The power to create incredible art.


Capture the essence of your photos without being constrained by rigid detail. Topaz Impression helps you turn photos into paintings like a true artist would: by intelligently applying real brushstrokes to canvas.

© Jeff Wendorff

Impression 2 is here!

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Create authentic digital paintings, sketches, and watercolors
using intelligent drawing technology.

Impressionism noun · an artistic style that seeks to capture a feeling or experience rather than to achieve accurate depiction


The old masters like Monet, Van Gogh, and Cezanne concerned themselves with feeling and emotion in their art. Even though they were absolutely capable of photorealistically reproducing their subject, they wanted to show the subject like they felt it, not as it objectively appeared. And that’s why it’s so easy to tell the difference between a Monet, Van Gogh, and a Cezanne - because they made their paintings a reflection of themselves.

"Real painters do not paint things as they are. They paint them as they feel." — Van Gogh

A completed work can have thousands of brushstrokes. Impression helps make your photos more expressive by authentically turning them into art, the way a real painter would: painting brushstrokes one at a time. Impression can paint over 10,000 brushstrokes in less than a second, all while completely following your artistic direction. Rigidly realistic photos sometimes leave less room for emotion, personal feeling, and story. Instead of just showing reality, take your viewers on a journey by using Impression to capture emotion and feeling rather than details, making your work both more powerful and more personal.

Helping you create a masterpiece that reflects your unique style.

One photo... Billions of interpretations


Two painters with the same tools will create very different paintings... and two photographers with Impression will create very different art. Art is a unique expression of individual creativity, not a simple visual style. And although Impression does have pre-built effects to inspire you, it has the power to create your own personal masterpiece. Try Impression on your own photos now!

Fast processing

Impression is possible because of technology like OpenGL and 64-bit computing.

Use as a standalone or plug-in

Launch Impression either by itself, or as a plug-in within many different host programs on Mac and Windows.

143 curated pre-made effects

Use these as starting points for your own artistic expression, or as a beginning to your own custom presets. Also includes 72 textures and 17 different kinds of brushes.

Save or share your own effects

Create and customize your own effects to use later, and share your favorite ones with other Impression 2 users with the new Topaz Community.

Sometimes a photograph doesn't quite show what you felt when you saw it through the lens. You can use your creativity to further post-process and turn it into something that means a lot to you. You can make it yours with Impression.
ROBERTA PRZYBYLSKI, Photoshop Instructor

When I look out on a landscape I often see many different final compositions. Some tack sharp, others with sharp foregrounds and soft backgrounds, and other with just capturing the light and shadow of the scene. Impression is a great tool to help me realize my vision.
John Campion, Outdoor Photographer

I am not always interested in recreating the reality of what my eye or camera sees in my work. Impression is a fun program to explore a new world of creativity.
Gary Lamott, Travel Photographer

Digital art, like any art form, is born from a previous art form. Photography is a continuation of portrait painting and landscape painting. And sometimes we just have this unique desire to go back to the past.
TYSON ROBICHAUD, Photographer & Blogger

I’ll use Impression to make creative greeting cards and Christmas cards from my images – I’m a big fan of this type of technology!
JEFF WENDORFF, Wildlife Photographer

Make art that is uniquely yours with Topaz Impression


Impression helps you create authentic art that deeply reflects your own unique style. You provide all the creative direction to achieve your artistic vision. Impression just fills in the brushwork, beautifully. To make your art any more personal, you would have to take out your easel and brushes and paint it yourself!

1. Build your brush.

Build your own personal brushstroke style with a variety of controls. Each brush in Impression was scanned from real oils, acrylics, watercolors, inks, pencils, and pastels.

2. Pick your palette.

Color plays a huge role in art, and Impression gives you full control over it. Selectively change the hue, saturation, and lightness of any color in your photo.

3. Perfect your canvas.

Select the canvas you want to display your painting on. Customize every part of it, including color, texture, and even lighting. Includes 70+ unique textures to use.

4. Mask to your satisfaction.

Sometimes you just want a touch of an effect, Impression 2's integrated masking technology lets you apply digital paint to the image where you like with a standard spot mask or intuitive luminosity, color or brush tools.

(Impression uses advanced graphics technology to make this possible, which requires a 64-bit processor and GPU acceleration. Check compatibility.)

Visual Storytelling: Bonnie & the Tornados


"Most of my images are about storytelling, joy, and heartache. I like to add a painted look to bridge the gap between real and surreal. Adding that extra pop with one of Impression's painting effects completes my vision."

Fine art photographer Bonnie Al-Rifai uses Topaz Impression to help her developing a deep 20-image visual story about the town of Happy, TX. As you walk through her images, you can’t help but feel the emotion pouring through her work... and can’t help but get lost within the world she’s created.

"Impression is so exciting to me because now I can blend the real with the unreal without actually having to go take art classes to learn how to paint."

One thing’s for sure: you can’t mistake this work for anyone else’s except Bonnie’s. Just like a Picasso can be easily identified as a Picasso, Bonnie’s personal style shines through in every single one of the pieces in her series. This is authentic art at its best.

Although a great deal of vision and skill is needed to create authentic art, Topaz Impression will help you get further along that path than any other tool.

  • Bunny Danger stumbles upon the town of Happy, TX covered in a thick layer of dirt and sadness.

  • Bunny looks in the windows of the houses in Happy to find that nothing has changed in hundreds of years.

  • Bunny notices a girl with a splash of color. She is the only person in town that seems to know there is supposed to be more to life.

  • Bunny and Chicken introduce themselves to each other.

  • Chicken tells Bunny the story of how a tornado hit Happy hundreds of years ago and stole all of the color and energy out of the town.

  • Bunny tells Chicken about his magical backpack that is filled with adventures.

  • Chicken and Bunny have their first adventure together — something magical begins to take place in Happy.

"Story-telling inspires me, and is a huge part of my life. When I was a kid, my dad used to tell us these elaborate ongoing stories before bed. I used to feel like the characters from his stories were really my friends."
Bonnie Al-Rifai of Two Creative Birds Photography

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  1. 5


    Kicked Butt!!!

    Vast improvement over Impression I. Nice work. Thank you!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  2. 5


    Impression 2 Moves to a Professional Tool

    Impression 2 ups its game considerably with much higher resolution brushstrokes for true professional output. Going to see some big canvases on my wall from this tool. Great Job! Thanks for this great update!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  3. 5


    One of the Best Digital Art Creation Tools available

    For any wanna-be artists who would love to take their photographs to an entirely new level, Topaz Impressions is one of the best tools I have found. The results are so stunning that people will be amazed that you did not create it with real artist mediums. The learning curve is not all that steep, and the results you get will be well worth it.
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  4. 5


    TEN STARS **********

    Totally blown away!
    Wish I can give Topaz Impression more than 5 stars.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  5. 5


    Wonderful effects. Not particularly easy to use, though — it’s a bit cumbersome having to search through all those menus to find effects. Nonetheless, it’s a terrific product.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  6. 5


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    Such s great plugin
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  7. 5


    What a Creative App

    This was better than I thought. I’m surprised at what it can do. I could never have done what this App. does in Photoshop.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  8. 5


    Takes your pictures to a whole new level

    Using Impressions as a plug in, you can tone many (but not all) of the effects to the level you like; either step up the realism to more of a photo or step it to a painterly impression. Just love the program!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  9. 5


    Proving useful for expanding painting techniques.

    I’ve recently added two new fashion designs to my Dennis Cox Collection at VIDA Voice using Impression. I had previously used Simplicity for most of my designs. I particularly like having control over the various brush stroke effects that I was unable to get with Simplicity.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  10. 5


    Wow!

    I’ve been wanting a “painterly” tool for ages and finally took the plunge with TI a week ago. I watched a 20 min tutorial, had to upgrade a driver, then I was good to go! So much fun, I could play with it for hours – and no doubt will be!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  11. 5


    Impressions is very impressive

    I use impressions in photoshop elements. It is a very easy tool to use and has a very wide range of options and adjustments available to the user. I have only had it for about a week but consider it one of my best purchases from Topaz. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  12. 5


    hours of fun

    Bought Topaz Impressionism a week ago and I’m still having so much fun turning my photographs into paintings. Love the versatility of the brush choices and the other various options. Impressionism is amazing software.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  13. 5


    I really don’t want to write a review so please accept I like the program with a 5 star rating.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  14. 5


    Fun to use

    Topaz software in general is easy to use. Topaz Impression is easy and fun to use. I managed to change a photo that I would have discarded into an interesting work of art.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  15. 5


    Your own artistic eye is your only limit

    I love working with Topaz plugins. Topaz Impression adds a whole new dimension to my art. There seems to be no limit to what an artist can do with this program! It is simple and intuitive to use. You can create in so many ways. Something for everyone and every piece of art!
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  16. 5


    love it

    It made some of my landscapes into works of art
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  17. 5


    Awesome

    Topazlabs simply helped my art get to
    Another level! Thank you!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  18. 5


    Just Incredible

    Such an incredible addition to adding attractive touches to my photo’s.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  19. 5


    Amazing

    It is a true JOY for me. I am finding new ways to use it. It is like a wonderful
    journey. I do not want my money back.
    If had a concern which I have noticed. Is what I call a wallpaper effect in the
    sky. Topaz texture does this much more. It happens when you save it. Sadly
    your work is lost. And you have to try another approach.
    R.A.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  20. 5


    Incredible...

    Wow! I’m a landscape painter and I looked into Topaz Impression to use as a creative aid and to reduce my planning timelines. I was absolutely amazed at the range of mediums the product offered and with the manual variations possible. I use it for value sketching (tonal distribution in B&W–ideal with colour filter adjustments), for colour sketching (quick renditions for artwork planning) and for exploring styles and mediums…all based on my field photos and notes BEFORE I start a painting! Wow! Topaz has definitely done its homework with this product. It’s invaluable to me both artistically and from a productivity perspective. Thank you Topaz.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  21. 4


    Great for scenes.

    I’ve only had this program a short while, I see a lot of future potential for me with it. The little I have used it, I’ve found it’s not as good for close up work but pretty great for background scenes and probably landscapes. Who knows, with more playing I may find it even more useful 🙂
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  22. 5


    Impressive

    Topaz Impression is an excellent product. Very easy to use, like most of their products, and gives nice results. The standard presets are very good, but I have enjoyed tinkering with them to develop unique edits.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  23. 3


    Not what I expected

    I bought this plug in on the advice of a friend. I have Textures and Adjust and liked them both. But this one just seems harder to use to get the effect I want. Most of the “styles” I don’t use. The sliders and their effects don’t seem very easy to understand and I will spend hours on one image looking for the right look only to become frustrated and dissatisfied and erase it all. On occasion I “accidently” produce one that has the look I wanted, but that is rare. I have seen others do beautiful work but it just doesn’t work for me. I prefer Textures or Restyle over this program. I’m rather sorry I spent the money for it.

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    • Sue,
      We’re sorry to hear you were unsatisfied with Topaz Impression. If you interested in a refund you can contact our support team at the link below and they can get that processed for you as long as your within the 30 day window:

      https://support.topazlabs.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

      If you’d like some more tips on customizing effects in impression please check out this workflow:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cTri7mRAI4

      Hope this helps!

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  24. 5


    Brilliant

    You know when you catch a view and you think “That would make a really nice painting”. But you know in your heart that your feeble abilities to draw and paint would not do it justice. Add to that all the trouble of sketch books, paints, easels and the rest of it.
    Well now it is easy. Just a well chosen snap and home to the computer for fun turning out really worthwhile pictures. All thanks to the good folk at Topaz Labs
    Brilliant!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  25. 5


    It's amazing software!

    It is still need to learn the software, but, even a beginner can get a fantastic result with provided presets.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  26. 5


    Great programme

    I found this as easy to use as the rest of the Topaz suite. Up and running and produced my first image in about 30 minutes.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  27. 5


    Awesome!

    Very pleased with this new addition to my topaz collection. Learning how to use it but really happy with what I’m able to create with it now!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  28. 5


    excellent

    excellent!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  29. 5


    Impact

    I had a picture in my mind and had been back to the location many times over a few years and could not capture what I was visualizing.I wanted a large reproduction for a narrow hallway.I purchase Impression and started getting used to it.I threw the picture into the program and soon had what I was looking for..I was impressed how easy it was to use, along with how much control was available to customize the settings.I found there was a lot of support on how to use the program.This product raises a new level of photo art .
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  30. 5


    Topaz Impression

    Здравствуйте. Я из России. О вошем пресете знаю давно, но из-за цены не решался купить, Была скидка и вот я решился. Попробовал еще только раз или два, по этому много сказать не могу. Но видно что буду осваивать этот пресет дальше и чаще. С уважением Виктор.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  31. 4


    Ease of use & fun

    I am a filter nut & filters are plentiful.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  32. 5


    LOVE LOVE LOVE

    I absolutely love this plug in. It so versatile, customizable and fun. I choose this for my birthday gift this year and do not regret it. Topaz gives you a free 30 day trial which I did and when it ran out, I knew I had to have this one. Do yourself a favor and give it a try!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  33. 5


    Editing Fun

    I have had a lot of fun with this program and wish I had noticed what it was capable of much sooner. It has really made an improvement in my photos, going from a “photograph” to a piece of art. There are so many choices. Love it.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  34. 4


    Impression

    Really like this software plugin. Produces lots of very interesting results in a variety of media. Don’t like the fact that I have to wait for each preset to be rendered in each category. Tends to be slow on my Mac.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  35. 5


    Simply amazing

    I am a professional photographer, I do portraits, wildlife, weddings and landscapes. For years I’ve been looking for a tool to get high quality painterly effects without having to spend months learning it and then having to re-learn it again when you have another application months later. Topaz Impression has a very friendly user interface and produces amazing results, it’s what I’ve been looking for.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  36. 4


    Impressions is Great

    I have waited a long time to find a good deal to be able to purchase this awesome software. I am not disappointed with what it can do, but there are a few options that I would like to see. 1. More filters that can be used on faces that create a more natural look. 2. Be able to make a list of my own favorites. 3. Be able to brush some of the effect off where needed. When I tried to use a mask in ps to remove some of the effect, it just turned grey underneath the brush.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  37. 5


    User friendly

    I ordered Topaz Impression after seeing all the beautiful photos in the Facebook photography group to which I belong. I am just a beginner photo enthusiast and what I love about Impressions is that it was so easy to learn and it takes a so-so picture and turns it into something wonderful. It would take me years to learn how to accomplish the same look in PSE! It is so much fun to play with the presets and there are so many “looks” that you can create for your images. I would recommend this product to anyone who wishes to take their photography editing process to the next level.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  38. 5


    Impressive

    Works like a dream !
    A lot of option and very easy to use.
    I’m very happy with my purchase
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  39. 3


    Only three stars...

    Let me explain. I’ve not once given anything a perfect rating, not even my own best works :{))) For there is always room for improvement, no matter how minor it is. Maybe “Impressions” can make it to “4 stars,” as I put it thru the ringer a bit more !?!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  40. 5


    Beautiful Results

    I love adding artsy painterly effects to my photos. I used to spend hours in Photoshop using the mixer brush, and a tablet and I did really love the results, but it was painstakingly long. With this I can add global gorgeous painterly effects and touch it up with my tablet and mixer brush for my own personal touch. Great product!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  41. 4


    Almost great

    A very powerful program, many different options for your artistic point of view.
    The reason for the four stars is the lack of masking power, I thought it would have the same masking power of texture effects, big disappointment when I realized it doesn’t have it.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  42. 4


    Fun and easy to use

    Have enjoyed using this product and feel there is more to discover. Very easy to use with immediate results that can be refined to your own tastes and talents. Definitely recommend.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  43. 4


    it is easy to use

    It is worth 3 to 4 stars. I feel it is expensive at over £60 for the amount of styles available, some are repeated. I hope there are free updates.

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  44. 5


    Topaz Impression

    Ingenious program that allows the photographer to think like a painter in terms of brush stroke, size, type, paint opacity and many other parameters. Like traditional photography, traditional painting involves some nasty chemicals and substances that are not great for one’s health. With digital imaging, no chemicals or other toxic materials are necessary, which in my opinion makes the work more pleasant and fun.

    This program can help create beautiful imagery and the ability to tweak numerous parameters allows the user to find the most desirable effect. I definitely recommend Topaz Impression.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  45. 5


    So versatile!

    I work with a Wacom Intuos tablet, and Topaz Impression has opened up a new way of viewing my art. It adds the finishing touch, without robbing it of its originality. It is by far my favorite Topaz Labs program!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  46. 4


    Brushes

    I love that one can change the look of the different presets by choosing another brush. I wish one could add more brushes – either by making them oneself or get/buy them at your site.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  47. 5


    Nothing better than "Topaz Impression"

    I’ve tried other software to get painted effects from my photos – nothing looks nearly as good as Impression.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  48. 5


    Stunning image improvements.

    I have been using Topaz for many years. Periodically I have upgraded or replaced the software after computer crashes. Topaz has always supported my needs. Topaz software interfaces seamlessly with my PS CC.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  49. 4


    Très bon logiciel

    permet de grandes possibilités de création,tout en restant facile d’accès, je recommande
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  50. 3


    Too early to say

    While I am in the infancy of using this software.. I am experimenting,trying to come up with a better understanding of how to best use it. I think it will be useful to me.

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  51. 5


    Seamless with photoshop or alone

    Paintings from Monet to Georgia O’Keeffe. Sliders give endless variations to your paintings. Well worth the Money if you want to indulge your creative side.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  52. 5


    Fun and Easy

    This is a great plug in for graphics, easy to use, fun results. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys the artistic side of design.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  53. 5


    Topaz Impression

    I like it very much, I like to paint and take photos, and most of all I like to create something different. With my photos and Topaz Impression I can create very beautiful art
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  54. 5


    The must have tool for digital illustrators!

    Underpainting my compositions used to be tedious, but not anymore now that I have Topaz Impression. It is not your average filter. In fact I wouldn’t call it a filter, because it’s an actual painting companion. I’m getting fantastic, magical results every time! If you are an illustrator, this is the must have tool.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  55. 5


    Fabulous Textures!

    If you are even slightly thinking about purchasing any type of post – processing software, topaz impression should be first on your list. It is extremely easy to use without any kind of support. If you take advantage of the TOPAZ support videos and webinars you could almost become an expert in post processing! I purchased Topaz Textures first and saw how effortless it was to enhance my photos. I now have Topaz Impression and eventually will be purchasing the complete collection. That is how highly I recommend this product. Trust me, purchase a Topaz product and see for yourself how amazing your photographs can become. You too can have beautiful photos like all your millions of FB photography friends!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  56. 5


    Great effects with minimal effort

    Extremely easy to install and use. I am still exploring; but everything I have tried so far has been great, and very easy to understand and apply I certainly do not use if for every photo; but for those that lend themselves to it, this is a great addition to the tool kit.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  57. 4


    Quick and easy with wonderful results

    Quick and easy with wonderful results, a good beginning to expand upon or use as is.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  58. 5


    Wonderful!

    A few months ago I tried Topaz Impression for my 7 year old iMac. Well, the 4GB RAM wasn’t sufficient to run the software, so I abandoned the 30-day trial. I was so disappointed because I could see the potential! Shortly after it was necessary to replace my Mac, so I quadrupled the RAM and downloaded Topaz Impression as soon as it was up and running. Voila! Works so flawlessly and quickly. I am able to expand my artistic vision with my photography. Highly recommend!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  59. 5


    Love It

    The potential of Impression was easily recognized. The presets are good right out of the box but the sheer joy is its unleashing of your pent-up creativity and for this I rate it 4.5 stars. A control brush for selective application would make it better.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  60. 3


    Unique

    This is the first that I have tried such software that can turn a digital photo into painting. I must admit that I’am still learning the tools that make this program as good as it is. If after one month I would probably rate this at a higher star such as four being I’ll know more of how to use the many options that are provided amongst the software! “Yes” I would recommend this to anyone that is interested in making something really “unique” out of their digital photo’s! But be warned that this will not make “magic” it can only do what you provide for the software to follow!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  61. 5


    Impression Really Delivers

    Topaz Impression really delivers! It integrates with my digital art process flow well… ‘m creating some fabulous designs.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  62. 5


    Amazing

    Turn any image into an instant piece of artwork in one click of a button – amazing results!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  63. 5


    So Many Effects!

    The only downside with Topaz Impression is tearing myself away from my computer 😉 I find it so much fun to see all the different effects I can apply to one image that I can’t stop playing! What used to take hours to accomplish can be done so quickly with Impression. Love it!
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  64. 3


    Doesn't Always Work Properly

    Impression has wonderful possibilities when it’s working properly. Unfortunately, it quite often doesn’t work properly. It has a tendency to freeze up causing me to lose everything I’ve spent a considerable amount of time working on. Sometimes I’m able to successfully save my “masterpiece” to the desktop and other times the jpeg ends up black with no photo. It runs extremely slow and takes a long time to load. As much as I would like to, I cannot recommend Impression at this time. I realize what wonderful creative capabilities this plug-in has if only it would consistently work properly.

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  65. 5


    Amazing

    This is a great value. It’s a great way to make an ordinary photo into a work of art. Fun.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  66. 5


    Incredible Flexibility

    I love Topaz Impression. It’s power and flexibility is incredible. I used it to turn my drone videos into an art show. You can find the result on YouTube (An Artist’s Drone View of Daufuskie Island with Topaz Impression ) at.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29FQOJTs554. It shows aerial views through the eyes of Renoir, Da Vinci, Monet, Cezanne etc.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  67. 3


    Easy to use and love theCezanne artistic effects.....

