendered image.
I’m not trying to compare the apps. They do totally different things. But when we mention the word “Face detect” one actually does it… But seems to me that Topaz is … doing… absolutely nothing… that I can tell, except make things blurry.
Topaz Photo needs to re-examine what the whole purpose of face detect is. I don’t see any value to it as it currently is implemented.
Yes, Topaz AI is INCREDIBLE in how it can increase the detail of a low res image. But the face detect?
I would revisit why this is even in the app until it can actually provide useful output.