It’s been a while since we’ve released a completely new product! I wanted to give some context on why we’ve decided to build Topaz Photo AI. (You can download the latest builds here.)
Getting a clean, crisp, and high-resolution photo is really important, but the current process of increasing image quality is quite slow and error-prone. You start with a big bag of tools - different noise reduction methods, different sharpening for multiple kinds of blur, different upscaling apps for increasing resolution - and you’re required to know which tools to apply where. You end up spending a lot of time bouncing between software, tweaking sliders, and comparing results. After the whole process, you’re still usually not sure that you’re getting the best possible image quality.
To solve this, we’re building Topaz Photo AI to be an autopilot for image quality. It detects the unique problems in your image and intelligently applies the correct methods to maximize resolution, detail, and clarity. As with an actual autopilot, sometimes you’ll need to manually intervene for difficult images, but Topaz Photo AI aims to make that the exception rather than the rule. Our vision is for you to be able to drop in any image - good or bad - and receive the best possible version back. This way you spend more time on the creative side of post-processing rather than, say, fiddling with noise reduction sliders.
We are releasing Topaz Photo AI into Early Access today. Right off the bat: the product is not quite there yet! We’re using Early Access to learn what’s missing from our autopilot, where it fails on real-world images, and how we can communicate it better. Some details of Early Access:
- Topaz Photo AI Early Access is available to customers who own all 3 Image Quality Bundle products (DeNoise, Sharpen, and Gigapixel). At this stage, we want to focus on the feedback of folks who are the most invested in our products already. If you own all three products, you can claim your Topaz Photo AI license here.
- The System Requirements have increased over our other apps.
- The FAQ covers upgrade policy, state of our existing apps, and more.
You’ll notice that Topaz Photo AI lacks much of the major functionality from our existing apps, but our priority is to get autopilot right before we build in everything else.
Please try it out on your own photos! This is the early stage of Topaz Photo AI development, so your feedback will have a big impact in shaping how the product works. Really appreciate it, and looking forward to hearing what you think.