    Wish there were more styles to the artistic as that is what I mostly use..would like a cubism,a mirror, maybe a mandala style added.
    Out of the 99 effects, I find I only use 3 of the styles..Cezanne, Renoir and some Van Gogh….would have liked different artistic styles…and for the price, I would have liked more impressions. Pointillism and the others are too dull…
    Sorry guys..this did not give me what I wanted and for the price..$92 AUS, I thought it was not value…I should have trialed it first..
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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    • Maggi,
      Sorry you’re not getting what you wanted out of Impression, However there are many ways to create your own effect by changing the brush parameters in Impression. However if you’re not satisfied just send us a message at help@topazlabs.com and we can you you a refund.

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  68. 4


    Exciting creative tool

    I am not giving it a 5* yet because I am still learning, but it is fun to manipulate images. It appears easy to use!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  69. 5


    Impression fills a definite niche

    For years I have used a standalone program called “DAP” or Digital Art Painter. It renders a picture in much the same way, by adding stroke after stroke until you stop the process (at a point you want or are satisfied with the image)

    When installing a new computer, I had to decide whether to pay again for DAP, or try something else. The first image that came off Impression was a “wow, look at that!” Since then I have experimented with many images. The program is very powerful, offering almost unlimited choices in rendering images. Sometimes the result is not only beautiful, but inexplicable. (How DID it do that?)

    However, a word of caution. I use Photoshop CS5 on both desktop and laptop, both running Win10. The program runs and works well on the desktop, but will not even install on my laptop, saying that the OpenGL version on my laptop is “too old.” There are not any “easy” methods to update OpenGL to some version later than 3.1. In fact the warning that comes with the Open GL upgrade, warns you that if the installation does not work, you quite possibly would end up with an unusable computer! For this reason, you MUST install the trial version first, just to see if it will run.
    Photoshop CS5
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  70. 5


    Excellent creative tool

    This software is amazing in creating art from your photographic library. Nice!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  71. 5


    I’ve always wanted this plug-in. So when it came with a discount I bought it for my birthday. I love what this plug-in does with any photo I take. It creates a whole new aspect to my professional photography artwork that I use in my graphic design shop online. My customers love it. They buy my artwork to be used in their shops.
    Fantastic plug-in
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  72. 5


    AWESOME Software

    This is the perfect software for those working on painted photos, so many options and control. Thank you Topaz Labs!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  73. 5


    Was a pleasure to use from the start

    I have had so much fun using the Impression program. The results have been very pleasing. Some photos which were not quite engaging enough as they were have become well worth printing. Not every photo is suitable for Impression though, but a percentage of your photos will become something special even after initial selections are made. I think it will remain a frequently used tool in my tool kit.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  74. 5


    One word: GREAT!!

    Works just as told on the site, easy and creates wonderful artwork!

    After trying a month I had to buy the program and I don’t regret!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  75. 5


    Great software

    Great
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  76. 4


    Transformative image making

    This application has given me another tool to express emotion in my photographs in a very efficient way. It is very easy to learn and apply.. I have not encountered any issues in using this application and can recommend iusing it to stimulate one’s creativity.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  77. 5


    Another Art Form created in minutes!

    How many times did you look at a photo and say I wish I caught this like this or like that and think well I can’t do much with this and get rid of it. Well now you can take the photo you have and create something special into another piece of art . I’ve always wanted to create more with my images and this is another opportunity. Would love to see more styles added as its updated in the future.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  78. 4


    About the best photo painter I have seen in my 15 plus years of computer use….and I have some good painter programs and apps. Four out of five stars because nobody is perfect.
    Would you like a couple of examples made with Impression to use on your gallery?
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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    • Steve,
      We’d love to see your impression images! Just send us a message at gallery@topazlabs.com to submit them! Thanks so much.

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  79. 5


    I'm IMPRESSED

    This app rocks and does awesome “art.” I use several Topaz apps and often bounce from one to another to make my photos look like I really got out the paints, etc. Impression does in the app what I used to in Elements with layers. It allows me to merge the app effect with the original photo or even one I altered in Simplify if that’s what I put into it… and of course, I can save the changes I make to Van Gough so that I can return to my version next time. I hated paying as much as I did for the app, but I don’t have buyers remorse. I’m impressed.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  80. 5


    Simply Amazing

    I am an enthusiast, not a pro, but after years of taking photos, Topaz Impression has unlocked a gateway to stunning and totally surprising new possibilities. What a joy to look too my photos transformed in a myriad of ways and to have tools to easily create with. Thank you Topaz!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  81. 5


    OPENS THE DOOR TO CREATIVITY

    I just love Topaz Impressions it gives my photography another creative dimension ,I just want to frame everything I complete, so happy with it . I look at my photography through an artists eye now so has broadened my perspective.THANK YOU Topaz
    P Cassidy
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  82. 5


    Powerful, but easy to use

    There’s a wealth of presets that will get you up and running fast. Just select the default settings.

    Once you learn the basics, you can dive deep to customize and get just the look you’re after. There’s a wealth of styles, which is good. Some photos do well with one style, but not another. Be sure to play with a number of styles before settling on one.

    The results are impressive. It’s the best, most natural painting software I’ve seen!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  83. 5


    Great creative tool

    I go back and forth between the Topaz plug ins . I take an image and spend a lot of time post processing and produce several varieties of that image and at least one will will show a strong impression effect,
    Jim O’Neill
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  84. 5


    Amazing software

    This software finally produces the kinds of results I’ve searched for the past 20 or more years. I can happily lose myself for hours at a time going through my digital artwork and photos and playing with Impression’s wide range of effects.
    Don’t hesitate, just buy the product… very much worth the price.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  85. 5


    Easy to use for type of Photography

    Topaz Impressions is very easy to use and can be used on all forms of photography not just landscapes – I am getting great results on everything from Sport , Still Life , Portraits, and Panorama
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  86. 5


    Fabulous for Landscapes and Scenics

    I purchased Topaz Impression to create painterly-type images of my travel photography. I am primarily a Portrait Photographer and haven’t experimented with portraiture as yet. I am hoping that I will be able to use it for that aspect of photography as well. It is so much fun using Impression to see on paper what my mind saw when I clicked the shutter.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  87. 4


    Great Results if you have a Ton of Time

    I really like the artistic results that one can get with this application. My only complaint regards how slow it is. I use this on a MacBook Pro with 16GB with plenty of room to spare. I guess one should use the logic that the Masters didn’t create their art in a day, so maybe we shouldn’t expect to, as well. Maybe, but it is a bit frustrating waiting for an effect to take, considering how fast similar programs are.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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    • K. Winget,
      I’m sorry to hear you’re having speed issues with Impression. It can be a very graphically demanding program as it relies on your GPU (video card / Graphics Processor) to handle most of the image processing. Depending on the video card that you have, even if you’re other system specs (CPU, RAM, etc) are great if you’re video card isn’t powerful enough or your video drivers are out of date the images can take a while to process. If you’d like help just message us at help@topazlabs.com and we can look into your system specs to see where the bottleneck is. Also this article might help:

      https://support.topazlabs.com/hc/en-us/articles/204371173-What-can-I-do-to-make-Impression-faster-

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  88. 5


    really love results
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  89. 5


    Topaz Impression is a fantastic peace of software with an effect that will turn an ordinary picture into a piece of art work. The program is easy to use and can be adjusted to the likes of the client and the photographer alike.
    Ole Hansen.
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  90. 5


    great fun

    This is my favorite app from the Topaz line. You can create all sorts of different looks, not just your traditional “photo that looks like a painting” look. If traditional painting is what you want to do, it does that better than a lot of other similar apps. I use it with Photoshop to clean up images beforehand and put the final touches on afterwards (if needed).
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  91. 5


    Amazed

    This is the most effective solution available currently for transforming great pics in outstanding art.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  92. 5


    OUTSTANDING APPLICATION

    It’s fun, easy to use and produces impressively beautiful results.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  93. 5


    A wonderful product for the right person

    This is a highly sophisticated product for the serious post processor who wants to either create a painterly image or a person seeking to create a hybrid look of photo-plus-painting. It takes a great deal of patience and curiosity to get an outstanding product…but well worth it!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  94. 5


    Make your photos your masterpieces

    Simple and powerful. Make beautiful artwork from photographs. Saves “average” shots by turing them into beautiful works of art.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  95. 5


    Amazing software!

    Topaz creates really beautiful artwork with a lot of room for your own special touches. It covers a wide variety of artistic styles. I am very impressed with it.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  96. 5


    Thank you so much!

    Thank you very much for the wonderful programs and webinars!
    Merry Christmas!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  97. 5


    Excellent software for enhancing images and producing something different

    What a superb piece of software. Using out of the box presets gives a huge range of possibilities. And once you start to tweak the presets and make adjustments the possibilities are endless.

    As expected, you have to choose the settings to use carefully – some work artistically and some don’t on a particular image, but sometimes I come across real surprises just by browsing through the presets one by one.

    I’d recommend this without hesitation, and with the 35% off at the moment (which sadly I missed) it’s great value for money.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  98. 5


    Easy to use

    The ease of use and hi amount of control is great! The textures are wonderful.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  99. 5


    brings the level of your imagination to new hights that sides with infinit

    easy and quick to use, and very professional
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  100. 5


    Takes a little time to figure out how everything works

    Great software
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  101. 2


    Veery Slow

    Was so impressed with the webinars I saw showing Impression I decided to buy it. I already had six other plugins from Topaz and they had all worked very well. I had the RAM etc. requirements designated by Topaz so I thought I would be good to go. After the simple download from Topaz and the upload via Lightroom I tried my first image and noticed immediately that I was having to wait a long time for any changes I made to the image in Impression to effect the image. This became so much of a problem I have since stopped using Impression and am hopeful Topaz will come up with a solution to this problem. Found out online that this seems to be a problem for many of the users of Impression.

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    • Jim,
      I’m sorry to hear you’re having speed issues with Impression. It can be a very graphically demanding program as it relies on your GPU (video card / Graphics Processor) to handle most of the image processing. Depending on the video card that you have, even if you’re other system specs (CPU, RAM, etc) are great if you’re video card isn’t powerful enough or your video drivers are out of date the images can take a while to process. If you’d like help just message us at help@topazlabs.com and we can look into your system specs to see where the bottleneck is. Also this article might help:

      https://support.topazlabs.com/hc/en-us/articles/204371173-What-can-I-do-to-make-Impression-faster-

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  102. 3


    good programme however it crashes frequently with both window and Mac

    easy to use, good pre-sets

    frequent crashes in both window and Mac
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  103. 5


    Installed on an iMac, it did not work as a plugin in Elements 10 so had to use it as a stand alone, no great shakes though would have preferred it as a plugin.
    There are over 100 preset Impressionistic styles so there are bound to be some that suits a particular subject. There is a great deal of functionality with lots of adjustments/brushes. The software is a little slow to use and I would like to be able to save a few presets so I don’t have to wait for the interminable scroll though the loading presets, but the end results are worth it and would take a lot of work to replicate in Photoshop, if you could even do it!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  104. 5


    Check Before You Buy

    I was very excited about Impressions, and I am, in general, very happy with my Topaz Filters.

    Be sure you check your computer before you buy as Impression it will not work with Windows 7 that does not have OpenGL 3.2 or later.

    Topaz does not seem to have a solution for those of us that don’t have OpenGL 3.2 or later.

    The nice folks at Topaz quickly refunded my purchase, but I’m disappointed the Filter wouldn’t work. Check your computer before you buy.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  105. 4


    All I needed

    I used the trial program for its full extent. It is a generous trial and gives you lots of time to test the options. I also checked the video tutorials and used them before buying. I initially thought I would buy a smaller version but after the full test bought this product. I like it a lot. I does all the things I want it to do. Recommended for sure
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  106. 4


    Easy!

    Topaz Impression is super easy to use. For decades I’ve tried to paint images myself, but I just don’t have that talent. With impression, I can choose to let it do all the work, or give me a foundation to add my own fine-tuning.

    Impression obviously adds an extra element of beauty to an image. But more importantly to us as business-people, it adds saleability.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  107. 5


    Great one click foundation

    I was very impressed with the results of one click and am enjoying learning how to make it more of my own vision.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  108. 4


    Impression

    So far I like Impression but I have to use it more so I can learn more about it. Like everything it takes a while but so far I like it a lot….Rich
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  109. 5


    AMAZING!

    I love this app. Topaz has once again come through with a creative and very fun app. It is endless what you can do with this.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  110. 5


    Fun, Fun, Fun

    Just bought the program. The few pictures I have worked on surprised me with the results I’m getting. There are many filters to work through. It’s amazing what you get when you drill down adjusting each filter to get the look your satisfied with. I know this is going to one of my favorite programs to play with. II must worn you, it can be addicting.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  111. 5


    Love the variety

    I really like seeing all the possibilities with the templates provided. Once I finally settle on one that works as a starting point for my image, I can customize it easily. Great program! The results are very pleasing.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  112. 5


    Terrific program

    I haven’t had a chance to use it to the fullest as of yet but what I see so far is great.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  113. 5


    Great Program

    Love the customizable styles!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  114. 3


    dofferemt

    I really like the software and it does things that i never could do. However a little bit goes a long way. It is something that I use on a slected basis.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  115. 1


    Can't get it to work

    I purchase Topaz and after installing it experienced a Red Screen when trying to run the filter. I googled this problem and it said it could be due to my video driver not being updated.

    I checked and I have the latest version of my video driver.

    At this point it has been a week and I still have not been able to get Topaz to work without either giving me a red screen or crashing Photoshop.

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  116. 5


    Beautiful Results

    I am very happy I purchased Impressions! It is a great program with so many effects I can add to my photos. I have always wanted to be a painter, now I can with Impressions!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  117. 5


    WOWWOW !!

    Completely beyond my expectations. 112 presets and then an infinity of possibilities to fine tune to your own liking. I think that my only regret is that I may not live long enough to use everything !! Not to mention the ease of use even for a software challenged person like myself. Warning : it can be a bit too slow, but the end result is more than worth the time. Extremely addictive !!!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  118. 5


    Great program

    use it with my textures
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  119. 5


    Excellent!

    Buy it urgently, is fantastic!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  120. 4


    Easy to use

    4.5 stars. Breakthrough product. For me, a who uses the KISS mantra, it is a perfect program where I can create easily and effectively. The presets easily set me up for the adjustment part of the program for tweaking the image. I have found, at the moment, impasto and monet presets work best for me.
    There was disappointment with the watercolor preset. I did get a fair watercolor rendition by running my image through another companies program first and then using Impression to get the desired result.
    Please keep tweaking the program. You have a heavy hitter here.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  121. 5


    My impression

    I love this software as it allows me to create pieces of art using my photographic images, for me it enables me to produce a multitude images from one camera image. I love the way it can transform a great landscape in to a classical masterpiece you don’t need to take my word for it try it for yourself just ask for the 30 day free trial.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  122. 5


    It is a wonderful program

    From day 1, I liked the program. It is simple quick easy to use. The customer support is very helpful. They take good care if you have any issue. Tons of tutorial to learn from. Recommended.
    Thanks
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  123. 5


    Topaz Impression

    Still learning. I utilize it to take my photos into an artistic field. Often I use other Topaz products to create something totally different, more exciting and definitely mine!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  124. 5


    Fun to use

    Topaz Impression is the ideal way to transform a photo into your vision.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  125. 4


    Expand your creativity

    Impression is a great product that really expanded my creativity. I generally shoot landscapes, and Impression adds a lot to my images. Not only can it create stunningly real painting effects, it is also very useful for softening or de-focusing part of the scene that may be distracting. One has great control and plenty of preset options. My only complaint is that it loads slowly.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  126. 4


    Worth waiting for

    I had to save up for this excellent software and it was indeed worth waiting for .. Thanks very much Topaz..
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  127. 5


    Great way to paint with photographs

    The filter is very easy to use, adapt and mix with basic changes to photos. Wonderful product!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  128. 5


    Topaz Impression

    Love the program still learning how to use it,but I like the presets,I hope that Topaz will keep adding to the presets because more choices the better the program. But overall I think it’s a great way for me to make some of my photos look more like paitings. Thanks Topaz keep up the great work.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  129. 5


    Easy to use Interface...

    Topaz Impression really gave my images a refreshing look. I created a small series of images I call the “Book of Shadows”, Topaz Impression gave them such a great look and it was so easy to do. The presets worked great, I became an Impressionist Artist in moments.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  130. 3


    Nice effects; slow like death

    The images that Impression produces are beautiful, and if you have 15 minutes to wait around while it loads you’ll be pleased with it. (16 gb iMac, Yosemite) But it loads all the effects, very slowly; it won’t default reload the subset that you chose last time; and it is unique in my experience of Topaz programs in its unusably. (Identical both as PS plugin or stand alone). Maybe someday there’ll be an upgrade that makes it useful…for now, give it a pass unless you’re desperate for the effects. Sorry, but.

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    • Peter,
      Sorry you’re experiencing speed issues with Impression. It is a pretty graphics intensive program and as such relies a lot on the GPU / Video Card for processing. Depending on the year you bought your iMac, you may or may not have an additional GPU on top of the integrated video processing that comes with your CPU. (Basically anything before 2012 is going to process slowly because they mainly came with integrated graphics.) Also, depending on your GPU it may or may not support OpenGL 3.2 which is required for Impression to work properly. Depending on the age of your machine you may be able to upgrade the graphics card to get better performance overall. Hope this helps!
      -Heath

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  131. 5


    It's not a toy

    This software has plenty of depth to explore. It’s not just some little toy with a few flat features. After a little practice you will be amazed at the quality of your artwork.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  132. 5


    Big love for Impression

    I’ve been on a craze lately trying a lot of images with Impression. I love it! I’ve had photographs I’ve been “sitting” on for years because they were nice, but just didn’t quite portray the vision I had. With the Impression filter, I’m re-imagining my images – and re-thinking how I shoot and design! I love combining it with lens blur effects and with textures. One wish for a future release would be the ability to have multiple brush sizes within the image. Right now, I’m often doing 2 versions and combining them. The main area of interest has a smaller brush with blurred areas having a big brush.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  133. 5


    Love this

    This is something I’ve been waiting for for a very long time. I’m a bird / nature photographer and the Topaz products have taken even dark noisy but well composed shots into works of art. Heavily cropped photos enlarged to my 13×19 printer with NO noise. Wonderful painterly effects. Breathing new life into old shots and new ideas for future shots.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  134. 5


    displays are easy, and fun

    the different styles lets you take your photos to a whole new level, many look like fantastic paintings. I’m really enjoying all the different looks, and even going back and changing some older one’s to some of the options shown.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  135. 5


    Oh, my artsy birds!

    Sometimes I like to make painting of my photos. Recently I made portraits of the birds I frequently “shoot” and these portraits got lots of accolades. They are now also in a photobook and look great in print too.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  136. 5


    Topaz Impression

    Love this program!!! Can change a mundane photo in to a awesome painting and takes a great photo to higher levels!!!!!
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  137. 4


    It is a fantastic plug in with which you can create wonderful effects in oil look and when applied on a separate level with non-full opacity, it may simply be woow 🙂
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  138. 4


    Topaz Impression Can Help You Make an Impression

    Impression is easy to use, very flexible and enables you to give a wide variety of painterly effects to your image thanks both to the impressive collection of presets and brushes and to the degree of control the software enables you to exercise through the sliders available for usa with each preset and the large number of different brush types that can be used top give the preset different looks.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  139. 5


    Inspirational

    Being a photographer and capturing a moment in time, or the emotional expressions of feeling on a bride’s face. Topaz Impression takes it a step further and allows for a unique bridge between old masters style paintings and more modern photography techniques and easily helps to blend them together for a much more impactful creation of artistic style.
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  140. 5


    Exactly what I was looking for

    I wanted an easy to use program that would render my photos into paintings or sketches. Topaz Impression is exactly that.
    The presets are a good place to start, and the adjustment interface allows you to refine the presets to your taste.
    Impression is a valuable tool in my work flow.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  141. 5


    Easy to use and stunning results

    I haven’t been using Topaz Impression for very long but found it very easy to pick up and intuitive and there are plenty of options to chose from with lots of flexibility, I can’t imagine being without it when creating photo art
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  142. 4


    East to use for sure

    I love several of the effects. Especially when I combine Layers in PS. I was not going to buy it, but realized I would miss the special features. Love it.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  143. 4


    Easy to use

    With Topaz Impression you can give your art a unique finish touch. The software is easy to use and you have lots of presets which you can adjust for your needs. It’s fun to experiment with and the results are great.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  144. 5


    Just exactly what I have looking for!

    I have been looking for software to create an oil painting effect for a long time. One that replicates what Corel painter does without the hours and hours of work.I have tried many similar software packages to no avail. Impression comes pretty close to that with the touch of a button!

