Since our update last March, we’ve significantly improved raw rendering and added a Preferences panel with new customization options.
Topaz Photo AI will now display raw files more accurately for over 100 new cameras. For example, here is v1.2.10’s rendering compared to v1.2.8 for a previously unsupported raw file:
Depending on your camera, this change should fix color issues that you’ve previously seen when loading your raw files. Over the past few months we’ve undertaken a major project to improve raw rendering, and these results represent our progress so far. Please send us any raw files with remaining color issues and we’ll correct them in a future update.
We want Topaz Photo AI to fit seamlessly into your personal workflow, so we’ve added a new Preferences menu that offers two new options:
- Face recovery: you can now choose to apply recovery by default to all faces, only faces in the subject, or only low-quality faces. You can also now set default recovery strength.
- Close after saving: you can now choose to auto-close images after processing.
We’ve also consolidated all performance, Lens Correction, and Autopilot Configuration options into the Preferences menu so you can change them in a single place.
Also, updating Autopilot options in the Preferences will now immediately apply changes to all open images with Autopilot settings. (Prior to v1.2.7, updating Autopilot Configuration would ask you to restart to apply changes, which resets your workspace.)
We’ll continue adding workflow customization options in the future, so let us know which ones would be most helpful.
You can also enjoy a significant number of smaller improvements to Topaz Photo AI launched within the last month:
- New Open Recent option in File menu
▼button on bottom-left that toggles thumbnail list view
- New bit depth options for PNG
- New shortcut for Close All Images (
- Improved autopilot logic for subjects and multiple filters
- Improved authentication handling for various error states
- Improved monitor colorspace conversions
- Improved metadata handling in Lightroom Plug-In Extras workflow
- Improved Spacebar interaction with Original button
- Updated lens correction database
- Fixed minor memory leak when saving images
- Fixed downscaling being disabled due to Autopilot suggestions
- Fixed issue where folders with dots in them would not save on Windows
- Fixed Wacom tablet not releasing preview after panning
We’re now actively working on:
- Adding a Remove Noise model for non-raw images with better slider responsiveness (beta).
- Adding a Strong Sharpen model that produces fewer artifacts (beta).
- Fixing occasional blurry patches in Enhance Resolution (beta).
- Adding a Refine Text filter that applies a mild deblur and removes artifacts from detected text.
- Adding a Straightening function into the crop tool.
- Improving preview panning performance by reusing already-processed tiles.
- Improving Autopilot decision-making for Remove Noise and Sharpen filters.
If you’d like to test features still in beta, please apply for our beta testing program. We hope you enjoy this month’s updates, and we can’t wait to get these new improvements to you.
Please let us know what you think by commenting below. You can also send sample images to our Dropbox or attach them to your reply if they’re under 65MB.
Finally, we’re very happy to announce the launch of a new Docs page for Topaz Photo AI.
These pages are just the beginning for making Topaz Photo AI an easy and engaging experience users. We welcome any feedback and suggestions on how to improve this new section of our webpage, and we will be keeping our users and beta testers involved in future updates.
Thanks for using Topaz Photo AI!