This week’s update is focused around one big new feature we’ve been working on: Cropping. This feature is considered in “open beta” starting with this week’s release, as there are still quite a few improvements we want to deliver in the following weeks. In the meantime, we’d love to hear your feedback on the feature and the direction you’d like to see us take it in!
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.
Win 11 Pro Desktop PC. Processor = Auto (AMD RX6800 XT, Intel i0 12th gen)
In UI processing speed keeps improving - feels fast -
New Crop function worked - used on Custom (initially it was retaining orig. image aspect ratio by default and it worked that way too).
Resized to diff. upscales as desired - no saves while in the UI
Used AI Brush with blue overlay - adjusted opacity of the overlay okay - used diff. size designation brushes to select objects for sharpen only.
Still baited breath for a manual Masking Brush w/previously requested attributes. The user & other likes for the wished for feature set is now up to 20.
Still thrown by the rippling appearance (don’t know if it’s pixel shifts) when moving the vertical dividing line in the Split View view mode. It’s very distracting & tough to tell from Before/After side of that split line how improved the image is when it’s “moving” like that. Hope that can be fixed at some pt.
Ps 2023 Plugin:
Installed during installer run - shows up in Ps Filter menu
Can open into PAI UI from Ps layer stack, process image, return to Ps layer stack - working with a .tif image
Not seeing a pixel hop on the returned layer in this rel. -
Tried the new Crop feature (assuming it wouldn’t work in Ps, but hey) & got the helpful pop-up msg that it’s disabled in Ps
When I change the output size to 2x or 4x the preview jumps forward (large) and backward (small again) sometimes and remains in that zoom level until I click onto the current enlargement 2x or 4x again to be seen here at 1:35 and 3:15 when I select max.:
Can recreate. It’s not jpeg specific, RAW images are the same.
Workaround: change aspect ratio to another option and back to original again. Afterwards it keeps working for other images. Needs to be done once every launch of TPAI.
Another workaround: move your mouse to the top left and look around until it becomes a resize arrow > now click and drag. The crop box was there, but really (really) invisibly tiny.
Though I have little interest in the crop function as I mostly use the plugin in Photoshop, I should have thought that being able to rotate during the crop ( allow a double headed arrow when over the corner ) would allow horizons etc to be corrected whilst cropping. To crop without this correction is removing the extra pixels that would allow this to be done later . After tens of versions releases , and a download record of 137 Windows to 34 Apple , why is it this software ignores the now basic Windows function of screen division control. … Sharpen AI and Noise AI all allowed for these !
I installed the latest version of Topaz Photo AI version 1.1.7.
Speed is very good.
Interface better (more data displayed).
But still does not detect picture orientation and can not apply a size limitation.
I mean as explained to your team in the past, suppose I set Max size to 2400 px, if it is the width that is the max input size, the 2400 px width is applied and the height is computed accordingly. If it is the height that is the max input, the 2400 px height is applied and the width is computed accordingly.
Running 1.1.7. When I try to take a *.dng from LRC to Photo AI via File>Plug In Extras>Process with Topaz Photo AI I’m presented a new dialog box asking if I want to edit the original or a copy. Selecting either will launch Photo AI and give an error message saying that DNG’s are not supported.
Was out of town and missed three updates, so I just installed them. Because PS crashed after install, which has happened before, I deleted and reinstalled the plug-in in the PS 2023 plugin folder. This time it didn’t work; when I open a pic in PS and try to edit with PAI it starts to open, then I get a message saying “plugin crashed”. The plug-in works just fine in LRC. Log folder attached. TIA. 2023-01-14-14-42-34.tzlog (11.1 KB)
My Topaz Photo AI is version v1.1.4. Today I tried to install the updates, but the process stops at 137MB into the download and pops up a message the installation failed. May not be a valid Windows installer. Have tried twice with the same results. System is Windows 11.