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  145. 4


    Pretty Cool

    Lots of great effects. A bit slow to load. I’d rather I could choose smaller sets that load more quickly. But they are great effects! Lots of ways they can be altered and combined. I’ve made great use of them already.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  146. 5


    my impression

    for someone who’s new to masking and the whole photo digital mixed media manipulation type art,i just love topaz impression its easy to use i get some really nice results without having to do to much work,and there is always some photos that are not as sharp as i would like,and this program makes for a great photo save as i have gotten some great results with photos i normally would have deleted,i have a few of topaz’s regular programs along with topaz glow and i like them guess i will have to get topaz simplify next so i can play around back and forth between them all!(keep up the good work topaz labs!)
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  147. 5


    Wonderful

    I have just started using it but very impressed with the results so far
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  148. 5


    Fun to Use

    I’m enjoying Topaz Impressions so much! Love that there is so much flexibility and control with opacity, brush types, blending with the original photo, etc.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  149. 5


    If you love the Impressionists

    This program turns photographs into beautiful digital paintings. Easy to use.
    Addictive. I choose a different artist each time I use the program.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  150. 5


    Stellar Software

    Topaz Impression is a great addition to the Topaz line of products. The software is exactly what I needed to take my graphic design to the next level. (Topaz) Impression is easy to use and contains numerous choices for finishing touches, or for basic design. I also find the application to be helpful in photo restoration, especially when some areas of the photo are missing or extremely faded.

    The tutorial on combining Simplify and Impression at the Topaz website expands the utility of the former and the latter. Overall, Topaz Impression is an incredible buy at less than $100.

    As noted above, Topaz Impression has an ample number of choices (in styles, brush strokes, etc.). Any additions to the existing templates would be most welcome.

    JHH
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  151. 5


    From photos to paintings

    I love Topaz Impression it is super easy to use and allows me to go beyond photo taking into a true look piece of art. I have recommended this product along with several other Topaz products to friends and fellow Photogs who have since taken up the Topaz banner and love it also.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  152. 5


    The Impression is really impressive (pun intended)

    Love this piece of software
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  153. 5


    Fantastic Programme

    I have been using Topaz Impression for a few weeks now, and find the flexibility amazing. The amount of presets is huge, but then you have total control to adapt them.
    I am a digital artist, and while a lot of my digital workflow is done in Photoshop, many of the individual layers I create are in Topaz Impressions.
    I can highly recommend this programme for anyone who is wanting to expand their creativity with their photography.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  154. 5


    I had this up an running in minutes.

    I have used this on some existing pictures I already had and wow it is so much fun. I have used pictures of my daughter, our home and some city pictures even without looking at the instructions I know my results can only improve. I am very happy so far.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  155. 5


    Excellent, but...

    This is without doubt the best piece of effects software I’ve come across. However, more than a little patience is required, waiting for all the previews to render. There is no way I’d ever have the patience to create these effects in Photoshop – even it were possible.
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  156. 5


    Great product

    Beautiful textures! Easy to use!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  157. 5


    Very easy to use

    Topaz impression is so far the best software to transform photograph in to painting, I have now my own group of seating that I start as a base for all he painting and I can do some beautiful pictures Best thing ever thank you Topaz
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  158. 5


    Best so far

    Impressions is the best tool for transforming a photo into a painting that I have tried. The “brush engine” produces very realistic strokes. It has a good deal of flexability and I hope to see even more in future upgrades. Topaz Labs continues to impress me with their products, and I use many of them regularly. There are things that could be added and GUI improvements but as no one product is perfect for everyone, this one approaches that level. Please give it a try.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  159. 5


    Expanding Creative Capabilities

    Topaz Impression saves a lot of work and time working with Photosphop, Lightroom, and Elements. The creative features give me the “paint” I need for customizing my photographic library.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  160. 5


    Very nice pre-sets, easy to use and great customer support.

    My photos have never looked better. I always start with a Topaz pre-set and tweek it to my satisfaction. I have used their customer support several times and found them to be very professional and timely.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  161. 5


    Aids creativity

    The program works as advertised, meaning quite well. there are multiple opportunities for using the options as starting points to express one’s own creative ideas.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  162. 5


    Versatile and Intuitive

    A superb and inexpensive way to customise photographs into artwork, with a multitude of variation that can be custome made to each and every print. No two examples will ever be the same and artworks are totally unique.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  163. 5


    transform photos into Impression art.

    This Topaz software allows someone with a minimum tech background to change an ordinary photo into a work of art. Practice and patience will enhance abilities, I’ve become a big fan. j
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  164. 5


    Impression is impressive

    Love the results I achieve using Impression. This is a top notch product.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  165. 5


    Highly recommended

    This easy-to-use can create an ordinary photo into a piece of distinctive art!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  166. 5


    Easy to use

    Great program and lots of fun!!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  167. 5


    BOOM!

    BOOM! …that is how fantastic Topaz is!
    Love it and have found a limitless creative outlet!
    Joanne Bartone Photographer

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  168. 5


    Luv It !!

    So many impressions to choose from and most time I love the first impression w/o any adjustments
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  169. 1


    not recommended YET

    Tried downloading 30 day trial. did d/load OK and then followed instructions to
    copy the TOPAZ IMPRESSIONS app to my applications folder. All done as instructions. Tried opening T IMPRESSIONS from apps folder – big fat failure with incomprehensible message log. Then tried adding to Plug ins in Photoshop elements 9 again no success as cannot select the impressions file from the Applications folder. So the 30 day trial was a total waste of a few hours. Still NO TOPAZ IMPRESSIONS as a free trial copy. Waiting to be impressed.

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    • Ormshaw,
      Thanks for Trying Topaz Impression. Sorry to hear you are having problems installing, if you’re still having issues please send an email to help@topazlabs.com and we’ll have support work with you to get it solved.

      Thanks
      Heath

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  170. 4


    Still new to using but impressed

    I am doing an advanced photoshop fine art course and many other students were producing excellent work and referencing Impression as a tool used. Eventually I had some images where I really wanted to apply a painterly effect so bit the bullet and made the purchase (the exchange rate is not in my favour!)

    So far I have been extremely impressed with Impression, there are a lot of settings to play with and an extensive range of presets to get you going and I have created some nice images with it.

    My two complaints would be thus

    – its not entirely obvious what some settings do and are for – TBH I havent looked hard for a manual or explanation but a quick Guide to the functions would be really useful.

    – secondly one effect I have been trying to achieve is to make a more sketched or drawn effect of an outline – if you use find lines in PS and refine it that gives you the basics, but trying to make that more drawn from an outline POV doesn’t really work in Impression, it has pencil styles but it wants to put shading and stuff in which I don’t want

    Of course everyone wants different things and I have merely scratched the surface but it does a pretty amazing job outside of the above limitations and I am pleased I made the investment. Recommended for any digital artists wanting a more painted effect really easily 🙂
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  171. 5


    Wow!

    Sometimes you pick up something new, have a fiddle, kind of work it out and go, “Oh yeah, well that’s not bad.” Topaz Impression was easy to pick up, easy to figure out, but the, “Ohh WOW!” was rather unexpected. I’m very impressed with it’s ability to infuse new meaning into my work. I went to photography because I could do so much more in 250th of a second than I could with several days of brush strokes. I’m now a bit inspired to pick my paintbrush up again as well as go “click!”
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  172. 5


    Painterly Photography

    I turned to photography because I could not draw, paint, sculp, etc. Topaz Impressions helps you turn your photos into works of art. It’s easy to use and the presets do a good job with the effects. I am still learning to use the software and the learning curve is going to be easy. The brush strokes palette is the most challenging for me, however, I am learning to feather the effects and soften the strokes. Give the software a try if you have been a frustrated artist.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  173. 5


    Beautiful results!

    I love all the artistic options available in this easy-to-use product! In fact, it is hard to pick just one artistic filter to use- I sometimes end up with multiple versions. I usually love the effect applied “as is”, but really like the customization options as well, including the option to adjust the strength of the effect and use a blend mode. I sometimes bring the painted image into Photoshop to mask or lessen the effects on specific areas; it would be nice if Impression had a masking feature built in. Beautiful program- I love it!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  174. 5


    Art is in the eye of the beholder

    This is really an amazing filter. I have no idea how Topaz manages to make the brush stroked look so realistic and varied. Really worth the price. Negatives: Like any filter, you can over use it or “over cook” images. Positive: I’ve taken images that I might have thrown out and Impression made them really wonderful!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  175. 4


    easy to use

    Great product. Fairly easy to use without too much help.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  176. 4


    Impression

    I recently purchased Impression so I’m still becoming familiar with it. My take so far is this is a very good program. It has number of painting and drawing medium and filter effects, already set with defaults. You can make a number of adjustment after applying the filters. Improvement areas: it would be nice to apply filters to local areas, instead of the entire image. And, I’m still waiting for the one stop shopping ability – to not only make filtering and image editing adjustment, but to also crop (resize) the image when it’s done. Windows 10 just added a pretty basic but decent image editor. It would be nice if Topaz could combine some of the same effects with Impression.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  177. 5


    Very close to a painting

    I love Topaz Impressions, particularly Painterly ! and Degas Dancers. I create portraits both traditionally and digitally. The digital versions are so much easier, quicker and I can easily provide several options for a client. Even when I paint traditionally on canvas – I like to have a preview of what the finished piece might look like, and I can do that with Topaz before committing to final art. With digital art there’s the beauty of making changes easily, or reviewing and changing at a later date. Not so with traditional art,
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  178. 1


    not worth the price

    I had a shot of lily pads that I thought would look good with more of a painterly look to it. I posted both on FB and opinion is definitely for the realistic image rather than the one with the impression filter. When looking through the available presets there were a great number of them I would not use. I have it so I guess I will see what I can learn about using it over time. however, my first attempt is a flop!

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  179. 4


    Great Looks From One Program, But Not As User Friendly As It Could Be

    I love the looks I can get from Impression. I can get similar looks if I play with a photo in Simplicity for long enough, but it is nice to save myself the time. What I would like to see improved in Impressions is a reset button and while you can set snapshots of different looks, it would be nice to be able to label which preset you used, so you can go back to it. My memory is still pretty good, but there are lots of presets to make your way through, and I sometimes forget which one gave me the look I wanted. I do like the all of the changes you can make, including which brush & textures to use and specific color saturation & lightness. All good things, just still a little clunky to use.
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  180. 5


    My new favorite Topaz software!

    I love the Impression software!! I’ve had such a wonderful time working with it and creating unique images.
    Very Highly recommend.
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  181. 3


    I Like the Concept More Than The Execution

    I like the concept of this software and do use the DaVinci sketch filter regularly but am disappointed with many of the other effects. The majority of the settings look the same and contain way, way too much black. They also result in a very muddy looking painting, not the light filled Renoir summer field of flowers feeling that they would lead you to believe. My other issue is that too many of the filters use a wavy pattern for the leaves and trees that is very distracting and not like any paintings I know of. This is most prevalent in the Georgia O’Keefe and Van Gogh settings. I can live with them there but so many of the other filters have the same wavy look to the default settings. If I have a photo of a forest, I want nice crisp lines, not wavy lines. Perhaps there are ways to fix them with the sliders but we shouldn’t have to. The filters should give us clear cut styles that take only modest adjustments.
    I would also like to see some more modern, abstract options. I like the software but it could be so much more.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  182. 5


    Best painting simulator I've encountered.

    I have most Topaz plug-ins so getting used to Impressions was no problem. I found that I could turn images into painting like images very easily and there is a good range of presets to start me off.The sliders in the development module provided an infinite number of adjustments to create a style of my own.

    Impressions interfaces with Lightroom and Photoshop but strangely does not interface with Topaz’s own product photoFXlab. It can run stand alone.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  183. 5


    Excellent painter and art styles for my images.

    I really like the huge variety of effects within Impressions. It is one of my favorite tools in my bag to create new looks for my images. Love it.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  184. 5


    Impression

    Would I buy Topaz Impression again? OH Yes I certainly would, lovely program for those of us who have limited artistic ability.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  185. 5


    Fantastic software!

    This software is totally amazing! The variations & possibilities are unlimited and so easy to create – the biggest problem is getting focused rather than experimenting endlessly. Only caveat is to think through your workflow so that you label your saved images clearly, so that when you look know later what you’ve done. Love it.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  186. 4


    Easy and fun to use

    Creative plugin which can expand your horizon wih your photography
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  187. 4


    Texture Aid

    I do a fair amount of texture work on images that are antiquated buildings in modern surroundings. This program helps me to transport them back in time to a more appropriate feel for the subject matter or to take a blank sky and add some interest to it.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  188. 5


    Easy to use

    I use it Topaz Impression to create finished artwork and to help me plan paintings done with traditional paint and brush.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  189. 3


    Boring

    Very restrictive, Landscape scenes mostly . Selections are to closely similar and basically repetitive.

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    • Impression is a very robust program, and while a landscape scene may seem the most natural at first glance we have several wonderful examples of portraits, still life, and pet photography that was created with Impression on our Gallery page: http://gallery.topazlabs.com/Photography/Topaz-Impression/

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  190. 5


    Sorry I waited

    I held off adding Impression to my collection of Topaz plugins for quite a while as I thought it wasn’t something I would end up using enough to justify the investment.

    Well, let me tell you that I was wrong. While it isn’t my most used plugin of the set, it is certainly much more versatile and interesting than you might first think. For example, try dialling the strength back to zero and then slowly adding your effect of choice back in until the image is just at the boundary between photo-realistic and representational.

    In a good way, the plugin is a great time waster as you always want to explore the effect of one more tiny tweak.

    Impression won’t make you the next Turner but it will allow you to produce some very interesting and subtle images.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  191. 3


    Nice effects, but not essential

    You can make some very pretty pictures with Topaz Impression, but it’s basically just a refinement of the art filters that can be found in Photoshop and Gimp. Unlike Topaz Glow, which I found to give subtle but beautiful effects, which transform otherwise dull pictures, if blended back to about 20 – 25%, the effects in Impression seem to go from invisible to dominant very quickly. Certain pictures look very good when rendered as a painting, but the effect is a bit of a gimmick and I don’t see myself using it very often. Note: This opinion is after just a few sessions playing with the software, so it’s possible that as I experiment more I might change my mind, but right now I don’t see this software as a ‘gamechanger’ like Glow.
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  192. 5


    Better Than Oil Paint

    I missed Oil Paint when Adobe deleted it. Topaz Impression is a much better tool.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  193. 5


    Beyond My Expectations

    I am amazed at what this plug-in can do! With Topaz Impressions, I have taken my photography to another level. Thanks for the inspirations ALWAYS.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  194. 5


    First impressions of Impression

    The plugin I have been looking for to give my images either the full blown painterly look or just that subtle look to make a photo standout! Easy to use with so many variations to keep everyone from the first time photographer to a seasoned veteran happy!

    Thank you Topaz!
    Dennis Bater, photographer
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  195. 5


    Beyond My Expectations

    I am amazed at what I can do with my new TOPAZ Impression! A totally remarkable plug-in!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  196. 4


    Needs local adjustment tools

    Impression is impressive. It does a great job of creating the appearance of brush and pencil strokes.

    I have tried to learn Corel Painter and found it too hard. Impression is much easier to use. The library of presets are very helpful. The range of effects is not as much as is avialable in Painter, but it is more than enough to keep me happy – and that’s even before I have created my own presets.
    The main weakness of Impression is the inability to make local adjustments. True, the program tries to adjust treatment to the picture underneath, the amount of detail in particular. But it is still applying a filter across the whole scene, whereas Painter builds up the image stroke by stroke, and this can be varied at any point.
    I’d suggest that installing layers, masking and brushes to give the user full control over local adjustments would be a major improvement to a good program.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  197. 5


    Expressive

    I have a lot of Topaz plug-ins and thought long and hard before buying this one. I usually use Corel Painter for my ‘artistic’ efforts but having watched a couple of tutorials and liking what was done I took the plunge. Was it worth it? Absolutely. Topaz Impression does allow you to express your inner artistic self very easily and, because it works as a plug in you can apply any effect quite easily while blending it with your ‘real’ photograph to get the effect as subtle or in-your-face as you want. The many pre-sets can all be varied infinitely to suit your particular style. I’ve used Impression on landscapes, portraits and flower studies with (I believe) great success and would recommend this plug-in to the budding artist who, like me, can’t paint for love nor money.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  198. 5


    It does more than I expected. I should have installed it long ago.

    It is excellent and I am looking forward to the updates and upgrades to come in the future.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  199. 1


    Wouldn't download

    Have one other program with this company that I LOVE but this one is a problem..updated everything on my computer and it still wouldn’t work. Very disappointing.

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    • Hi, Glenda! I’m so sorry you had trouble with getting Impression to load on your computer. Thanks for opening a support ticket so that we could refund your money. If you ever decide to try Impression again on this computer or another we’d be happy to help you get it set up.

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  200. 5


    Wow

    I’ve only used this program for about a week now, and I am wowed. I’ve ordered one of the “paintings” for my husband for Father’s Day, and I’m really excited to see how it turns out on canvas.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  201. 5


    An excellent product

    I’ve been using Impression for a couple of weeks and am very pleased with the layout and ease of use. The more I learn, the more I am pleased. It works as advertised. It will require a bit of a learning curve if you go outside of the presets, but that bit of trouble is well worth the customization you can get. I do not have an art background–I am a photographer–but I know what I would like if I could only paint/draw/watercolor. This program gets me there.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  202. 5


    Bland to extraordinary

    Impression brings out the artist in you
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  203. 3


    Good, but one big failure!

    Hi Folks,
    I have almost all of the Topaz filters. The MOST IMPORTANT thing about using any software is that the human interface be consistant from one application to another. The user interface on your products is not consistant.. You should follow the conventions of the Apple interface on your Apple products. One example…the means of changing the resolution of the preview image is not the same throughout your products. Please fix this! In most products the shortcut to change the resolution is by “Command” + and -. Some of your products respond to these commands, others don’t.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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    • Hi! Thanks for your feedback. I’m a huge fan of consistency myself. I’ll pass on your feedback to the developers and see if we can update things in the future.

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  204. 5


    Effortless beauty

    I’ve been waiting for a discount on this program, so that I could afford it. Well, I got one, and it is unbelievable. Effortless editing, and the ability to make personal edits, too. As it stands, it is a brilliant application! I wonder what magic Topaz will use to make updates.
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  205. 5


    Stunning

    Stunning (repeat 50 times)!
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  206. 4


    Release the artist in you

    Great product that goes beyond most ‘painterly’ programmes. You can use it in many ways, selectively to alter the appearance (or enhance) part of the image or go to the full Impressionist appearance with good control options.
    Gave 4 stars as it would be nice to have Masks, Apply and Snapshots to make use easier. Also can we have a ‘LOWRY’ selection please – another specific style.
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  207. 5


    easy to use and you get great result.

    I have tried Topaz products in the past an found them to hard to use and very slow to give result. This time you have out done yourself; what an upgrade. I bought Impression and Simplify.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  208. 2


    Good program but won't work on my computer

    This seems to be a wonderful program, but it won’t work properly on my 2009 MacBook Pro. It is VERY slow, taking 16 minutes for previews to show up, and 30-60 seconds for each slider change. My computer is completely up to date, but apparently too old, according to a customer support person I corresponded with. I managed to get one photo the way I liked, but it took over an hour of mostly just waiting. For this reason I can’t give the program more than 2 stars. It would help if Topaz gave more information about what is required for it to work.
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  209. 4


    Easy to use

    Yes, like the program and it works very well.
    However, it is very pricey and I think it should be more in the $30 range
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  210. 1


    So disappointed!

    I wish you had told me that I could not run the software on my laptop. After some research, I am yet to fix the problem, but I already found out that I’m not alone on this one. You have fooled an awful lot of people. Too bad, I really like your products, and never had problems before, but I’m really disappointed about this one.

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    • Hi, Sandra! I’m sorry for the trouble you experienced with Impression. Running Impression requires that your video drivers are up to date. You can get more information on that here. I looked in our support system and noticed that Joe was able to get things working for you by helping you update the drivers. I hope you are now enjoying the program!

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  211. 5


    Love, love, love.

    I cannot draw to save my life. My stick people need cpr….but still I have a creative streak 10 miles wide. Impression allows me to take the most simple picture and turn it into an amazing piece of art. It is simply amazing what you can do through this program. I had to upgrade my graphics driver but that was fairly painless and free. The benefit is now everything is loading faster so it was a win win. The program offers a lot of flexibility with presets to get you started and then you can control how much of each setting to suit your desires. I am over the moon with this program and if I could I would upload some of what I have done with impression. I feel like an amazing artist because of the doors that have been opened to me. I love, love, love this program!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  212. 5


    Wide range of artistic styles

    Enjoyed exploring various styles and then building upon them through easy-to-use sliders and tools.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  213. 4


    Fun program

    Really like this program to turn my excellent photos into awesome paintings!! The only drawback I find is that I can not do local changes. But other than that, lots of flexibility. My creativity in unleashed.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  214. 5


    Bring Out the Painter or Artist in You

    Topaz Impression is just the software I have been waiting for to convert photographs to art. Yeah, with effort you can simulate paintings in Photoshop but it is so much easier in Impression and you have so much more control. Remember those photos you were going to delete but just couldn’t, be glad you didn’t because with Impression you can convert an average photo into a beautiful and very different piece of art.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  215. 5


    Best Plugin so far, its like a Magic Wand !

    I have purchased / tried different plugins with LR or PS but Topaz Impression has so far been the best and most creative one. It should be called Transformer…since it literally transforms your images to a beautiful art that you could not have imagined.

