We’ve added a few more updates, smaller features, and bug fixes while working on some larger time commitment projects for the next few releases. Full information in the change log as usual.
Importantly for people on lower end GPUs that broke with the 1.0.8 update, 1.0.9 should now allow you to run the app again. For some technical details, this was because we had updated to Vulkan for graphics rendering and didn’t anticipate how many people were using lower end GPUs with drivers that don’t support it. 1.0.9 will now check if Vulkan is supported and if not will fallback to OpenGL. This can potentially cause other window drawing related crashing, like not being able to open the window if the last position was saved on a monitor with a negative X position in relation to your main screen.
If you own DeNoise, Sharpen, and Gigapixel with up-to-date licenses then you already have access to Topaz Photo AI!
Please give us any feedback or report issues with this release. We’ll be updating TPAI regularly to address those pieces of feedback and issue reports. If there’s a specific image you’d like us to see, you can send it us at this dropbox link.
Changes since 1.0.8:
- App should open on lower end GPU setups again
- Updated AI Engine
– First time caching should be slightly faster
– Will now cache CPU models in memory
– Reduce memory usage on large images
– Fix various concurrency issues
- Updated Exiftool to 12.50
– Full change log here
- Added ability to drag and drop folders to import all images inside them
- Added scrollbar to the file list at the bottom and made scrollbars slightly bigger
- Added a help message when using LR from the Edit In option instead of the plugin workflow
- Fixed frequent block artifact on high softness strength while masking
- Fixed zoom combobox stealing focus after it was clicked
- Tweaked Lightroom Classic plugin wording
We still have a lot more planned! Here’s some of the things we are actively working on improving:
- AI Brush
- Performance of the preview panel (particularly when zoomed out on large images)