This week we are happy to release the new Strong Sharpen model! This model combines the motion and lens blur models into a new generalized model which should have less artifacts and greater slider sensitivity. We’ve also made several tweaks to how Autopilot determines values for enhancements and which enhancements it turns on which should help with overall automated image quality.
Outside of models and Autopilot, we’ve added the ability to generate thumbnails for all types of files which were previously unsupported. If you have any files still not showing thumbnails please let us know!
We have a lot more planned for Photo AI 1.3 including Enhance model improvements, better preview caching, and other AI engine improvements so stay tuned for future updates!
As always the full change log is below!
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.
We’ve recently added the ability to post RAW files under 65MB in the forum. If you are okay with your image being posted in this thread publicly you are free to do so. You are also free to go through our dropbox if you do not want to post publicly.
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.
I use the Sony A1 (raw) and even with a large aperture, I still have squares in the image. You have to look closely, but they are definitely there. When I make a large crop in Photoshop, this doesn’t happen. Could you take a look at this?
This Version is a big disappointment for me!
The combined Lensblur/Motionblur sharpening does not work at least for me.
Motion blured photos are still unusable blured after processing. (on both, Standart Strong sharpen, even with highest slider setting)
That was the most importent option for me, to manualy can choose between Standard-, lens blur and motion blur sharpening, so i can save some bad images.
Hope the manual selection-option will be restored.
In the moment sadly i can only go on with the 1.2.10 version.
Instead of giving us more control/options, we were given fewer contol.
Thats no good direction in my opinion.
Initial thoughts as I’m testing… this is the WORST update in the history of mankind. You took away Lens Blur and Motion Blur. Why???
The “new” Sharpen model does NOT fix lens blur and Motion Blur! Images coming soon.
Also, as a beta tester… I asked why the Lens Blur and Motion Blur were removed (in the beta version). I didn’t get a reply. This colossal mistake could have been avoided if Topaz had communicated with testers.
As an avid user, I’m disappointed and will be rolling back to an older version.
I agree with Goetze_u and 4parker Parker. I’m not totally convinced either. Have just downloaded it after having completed a very good session with V.1.2.10 processing 91 photos, some quite recent but most between 40 and 50 years old, transparencies, B&W, C41 prints and even some Polaroid instant prints were all great results with v.1.2.10.
After this session I had really fallen in love with the program but now not so much!
I repeated some of these same photos with v.1.3.0 and they are just not of the same standard!
Please give us the choice and put the manual selection back, along with the combined lens/motion blur would suit most but please don’t remove the choice.
Automatic is good but I still like to steer my car!!!
I do not think that the “one size fits all” criteria is a good way to go in this instance.
I have 8 Topaz products but this one, as it stands, will be collecting dust until revised and I have another batch of around 100 photos which are now going to take twice as long to edit!!!
Can I still get a download of v.1.2.10 ?
You took away two sharpening tools that separated your product from the rest of the market! Doesn’t make sense.
Topaz… you’ve ruined a good thing. Actually, you destroyed your marketing position.
With a student and social media following of 300K, I now have to explain why I don’t recommend Topaz 1.3.0. I suspect my affiliate sales will take a hit.
Also, you need to update your website with NEW images and content. As it is now, it’s all a lie. Your site still mentions fixing “camera shake,” “motion blur,” and “misfocus.” As of 1.3.0. you can no longer get the results your website claims.
The results speak for themselves (all settings with Autopilot defaults - no amount of slider adjustments produced better results vs. 1.2.3)…
RAW to DNG workflow hasn’t worked properly since v1.2.3. The colors are over-saturated and it’s over-sharpened. It’s amazing to me that Topaz has a pop-up window (when working with TIFF/JPG) explaining that the RAW format produces the highest quality when it’s not true.
Many thanks. I have found and downloaded v.1.2.10 and have saved the file for future use should I need it!
I have just done re tests on the couple of pics I tried on v.1.3.0 and the earlier version is superior in my opinion.
This is like having an old friend back!
There’s time to change when necessary but not for the sake of change.
To quote yourself, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. If it is broken, then fix it!”
Never a truer word.
PS I’ve downloaded v.1.2.3 also, based on your other comments.
Regards from the UK.
That is what I say:
The last Time always new Bugs where introduced!
And new functions are unpolished! Instead of listening a bit more to the beta testers or finalizing a new feature properly first, an update is rushed out as fast as it can, even if it’s not even close to being used productively!
Just got v1.3.0, seems to have greatly improved performance for graphic items (i.e., numbers, text, logos) on aircraft. I was not to sure about PhotoAI on first release, however its improved with every update - headed toward incredible! Great work!