    Thanks Topaz Lab team.
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  216. 5


    Amazing results with minimum effort

    Topaz Impressions is amazingly easy to use. Presets usually require no manipulation but for those of us that like to “tinker” there is a complete set of tools to allow your inner artist to escape….
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  217. 5


    Endless Possibilities

    Unlimited artistic options with this app make it the single BEST art app to own! Drawing, watercolor, oil painting, sketching–all these styles can be done so that you can create the perfect style your picture calls for. Better yet, you can easily individualize the app to the picture and determine the blend mode, I don’t know how I lived without it!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  218. 4


    Anything from Topaz can only get better

    Now I have to admit I have not spent much time with this software but everynow and again I want to create a painterly look. This aften happens to an image I would have otherwise have discarded, but can be turned into a painting, especially if printed on canvas. I have a picture of an outdoor resturant, with a waiter serving taken here where I live in Florida. The image is nothing until put through Impressions and turned into a “Monet” with the edges fading out to white canvas.

    As I write Impressions is new from Topaz but like all their products (I got ’em all) can only improve with their next generation of it.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  219. 5


    Very easy to use.

    Very easy to use. While there are many configuration options to make it more personal. Is 100 times better than similar filters in Photoshop.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  220. 5


    not only easy to use,but you get good result fast

    i have tried TOPAZ products before but found them to slow and result was awful.i decided to try impression and to my surprise it work fast easy to use and superb result.best off all you are giving us the chance to use it free for 30 days.we can keep the photo we work on with no marking on the photo.other companies d’ont do that at all,they put all king of marking on the photo.i guess they do not have confidence about their product.i am going to buy impression because i liked the result on my photos.
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  221. 5


    A must have Artistic Plugin

    If you’ve ever wanted to turn your favorite images into “painterly” works of art, Topaz Impression is a must have program. It’s easy to navigate the many artistic choices within Impression and I especially like the multifunction tab which make minor to major changes within each artwork choice. I also like the paper/canvas/surface textures that put that final touch on every artwork creation.

    Thank you Topaz for this incredible software.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  222. 5


    Fun and easy

    I love turning some of my favorite photographs into paintings. I use Impression along with Lightroom 5 it’s simple to use.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  223. 5


    Great effects

    I think this product is great, it is easy to use and the effects are great.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  224. 5


    GREAT FUN

    A moderate cost program, easy to use, very intuitive and a lot of good, clean fun. Makes you think you’re a lot better than you really are, and who doesn’t need that?
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  225. 5


    More than just a series of filters, Impression gives you complete control over the final look of your image. The presets offer good starting points, from which one can experiment and develop a unique style. Impression is not a gimmick, but rather another tool in your digital darkroom, to help you express your personal vision of the world.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  226. 5


    Imaginative product

    Topaz Impression is full of interesting and creative possibilities for turning photography into artistic expression, and can really make photographs pop. It’s quite easy to use, although I would prefer sliders to control some of the options. All in all, a great tool to have.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  227. 5


    Love It

    This is the Photoshop paint plugin I’ve been looking for. I’ve only just started working with it but it’s already taking my photo art to a new level.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  228. 5


    Topaz Painter is Terrific!

    I recently bought Corel Painter and Topaz Impression to put them both to the test. I have yet to try Corel Painter because I’m having so much fun with Impression! The program is amazing and easy to learn. Painter on the other hand has a steeper learning curve If you need a program that will produce superb images without hindering your workflow, look no further than Topaz Impression.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  229. 5


    FANTASTIC PRODUCT

    I’ve been searching or a product that would speed up my digital workflow, and Impressions does the trick. I can move through a number of style options quickly, incorporate what works into my art, and move on to the next area of concentration within the photo. Impressions is a fantastic product that is intuitive really helps my digital workflow. — Glenn Gemmell
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  230. 5


    Easy to be creative

    This is a great product. Its easy to use and easy to be creative.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  231. 5


    Easy and great fun!

    OK, so I thought I would give Topaz Impression a whirl just to see what all of the hype was about and downloaded the free trial. After using it on one image, I was sold. Totally immersed me right away in all of the possibilities. Very cool!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  232. 5


    I love Paintings

    After getting Impression I use a lot less Corel Painter now. I make up 2-3 presets in different layers of the same image of and adjust the opacity of each in PS. This makes original images and I’ve developed my own “painting” style. After using it for a few months, on many images I can now visualized the final image before doing a preset. I love it and worth every penny.
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  233. 5


    IMPRESSIVE

    This is better than I could’ve ever imagined it would be! Keep up the fantastic work.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  234. 5


    Nice software

    ..and has enough possibilities to do your artistic work
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  235. 5


    What I have been looking for

    I have been doing photography for over 40 years. In the past five years I have tried to find THE software capable of turning my pictures into work of ART. Topaz is the only one that gives you the flexibility and tools to achieve top quality painted effect that are truly professional.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  236. 5


    Fun, Fun, and more Fun!

    LOVE Topaz Impression. So many options. So much fun. Just keep playing with those ‘sliders’ to create a different look. You never know what you will end up with.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  237. 5


    Incredible

    One of the best platforms I have used!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  238. 5


    Amazing Super Awesome

    I give Topaz Impressions 5 Stars as it is so brilliant. I am currently creating images for a childrens book I previously self published and reinventing with my own illustrations. Topaz Impression is really helping me create little masterpieces. I am also combining the use of Topaz Adjust and Restyle. Thank you so much. Brilliant !
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  239. 5


    Amazing product

    I’ve been waiting for a really good painting plugin for Photoshop and Impression is it. While there are some improvements that would make this product perfect, it is really nice. The amount of control it provides is great for adjusting an image to a particular vision. It is also something I have used as to bring a little pop to a non-painterly image by adding the Impressionized image on a layer in photoshop and adjusting the opacity and blending mode.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  240. 5


    Results are very professional

    Absolutely love each module of Topaz software – as I obtain professional results every time
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  241. 5


    I love this

    I didn’t even know what a plugin was 6 weeks ago. I’ve always painted in oils so the Impressions tutorial fascinated me when I just happened upon it. I had never used Photoshop but I really wanted to try Impressions so… I can take any of my photos, apply a preset and change what I don’t like until I have something I would love hanging on my wall. So many choices. I can choose a style that suits the photo. In minutes, I can try out a style that is perfect for the photo and if I had tried to paint something similar it would take weeks, months to perfect.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  242. 2


    Good program, but not for large images

    I like this program. It creates beautiful images and I don’t find it slow on my system. The problem is, when you zoom in close on the artwork you’ve created, you’ll notice all kinds of strong pixelation and soft edges. I have to take my images into other programs to make them useable. I create my images actual size, up to 40×60 and as small as 16×20. I don’t blow them up later, yet they all have the same problem. They look great on the web, but they are unusable as a large, quality print. Hoping the next version of impression improves the problem.
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  243. 5


    Easy to Achieve Desired, Natural Look

    Intuitive interface. Easy to tweak settings to achieve the look I want.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  244. 4


    Very good - but still looking for an effect

    I purchased Topaz Impression in hopes of finding an effect that is similar to the older Pixel Bender filter. I can get some of the softness and distortion I am looking for from Impression, but it is not quite the same. If Topaz personnel read this, I hope they work on and add a Pixel Bender type of effect to Impression.
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  245. 4


    Fun

    So much fun to use and sliders to make it your very own creation.
    Highly recommend!
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  246. 5


    User-friendly...

    Untold numbers of options and combinations with this filter … I love it!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  247. 4


    photoshop on steroids

    This is not just a painting program. It allows the most diverse of image modification which for me is five stars. What it needs now – for a five star rating from me – is a snapshot button like the one on ‘adjust’ . Simply saving a preset does not cut it . Aside from that I love this program especially on my GTX660 machine where it really smokes!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  248. 5


    Love Topaz Impression

    As a photographer, I’ve become extremely interested in using filters, layers, and various methods to turn my photos into art. Voila! Along comes Topaz Impression! It has endless ways of manipulating your photo into a beautiful piece of art, whether with just one click of a button, or going into more depth and using the controls to achieve the look you want to create. I love this software and highly recommend it to the artists out there that want to create what I call, “PhotoArt”. Thank you Topaz! – A very satisfied customer.
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  249. 5


    Wonderful Default Presets and Easy to Use to expand ones Photographic Vision

    I am delighted with this purchase. It gives me an opportunity to fulfill further my belief that my images can be open to many possibilities for expression, vision and presentation. Absolutely wonderful post processing tool to integrate into my overall work flow when I am looking for more out of my photographic art!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  250. 5


    Fabulous software. Still experimenting at the moment with the wealth of controls this program gives you!!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  251. 5


    Wonderfull

    I just can’t say enough good things about Impressions.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  252. 5


    Easy to Use

    Impression is easy to use and gives an infinate variations of results. Produces some very interesting and pictorial artistic effects. Very glad I’ve added it to my Topaz Plug ins.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  253. 5


    Topaz Impression

    Outstanding.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  254. 5


    Clear, Concise, Intuitive, Painterly

    I’m just discovering all the wonders of Topaz Impression. I’ve often heard of it but just never explored it. Am in the beginning stages of it now but I’m slowly seeing the incredible time saving value of it.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  255. 5


    sure is great to use

    love it, only used it for a short time, so still learning..

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  256. 5


    Very Impressive

    Have to say I’m very impressed with Topaz Impression. I needed to turn some stock photos into painted artwork for some book covers and, in combination with Topaz Restyle, it’s done the job much better than I could ever have done using Photoshop alone in a fraction of the time. Highly recommended!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  257. 5


    Topaz Impression

    Who needs to go to Art School anymore?! Fabulous app.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  258. 4


    excellent option for processing but only for certain photos

    this program works wonderfully on landscapes, but not on close up portraits. There are a lot of options with presets that can be modified and then the strength can always be pulled back in the program or in photoshop. takes some experience to choose the right photos for this but is another good tool in the arsenal.
    Would be nice if there was a local adjustment or a mask capability in order to use for portraits.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  259. 5


    Flexible and Easy to use

    It’s what I’ve been looking for. Provides a wide selection of attractive styles, flexibility to tweak and customize effects, and an easy to learn UI.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  260. 5


    Fantastic Program

    I am more than happy with the ease of creating quality work using Topaz Impressions. There is almost no limit to the ability to create wonderful works using this program.
    Well done Topaz.
    Bob G
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  261. 5


    Can't stop playing with it!

    This is the most fun I’ve had with painting tool ever! Topaz Impression turns my so-so, sometimes not so good photos into works of art, and it does so beautifully and easily. The presets are wonderful but it doesn’t end there, you can tweak the numerous stroke, color and textures levers to create something that’s your own 🙂
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  262. 4


    Good application

    I was accustomed to using the oil paint filter in Photoshop, but it was removed in CC. Was not sure what to do. Tried impression and found it to be far superior. It allows more control, and has more options and techniques that can be used to enhance my photographs. I just find it a little slow in loading up.
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  263. 5


    Fantastic array of splendor!

    I am amazed how this software has the ability to change your photo into a beautiful masterpiece! You are the one at the controls and you have so many filters, textures, painting & sketch styles to choose from. You have the choice of modifying the widths and lengths of your artistry tools along with so many other amenities! I am so pleased with Topaz Impression! I wish I had bought it sooner.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  264. 5


    Fun Program to work with

    I have some seascapes in my archives that are just okay…I liked the composition but the exposure and the impact just weren’t there until I put Topaz water color on them,,The birds flying over the shoreline jump out of the photo now and the colors became so brilliant.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  265. 5


    "IMPRESSION" photos selling!

    I tried Topaz Impression when it first became available, and I knew that it would be a “MUST HAVE” for me.. So far I’ve sold 4- 12×18 framed pieces utilizing this plug-in, with MORE in the works.
    I just finished another image of a head and shoulder-baby profile using this app for a baptism photo being to be included in thank-you notes for the attendees.. Very intuitive to use.. The possibilities are endless, from floral, to landscape/seascape to pets and portraiture and almost ANYTHING else!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  266. 3


    Easy to use but ....

    My feeling is most of the effects are too much strong or exagerated, even not really usefulll, when used without process, while others are very pleasant. In any case I do decrease the transparency a lot to get a not too bold reasonable effect. From my side, a usefull fonction is missing:the possibility of stopping the process of painting before the end when we like as well to mix several effects.. At the end of the day, impression suits well when used according to the mood of the Picture and not to save a bad photo
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  267. 1


    Cant get it to work

    All my drivers are updated, I have windows 7, all my other Topaz items work but Impression crashes so much I have never been able to use it, I have uninstalled, re installed, rebooted, uninstalled, re installed, checked for updates bla bla bla…I am asking for a refund and I hate that, I really wanted this product…I love all the other Topaz items and use them non stop but this one is a bummer for me.

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    • Hello, I’m sorry that Impression didn’t work out for you, we’re happy to issue you a refund. Please email us at help [at] topazlabs.com and we can refund you right away.

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  268. 5


    Great plugin

    I enjoy the different ways you can enhance a picture and on each type of impression you can tailor it to what you like..
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  269. 4


    Great selections of presets

    Very easy to use with good starting preset points. Some neat artistic effects, but in my mind I expected more emulation of various artists—only a few are there as presets. Program also runs quite slow on my new pc which has an I7 processor. If not for these, I would have rated it a 5 star.
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  270. 5


    Great Artistry

    Topaz Impression is outstanding for creating realistic paintings and sketches from your photos. The presets give a great starting point but you can also do a deep dive and create something truly unique. Blending modes are a great addition. Wonderful product!!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  271. 1


    Not satisfied, various Issues

    I own several Topaz products and like them. I process many of my images as painterly or impressionistic and recently added the Impression to my repertoire. Though I like the program in general and the variety of options it offers, I’m finding several issues with it:
    1) Exporting from Lightroom as 16-bit TIFF ProPhoto RGB, 240 resolution and ZIP compression. Dialogue box “Open file” comes up every time that I’ve to close before image opens in Impression. After I’m done there and clicked save, Lightroom complains that there is a problem with the image and it’s damaged.
    2) When choosing a category from the drop down, the program builds a preview of all the presets in that category and that takes a while. Now I may not be using a state-of-the-art computing machine but the other Topaz programs, Lightroom and Photoshop CC 2014 all work without exhibiting considerable delay. Impression seems to be most resource hungry of all those programs.
    3) There’s no way, at least not that I found, to quickly add a preset to my presets as a favorite. There’s a “My Preset” category, which I’ve not used so far but assuming is populated by custom presets that I build. I’d like to add my favorite existing presets in that too for quick access.
    4) No undo option! CMD + Z doesn’t work and there’s no button or toolbar option to undo. In general, it doesn’t seem to maintain change history so once you make a change, it’s up to you to remember the setting that was before. The program doesn’t do it for you.

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  272. 4


    Topaz Impression

    I’m having fun playing with this program. It would be really nice to have a mask available so you don’t have to keep leaving the program when you don’t want all the texture on all of your photo.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  273. 3


    Slow but easy; maybe a bit overpriced.

    I am relatively new to Topaz Impressions and have only used it for a few weeks, so may not know all things that it is capable of, but here is what I have found.
    Good things:
    1. Super easy to install and begin using.
    2. Tons of options, with lots of ability to tailor the appearance of the final product, from manipulating brush size, heaviness of paint, stroke style, etc. which allows you to put your own ‘touch’ and aesthetic appeal.

    Less attractive:
    3. Program loads very slowly, so one must have a lot of patience. (I have it on a solid state drive and it is still slow).
    4. Each time one changes from one set of styles to another, again it must re-load all styles, and again this is very slow.
    5. Manual that I downloaded, does not reflect the product — yet it says it is for Topaz Impressions. I think it assumes one purchases the mega version, so it is not helpful.

    In the end, it is easy to use, but I am not sure it is worth the $100 US plus taxes to purchase. I would recommend, but would warn of the speed problem and the cost.
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  274. 5


    I am a painter!

    I shoot and compose my photos with a painterly eye and now I can be that painter I never had the patience to be. Topaz Impressions gives me the ability to create in a totally new way and the results are spectacular. I find myself going back into my photo files looking for subject matter that will find new life as a painting.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  275. 5


    Great results

    A perfect approach to transform good pictures into great art.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  276. 4


    It's different

    I thought: this is the first filter of Topaz that is not for me ….
    Until I saw results of others, and then I was sold!
    I love it now, have to get used to the opportunities, but it will be fine ….
    I’m not a painter, and this gives me the opportunity to make something painter-ish
    I especially like subtle changes
    Ineke
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  277. 5


    AMAZING ACCURACY AS COMPARED TO REAL PANTINGS/DRAWINGS

    I have tried several other similar programs and I must say this one is the best! One of the other programs I tried previously took over 20 minutes to “draw” a painting on my 6 core amd! This is almost immediate! and much more realistic! LOVE IT!
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  278. 5


    Seems easy to use

    Great out of the box. I am looking forward to creating my own effects as well as learning those already there. A very subtle use of the effects suits my style.
    Splendid!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  279. 5


    Certainly makes an Impression

    Not suitable for most of my images but when it is it really gives it that edge!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  280. 5


    Beautiful

    Topaz Impression is really amazing.
    Easy to use as well as quite responsive.
    From subtle effects to the dramatic.
    I haven’t had mine very long, but love the results I’m getting already as well as it’s spurring my imagination as to the possibilities.
    Love it!
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  281. 5


    Amazing!

    I am amazed how easy this program is to use, and how it transforms photographs into works of art. . . incredible!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  282. 3


    No sub for Adobe Oil Paint

    I took a big hit when Adobe withdrew the Oil Paint plugin for Photoshop CS5 and I hoped Topaz Impression could replace it. Impression is fine as far as it goes, but it’s no where near the beauty of the Adobe plugin, and I am disappointed, especially considering the price tag. Topaz Simplicity is a much better product, in my opinion!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  283. 5


    Love it!

    I love the easy to use controls and the presets are often a god startingpoint.
    So what can I say. Topaz Labs I am impressed !!!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  284. 5


    I'm Impressed

    Topoaz Impressions offers the photographer who sees the world a little bit differently a great tool for bringing their vision to life. Easy and fun to use. If you don’t have it, get it!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  285. 4


    First Impressions (pun intended}

    I’ve had limited time to work with the program so far, but already judge it to be better than similar programs already on the market. To get a very realistic painting look, I have used some brushes from Corel and PS to cover some areas that the software didn’t handle well. Additional tutorials for advanced users would be helpful, so that we could more quickly understand all the Impressions is capable of doing. Hope to spend the rest of the winter practicing with the program and that will guide me as I start shooting new images in the spring, specifically for painting.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  286. 5


    easy to use and gives great results, Its software I have been looking for years

    I use the software every day and gives results Im very happy with .
    My photos are extraordinary now.Im a frustrated painter and as I dont have that skill the camera is a tool I can use and with Topaz Im almost a painter. Tony Hart
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  287. 5


    It very fine and easy to use

    There is lot of way to use Topaz Impression, i like them all, in their own way.
    And i would like to recommend it to all my photo friends.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  288. 5


    Topaz Imressions

    So easy to use…..so many choices of styles!! One of my favorites!!
    I haven’t had a single issue with this or any Topaz products. They are excellent!
    Thanks, Topaz!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  289. 5


    A great program!

    Impression just hit what I have been looking for, the possibility to transform an image into a painting. I have used it om macro images among others, and it looks great.
    Also to use it in connection with “Glow” increases the possibilities to the extent you want.
    Two great programs!!!
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  290. 5


    Very versatile

    An excellent product that makes even a non painter a painter. So many variations. I love it.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  291. 5


    very good plugin

    intuitive, versatile, fast and fun. The Impressions program by Topaz is a valuable addition to any user of a post production software product capable of working in layers. Be sure to hunt for a discount coupon. Many are available on website writing reviews.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  292. 5


    User friendly and many possible variations for creating art

    At first, I was concerned that my less expensive 3 year old PC still using Windows 7 with 14 gb RAM and a factory installed graphic card may not be sufficient for this graphic intense software. However Topaz simply advised and helped me find a free update to download for my graphic card. The Impression software installed easily without a glitch and everything works beautifully! I am very satisfied and impressed ! Many thanks to the people at Topaz!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  293. 5


    Great Effects and Easy to Use

    This plugin has totally changed my way of thinking when planning a shoot. Now I approach each shoot with thoughts of how I may exploit the use of Topaz Impression to extend my vision. I am particularly excited about the water color effects that transform my images to something that I could never have done in Photoshop alone without time consuming effort. While I have only scratched the surface of this software I look forward to learning more about its capabilities.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  294. 1


    Not worth the price

    I downloaded, installed, opened and was immediately disappointed in the poor quality of most of the filters, none really give the impression of painted digital work. Next time I opened, all the preview filters were gone and it took me quite some time to research the online help to have them re-appear. I have tried several of the different filter types and so far I really am not impressed and I am sorry I didn’t use the try before you buy option as I feel the price is way too expensive for the poor quality. I have used Topaz filters for many years now and after this I doubt I would be enticed to purchase another one.

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  295. 5


    Quite Amazing!

    I’m very pleased with the artistic effects that I can create with Topaz Impression. The product is easy to maneuver and the results are eye-catching.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  296. 2


    Just too slow...

    Whilst I like the range of effects and the flexibility, the slow loading, both initial and when changing effect sets is very frustrating, as is the speed of saving. Granted it’s dealing with large files but it’s not conducive to effective workflow and will put me off using the program/plugin other than occasionally. I hope future versions will speed things up.

