Topaz Labs offers software solutions for image and video enhancement. Each program offers photographers and designers quick and easy-to-use tools to help simplify and boost the post processing experience.
Incorporating Topaz speeds up the workflow, eliminates tedious and repetitive tasks, simplifies advanced techniques, enhances precision and quality.
The Topaz Photoshop plug-in bundle features a set of advanced and powerful tools - each offering a solution to some of the most common (and often challenging) post processing tasks. The intuitive, easy-to-use tools featured in each program make achieving advanced photo-manipulation techniques effortless.
The bundle lineup offers tools and features for creating pseudo HDR effects, adjusting color, exposure and detail, reducing noise and JPEG artifacts, masking and extraction, increasing smoothing and sharpening, creating artistic masterpieces and enhancing natural detail and tone.
The Topaz Photoshop plug-ins are not limited to just Photoshop. You can also use Topaz in Photoshop Elements, Lightroom, Aperture, iPhoto, PaintShop Pro, Serif PhotoPlus and Irfanview.
The advanced technology built into each Topaz program enables you to take your post-processing to the next level with speedy workflows, professional results, ease of use and unlimited creativity.
Speed up your image-editing workflow by letting Topaz perform the specialized tasks that are often difficult or impossible to achieve. With many one-click options, you can eliminate tedious tasks and get eye-popping results faster.
Professional image enhancements are simplified with the intuitive controls featured in each Topaz program. Easily achieve precision and a variety of advanced imaging techniques effortlessly.
Topaz makes post-processing easy for anyone. There is no learning curve, so Topaz is perfect for users at any level. Anyone can achieve professional or advanced imaging techniques without having to learn the ins and outs of Photoshop.
Creative potential for your images is unlimited with extensive enhancement abilities of Topaz plug-ins. Enhancement options include: color, detail, texture, sharpness, HDR abilities, masking and extraction, artistic effects, black and white effects and much more.
With Topaz, anyone can easily and professionally perfect any image. The advanced technology infused in each of the Topaz programs minimizes time spent during the post-processing process, allowing users to achieve advanced imaging techniques quickly while optimally enhancing photos. Convenient, effective and dynamic results are possible with just a few clicks.
The basic Topaz workflow goes as follows:
That's it! The third step, which is optional is great for adding a finishing touch, but this isn't always necessary. Many times just using a preset will give you optimal results.
The first step in the Topaz image enhancement process is to import your photo into Topaz from your workflow. Topaz is fully integrated with the most commonly used software, so often you won't have to make an extra trip to an external editor or even change your workflow at all to use it. Supported workflows include:
Each Topaz program comes with a set of presets that can act as a great starting point for any photo. Often, using a single preset will be all you need to optimally enhance any image.
The big advantage to having presets in each program is you get the best results with just a single click. You can even create and save your own presets. No more fiddling with sliders or trying out different combinations of settings for every image - simply select a preset and get instant results.
After applying a preset to your image you can then go back and fine-tune the effect using the sliders. The sliders offer intricate control over the adjustments made to your image. When fine-tuning, it is best to make adjustments gradually and in progression from the top. Each program offers various sliders, modes and other tools key to the Topaz enhancement process. Details on some of those features are also reviewed below.
Program tools can include:
- Zoom in/out
- Undo and redo
- Snaps:for quickly recording settings
- Color modes: for identifying noise and artifacts
- Brightness mode: gives you the ability to evaluate darker areas of the photo
- Reset All: removes adjustments and reverts the image back to the original
- I Feel Lucky: applies a set of randomized settings to the image.
Underneath the tools are Tabs which house the sliders. Tabs can be expanded and retracted using the shortcut keys which are conveniently set as the first letter of the slider name or by clicking on the tab itself.
Each settings tab gives you control over exactly where and how to best apply the effect.
The sliders in each tab give you incremental control over specific enhancement characteristics that you can gradually increase or decrease to perfect your image.
In addition to fine-tuning, the sliders can also be used as the main controls for image enhancements. If desired, you can skip the presets and make adjustments to your image only with the sliders. Or you can also create and save your own presets.
Here's the information to help you get started with your review:
Each product can be downloaded from the Downloads page. After downloading the software from our site, install it by running the downloaded installer.
The installation is different for Mac and Windows, but both have a HowToInstall.pdf document located immediately within the downloaded package. You can also download the Getting Started guide located at the bottom of this page. If you have any questions or problems with downloading the software, please contact us.
For a quick overview of our company and each product, please take a look at the Reviewer's Guide:
For slightly more in-depth information of each product and the unique selling points of each product, please visit the individual product pages accessible via the Products page.
For video overviews and tutorials of the software, visit the Tutorials section of our website.
All products have in-depth User's Manuals that can be accessed by downloading it from the Specifications section of each product page. The User Manuals are also automatically installed when you install the software. You can access them from within each program by going to Menu option.
Feel free to contact us with any questions about the functionality or recommended usage of the software as well.
Most of the Topaz programs have presets that instantly apply predefined enhancements that many people like to use. Presets, however, only offer a very limited view of the true functionality and ability of Topaz products. We recommend that the presets only be used as a starting point for most images, or not at all; adjusting the sliders is just as fast and gives much better and more tailored results.
The sliders are intuitive and easy to understand. Sometimes subtle adjustments are the best kind.
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