When I open an image in Topaz Studio, the image looks quite “low res” / blurry as compared to the same image opened in Lightroom. The file is a Sony ARW…it doesn’t seem to matter if I click on “HD” or “Original” in Topaz Studio (in fact, there is no change at all, isn’t there supposed to be?). Also, in TS preferences, I have “high quality” in “image preview quality” selected.
I thought maybe Lightroom’s default sharpening of 40 (when importing RAW files) might have something to do with it, so I dragged the slider to zero, but, there’s still a huge resolution difference between TS and LR.
Please see attached images, which are screen grabs of about 100% zoom. You might notice that the LR screen grab shows a DNG file (I have LR set to convert all RAW formats to DNG on import), but when I used the ARW file, the blurry/sharp results were exactly the same.
It’s very hard to judge the effects of Clarity AI, etc, when the preview in TS looks so downgraded.