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  297. 4


    Topaz Impression

    As a relative beginner to Topaz, I am finding Topaz Impressions to be a wonderful tool!. Easy to use, and wonderful results.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  298. 1


    could be fun

    As of now the program runs very slow, too slow to be useful.
    Working with Topaz tech staff has been useful but the problem remains. All my other Topaz programs run fine as does photoshop and lightroom. I’m hoping they fix the problem.

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  299. 5


    A 21st century tool.

    Using Topaz Impressions for the first time took my breath away. Now I have the ability to preview possibilities. I get to see results immediately without a million different steps first. You’ve made artistic post processing a joy.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  300. 5


    Beginnings

    Fantastic program that gives a great deal of control. I am still in the learning process and I am trying to adapt this program to my own style. I have found that I really like the results I am getting and the only problem I am having is adapting my own brush strokes to match or blend well with the ones simulated by the program.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  301. 5


    Impression On Me

    Along with Adjust, Impression will be my “go to” plug-in. I have been a long time user of Topaz products and like the way you conduct business. You stand behind your plug in’s with free trials, FREE up grades, free video training and tutorials.
    Thank you TOPAZ,
    Keith
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  302. 5


    Topaz Impression Review

    I love the Impression product. It’s easy and fast to use. It provides realistic effects that can be tweaked using sliders. I own Corel Painter but never use it because it takes too long to process a realistic looking digital painting. It also requires lots of learning and practice. Impression is fast and simple with professional looking results. Less pain, more gain – Thanks Topaz!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  303. 5


    Ease of use

    I was amazed at the ease of use and the number of presets provided. The final adjustments are simple to understand and use.
    I would like to see a brush for use on the final detailed work
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  304. 5


    From Photograph to Fine Art

    I work on a Mac, and use Photoshop. I shoot in RAW and pre-edit in Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom.
    Topaz impression works beautifully to give the look of fine artwork, from the great Impressionists to detailed Oil paintings, DaVinci sketches, or the smooth painting techniques of Georgia O’Keeffe and more.
    When working in Photoshop you can create layers and blend Topaz Impression effects and other Topaz products to create a stunning piece of artwork that is unique to your own creative style.
    I work with very large files, and Topaz Impression ran at a comfortable speed. It does lag a little bit when it is building the parameter library of effects for each artistic set, but nothing that would cause me to toss it out.
    Previously I purchased a different program from a different developer that does a ‘similar’ job as Topaz Impression, but it was so slow that I uninstalled it. I was very please to find that Topaz Impression ran at an expected speed, and my work flow didn’t suffer.
    My first attempt at using Topaz Impression was with a photograph I took of real water lilies in Monet’s garden in Giverny, France – I now have my very own ‘painting’ of Monet’s water lilies. It is a stunning piece of artwork.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  305. 5


    Topaz Impression is a Gem

    Topaz Impression software is what I have been waiting a long time for and it is cheaper then Corel Paint but the same quality and easier to use. A superb job by the developers a 5 stars for me. Thank you, I am so enjoying this software product with Adobe Photoshop cc for my Abstract Macro Art Photography World.
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  306. 5


    Worth every penny!

    Your plug-in software created the most beautiful and realistic paintings, sketches, watercolors, etc. from my photos! It was extremely impressive watching my images be transformed into “art”! It totally blew me away the first time I tried it! I did the free one month trial, but purchased it within a few weeks as I was in love and there was no need to wait any longer! Easy and fun to use! Now I have to go through all my older work to transform some of them with this great tool! Thank you for making my editing experience so awesome and the end result so amazing!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  307. 4


    Found the software really good, a very good additition to Photoshop. Perhaps a history panel would be good to enable you to go back in steps.
    It really gives you a lot of creativity.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  308. 4


    Beautiful Artistic Results

    Easily turn nice images into something really special. It is slow but once you create your own couple of pre-sets to suit your work it isn’t a problem.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  309. 3


    Looks good but soooo slow.

    Perhaps it was because it was the trail version but it is too slow too much time is spent waiting for it to catch up. I would have purchased it if not for this trail. I think this will someday be a nice program. I do own other topaz programs that work great.

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  310. 5


    Great Topaz Download

    I really love the effects in Topaz Impression. It turns images into better looking ones in seconds. Lots of effects to choose from.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  311. 5


    I'm loving it!

    I’m still learning it but, so, far, I’m very happy. In fact, sometimes I can’t make myself stop! I’ve taken some photographs that were okay, but Impression turned it into something beautiful, contemplative, and worthy of a large wall hanging. I see a potential product line developing from the use of Impression.
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  312. 5


    Its very easy to use

    What a brilliant program,we cant always take good photos,and this programs makes good on some of the not so good shots.
    With a photo you think is good,you can do astounding modifications on it ,and each and every one is adjustable,by sliders. I would suggest down loading the demo,and you can see what i mean
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  313. 5


    yes, a beautiful tool add on for painters who are photogrphers

    Can’t believe how meticulous and wonderful this software is! Amazingly accurate and sensitive and gives you so many variations that it is hard to leave an image as finished, kind of like painting!
    Fantastic!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  314. 5


    Fun to use

    You can create authentic looking Impressionistic photos or pseudo paintings, or dial down the effect to just enhance the photo being worked on. Either way, it’s fun to use.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  315. 5


    Warning: More than Mildly Addictive

    My first half hour with this program was really four hours. Time melted away. Rarely have I experienced software that is so powerful with most of it hidden one easy stroke away. I’m an amateur photographer that has taken some really cool shots. I’ve always loved the Impressionist painters. To marry the two is awesome. I’ve so enjoyed sharing my first 50 painted photos that a part of me wants to hide the secret of how I did it so easily. I’m generally tough to please but this software is worth every penny and many more.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  316. 5


    Wonderful touch of art

    To complete my Photoshop edit of an image of an old church in a secluded location, I applied “Monet” at 1/3 opacity to give an artful finish. I print my own greeting cards. Impression will work wonders for the cards.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  317. 5


    Very Impressive!

    Couldn’t ask for more from this wonderful program.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  318. 5


    Digital Art

    Being a self confessed Filter or Plug-In addict and owning quite a few suites, I was intrigued by this latest entry from Topaz into the field, from which I own and use the whole stable of their products.
    The range of user inputs and versatility of end results possible, have firmly established Topaz Impression as the go to tool for creating original Digital Art based on original digital photos.
    I would like to see it develop in future iterations to allow for incremental save options using various settings and selective areas of application.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  319. 5


    Topaz Impression

    I tried Impression on a 30 day trial initially and was so impressed with the results i was achieving i had to purchase it.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  320. 2


    Not Ready For Prime-Time

    Impression seems rushed to market before it was ready. Its extremely awkward to use. Not supported by photoFxLab which makes it very cumbersome to integrate into Lightroom. I couldn’t figure out how to install the “free” presets. The Impression presets aren’t very useful in my opinion. Way overpriced for what it is. I’m a Topaz user, but feel cheated with this product.

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  321. 5


    Exceptional!

    This is an amazing filter. It is easy to use, easy to create your own work. It is not just a one-click filter. It is exceptional, like no others! What is so great is the versatility. You can create exactly what you, the artist, want. Not what the filter wants!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  322. 5


    Topaz Impression

    Installed on an iMac, it did not work as a plugin in Elements 10 so had to use it as a stand alone, no great shakes though would have preferred it as a plugin.
    There are over 100 preset Impressionistic styles so there are bound to be some that suits a particular subject. There is a great deal of functionality with lots of adjustments/brushes. The software is a little slow to use and I would like to be able to save a few presets so I don’t have to wait for the interminable scroll though the loading presets, but the end results are worth it and would take a lot of work to replicate in Photoshop, if you could even do it!
    Good value for money.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  323. 4


    Impressive

    Unfortunately I ignored Topaz Impression for a while although I own the whole photographic bundle. The reason for this was that I’ve already got a lot of painterly plug-ins from other manufacturers and I don’t use them a lot. So I decided to download the trial and was instantly overwhelmed by it’s capacity and features. I love the natural look and the millions of possibilities within it. The UI is a great leap forward compared to the the former apps from Topaz. If I’ll find out how to save and re-import own presets so that I can use them on my other Mac, Impression will get its fifth star.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  324. 5


    Impressions of Impression

    If you get excited by the thought of applying realistic painterly effects such as impasto, oil, watercolor, or pastel to your photos, or if you dream of mimicking the brushstrokes of legendary artists like Monet, Van Gogh, O’Keeffe, Degas, and Cezanne, Topaz Labs’ Impression plug-in will have you dancing in the streets. I absolutely LOVE it! The hardest part is choosing which preset to use because there are so many breathtaking options.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  325. 5


    Amazing!

    I can’t stop using this app! Out of all the apps that Topaz has this is the number one on my list! I can’t put it down I’m addicted to this app! I love you guys!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  326. 5


    Versitile

    I love this app. It seems to be the first one that actually makes digital painting look like real paint. There are so many different choices to make and then you can change them to your own version. Easy to use right after the download.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  327. 5


    REMasK

    Leider kann ich ReMask nicht bedienen. Es wäre schön, wenn es die Kurzanleitung zu den Programmen auch in Deutsch gäbe.

    Ansonsten bin ich sehr, sehr zufrieden.

    Lieben Gruß
    http://www.elmar-zeller.de
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  328. 4


    I find I like to use a present and really tamp it down with the slider on the bottom left
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  329. 4


    Excellent results

    My education background is many years of fine art, photography and graphic design training. I’m a full time pro photographer. I’ve tried all the various other softwares and apps out there for paint effects. Topaz Impression delivers the best I’ve seen yet. Very painterly, very customizable, fast and provides a quick way to breathe new life into my images. In the future it would be nice to see additional brushes, especially grainy pastel effects, and I would like to see the Stroke Colour Variation more customizable in the choice of colours it uses. Overall a great product!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  330. 5


    Absolutely superb

    Have been using Topaz Impressions now for about one month and am more than happy with the results. To hear the gasps from family and friends when I show them the finished image speaks for itself. Have already got four A3+ pictures hanging up in my own home. The flexibility with each individual filter gives the opportunity to create 1000’s of different images. If you have not got Topaz Impressions you don’t know what you are missing and for that price, absolutely amazing.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  331. 4


    Outstanding

    Fast speed… Good results…
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  332. 4


    Excellent effects possible.

    My first impression (!) is that there is lots to discover and the controls are set out in a sensible way. There are excellent effects available and great flexibility in their use.
    I have got used to resetting Topaz presets before using them but now they reset only when you close, a reset button would be useful, perhaps one for each section.
    It would also be good to be able to chose which set of previews should load when starting rather than waiting till all the “wrong” ones load before selecting the required group. I find I’m using My Presets to store my favourites and switching to it before I close.
    I am very pleased with the results I have obtained, well done Topaz.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  333. 4


    A couple of tweaks and it's perfection

    I’d like to see an “undo” button that doesn’t do a complete reset. I think it would be more user-friendly when adjustments can be made and un-made, especially since there is no “history” window. I stopped taking notes on my editing when I left the traditional darkroom unless absolutely necessary.
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  334. 4


    Good but needs something

    I have been using Topaz Impression for about four weeks now. I enjoyed the trial so much I purchased before my trial period ended. It is a wonderful bit of kit for those wanting to take there images to a different and more ‘arty’ place.

    It provides some of the most realistic brush and texture effects I have seen and with a little further tweaking in your image editor of choice, the opportunity exists to take a somewhat average image and turn it into something you or your friends would be happy to print large and hang on your wall.

    As a relatively new product for Topaz, I expect they will be tweaking the software for a future release, so I will list my criticisms and wishes here, but it should be noted that my ignorance of the product may mean that many of the improvements I will suggest are already possible, just in a different form than I am expecting from my familiarity with other image software.

    A better colour selector tool. When choosing a Background colour, the colour selector is a very basic colour picker where you choose a colour in a seperate dialogue, there is no way to reference a colour in your image such as one would have with an eyedropper tool with access to the main window.

    Some sort of rollback button on each individual slider option to reset it to the preset value would be handy, like an undo for the last action only.

    When a custom preset is created, if it is saved with the same name as an earlier custom preset, it should replace it, not just sit alongside it in the list.

    A masking tool similar to that in other Topaz products would also be nice, where one could brush to expose or hide the localised impacts of effects.

    A way to specify the actual colour of the vignette, rather than have it always black. It often doesn’t look right. Of course, if one could specify the blending mode and transparency of a vignette separately, that might make the situation better but Ireally want the option of choosing a vignette colour..

    The ability to ‘Apply’ or ‘Reset’ would be nice (again, similar to other products in your range). As it is, all one can do is apply one set of adjustments. If I want to use an Impasto and then apply a pastel, I have to do the work in stages, closing the program in between.

    Overall, it needs to have a consistency with other Topaz products, in terms of interface and some basic features and options. Uniformity will make the tools more familiar in function and form, and encourage people to make quicker purchase decisions.

    I am sure there are other things I wanted to mention, but they have slipped my mind right now. To sum up, a great tool for creativity but a little un-instinctive in its interface approach, both as a standalone and in reference to the whole product range.
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  335. 4


    Easy to use

    Very good for a painterly version of a photo but not enough artist styles available as in Auto Painter which I use and it didn’t attach to Photoshop as Simplify did.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  336. 3


    Get better with a new approach to painting

    I have tested it for a while and I would like the following improvements in the next versions to come:
    – for portraits, you could make use of some kind of parts of the face recognition algorithm so that the strokes for the eyes ( the most important part in any art, photo or painting ), for the lips, for the nose and nostrils and even for the edges of any object might remain sharp and painted like using precise movements like in real paintings. There are examples and the best one is PORTRAIT PROFESSIONAL and it might be an inspiration for painting process as well. This solution is harder than the old and boring masking one that all painting software make us of;
    – also a better control over small sharp lines like branches, grass blades, hair and so on and not the chaotic manifestation of the present algorithm;
    – textures are so unrealistic in high resolution photos; they work a little better in small size images; there should also be a tool to allow impasto painting and not applying it on all surface;
    – paint strokes are blurred on an image with a resolution of 4500 X 3000 and there is no sharpening tool inside;
    – every time I open a new image I have to reset all settings so that I can use the presets with their real settings;
    – overall TOPAZ IMPRESSION is the best in this class of semi automatic solutions for painting photos and it can get the same downfall as the rest if sticking to same useless tools or can find more intelligent solutions to really beat the competition and give us the power to express our creativity in art.
    Thank you and good luck for the following versions!

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  337. 5


    Amazing

    As you will see from the project that I have created using this program – the results can be dramatic or low key – you decide. It is best if you spend a couple of days just playing around and creating your own set of favourite effects – then just decide which one suits each of your images.

    See over 250 images created with IMPRESSION here –

    https://www.pinterest.com/kennethwindsor/images-to-inspire/
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  338. 5


    Does what the name says

    It really does create an impression of something done in the style of a certain painter,a period or a technique. I have used the style of Monet and the various sketch techniques to enhance basic black and white images.
    I do have a problem when I am selecting a style . The interface ,i feel, is a bit “clumsy”. All things considere though, a good well thought out package, and I am quite happy with my purchase.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  339. 5


    Impressions of Impression

    An impressively creative painterly effects programme that meets my needs for the creative process. I love the varied presets and the ability to adjust them as I see fit and save my own presets once I have found my way to what speaks to me! The fact that it is also a stand a lone programme should appeal to those that don’t use one of the main stream pieces of photo editing software.
    10 / 10 🙂
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  340. 5


    Lovely

    I just love all the choices, how vibrant the colours are, and the simplicity of the program.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  341. 4


    Blown away with ease.

    I am a long time painter fan, but the ease of use,and the spred of Impresons is stellar. In 4 minutes I am able to build great art and style to focus on what I am after in art,after I build my composite and elements, I can build my vision like an old classical painter. I love this program, and mixed with the photoshop, this software simply rocks, it changes the way HDR is used too. Thanks Topaz Labs, you made life easier!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  342. 4


    Impression has made my Painting a whole lot easier!

    Once I figured out the best way to use Impression with PS CC214 and the other Topaz programs as a group things came together nicely.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  343. 5


    Powerful, easy to use program. Very versitile, an infinite variety of choices to make each image your own vision.

    I was very impressed with this program. The ease of usability, and the interface are wonderful to use. You’ve certainly covered all the bases, another great program to stretch the artist’s imagination.
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  344. 4


    Loving Topaz

    Very easy to use Topaz right from the download and no problem working with Lightroom and PSE alongside. I’m sure it’s something you’re working on, but definitely need an ‘undo’ key. Very frustrating not to be able to back up a step at a time. I’ll look forward to that upgrade. Beautiful results though.
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  345. 5


    Love it

    This is a really nice program from topaz, I just started to work with it and don’t know where to start.
    Also the past webinars on this program are helping me learn faster.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  346. 5


    Addictive!

    Topaz Impression is fantastic. I love it and can’t stop turning my photos into works of art. Thank you!
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  347. 5


    A Whole New Dimension!

    I have used Impressions a number of times now and I just love the various effects. I find that I can now take photos that did not turn out that well in turns of clarity of subject and turn them into pieces of art that express what I saw and felt. Thanks!
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  348. 5


    Fantastic, I love making my photos look like paintings I’ve been showing them to all my friends and recommending Topaz Impressions.
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  349. 5


    Wonderful Product - Easy To Use - Minutes Before You Start Producing Wonderful Images

    Been using Impression for about 2 weeks now and I have to say I love it. All of a sudden I have hundreds of new images. The original and the new “Impression” version.
    Some of my old images that I didn’t like and would never go through my workflow now are fantastic images (well at least I think so) that people love.
    Thanks for the great product.
    The great thing about Impression is that it is very easy to use and tweak.
    I just hope that as people start using Impression that Topaz lets us d/l new and better filters. It would also be great if we could all share filters that we make.
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  350. 5


    Creativity

    Love the amount of choices, use it in conjunction with ps masking etc to create a pic thats all mine.
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  351. 5


    Pretty Amazing Stuff!!!!..Topaz is the best..:)
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  352. 5


    Wonderful Impressions

    I LOVE Topaz Impressions so far…It has endless possibilities and allows the artist within me to come to the fore! I can’t wait to explore it more and get that creative spirit to really work in harmony with my photographic creations.
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  353. 5


    Miraculous Results

    About six years ago I purchased Lucis Pro 6.0 (Image Content Technology), an amazing instrument to reveal the detail hidden in every image. Combining it now with Topaz Impression, I have an unbeatable combination.

    I have now, after only about one week, arrived with a “painting style” which is truly and uniquely my own.
    Thanks, Topaz.
    Tom Jaynes
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  354. 5


    A great surprise

    I expected to see digital simulations of painting. Instead I got images remarkably like real paintings. The effects and presets are very realistic. It is satisfying for someone who cannot paint to be able to produce extremely painterly images with Topaz Impression.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  355. 5


    This puts it all together for Topaz

    Simplify was a good start but Impression is so much more. What fun these filters are. What possibilities –
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  356. 5


    Brings new heights to my creativity.

    Shows you some amazing start points. Allows your creativity to flow with just playing with the sliders. The easiest to use and the cheapest by comparison with other high end products with this range of use. If you have a computer that can handle it, BUY IT.
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  357. 5


    Impressive results

    I’m a german travel & people photographer and looked for an artistic style for my travel pictures. I was realy impressed how easy it was to convert a picture in a kind of digital art. The results are great and I would recommend Impression for fineart photographers.
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  358. 5


    Awesomely Creative

    I love this new addition to the Topaz lineup. After playing with the various filters in the demo software, I HAD to buy this. M artwork has definitely taken a drastic upward spiral since using Topaz Impression. Again, totally awesome!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  359. 5


    super fun

    I love Topaz Impressions so much. It allows me to take my photos and paintings (yes, paintings, too) to a whole new level of art. It’s user-friendly, too. I loved Topaz simplify buzsim before and now I feel like the doors have opened wide for more creativity with Topaz Impressions.
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  360. 5


    results

    Excellent for many applications and excellent results
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  361. 5


    Very artist -friendly

    I found this software nice and direct to use and quick.
    Very well thought out and I would heartily recommend to other artist/designers.
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  362. 5


    Best paint plug-in stand alone program yet

    I’ve tried almost every major paint filter, software, plug-in, etc.
    I use Topaz Impression as a starting point, then with masking, blending, I can create really realistic painterly imagery.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  363. 5


    Impression brings out the hidden artist

    I am 57 years old, I have never taken art lessons. I do enjoy looking at art, paintings and images from people who take ordinary images and create masterpieces of art. Impression has unlocked the hidden artist in me that I did not know existed.
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  364. 4


    Brings out the artist in you

    This program has many interesting presets that can start you off in whatever direction you want to go. It’s fun and interesting to be able to create very different images from one single image.
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  365. 4


    topaz impressions

    Love the effects that this software makes. But i find it very slow to load the photos with all the variations. Usually i just load the photo then walk away for a few minutes….it could be because of my computer. Otherwise…i would give it 5 stars. Love pastel, Da Vinci and obscurity especislly.
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  366. 5


    Very easy to use

    Have used the program twice and for me it’s very easy. Images very good. Have the look of the type of painting they are representing.
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  367. 4


    Truly Unique - Almost Perfect

    Topaz Impression is a truly unique application for Photographers. It allow the artist to create truly unique images through a range of tools – I’m not aware of any other program which can create these effects so easily and effectively. If it’s so good, why only 4-start? From a creativity perspective, this application is a 5-start program. However, a few user interface things could make it better. First, the user should have a bit more control in Preference to allow the user to have it start they was they prefer – e.g., the Presets window should allow the user to choose which presets it defaults to when opening. I would prefer to see ALL presets or my custom presets when the application opens. Second, the Users Manual should be revised to include images of the sliders and their settings next to the image they are illustrating so that the reader can see how the image changes when a slider is moved. Currently the documentation refers to the sliders, gives some adjustment numbers but it is difficult to actually understand how the image is affected. Having said all this, the only real way to understand the sliders is to open an image and play. In conclusion, I LOVE this program and commend Topaz and its developers on a real winner.
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  368. 5


    fun, fun, fun....did I say fun

    I can play for hours with this software because it is so easy to use and I really like the quality results I get. I am a fan…….
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  369. 5


    So Good with Tweeks Needed

    Impressions is an extraordinary plug-in. By far the best piece of software out there that tries to simulate the great impressionists, post impressionists, and other great artists. I’m blown away by the complexity of the algorithms you must have had to calculate.

