I would pose this question directly to Topaz Support, but the last few times I’ve tried to initiate a support ticket with them I’ve gotten NO REPLY (really frustrating) so I’ll try here instead.
I got an email from Topaz offering some kind of special offer re: Clarity:
“Get the power of Topaz Clarity’s local contrast control, now available from within the free Topaz Studio application! That means Clarity can now be accessed with, or without Photoshop or Lightroom, and runs alongside Topaz Studio’s powerful suite of free adjustments and tools!”
… and I don’t know what the hell they are offering. I’m a long time user of “Clarity” (the whole suite, really) and haven’t gotten up to speed with “Topaz Studio” yet. Perfectly content with LR and PS plugins.
It LOOKS like what they are offering is a set of presets for Clarity. In the shopping cart for “Topaz Clarity Pack” I see “Precision Contrast” and “HSL Color Tuning.” That sounds like preset packs.
But I can’t tell if they are bundling those presets with a purchase of Clarity, which I already own and don’t need to buy again. Also can’t tell if everything needs to run now through this new “Studio” application.
So what am I actually getting for my $34.98 that I don’t already have, and what do I need to run it.
Topaz has made everything really confusing, and the disappearance of what was once a fairly reliable (if slow) source of tech support is starting to irritate me. But, then, I am easily irritated, so don’t listen to me.
But if anybody could please clarify (hah! see what I did there?) what Topaz is offering that would be much appreciated. Thanks,