Linux support

Linux support for Giga Pixel and Video would be awesome.


Good idea!


Linux support would be great, in particular all the AI applications are of interest to me. But most of all I would like Gigapixel AI and DeNoise AI. Porting the GUI I suspect is the most complicated task, personally though I would be perfectly fine with just a command line tool :slight_smile:

Having been tinkering with trying to run these with CrossOver and Wine, but not much success so far.


+1 for Linux support! I’ve got $300 burning a hole in my pocket right now, but no access to Windows machines! :slight_smile:


I agree with @Awesam. We have very few alternative tools on Linux. They can be insanely difficult to install. Even if you manage to get them working, they are not able to handle many varieties of input images very well.

Gigpixel, and Video Enhance would be welcomed with open arms. You have no idea how many Linux users want to use your software!


I’m on Ubuntu 20.04 on an AMD threadripper and a standard RTX 2080. I have licenses of all Topaz products .

I’m installing the software with Lutris and have some succes.
In Lutris i choose Wine System 5.0.1 as runner.

It’s work fine for some, not for all.

Jpeg2raw won’t run because it’s detected something like a debugger. i don’t know what it’s mean but it’s close imediately.

Video Enhance AI is working fine but it’s say i have 32 days left even i enter my credentials.

MAsk AI seams to crash when i use autodetect.

Others seems to working great


Video Enhance works? When I tried a few months back I could only get Gigapixel to work, but Video Enhance wouldn’t. That’s good news.

Even just a CLI version would be fine by me, and probably most Linux users would be okay with that, too.

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What happens if you run the Calibration from the Preferences? After that it shouldn’t crash. Or, at least, it doesn’t on Windows.

Just click on calibrate, open a image, and draw a rough mask then use ai or contrast to calculate the mask and it will run the calibration.

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Happy to hear that you were able to install it.
When I try Topaz Denoise installer in Lutris with Wine runner (v5.0 and v5.7), the installation process succeed but there’s no way to launch the installed app. There’s no new banner with ‘Topaz Denoise’ and I don’t find any shortcut to it.
Am I missing something? How can I launch the app?


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When you add a “game” in lutris, you select the setup.exe of you topaz product.
then you install it and at the end you have an icon or vignette in your lutris list .
this on restart the setup exe if you " play" this one.
so you have to right click on this to modify the path of the exe.
instead of the setup.exe, you have to select the exe wich was createted by wine in c:/programfiles/topaz/topadenoise/topaz.exe or something like that.

After that, when you start the icone or vignette in lutris, it start the software.

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Ooh yea for a linux version of Denose and sharpen would been fantastic if you could make a Linux version I pay happily again to have on Linux (Manjaro Linux)

Best regards a happy user


Yes please. Would really like a native linux version.


Yes please, native Linux support would be much appreciated, I’d happily pay for Video Enhance AI and Gigapixel AI


Just wanted to add a +1 on this… I’m considering switching to Linux full time… as it is, most of my project time is already in Linux or WSL. I’d love to drop Windows entirely. I’ve spent time ripping/reencoding old content, but have wanted to step it up a notch, now that I finally have a good enough video card, thinking of pulling the trigger… would buy a second time for a linux license hands down.

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Just for the search engines and many people, who stumble over this thread (like me); I think all of you, who replied to this thread, will know already, that it works with WINE:

DeNoise AI, Sharpen AI and Gigapixel AI works nearly perfect and fully(!) with WINE, at least over PlayOnLinux.

My setup:
Ubuntu 20.04 (x64)
WINE 6.17 for Sharpen AI and Gigapixel AI
WINE 5.6 for DeNoise (maybe 6.17 will work too, untested)

All three need libraries in WINE:

  • concrt140 (Native, Builtin)
  • vcruntime140_1 (Native, Builtin) - double check to use the “_1”

-> If not working, try without / remove the library vcruntime140_1

I’m also able to use my NVidia GPU for processing by adding a script in the starter (.desktop file at /usr/share/applications) before the exec command. Please note the ’ around the original command:

Exec=/usr/sbin/dgpu '/usr/share/playonlinux/playonlinux --run "Topaz DeNoise AI" %F'

/usr/sbin/dgpu contains:

#!/usr/bin/env bash
export __GLX_VENDOR_LIBRARY_NAME=nvidia;


You can alternatively also set the /usr/sbin/dgpu as exec command in PlayOnLinux (Configuration -> Misc (? it’s the last tab on the right side) -> Exec command. This command will be executed before every start of the app.

Hope this helps someone. Have fun, I love it :slight_smile:


Linux support would indeed be great!! I don’t use it ATM but I’m back and forth between it and Windows.

Adding my vote for Linux support. I’m setting up my new Framework laptop, which I’ve configured to dual boot Fedora w/ Nixpkgs and NixOS itself, and so far I’ve been really happy with my DAW. Having this as well would give me a solid portable workstation.

Heard about Video Enhance AI through some friends who talk it up frequently in a video encoding discord I’m in. It’s not currently part of my workflow but I would love to buy it to have an alternative to the fast but lower quality tools I use now such as ravu, amd fsr etc.

If it had a linux x86_64 build.

I haven’t tried yet but this is extremely good news, thanks a lot for posting instructions! If Gigapixel AI can run on Linux with NVIDIA CUDA acceleration, I am done with Windows!


Having just ditched Windows for Linux, the amount of photographic “real” software for high end work is sadly lacking and to have this software for Linux would mean so much and be great to have in my graphics folder.