    That brings up the first challenge. Because the selections are so many and complex there must be a tremendous amount of information in the files because the presets take a very long time to both load, and then reload after I’ve readjusted the sliders. I suppose that’s a trade-off I have to accept although the cumulative time makes me more judicious with the number of images I’d ordinarily select, as in fewer.

    I’m also amazed at how the titles of each preset is so true to the essence of it’s artists or an art style. If I pick Impasto I’m confident that the texture will have been painted with a broad brush or palette trowel, if I ask for Renoir I see a soft light around the edges of forms, and if I ask for pastel smudge I see the unmistakable blending of colors with a person’s fingers (and without the finger prints). How do they do it?

    That brings me to my final request. To fully unleash the artist in me I’d like the freedom to apply my own digital-pad brush strokes (using the Wacom to be precise). I want to “correct” or “adjust” the global template with stokes that vary as I apply my own painting techniques and creative style. For example; on Impasto why not allow me to paint with a small chisel brush for the subject and then allow me to increase the brush size for background and vignettes? How about letting me sketch pastel with precision for limited parts of the subject (what a photographer calls the sweet-spot) and then gradually smudge the chalk as I move towards the extremities? This is just a small and limited number of ideas that control over details (versus global) might provide me. The key is that I want precise control over the techniques as opposed to the current global changes that are made by the sliders.

    But bravo! Take a bow. This is a marvelous software that I expect I will be experimenting with months to come.
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  370. 5


    finally

    this little beauty allows me to lift that thin veil that seperates photography and the artistic freedom of the painted medium, it takes my Renaissance portrait work for example , and brings it to the very door step of my original artistic vision. I love it !
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  371. 5


    Great art tool

    Ease of use
    Nice interface
    Fantastic results
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  372. 5


    Wide open to imagination

    Wow what a tool. The level of functionality and control is amazing. I’ve hardly begun to scratch the surface of what is possible with this tool. Thank you so much Topaz Labs.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  373. 5


    Photographs to art

    This is the best program I’ve come across for creating real art from photographs. Highly recommend– but another program with layer capabilities is also needed.. If one wishes to make ‘local’ adjustments by position ( it can allow for changes of colours) one will also need a version of a program like photoshop … Or Topaz Fx Labs.
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  374. 5


    Freedom, creativity, short learning curve

    Working with Topaz Impression paired with a layer based Photoshop workflow system and a mouse seems to give me similar freedom and creativity to that of a dedicated painting program with tablet but with much less of a learning curve.
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  375. 4


    Good but needs lacal adjustments

    After trying this software on about thirty or forty images, I find it can achieve excellent results in adding artistic elements to photographs. This, however, is primarily achieved on a global scale within the software. This is fine if the effects you desire are to be distributed to every thing in the picture. In painting, however, there is a need for more or less detail in certain aspects which is achieved by local adjustments that may include detail brushes, brushing out, or blending. Here Impression fails to offer any local adjustments such as found in their other software program, Simplify. Without local adjustments, one has to use layers in other software programs such as Photo Shop. This seems a glaring problem in Impression and one that Topaz could fix by incorporating the technology they already have within Simplify. I think this is imperative to make this software advantageous.
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  376. 5


    Very easy to use plus excellent results.

    I thought at first that I was only interested in impressions but almost immediately decided that I wanted the complete program. Of course, I’ m still learning, but I know already that this is the program that I’ ll be using (along with Photoshop of course) with all my work. The Tutorials are VERY helpful although I prefer to have it in writing so I take notes. Customer service is over the top. Empressions is the best program for art that I’ ve ever used.
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  377. 5


    Best Painting Tool

    Topaz Impressions is by far their best tool yet. I absolutely love how it mimics real paintings. Great job Topaz!!
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  378. 3


    Impressions is Inspiring

    As soon as I started using it I have been playing with the plugin. Then purchased the plugin to complete my Topaz Bundle.

    When I was able to take a single colored piece of paper into Impressions and the results were surprising. No photo, nothing on the paper but color. It will make some interesting background papers.

    Then I started working with photo’s and found what fun that could be and began creating different styles with a unique brush. rather than on default brush. Mostly loved the ability to use both a slider to adjust the amount of style is applied plus the blending modes.

    Although a fan of Impression, the time it takes to make you wait to render all the samples is frustrating. Before you can even pick just one category the program makes you wait before being allowed to select a category. The slow time with current code can get better and faster hopefully. The lack of saving a snapshot of different styles applied to one photo makes you wait and exit the program to save the layer. Then you open the same photo again waiting and choose a different style to apply to the photo and must go back to host program to save the layer to compare it to each other. The lack of some type of masking tool limits the power of what Impression has to offer since your whole photo has to be changed not just an area.

    Giving it three stars because of what it lacks and the time it takes to get your results while it renders styles you are not even interested in using.

    Actually looking forward to seeing what Topaz does to improve a very powerful inspirational software that they just cracked the seal on its ability.

    Impressions is an inspirational tool for the artist in all of us.
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  379. 4


    Almost perfect

    I’ve tried a few of these “painting” programs and Impression does the best job for my needs. A wide variety of realistic looking results, quick processing and easy and useful tools to help get the look just right. The only downside for me: the smallest brush strokes (while still covering the “canvas”) are sometimes still too large.
    The brush rotation slider on the latest update is also very useful.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  380. 5


    Great tool with lots of options

    We got it working here with out any problems or slowness. I have not put it through many paces as yet, but some of the first picture files converted to wonderful works of art. Easy to use with the guides. The only thing I would like to see at this point is a variable size brush too option, with different brush types to change some of the stroke patterns near tonal boundaries. It can be done in Photoshop, but takes a lot of time. But still working with it and discovering different looks with some favorite Digital Images. I would rate impression a ten on a scale of one to ten with all plug ins.
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  381. 5


    Impression is Impressive

    So many amazing presets and controls allow for creating individual art from photographs that can fit any mood or objective. And one of the best parts is that it is super easy to use. The only downside: I don’t get some of my other work done because it is easy to spend hours playing with this software. 🙂
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  382. 5


    Endless Possibilities with Topaz Impressions

    Take an uninteresting photo (harsh light, high contrast, boring content) to a fantasy of rich color, texture and depth with Topaz Impressions. Make the changes subtle or wild. It’s up to you and your imagination.
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  383. 5


    Add to your photographic creativity

    I found nearly on, as a competent and highly experienced professional photographer, using this program allowed me to enhance some of my photographs and have them look like paintings. Using this program was not a substitute for improving a poorly made photograph. There were a few attempts that proved to me to that some photographs should be left alone. Using this program gave me another dimension in creating highly accepted pieces of photographic art. One has to use judgment on how far to push the envelope on most applications. My next course of action, in using this wonderful program, is to test the buying public to see if some of my work is marketable.
    I purchased this program after using if for close to the 30 day test period. Purchasing it was not a knee jerk reaction. After close to 4 weeks of using Impression and reading the reactions from some of my colleagues proved two important issues. How easy most applications were to use and how far to go,. The old cliché “Less is more” applied to many of my uses. Many of the comments were made by other experienced professionals. in the US and in Europe as posted on FB.
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  384. 5


    All it's advertised to be AND more!

    There was high anticipation to try this product and given the sophistication, ease of use and depth of quality and flexibility of previous Topaz products Impression did not fail to achieve. In fact I would say its now raised the bar. The product has an extensive array of artistic styles which allows for single application r mixing and matching to meet or inspire any level of creativity and skill set. Its one of those programs, like photoshop, where the more you use it the more you discover and the more fun it all becomes! Well thought out ergonomically and very powerful in usage. Kudos to TOPAZ!!
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  385. 5


    Easy to use

    Topaz Impression is Impressive. A must have!
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  386. 4


    Versatile

    I love that I can choose several renditions within 1, ie, I can make the image very impressionistic or very subtle and everything in between, with/without colour, and change a brush stroke to alter its look.

    I would rate it 5 stars, as I do find each time I render, even a slight change, it takes time to complete it, and 1 image can take up to 20 min to complete to the way I like it. Small potatoes really.

    I love Impression.

    Zoshart
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  387. 5


    Great new perspective for Fine Art Photography

    I have been a big fan of Topaz products and Impression lived up to the other Topaz products I have used. They have great free webinars, I encourage you to try this new software. Very interesting! Love it…something new for the toolbox.
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  388. 5


    Topaz Impressions

    OMG—I love Topaz Impressions!!! So many possibilities!! My first attempt was a 24×36 canvas of a historic building that burnt down in our small town. I watched a video on Topaz Impressions Mixed Media and did three different effects on the picture. The canvas turned out spectacular!! Plan to enter it in a Christmas Art Show!! Can’t wait to get a little more experience using it!! Definitely five stars!!
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  389. 5


    Takes you to the next level

    I absolutely LOVE Topaz Impression. It was just what I needed to make more arty photo’s. I couldn’t live without it now! Love, love, LOVE!
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  390. 5


    Amazing

    Easy to navigate and use with amazing results.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  391. 5


    Amazing

    Easy to use with amazing results.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  392. 5


    great program

    Since getting Topaz Impression I have received so many compliments on my photographs. Everyone loves the water color series.
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  393. 5


    variety of features

    I really like Impression. I have previously used several other artistic programs and plug-ins with a varying degree of results. However, I find that Impression is the best. It offers a wide variety of artistic choices and can easily be modified. The brush selection feature adds greatly to this program. I am anxious to try Impression on a number of my photos that are suited to artistic expression. Good job, Topaz.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  394. 5


    Possibilities of Expression

    I am very pleased with Topaz Impressions. It offers so many possibilities. The presets are very nice as is but I prefer a much more subtle enhancement to My works and it is quite easy to get the feel that I want with just a few quick adjustments.

    As is, I would give Impressions four stars however, being a long time customer of Topaz I know that soon, workflow enhancements will be along as a free upgrade therefore I’m giving it the full five stars.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  395. 5


    Impressions Review

    Impressions can certainly be used as a stand alone and allowed to manipulate the entire image…but the real strength of this painterly effect software is to use it with less overall impact and to suggest a different and alternate world.
    This is the best software package created in the last several years…..
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  396. 4


    New Possibilities for your Photos!

    After playing with the 30-month trial, I didn’t find it hard to justify adding yet another topaz product to my arsenal. For me it’s greatest use is going to be to open up new possibilities for photos that just didn’t quite have the “it factor.” I went through a few old photos that I never thought were good enough, and now they are. There are so many options available that bring that special touch that might benefit some photos. It is easy to use by picking the presets that appeal to you the most, but then the possibilities are endless when you play around with the other adjustments.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  397. 5


    Great product - installation was harder than it needs to be

    Great product. I like the new presents. Quickly got good results. The installation is harder than it needs to be. had to uninstall video card software and re-install. Happy with results. Good tutorials.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  398. 4


    Pretty good.

    The best program I have used so far for creating a realistic painting– 500px.com/frej57 . BUT it is painfully slow, both loading and processing the image. If it is this slow for everyone I just wonder how many people will continue to create their own work instead of just using the presets. Aside from that it is a great program for anyone who wants to explore their artistic side.
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  399. 5


    Very straightforward and clear

    I’m just beginning to use this, but my experience so far is very positive. I am an avid fan of impressionist art and using this software enables me to create in photography something like what I have observed in impressionist painting.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  400. 5


    Creativity release valve

    I did wonder if I’d use it but I have found that I can’t stop using it. I have never had any skill as an artist but Impression has opened the flood gates. The ideas have just blossomed and I am delighted with the results. It does need good equipment to work but it was well worth me investing in that better equipment – it has given me a whole new lease of life and at 75 that takes some doing. Thank you Topaz for your wonderful work.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  401. 5


    Fun, fast and easy to use.

    I’m a photographer that can’t draw a decent stick man. With Topaz Impressions I am able to create some very impressive works of art. I hate reading manuals, so I just opened Impressions and started to playing and experimenting with some of my images that I had taken, I even surprised myself with some of the end result. I signed up for one of the webinars and learned even more. Most of the comments I get are “that looks just like a painting”. To make a long story short Topaz Impressions is a great product.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  402. 5


    Topaz Impression

    This is a wonderful programme, I’m very excited by it, there is so much potential for giving images a totally different feel.
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  403. 5


    Fun to Use

    I resisted purchasing this item when It was on sale, Not good, Finally decided to get it and although It would have been nice to save a few dollars, I Do not regret getting Topaz Impressions, Now I’m constantly thinking ahead of time what to shoot that I could use this program with, well almost Everything. Its Fun, addicting and takes me back to when I use to Paint with Oils and acrylic. The computer is now my canvas and Topaz Impression my medium and brushes.
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  404. 5


    Great Effects!

    I was so excited to watch the demo on Topaz Impression. I wanted to find a way to add a Monet effect to some of my images. This works great and I am just now learning how to use all of its features. What a great idea!
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  405. 5


    Great effects..,

    I love this tool. Great array of effects, easy to use, and lots of flexibility.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  406. 4


    the most intuitive of all the topaz filters

    very easy workflow. so far, I have just been picking presets then exploring the sliders. very easy to see what the adjustments look like. soon I believe I will have several of my own favorites. right now I am using layer masks to erase part of the effect. a brush out tool would be handy. that would make it a 5 star rating. having fun lots of fun with impression.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  407. 5


    PC Impressions review

    I love it. It meets my wildest expectations! I am able to be an artist yet I do lack the training the traditions require. Topaz has done a good job. Now all I have to do is get my Mac up and running.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  408. 1


    The Product is Too Slow

    I have a Mac Book Pro with 4 gigs of ram. The product takes too much time to load. When making adjustments to a preset, it also takes way too much time. Once all the presets of a given category are loaded, if you scroll up or down beyond the current screen, you have to wait for the presets to load again. When you go to your next photo from whatever host you’re using, Photoshop CS6 in my case, you have to wait again, for a long time, until the presets load. It was so bad that I really couldn’t give it a fair evaluation. However, I like the potential of the product so well that I purchased it anyhow. I upgraded the ram on my computer to 8 gigs, at considerable expense, thinking this would fix the speed issue. While it helped, and is better than it was, it still remains slow and is frustrating to use. Until the speed gets better, I would not recommend the product to my friends in the photography community..

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  409. 5


    Dramatic Changes to an Ordinary Photograph

    I can’t draw or paint, but now, after using Impressions I can do both and get stunning results. I use the trail and error method and always come up with something beautiful. Impressions is pure fun.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  410. 5


    Fun, Easy to Use, Great Results

    I am interested in creating photos with a “painterly” look. Topaz Impression meets all of my expectations. There are a large number of presets, including some that emulate the great masters, as well as more “generic” painting looks. With the typical Topaz slider controls, the presets can take on an infinite number of personalized looks. The program is easy to use, and FUN, FUN, FUN! After some basic editing with other Topaz products, any photo can become a work of art with Impression.
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  411. 3


    Impressions

    On one hand the presets are really great, But the work flow is slow and poor. It takes way too long to load each set of presets unlike Simplify which is a much better navigation. It would also be nice to paint out in any workflow or preset. That is something that is lacking in all your software except star effects. But maybe I am being a picky because without your software, life would be a little more boring. I would still recommend the software however.
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  412. 4


    Impression is easy to use and the different previews gives a fine start to create an artistic images in different styles from a photo. There is still a lot to learn. before I can use all its advanteges.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  413. 4


    Great Plug-in/Stand alone product

    This product provides a fine array of possibilities for turning your photographs into works of art. Absolutely amazing and very quick response time for any and all changes while working on image.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  414. 2


    It’s way too slow. Takes forever to load and process adjustments

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    • Performance varies per machine as it is quite graphics card intensive. Here are the system requirements for best performance. Also remember that you can always try it free for 30 days to see if it runs well on your machine.

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  415. 5


    Best Assistant Ever

    All of Topaz Plug ins are awesome. They assist me to create pieces of treasured art for my clients.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  416. 5


    Very easy to use

    One of the easiest modules in the Topaz range of products. Impressions opens the door to endless possibilities. I’ve already invested hours digging up older photos and trying out all the effects. The customization tools are a great asset and are equally easy to use.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  417. 5


    Just what I needed

    Impression is exactly what I was looking for to set my images apart.
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  418. 5


    I love Topaz Labs. Impression didn't disappoint!

    Well done Topaz Labs! You did it again. My pictures look like works of art. For the next iteration, please consider Michaelangelo. A must for those wanting to convert their pictures into canvas.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  419. 4


    Great for my purposes.

    My purpose is to make my images a realistic re-creation of the scene with
    painterly overtones which help re-installing in the image the mood of the scene.
    So far I have not had much of a chance to use Impression, but every time I did
    I was very happy with the result.. Hence I already recommended it to many of my photography friends to check out Impression whether it would equally serve their needs. My MO is to get ideas via presets, adjust the ones I find
    suited for my image, then put the ones – yes typically plural – on individual layers (in PS CC) then blend and mask for final result. The process gives that satisfying feeling of adjusting for impression – yes you named the tool properly – by using brushes and blending, rather than popping filters on an off. and looking for a filter effect. More later, and I anticipate 5 stars, when I will have more experience. RK.
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  420. 5


    impressions of impression

    The Impression plug-in is a quick learn. The technicals aspects are hidden behind a very effective screen. The software works well with the other TOPAZ programs and the number of effects can be quickly run through. Further edit is one click away. The deeper edits are set up in easily arranged blocks of sliders.
    Brush size and brush strokes can be rapidly tested until the image subjectively pleases your aesthetics.
    I would suggest one addition. I would like to see a local brush available to selectively draw back on specific locations in the image. For example, in a portrait I would like to be able to selectively remove some of the effects over the face. I imagine that Topaz will add something like that in one of their many free updates.
    The Impression plug-in is a very effective program for people interested in multi-media fine art photography. It is a perfect addition to a full suite of photo editing software that Topaz Labs has created.
    Finally, I give the company an A+ for the most comprehensive tutorial available for free. In addition their customer support department is the best in the business.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  421. 5


    Looks real, not digital

    I’ve waited a long time to finally find a truly outstanding software program that will turn a photograph into a believable work of art. Not that I want to deceive anyone, but Topaz Impression makes photographs much more interesting and pleasant to view. I get excited just using Impression when I see all the possible effects I have to choose from.
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  422. 4


    Needs development

    This is a good art rendering filter. I own Alien Skin Snap Art 4 and this is its equal but also a good compliment to Alien Skin. I can do different things with both programs so I don’t consider them duplicates of each other.

    Where Impression will take off is being able to brush on different effects on the various parts of a photograph. Right now, this is not possible, one would need Photoshop masking skills and a lot of time. Until that happens this is not a superior product.

    I’d say the main asset of the filter is the many styled presets. But this library of presets really needs to grow and would hope that Topaz keeps it going. I am already a bit bored with the factory presets. Otherwise, Alien Skin and Topaz are neck in neck in which is the better product.

    Have to say, these kinds of filters can be pretty cheesy. Many people can spot the artificiality of filters like this. Where this will totally take off is when it would take an expert to analyze a computer rendered art image to differentiate it from a hand painted version. But then would I really want that?

    I love Topaz, they provide excellent products that are the best for the money. They also don’t milk the upgrades like OnOne etc. Really hope they take Impression to the next level. Not quite there yet.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  423. 4


    Stand out from the rest

    I have been using Impression for about 2wks and loving the effects offered. I have been looking forward to having these options for my photoart. If I could change/add one thing it would being able to use 2 (or more) effects on one photo while processing, perhaps that option is there and I have not found it yet. All in all worth every penny!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  424. 5


    Outstanding program

    Does everything they say and much more. I am having fun going back to images I made several years ago and reworking them in Topaz Impression. This is one of those programs you should own.

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  425. 5


    A Truly Creative Tool

    The ability to apply an artistic impression to some images can be their salvation. I have used it to salvage what I thought were OK images that simply needed just a little more dimension to make them shine. Impression gives me that ability. I would highly recommend it.
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  426. 5


    I can focus on the creative and let Impression do the tedeous work

    This is a great program to get creative with. Unlike other “art” software, Impression is not a cookie-cutter answer to giving my images a painterly look. I get all the flexibility I need to make my images stand out by mixing colors brush sizes, textures and texture depth. I love the looks that it lets me create for my pictures.
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  427. 4


    in French: impressionant!

