Love the quality of auto masks with this release, but… it seems to have taken a big hit on performance (of making the mask). With v4.0 it was very quick (yet lacking the quality of the selection as in v4.1).
On Macbook M1 Pro, now the Auto Subject (People/Portrait, I’ve tried so far) seems very slow (feels like a minute of waiting).
Edit: It did work faster in subsequent tests. Was there some model to be downloaded behind the scenes for masks too, which may explain the first slow run?
One suggestion as well. Can we have like in Lightroom masks - Click, Shift, Click - with a line in between, thus allowing bigger and quicker manual masks adjustments, when and where needed.
I don’t think this is actually specific to this package, but for the second time an update has thrown up an error message that I was hoping to attach. Seems to be working fine, in spite of my clicking ignore.
Text of the error was “Error copying file from packed archive to D:/ProgramFiles/Topaz Labs LLC/Topaz Sharpen AI/PS_Plugins_x64/titopazsharpenaips_x64.8bf”
When I first installed this update, it wouldn’t save the file that it had processed. i was in total panic, as it revealed to me how dependent I’ve become on the excellent results I get with it on various files from my challenging EOS 5DS R camera (noise and fine blur). Turned out my anti-virus reinstall from the night before had defaulted to ransomeware-protection of my Pictures directory. Whew! I was in fits.
Great software, Topaz! Sometimes the results are so fantastic I worry that my interaction with the software is a hormone-addiction cycle!
Well it appears to be working fine now. Let me tell you how I got there. First of all, it started to crash ever time I used the auto-masking function and the status bar that normally on the lower right moved to the lower left. I tried uninstalling and re-installing the program, didn’t help. Tried re-booting the PC, didn’t help. I uninstalled the program and installed the previous version and it worked fine. Then I installed the newer version and again it works fine. For future reference, where is the processing log file located and is there anything special that I have to do to get the program to produce one?
Help->File logging->open log folder
If you did not do anything about it, the app should have always been logging down the error messages once they appear.
I am still interested to see the log files related to your early crashes (of course if you dont mind). Since this crash can also happen on other users, and we can probably avoid the complex operations you did for them. Let me know if you want to help. Thanks!
*each app session will create a separate file. So you can look at the file creating time to figure out which files are related.
Very frustrating. The download all models files function is absolutely not working properly. After the download, it asks to download each model again. Here’s what’s happening - after installing v4.1 and subsequently downloading all the models at once when I first opened the app, I tried to use a model it started to download it all over again. Then I exited the application and upon re-launching, it again asked to download all the models again. WTF? Then I remembered having changed the “Save Options” in Preferences. BUT I did NOT change the Processing Preferences, so I don’t know why the app had to re-download ALL the models AGAIN. This new option appears buggy. So I downloaded all the models yet again without going into preferences. I tried to sharpen an image and again it started to download a model. PLEASE HELP!
I find the processing spd has slowed noticeably again (rel. 4.1). Even though I’m running SAI with CPU/High (not GPU) on my Win 10 PC, the processing spd had improved in recent releases. It now drags much more slowly again…
Cannot call Sharpen AI from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic version 11.2 as a plugin. I was hoping the new version would correct this issue I had with 4.0.2, but it hasn’t. I’ve checked everything I can, but I’m stumped. I made sure the plugin was calling the correct Sharpen version in my Applications folder. I reloaded the Photoshop plugins as well. Lightroom creates the TIF file, but never invokes Sharpen. I’m running on a mid-2015 Macbook Pro with MacOS Big Sur version 11.6
I have tried using via Lighroom, Photoshop, stand alone and have uninstalled and reinstalled. No difference, just freezes. I am using Win 10 Pro. Processor is Intel(R) Core™ i7 CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz 2.93 GHz