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Topaz Labs announced Topaz Photo AI, the company’s new flagship app.
Topaz Photo AI is the new “autopilot” for maximizing image quality. It offers AI-powered noise reduction, sharpening, and upscaling in one single, powerful app.
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The press release:
Dallas, TX — September 15, 2022 — Topaz Labs is announcing Topaz Photo AI, which automatically detects and fixes image quality issues with deep learning, allowing photographers to focus on the creative editing process in much less time.
Autopilot for maximizing image quality
Topaz Photo AI will help photographers maximize image quality faster and more accurately than ever before by pairing its extensively trained AI models and deep learning capabilities with its brand new Autopilot inspector and improved RAW workflow options.
“Getting a clean, crisp, and high-resolution photo is really important, but the current process of increasing image quality is quite slow and error-prone. To solve this, we’ve built Topaz Photo AI to be an autopilot for image quality. It detects the unique problems in your image and intelligently applies the correct methods to maximize resolution, detail, and clarity,” says Eric Yang, CEO of Topaz Labs.
Topaz Labs has spent years training and refining its AI models to address some of the most common issues affecting the objective image quality of its users’ photos. With the Topaz Photo AI Autopilot, Topaz Labs is taking it a step further by automatically analyzing photos and applying the most appropriate models and optimal settings, freeing users up to apply the creative edits that make their photos uniquely theirs, which is something that no AI model can ever replace.
The story behind Topaz Photo AI
Until now, Topaz Labs has offered three individual applications to address different image quality issues: DeNoise AI for removing noise, Sharpen AI for deblurring soft-focus images, and Gigapixel AI for upscaling low-resolution images. While each of these apps provides remarkable results within their unique purviews, the reality is that any single photo could suffer from multiple image quality issues.
A user may also not be completely sure which combination of applications would serve them best as they try to remedy those core image quality issues. And supporting multiple AI models in these applications makes things even more complicated, requiring the user to run through different models in different applications to get the best results.
“With Topaz Photo AI, we want to make the entire process of identifying those core image quality issues and applying the most appropriate remedies automatic and transparent. That process is exactly what we set out to build for Topaz Photo AI,” says Partha Acharjee, Topaz Labs Sr. Research Engineer.
Getting you to the creative editing process faster
Topaz Labs has spent years training and refining its AI models to address some of the most common issues affecting image quality. With Topaz Photo AI’s Autopilot, the company is taking it a step further by automatically analyzing users’ photos and applying the right models and settings, freeing them up to apply the creative edits that make their photos uniquely theirs and that’s something that no AI model can ever replace.
“Unlike our previous image quality apps, Topaz Photo AI is uniquely capable of not only detecting objective image quality problems but also automatically fixing various other problems without your intervention. And rather than having to go through every image to manually decide what needs to be done to improve it, Topaz Photo AI can do all of that for you automatically in a batch process,” says Anthony Lawn, Topaz Labs Product Engineer.
Autopilot rigorously analyzes each image intelligently and combines the power of DeNoise AI, Sharpen AI, and Gigapixel AI to significantly improve image quality within seconds after launch. Autopilot will report all of the vital characteristics of the image, including automatically detected subjects and faces, and will automate the AI model and settings selection process in various ways.
Photo editing and RAW workflow improvements
Topaz Labs believes there is a quicker and more reliable way to do this heavy lifting for its users while clearly illustrating exactly what is affecting image quality and intelligently applying just the right methods to resolve those issues. Regardless of the type of image file a user is working with—whether it’s a RAW or JPEG—or which
app you use to manage your photos—be it Adobe Lightroom or Capture One—Topaz Photo AI was built to seamlessly fit into any user’s existing post-processing workflow.
To that end, Topaz Photo AI is significantly more well-integrated than the company’s previous image quality apps. From detecting a broader array of host programs to improved RAW workflow capabilities, it will plug into a user’s existing workflow in ways not previously possible. And new integrations are also being added and will continue to be added over time.
Pricing and availability
Topaz Photo AI is available for purchase at https://www.topazlabs.com/topaz-photo-ai on Thursday, September 15, 2022. The price is $199.00 for new customers and includes Windows and macOS versions of the application with two license seats allowing simultaneous usage on two computers.
To celebrate the launch of Topaz Photo AI, new customers can purchase the application for $159.00. This promotional period will run from September 15th, 2022 through October 7th, 2022.
Additional license seats can be purchased for $99.00 each.
Each new purchase includes one year of complimentary updates. Customers can purchase a Product Upgrade Plan for $99.00, which includes an additional year of updates for two license seats. The Product Upgrade Plan for each additional seat is $49.00
Existing customers who own all three Image Quality applications (DeNoise AI, Sharpen AI, and Gigapixel AI) and are within a valid update cycle will receive Topaz Photo AI for free. The Topaz Photo AI update cycle expiration will automatically be set to the latest date of the existing applications.
Existing customers who own all three Image Quality applications (DeNoise AI, Sharpen AI, and Gigapixel AI) but are not within a valid update cycle can purchase a Product Upgrade Plan and get Topaz Photo AI for free with one year of updates included.