    At the moment, without a shadow of a doubt, the best on the market. What interests me is the fact that I can personalize the result in a way that follows my inspiration and vision. Great product!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  428. 5


    Ein sehr gutes Programm

    Es macht Spaß mit Topaz zu arbeiten , es ist einfach und doch umfangreich was hier für wenig Geld geboten wird.

    Liebe Grüße
    Günter Havlena
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  429. 5


    Very flexible with high quality output

    The software offers a very wide range of options for producing high quality artwork. The presets offer great starting points, but it is really the ability to refine the exact look that is desired that makes the program so useful. I appreciate that it is possible to mask different parts of the image and therefore enable mixed media artwork. The one area where there is room for improvement is to increase the coverage options for smaller brush sizes.
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  430. 5


    Express Yourself with Topaz Impression!

    Photography is an art but what I like most about it is my ability to make that art reflect my own taste. Topaz Impression is the first plug in filter that allows me total control but gives me a starting point!! Your imagination is the only thing that will hold you back from creating your masterpiece. The software offers many ways to adjust the offered presets…from color, brush strokes to final texture and vignettes. Thanks Topaz for the terrific software product!!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  431. 5


    Love it

    Provides my creativity a jump start and allows me to really experiment with how the final product will look. When I print on canvas I have to explain that it really is or was a photograph.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  432. 5


    Backgrounds

    Recent purchase. I had a family shoot that I wanted to be hi-key, but it just didn’t look right. Cutting out & placing background didn’t look right. But I used Impressions to make a great background out of the original, then masked out family. So there are many ways to use this product!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  433. 5


    It's great.

    I’ve been using Impression for about a week and love it. It’s intuitive and easy to learn. Have posted some work on FaceBook and people love it and are asking me how I did it. I have told them and at least one person went out and bought it based on the work I posted.
    I love the Topaz plug-ins and having been using them since the beginning of this year (2014).
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  434. 5


    You never know what you will get

    You never know what you will get until you click on the presets. It is not for every image but gives stunning results to those that are complimentary.

    I appreciate the tutorials that Topaz continually offers. I have been using their plugins for many years.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  435. 5


    Art made easy

    Gone are the days you have to painstakingly use Photoshop to adjust your photos to have an artistic flair of a painting. Topaz Impression is quick, easy concise. A real joy to have in my kit.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  436. 4


    Very Easy To Use

    Very easy to use; takes a little long to load the presets, but worthwhile. Like other Topaz products, you can then revise and personalize all those presets. I was looking for water color effects.; I got many options; most of them worked out very well for me.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  437. 5


    Beautiful Results

    I also use Corel Painter 2015 but find I essentially get the same quality results using Topaz Impression. Easy, fun, fast quality results!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  438. 4


    Easy to use

    Another option for photographers.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  439. 5


    New Program

    Just downloaded the new Topaz Impression program, and I am surprised to say the least. I think I own all of the Topaz Products, and am generally satisfied with them. This one seems great. Just had a few minutes to work with it, and it seems superior to other so called “Artistic” products.
    I either own, or have tried the others, and am looking forward to seeing what this one will do. So, in a word, I am satisfied and impressed ( whoops, 2 words).
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  440. 1


    Topaz Impression problems

    I have a relatively powerful computer but with topaz impression most of the time my computer is not capable of handling the program. My computer handles very well all the Topaz programs but with Impression the computer just cannot finish the job. My computer will be tested by a specialist to improve the performance of my system but I think that the program is just to heavy and demanding for most computers.

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    • Hello, yes Topaz Impression is our latest software we’ve released and the system requirements are higher than our other products. Please take a look at the system requirements to see if your machine will be able to operate Impression

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  441. 5


    Topaz impression, top class

    Having used Topaz Impressions for just a short time, I am more than impressed. I manipulates your image to incredible heights. The App. Produces results that I know I would not have known were possible, never mind how I could possibly achieve. It can take a plain ordinary image and turn it into something you would want to display
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  442. 4


    Easy to use but lacks flexibility for individual elements

    Very good support in getting Topaz installed. My system would not initially run Impressions but support services got it up and running fairly quickly. Many thanks.
    Product itself is fun to use and one can create some very good images. One problem is the lack of working on specific parts of the image (e.g. burning, dodging, etc). Hopefully this will change as Impressions matures.
    I would certainly recommend it.
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  443. 5


    Moving a photo image from a jpeg to a painting

    I am a photographer who uses the new mirror less cameras. Prior to this, I was a strict medium format photographer always looking for the sharpest and most highly detailed images. I was pleasantly surprised when I had friends remark about the “beautiful” photographs that I made from a very highly detailed high resolution image. These images made with Impression Impasto moved my sharp high quality photo images to beautiful soft and muted painterly like pictures. I am still interested in resolution. I have found that your Clarity filter helps me achieve optimum results with great attention to detail and high resolution prints.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  444. 5


    Great High-Quality Effects

    In my opinion Topaz Impression creates more realistic artistic effects and performs faster than the wonderful and highly praised Snap Art-Plugin by AlienSkin – and furthermore it’s very simple to use. The effects can be fine tuned via many control options which give you nearly endless possibilities to create very unique looks ore the very convincing appearance of paintings by the old masters. I spent many hours playing around with this astonishing Plugin. I love it, althogh it’s not the cheapest.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  445. 5


    So far I love topaz Impression..very easy to use and down load.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  446. 5


    Very good product
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  447. 5


    Impressions On Impression

    Very unique artistic tool. With so many variations and applications to apply to a project, and also your ability to
    control the amounts of effects and brush tips as well as presets and backgrounds, this is very easy to recommend. Also it works seamlessly with my Lightroom 5 a nice bonus.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  448. 5


    Topaz Impression

    Best of the products. Been in photography for 50 years. Digital just keeps getting better with products like Impression.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  449. 5


    Needed it, used it immediately, loved it

    I needed to add a very special effect to a piece, not what photoshop’s basic filters would take care of. I am a fan of Topaz already. When Impression became available, I wanted it, but work kept me from stopping long enough to purchase and download. I had a project arise that required a special paint technique. Got Impression, downloaded, used it immediately and had my order off to the lab within 30 min. It is amazing, both the product and the finished piece. Thanks Topaz!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  450. 5


    New Life

    As a photographer that likes to dabble on the creative side and give old images new life, this is the best thing I have seen in a very long time.
    I am totally addicted and the use of Impression is so easy to use that my 5 year old grand daughter could use it.

    Darren
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  451. 4


    Adds Art

    I’ve found that the Impressions supplied presets do not, in general, do quite the job you want. The various adjustments available make it work very well for a variety of images.

    it is, like tools of this type easy to overdo things. I find that it often works well if you blend the Impression result with the original image to tone it down a bit.

    At first I thought it worked very well for landscapes and architecture but produced ugly results for portraits. After working with it more I find that it is possible to get some very, very nice portrait results also.

    Most of the sliders available are obvious and produce results in a straight forward way. Some, however, are harder to use and produce unexpected and weird results.

    I’m building up a few of my own presets which are, for me, better starting points than the supplied ones. The other learning that comes with experience is that some images work very well with it and others much less so.

    I am unclear on the management of presets. I haven’t found a way to export and save them like I can with other Topaz tools.

    I have also used simplify and Impressions together on the same image and produced results that I and others like a lot.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  452. 3


    Wait for next version

    I am sorry I did not wait for a later version of the program. I very much like the slider options in the right-hand panel and the fact that there are various parameters. However, I am disappointed in the types of artistic transformations, which tend to be various ways to degrade the photo with spots, blurs, etc. as impressionists did long ago. I provided comments to Topaz that alerted them to other edge-strengthening techniques in more modern art-forms that would be more generally useful. So I wish I had waited for a more mature version of the program.

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  453. 5


    Very easy to use

    I have just started using the plug-in. However, I find it one of the easiest Topaz plug-ins to use. Also, the painterly effect is fantastic. The hardest problem is not to over do it. It is an exhilarating experience.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  454. 4


    AMAZING!..BUT

    I LOVE THE EFFECTS PROVIDED BY TOPAZ IMPRESSION But Why can”t it have a brush out option like so many of the other Topaz software programs have. it could then be used for wedding and portrait photography and that would make it absolutely awesome!
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  455. 5


    Just perfect for a person who loves photo artistry

    I am a Nurse who has very little time to enjoy what she loves doing with photos and Topaz Impression has given me a tool that has saved me so much enjoyment
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  456. 5


    Better than I thought, and that is not easy

    I had problems with my graphics driver and the Topaz trial. The Topaz tech wizards got me back up and running and I ended up buying the software. As great as the Topaz tech service was, the software was even better! I had high expectations for Impression and they were all exceeded. It probably helps I always wanted to paint and had zero talent, then along comes Impression, and Voila! I’m a painter.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  457. 3


    Nice Program but Slow and Expensive

    I regularly use Topaz software programs for my photo processing. They are a great company and their software is usually an excellent value. With regard to Impression I love the results but feel hat the program is overpriced and a bit clunky to use. It also doesn’t integrate with PhotoFx and I find this disappointing as I use PhotoFx in conjunction with Adobe Lightroom, and it’s annoying to have an additional tif file cluttering my drive. I do love the results though, and the software has made it possible to rescue pictures that I originally found unusable due to focus issues. The bottom line for me is, Impressions is overpriced at $99.99 compared to the rest of the Topaz product portfolio. I would love to own it but will wait until it’s offered at a reasonable price via sale or promotion.
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  458. 5


    Turning Simple Into Spectacular

    While waiting for a deer or turkey early one morning, I noticed some yellow wildflowers at my feet, so I pointed my camera and shot. When reviewing my pictures, I decided to run in through the Topaz Impression. The results – WOW, said my wife!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  459. 5


    Wow

    I have been a photographer — both professional and enthusiast for over 50 years. I have an art degree and see the digital image captured by my camera as the starting point of a creative journey/exploration. I have been taking digital photographs since the first Nikon D-1 appeared on the market. I love the the opportunity that digital art has given me to go beyond what I could with paper or canvas and pigments. I own and regularly use a number of digital enhancement tools beyond CS5. Topaz Labs products are superb and I use a number of them. Topaz Impression fills a much needed gap and enables the photographer/artist to do things that could only previously be imagined. It is one of the most powerful tools in my creative toolset. While not for everyone, it offers great capabilities for those looking to merge photography with the traditional graphic arts.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  460. 4


    Nicely done

    Topaz Impression helps unlock my creative ability.

    Thanks
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  461. 5


    All that's promised

    Amazing plug in allowing user to create art from a digital image. Great flexibility in brush shapes, colors and opacity.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  462. 5


    i use the presets only

    i am impressed with the plug ins. certain photos go with certain presets. some photos look better as paintings
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  463. 5


    Great Addition to Lightroom/Photo

    Really like what it allows you to do: “Make any picture a work of art”! Very easy to use and customize. Can save customized versions for use in future.

    Only negative is the price. Should be considerable less expensive.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  464. 5


    Artistic release!

    Brilliant plug in. Love it. Has enabled me to explore creative artistry!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  465. 5


    GREEEEEEEAT.....!!!

    I cannot begin to tell how much I love Topaz Impression! I am an amateur photographer who would have loved to have been able to make great paintings!
    Topaz is so easy to use and the outcome of the photograph is an absolute WORK OF ART!!!
    I absolutely love it and definitely recommend it!!!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  466. 5


    Great art work

    Paintings and photographs are subjective and individualistic, being able to marry the two for me not able to paint with talent is an extreme bonus.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  467. 1


    surprisingly good

    What a surprise, such a refreshing change from bog standard artistic filters, impression is flexible and the results are great.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  468. 5


    Photographic Painting

    This new addition to to the Topaz Lab collection is a pleasure to use and extremely intuitive. The transition from one effect to another is so fast it is a pleasure to work with. If you have any artistry in you as a photographer this is the perfect way to experiment. There are other good programs on the market but this new edition takes full advantage of 64 bit computing architecture and advances in modern graphic cards. I love the real brushstroke editing facility with the ability to change it’s shape, density, length and transparency.
    The ability to modify the canvas background is truly superb.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  469. 5


    By far it is my favorite paint plugin for Photoshop!

    This is a very powerful and flexible tool for me as a creative photographer. Topaz Impression has many great options and is incredibly intuitive. Topaz nailed it with this one!!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  470. 5


    Easy to create a painting...was very surprised

    I recently did a painting from a simple photo taken with a phone. I was surprised how authentic it looked as a painting. I am going to use this to offer some bridal canvas prints.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  471. 5


    Impression is Fun!

    One thing that is most appealing about Impression is that it is fun. You can enjoy seeing what you can do with your images. And with a wide range of control.
    There are other sketch plug-ins. But the Da Vinci Sketch renders differently from them, and is exceptional.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  472. 5


    Easy to use program

    Unbelievable what you can do with this program.love it.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  473. 5


    Huge improvement on other types of impressionist filters

    I think this filter is absolutely great. I have not stopped using it since I eventually got it to work by upgrading my graphics driver. As I gave up on stock photography and am directing my efforts to print on demand sites, it has been beneficial in converting somewhat boring images to something someone would actually buy and put on their walls!

    Sheila Smart
    Sheila Smart Photography
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  474. 5


    Instructor's Choice Software

    I teach Photoshop to beginners to advanced in West Michigan. Topaz products, especially “Adjust” and now “Impression” are the only add-ons I ever recommend to my students to make their pictures go “zing”. Keep up the good work! Ten stars for Impression!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  475. 5


    Great fun

    As an elderly amateur, my only reason for buying and using ‘Impression’ is my own entertainment. I am totally non-commercial so I will never use it to make money. I can sit at my computer, with images, frequently from the past, and breath new life into them using Impression. In plain language – I am quite simply having fun. I love it !
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  476. 5


    Fantastic Program

    This program added a different dimension to a lot of my photos. There is little out there than can equal what this program does anywhere near this price point. I would recommend this program to anyone that loves photography and has an artistic bend to their work.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  477. 5


    Breathe New Life Into Forgotten Photos....

    I’ve always been using effects on my photographs for quite some time but this is one effect that really changes perspective on some older photos I had given up on. Each photograph I work with seems to find itself fitting with one of Impressions variables. The options within each preset provide nice a range of control to fine tune what I am expecting or hoping to achieve in any given photograph. The folks at Topaz Labs have really put together another great piece of software that has a user friendly interface and is nice to work with…oh, not to forget, the fun factor…
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  478. 5


    Create Works of Art

    The presets give an easy way to transform a photo into art, then making adjustments I can get the exact look I want. Takes photography to a new level.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  479. 5


    Outstanding program!

    I did the free 30-day trial for all of 24 hours – and then bought it. I absolutely adore this software because it gives me another artistic outlet. I believe it really lends itself more to landscapes and still life rather than portraiture but that may just be because I haven’t yet learned how to use all the bells and whistles properly. My son – who has always been a “purist” in terms of his photography – also fell in love with the program when he saw some of my efforts and immediately bought it for himself as well. The ability to turn a lovely photograph into a beautiful piece of art is incredibly satisfying – so THANK YOU Topaz! Wish I could afford all of your programs but I am very happy with the one I CAN afford!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  480. 5


    Very Easy to Use...

    Topaz Impression truly takes your pictures and turns them into beautiful impressionist paintings similar to the old impressionist artists.
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  481. 4


    I am very pleased with this plugin. It’s limitations is only my photography as not all suit impressions.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  482. 5


    Outstanding

    I have used it only once but really like it The software is incredible and realistic.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  483. 5


    Topaz Impression

    I mainly photograph flowers and purchased Topaz “Impression” a couple of weeks ago. I find that I can use “Impression” and intermix with out of camera images to give the effect of part painting and part actual sharp image. This gives a very pleasing effect for viewing. “Impression” comes with excellent pre-made templates and , if you want, you can make your own templates with the very comprehensive tools supplied. I find this a wonderful tool to use for my flower and still life photography.
    Thanks, Topaz.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  484. 5


    We'll have fun, fun, fun, 'till your daddy takes …..

    Nobody will take away MY Topaz Impression. I tried it for free for a day and knew I had to have it. Money well spent! I have been re-envisioning my best shots ever since. I’ve tried all the pre-sets, but I seem to come back to the Impasto style and the pencil rendering choices–which I then modify. What –a –hoot!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  485. 5


    Very easy to use!

    Over the past year or more I have been trying to get pictures I have taken to look like paintings. I have been using techniques in Photoshop & plugins but the out come has not been close to what I want. The very first picture I tried using Topaz Impressions trial version, I was blown away with the results & how fast it was to get the exact look I was seeking. I immediately bought the key for the program & have been using it every weekend since.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  486. 5


    Mindblowingly Wonderful

    I’ve used Snap Art for years, and thought it was good,.. until I started using Topaz Impression. It is frankly amazing!!! The best I have ever used!!!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  487. 5


    Easy to use

    Only used few of the filters, but it’s easy to use and lots of fun. Applied filters on images that were not very good, to create a “painting” and sketches that gave it life.
    Only problem I had was updating the graphics card firmware, but once I found the correct download, it worked just fine.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  488. 4


    Easy to make art from photos

    One stop artistry but it needs to offer more finer discrimination/shades of offerings with each artistic effect. As for myself, not being artistic, it meets my needs.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  489. 5


    WOW what a cool product the more I use it the more I love it.

    I am a small independent photographer who travels in the warm months here in Canada from fairs to flea markets selling fine art prints. Topaz impressions has added an extra dimension to my work and added new customers who might not be looking for a standard fine art print, but are open to the more abstract nature of the Topaz Impression prints over a standard photo. It works for me and I have made back the cost of the program within the first month. Works for me.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  490. 5


    Does it all

    Great photo app. It does it all with total control by the user. I managed to create several stunning images the first day. Best of all it’s fun to use. Topaz has always produced great plug-ins, but as far as I’m concerned this could be their best to date.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  491. 5


    Awesome Plugin

    Topaz Impression is without a doubt the best plugin for what it does. I am a happy customer!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  492. 5


    Love the natural look

    So happy with this software. My favorite Topaz software to date. The effects look completely realistic, not like they were computer generated. I do wish that there was a way to have the output go to its own layer. Other than that, 5 stars.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  493. 4


    Another Great Software Program

    Love the program! It gives your images a whole new look. I originally had a problen because of my computers graphics card. Topaz support was very helpful, and with a little patience assisted ime with solving the problem.
    Seems the program runs a little slow on my computer compared to my other Topaz software.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  494. 5


    Turn Your Photos into Paintings

    With the click of your mouse, you can turn your photos into paintings in a variety of styles from classical to modern. This software helps you bring things out in your photographs that you don’t even know are there.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  495. 5


    nice bit of software

    Easy to learn with available tutorials… impressive results, if not too engaging as Impression makes a photographer want to use the effect all the time… fun to work with… I like the Van Gogh effects the most!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  496. 3


    yes

    More control than simplify ,but,would like brushes named not numbers..
    Zoom control no 50%, 100% 200% etc.
    More tuition on portraits and figures.,too much landscapes;
    But with a few tweaks you could have a great program
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  497. 4


    Using Impression your painting imagination takes flight, so easy to use.

    Topaz Impression has the tools available to create a rainbow palette and to experiment with techniques of various Impressionists. The program provides an important contribution to the art of digital painting. Among the choices of selecting the right canvas and brushstroke, there are the various techniques available for the digital painter to manipulate, it’s all there. Topaz Impression as
    usual works well with other Topaz products. Imagination unlimited, I love it.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  498. 4


    Relax and enjoy the scenery

    I gave 4 stars (not 5) because it is integrated with PhotoFXlab, leaving that aside it is a great little program to create a nice change of pace to your landscape photography.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  499. 5


    Creative inspiration with Topaz Impression

    Impression is a great addition to the Topaz family of plugins and can even be used as a standalone program. It is very simple to use – just apply a preset to your image and tweak the results by adjusting the sliders. The available presets are excellent representations of various artistic styles and techniques, but you can create endless variations of your own and save them as personal presets. It is so much fun experimenting with different photos and settings, and these experiments take me in creative directions I wouldn’t have thought of on my own. The rendering time appears to depend strongly on the hardware used. Some users have complained about slow rendering times, but on my system (Windows 8.1 with Geforce GT 640 graphics adapter) rendering is practically instantaneous and I love the speed. Luckily there is a list of supported graphics cards and there is also a free trial available.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  500. 5


    Just the results I was looking for...

    I was looking to make title slides for a presentation from beautiful mountain scenery of a recent hike. Was able to make a colored chalk “impression” of the image, added text and resulted in the feeling I was after. This was using one of the default presets. Looking forward to experimenting with additional choices and modifications.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  501. 5


    Stunning

    I’ve only used this product on a trial basis but will definitely be buying it. Don’t expect it to transform every photo processed into a masterpiece but when it does work well – Wow! I’ve purchased a few of Topaz products but this is the best so far.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  502. 4


    A great next-step beyond Topaz Simplify!

    I use Topaz Simplify to prepare landscape images for digital painting in Painter and Photoshop. Simplify allows me to effectively reduce the color set in an image so as to be “more painterly.”
    Topaz Impression provides me with a new tool to either produce a painting ready for finishing, or an under-painting for further manipulation in other paint software.
    I am confident that Topaz Labs will release further presets and capability improvements for Topaz Impression to increase it’s value as an image manipulation tool.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  503. 5


    Intuitive and straightforward

    The produce lives up to the ads. It does help me express my art. Another excellent addition to the Topaz bundle.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  504. 5


    Feeling like a "real" artist at last!

