This week we’ve redesigned the preferences panel and added a few new preferences that should enhance your workflow. Besides that we have a lot of other fixes around the app that include improved performance during exporting as well as more informative dialog, tooltip and error messages. We’ve also added an opt-in feature for uploading images to improve Topaz Photo AI models which can be enabled/disabled on a per-batch basis.
As always, a 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.
In previous version, when I was loading multiple pictures, like 20, it would crash after some time and had to restart all my work that took hours to do.
Now in this version, it is not closing by itself but it do just hang and we cannot use the application anymore.
Is there an incoming option to recover the work lost after a crash like most of the application have? Like a RECOVER FROM LAST SESSION.
That shouldn’t be a big deal, you record any input in a log in live then if that log is not closed, at the fist run of the program it do check if there is unclosed log and then propose to load from there. That would be a very huge improvement.
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Thanks for the additional preference features and reorganization; very easy to understand. Perhaps it’s my eyes or my monitor, but I would prefer a slightly greater difference (boldness) in the text indicating which item is selected in the preference panel.
I discovered that I can utilize Preserve Text for tricky patterns. This image couldn’t be enhanced because of the checkered shirt on the man in the middle. I found that by painting the shirt with the Selecting Text brush, the image could be enhanced. I had noticed this worked on another image where I was having trouble preserving some detail.
That new option “Improve Topaz Photo AI” is very annoying. Why if I disable sending data in options it is still showing in Save dialog and annoying from time to time asking again to send data? There should be the way to disable it once for all?
Why does Photo AI hate high-contrast scenes? Look how it adds a shadow behind the text, when there should be none.
And I’m not on v2 yet because I tried it and as far as I can tell the models are exactly the same
Topaz has always used algorithms that result in halos around high contrast edges. If you don’t pixel peep it results in a sharper looking image. Of all their recent models High Definition is the least affected by the visible artifacts in their approach, so that’s what I typically default to.
When I want to significantly sharpen an image without inducing halos I use Local Contrast Enhancement (Photoshop Unsharp Mask, Amount 20%, Radius 30 pixels, Threshold 0)
Agreed. It feels less convoluted & dense to absorb and more understandable.
And, the privacy-related options that were not obvious in a release a while back (that provoked much “conversation”) is now well-labelled and visible for anyone who reviews their preferences, with each update, to easily set according to their wishes.