Freezes on MacOS | Topaz Photo AI 2.4.1

Completely unusable. Freezes, once opened on my iMac running the latest OS Sonoma 14.3.1 (23D60)

Please follow the instructions below to perform a clean install to better troubleshoot why you had this problem with Topaz Photo AI:

Start by clearing any previous plist files that are on your computer for Topaz Photo AI by following the steps in the link below:

Topaz Photo AI | plist Files Mac

After you have done this, disable any antivirus, firewall, VPN, or proxy software that might be active on your computer. These tools are sometimes known to interfere with the installer’s ability to download the model files.

Please also ensure that the Topaz Photo AI installer has all the proper settings in your system by going to your Mac System Settings > Privacy & Security tab and scrolling down to the security section. You will want to make sure you have 'App Store and identified developers ’ selected. Here is a video example:

Example of Proper System Preferences

Finally, rerun the installer. You can download a new installer from the downloads page directly :

Topaz Labs Download Page

Let me know how that goes for you and I’ll keep an eye out for your reply.

I have the same problem. The 2.4.2 version will open but importing a small image can take up to 3 minutes after that everything freezes. I followed your suggestion above but it has not made any difference. The issued started when I updated from 2017 iMac to 2023 iMac OS Sonoma 14.4.1. My Topaz Sharpen and De Noise works well as did previous versions of Photo AI

Please reach out to us at the following link:

Topaz Labs | Support Page

Thanks John. Took me a while to find PLIST files but when deleted fixed the problem.

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