    Although I work very hard at perfecting my photography I have always yearned for a product that would let me take that next step to add my personal interpretation to images and create truly one-of-a-kind artwork. Topaz Impression lets me do just that. I have been a big fan of the Impressionist painters like Renoir, Monet, Cezanne and Van Gogh for years and now I can begin to emulate the beauty I have seen in their paintings while adding my own unique flourishes Hopefully in the next iteration Topaz will give us the ability to dip the selected virtual brush in a color of our choice to add individual touches here and there in addition to the wonderful overall effects the product now provides..
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  505. 5


    Very simple procedure, and fun to use.

    So far I am enjoying Impressions very, very much. I have explored, and discovered many applications within this program. You are not limited at all to the pre-sets in this program, but they are a great place to start. Although you can use this on any photo, you will find that not all your photos look great as pieces of art. On the other hand I have tried it on some of my so-so photos and wow they are great as a painting or a sketch. I highly recommend Topaz Impressions. You will discover your own likes and these can be saved as your own style. Have Fun and enjoy.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  506. 4


    excellent app... a suggestion for future

    i wrote a review once before but i wanted to add a comment.. i am a retired studio portrait pro and i am now using this to re-work a lot of old images shot with early digital as well as film back in the ’90s… mainly figure work for gallery exhibition. my comment is this.. this is a great interpretational tool.. i use the Da Vinci sketch module the most, save it into photoshop then blend it with an original image.. or combining more than one Impressionist effect with an original… for my next exhibition body of work this will be my main style.
    BUT… i would like to be able to brush or paint in a certain effect into an area AS WELL AS be able to lighten or erase a spot in the effects panels… i can do this in Layers in Photoshop but i’d prefer to be able to do this inside the app.
    thanks for the Topaz apps… i use them a lot.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  507. 3


    Easy to use

    I found Topaz Impression very easy to use but the results were rather disappointing. I was expecting more accurate brush stroke representation. There was very little depth created with the various brush strokes. I also would have liked the ability to mask out areas to bring back more detail within the program. The results were in no way comparable to Corel XR4 Paint. They were very similar to what can be achieved with Topaz simplify. I think the interface is good & that you’re on the right track but the program needs some more work.

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  508. 4


    Topaz Impression

    I like this new software and I admit that I am still learning how to use it. It doesn’t seem, to me, to have as many options for making different kinds of art as lets say Adjust. I wish it had different selections within the each type of impressionist category like the other Topaz plugins do. All that being said, I have made some amazing pieces of art using this software and I would recommend it to anyone who likes to dabble in watercolors and painted looking images. Most of mine are “one of a kind” and it is fun to create them.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  509. 5


    Lots of fun with great results

    I have the full set to Topaz filters and use them to improve my “straight” photos. However, transforming photos in unphotographic ways can make them more appealing. Perhaps it’s the abstraction that allows the viewer to put more of their own thoughts into the picture, sometimes into a picture which would otherwise be mundane. Although I’ve been using Topaz filters to achieve useful effects to some extent, the Impression filter is what I’ve been looking for and it has moved the level of abstraction up to new heights.

    It gives me what I’ve been looking for and I’m having more fun than ever.

    I highly recommend it.
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  510. 3


    Good -- could be better

    A good start!

    1. needs reset button
    2. needs masking brush
    3. needs a way to “stack” effects — avoid having to go in and out of Impression to Photoshop
    4. needs a “photo-realistic” style — difficult to obtain with current brushes/settings
    5. rather limited “styles” — heavy emphasis on Impressionism. What happened to Vermeer, Van Eyck, etc.?
    6. “paint volume” adjustment doesn’t seem to do very much
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  511. 5


    Amazing!

    Something I never knew I needed until I tried it. Brilliant fun and wonderful results.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  512. 5


    IMPRESSION

    This is a very good plug in if not the very best TOPAZ have manage to bring out .Very good value for the money. If I have any faults it would be the texture
    pre-sets could be made bigger so you could actually see which one you are
    using.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  513. 5


    Topaz Impressions Puts Icing on the Cake

    Topaz impressions and icing to what is a series of beautiful layers on the cake. It’s fun to use and the beautiful variations on the original pictures make one want to try more and more! Great stuff, as usual, Topaz Labs!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  514. 5


    Awesome software

    Definately a must have for the digital artist! Very well done to the developers.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  515. 5


    Lot More To This Program Than Meets the Eye

    On first look, Topaz Impression looks like a program that will turn your photos into a painting. But working with this program I have been able to add mood, textures and depth to the image and still maintain the photographic look or sharpness I love in the details. The charcoal and chiaroscuro
    presets are my favorite. The ability to move the light where you want it coming into the image in the chiaroscuro preset is brilliant. I would love to see Topaz add the ability to layer and combine different effects without having to save and bringing the image back in.

    Overall, this is a fantastic product and I highly recommend it.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  516. 5


    Creativity Unleashed

    The teasers about Topaz Impression were spot-on. This software unleashes your creativity in new and fun ways. I’ve tried flower and landscape images with great success – they don’t look like retouched photographs. I can’t wait to print these images on linen, water color paper, and canvas.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  517. 5


    Great tool for photographers

    I’m not a painter. I do not have talent. To him I would have to learn to be a few years not known what effect. With TopazImpression I feel like Monet, Renoir and Van Gogh. And all this in a few seconds. Its possibilities are endless. The results depend only on my invention or idea. TopazImpression is a good job and a great tool for creative photographers.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  518. 5


    amazing...

    What an amazing program!!! I have been doing ultra real wild life photography, especially hummingbirds and have found that most folks don’t care for this type of “art” work on their walls as much as something more “artsy”. So far I’ve been reworking some of my favorite hummingbird shots and have been just amazed at the results!! I’ve got to get some printed and out for purchase…I really really love the results this program offers and the amount of “presets” that of course are all customizable and which are also able to be saved to be used on your next wonder 😉 Currently I’ve been making a duplicate background layer in Photoshop and then going into Impression and tweaking it until it’s just what I’m looking for then back into Photoshop where I “erase”, paint out the effect on the hummer or flower as much as I want, varying the opacity until it’s just like I envisioned. This allows an amazing artsy background and at the same time a “real” hummer standing out. Of course you have the final say on the look that you want. The only thing I’m thinking that would be so nice would be to have a “brush” within Impression to paint or manipulate the flow at certain places as you’d like, maybe not 😉 Could probably use “liquefy” within Photoshop to accomplish what I’m thinking, hmm 😉 Get it, you’ll love it, another 100% gem from Topaz!!!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  519. 3


    It's Adequate

    Slightly over priced but it does what it claims to do. My only criticism (apart from the price) is the usability could be a little better and no preferences menu, you get it like it is and that’ll have to do.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  520. 5


    Turns pictures into art

    Very easy program to use and the effects are awesome. Turns pictures into works of art. I love all the styles to choose from.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  521. 5


    The best way to painting your way

    This is the way to go if you love art and painting and yet don’t have painting skills. You guys hit a home run with this one!!!!!!!!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  522. 5


    Easy

    So glad to see that Topaz has a product that equally rivals other similar products. Love the presets, but also how easy it is to edit and enhance each one. So many different options to make the preset yours. Almost no chance that anyone else will have the same effect! Good job.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  523. 5


    My new favorite "art conversion" tool.

    I have tried a lot of tools that promise to take a photographic image and give it the look of natural media art. Some were more expensive than this one. I have never seen the range of presets and the amazing results I’m achieving with Impression. This easily exceeds my expectations.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  524. 1


    Limitation of compatible systems

    This is the only Topaz program that I bought that was incompatible with my computer. I hope that Impressions 2 is better in this respect.

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  525. 4


    My Impression

    It takes a while to load, but it is worth it. Love the numerous options for adjustments.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  526. 4


    Software, photography and Art

    This provides a quick and intuitive way to convert your photos into other format (e.g. sketch) and art impressiosn (like the painting of Van Gogh and Monet). Provides another way to learn how the masters and how they differ on style, colors, brush strokes and the way they paint. I’m expecting more selective editing and controls to be the next functionalities from Topaz. Highly recommended.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  527. 4


    Photos to art

    For many years I have been trying to make my photographs capture more than just the moment. I wanted my pictures to embody the spirit of the scene too. Through using various plug – ins, by layering my photographs with multiple images, or multiple modified copies of altered images or combining all three I have gone some way to achieving that aim. Topaz Impression has taken me a stage further. It is not perfect, I do not find the thumbnails of the brush types adequately indicate what effect one might ultimately obtain. Some of the sliders don’t go far enough in, for example lengthening the stroke, or widening the stroke but these are minor criticisms and I am sure that Topaz will go on refining the product. It does however produce some remarkable effects, just as if I had sketched my picture or used coloured crayons. I truly love this plug in and would recommend anyone to try it out.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  528. 5


    should be "expression" instead of "impression"

    So far I have really enjoyed creating my art work. I like the colored pencil transformation the best so far. I have not been able to try all options yet,
    but I will get to them. I need to find the image that fits the use of each option. Just doing them at random does not work. You guys did it again.
    Love it.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  529. 5


    Impression is very easy to use

    Although Impression is easy to use it took sometime to get it to work after downloading it. Red screen at first then images froze after that problem was taken care of.. Now, it seems to be working just fine after Ryan spent some time on it. Apparently, my computer had some problems that caused the program not to work at first. Thanks, Ryan, for helping me out. I do so love the program. Showed the Mrs. a few of the things it can do and her jaw literally dropped to the floor. Astounding! Her exact words.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  530. 5


    Intuitive

    I have another program for converting photos to paintings. Topaz Impression is easier to use, more flexible, and produces a better final product by far. It works so well, I want to convert all my photos to paintings. Simply amazing.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  531. 5


    Another Excellent Program from Topaz

    The presets are a good place to start, but the customization provides a wide range of tools for artistic impression.

    I would prefer the program open with All Effects rather than the smaller Featured Set.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  532. 5


    Great Plugin

    I recently purchased the new Impressions software plugin for use with my Lightroom program. After playing around with it I found it very easy to use and loads fast. There’s a large variety of presets and the really nice thing is they can all be adjusted to each individuals taste.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  533. 5


    Very easy to use

    I bought Topaz Impression not very long ago, but the few experiences I made with it were outstanding, easy and with great results. I already recommended it to a Photo friend.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  534. 5


    Really Like It!

    I have only used the program for a short time due to time constraints, but it gave me some excellent results while I was experimenting with it. I look forward to using it and making prints in the near future.

    Great program, George
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  535. 4


    Experience, none, all new to me but oh what fun exploring all manor of stylization away from traditional photographic output, especially when conjoined with Adjust 5 in PS.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  536. 3


    A decent start

    Works ok on some subject matter (landscape), not so much on others (people).

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  537. 5


    Too many possibilities.

    The biggest problem with this filter is that the more you “play”, the more variations you like. Tough to choose a final product.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  538. 5


    My local framer thought I'd taken up painting!

    I had a set of quite dynamic images of our Lurcher playing with his mates but was never quite happy about how to print them off onto canvas. (I do my own!) However, had my first play with Impressions a week or two ago and suddenly I had pictures worth printing. Even got a WOW from hubby who usually just says ‘very nice’! They really do look like paintings. I decided to have one of them framed and in the shop he asked if I’d taken up painting. He was amazed at the effect.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  539. 5


    Great

    Great piece of software

    Pros: great gallery of customizable effects, very realistic.

    Cons: Not sure if it is a real con, but i had to upgrade my video card in order for the OpenGL to run… Anyway it was a convenient upgrade
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  540. 5


    The new #1

    Overwhelmed and frankly quite stunned by the ease of use but most importantly the ability to craft images that bear a stunning resemblance to an actual artwork. Having used a number of quite nice art type programs IMPRESSION is now the Rolex of the group and becomes the number one go-to. The naturalness of the individual strokes is quite astounding and the wide array of user variable effects rounds out the creative power.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  541. 4


    Easy to use

    Before I was a photographer I was a painter and topaz impression takes me back to those days of brushes and acrylic paint. I especially like the impasto.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  542. 5


    Awesome!

    I just purchased Impression last week and already have several photos that have been turned into ‘master pieces’ of art. It is much easier to use than I expected and I can pick the style I like and then fine tune it quickly to get the exact look I want. I think Renoir is my favorite starting place. Thank you for Impressions. I love it.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  543. 4


    Sketch is useful

    For a long time now I have been looking for a B&W sketch app that will convert
    a color photo for the purpose of drawing a plan; such as a crime scene.
    Topaz Impression certainly goes away towards achieving that.
    However, I would like to see the team come up with an app, or upgrade, that will produce a technically accurate (no art here) “LINE” sketch from a pic. This would have uses from accident investigation to city planning and carpentry.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  544. 5


    Excellent results

    Having been a fan of Topaz Software for some time I was pleased to get Impression. The results are fantastic, realistic shading and plenty of presets. Beautiful results can be obtained with just a few tweaks of the sliders. Value for money with professional results.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  545. 5


    Leaves an impressive impression.

    It has awaken the arist in me I knew was there waiting.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  546. 5


    Love it x 5 stars

    “7 billion interpretations”? Could probably go close. Well conceived interface makes it too easy. In fact only criticism is it’s too easy to get ‘lost in space’ and forget about time! The mind boggles at what Van Gough, et al, might have done with it. It’s opened up a whole new world … I’m Impressed!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  547. 5


    Outstanding product just needs a few tweaks....

    This program will turn your photos into wonderful pieces of art. It has opened up another art medium to explore for years to come. A few small additions to the program and Topaz has a classic.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  548. 5


    Love It!!!

    The program is very easy to use. The sliders make it so easy to get the effect you want.
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  549. 5


    very nice app

    This app is very easy to use. Has many features that can be applied to projects.
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  550. 4


    Gives you alot of possibilities

    Haven’t used it a ton yet, but the few practice images have turned out well. It definitely has a place in my artistic “arsenal.” The sliders and controls work in similar fashion as other photo manipulation software; so there is not a steep learning curve.
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  551. 5


    Very interactive

    Love the control and multiple options on various painting techniques.
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  552. 4


    Very easy to use for beginner and expert alike. I use it as a stand-alone and as a plugin, the resulte is beautiful painting.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  553. 5


    so easy to use

    All I can say is I LOVE IT! Its easy to use and so much fun. The results are fantastic.
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  554. 5


    endless possibilities

    There are so many different applications to choose from and then you can adjust each one with so many different sliders. My friends are amazed at the results I get. So many worthy of enlarging and framing. Only fault I can find is that it takes a little long to load, but I can certainly live with that. Thanks Topaz,
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  555. 4


    Good, but needs more effects

    Would like to see more effects ala Corel Paint It
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  556. 5


    Impression is impressive!

    Best program for the task!
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  557. 5


    Good product, easy to get started

    This product is very new, so I have not used it extensively yet. It is easy to get started with Impression, and I have had very nice results with very little effort. The interface is very friendly, a good addition to the Topaz product line.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  558. 3


    A good start butt....

    i would prefere more differences between the options eks monet and other impressionist The program is too slowly compared with other Topaz programs
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  559. 5


    Easy to use

    Best painting effects app yet.
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  560. 3


    Preliminary

    Have had limited time to work with the software. However to this point the experience has been very positive. It is very simple to work with, versatile and produces very pleasing results. Three stars because of the limited time to work in the program.

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  561. 5


    This Plug-in Is Fun

    I have always liked the look of photographic images altered to look like various types of painting. Impression gives you a multitude of choices of styles and it is an easy to use interface that gives you complete control of the process.
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  562. 5


    I really like it .

    You can get super fast results with the presets or take a bit of time and tweek things here and there to get exactly what you want . I am still on the learning curve but if you have used TOPAZ FX LAB a bit , it is easy going . Another great tool by TOPAZ in my photo enhancement bag .
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  563. 5


    Fantastic Results!

    If you have ever tried to create artwork with like this using Photoshop, you know how tedious it can be to get good results. With Topaz Impression it could not be easier to get outstanding results. You can select from a rich selection of presets to get started. From there, you can tweak the controls to put the finishing touches on your masterpiece. And the results are fantastic!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  564. 5


    Awesome!

    Love these filters. I have used other paint filters and these are by far the best.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  565. 4


    Takle your time and enjoy the simple and multiple results of each setting.

    I love this add-on. Use it with Photoshop to enhance images of friends and scenery.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  566. 5


    Top[az Impression in a word - Wow!

    Another great product from Topaz. Fun and easy to use yet still offers almost endless opportunities to express myself.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  567. 4


    First Impressions

    There are many ways of adding ‘painterly’ effects to photographs, but most seem to leave an obvious manipulated result. Impressions is different, easy to use but adding genuine artistic effects that look original, not after thoughts.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  568. 5


    most realistic so far!

    used it a couple of times so far, looks natural and realistic , would advise anyone to buy , would have liked a lesser price though
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  569. 5


    Blown away

    Was really impressed from the get go with this software. Really easy to use and you can create unique images simply and quickly. It enables you to get your creative juices flowing. Brilliant
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  570. 5


    Works fantastically!

    Unlike a leading competitor, Impression’s brush strokes capture and retain smaller details more faithfully and realistically (if I so choose), allowing more flexibility in how my image appears. The brush strokes also seem intelligently placed, making my image that much more compelling to look at.

    The only feature i’d like to see is a feathering or masking feature to lessen the effect in chosen areas. I can easily do this in Photoshop, but doing it in the app would be preferable.

    Overall, I love using the program and would give it my highest recommendation!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  571. 4


    Impression

    I can’t wait to discover new facets to the old photographs I’ve taken. It’s like having a whole new catalogue!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  572. 5


    One Click Wonder!

    Topaz Impression does at a stroke, what in the past took hours of careful work with multiple layers and painstaking brushwork. Stunning, simply stunning!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  573. 3


    A very slow performer

    The plugin is a nice one, especially compared to other similar programs that I own. However, when loading the plugin, it goes through a loading cycle for each and every image I want to process. IT’s SLOW!
    The processing itself is faster than the loading – and I have a fast PC…
    The results are nice though.
    I wish that many additional styles of historical artists will be added in a future revision.
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  574. 4


    I like it very much.

    I am still experimenting with it, but having fun with all the modes, it’s pretty easy once you figure it out. Bottom line, it’s fun, gives some nice results. I still need to do more in Impressions before I can give a comprehensive review.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  575. 5


    True Artistic Processing

    This plug-in gives the easiest and most realistic way to turn an image into a piece of art. The brushstrokes are true to form. There is complete contol over the strokes, and the interaction of the strokes with the image through the mode options. I totally enjoy the processing of my images, and find it fun and rewarding with the results.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  576. 5


    TOPAZ.......SO VERY TO USE

    I have only tried it once and what I found was just great. I have always been impressed with your software and I have found myself being more creative.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  577. 5


    Topaz Impressions

    I loved this program as soon as I downloaded it. I work in art and photography and it is the best I have worked with. At 74 years old and have been working with photography since I was 8 and I now have the media that I dreamed about as a youngster.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  578. 5


    Imagination

    “I have maintained a library of photos over the years where the subject and composition are very good, however they may not be tack sharp. I have been waiting for a product like Impression for just such photos. Paintings are not generally photo sharp and this program allows me to exercise a degree of artistic latitude. The first one of my photography students I showed Impression bought the application less than 10 minutes after experimenting with a trial version and was able to produce some beautiful results in just a few hours. Many of the pictures I have worked on have become amazing abstracts not only for prints but for their potential sale for greeting cards, stock, and other items.”
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  579. 5


    Superlative Achievement

    Anyone can now instantly create truly unique artiistic renditions of their photography with Topaz Impression. The software engineering Topaz has achieved ought to earn every professional accolade possible.!!

    Well done, Topaz!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  580. 4


    Very easy and almost intuitive, if you use other editing products.

    I purchased Impression and within 5 minutes, had an image that I was very happy with. I’ve had Simplify 4 and found this new program,to be a step up in the process of converting photographs into realistic images. I looked at other programs and think this is one of the best offered,especially for the money. I’ve only had this for about a week, but feel that this is all I’ll need, to add that extra “oomph” to my images.
    I would certainly suggest that anyone looking for this type of program, to start and maybe end with Topaz Impression.
    I would be happy to provide links to the “new” images that I’ve processed through Impression,
    Rich Franco
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  581. 4


    yes, very easy to use

    lots of scope for enhancing some images beyond the literal. it adds a lot of variation to my black and white images. i have ideas to expand the use of it with some hand drawn art.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  582. 5


    Some Unexpected, Intriguing Uses

    Topaz Impression is designed to turn photos into other art media such as paintings and drawings and at that task the software excels. However I’ve been experimenting with some more outside-the-box uses for the software and have been getting nice results. For example I’ve found I can produce intriguing typographic treatments by applying the software not to photos (as one might expect) but to text set in fonts. I’ve also found Topaz Impression makes simple graphic designs richer and more complex, and I can use the new textures in my 3D computer graphics work. The GUI is easy to use and interactive, so I can adjust it until its output suits me best. I like that I don’t just have to settle for a limited set of default behaviors. I like it a lot.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  583. 5