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


    Officially in Love

    I have only been playing with this program for a few minutes, and I am already in love. Normally, I have to go through 3 programs and hours to get the painted look I want without making it look very digital and fake. After just a few minutes of fiddling in Topaz Impression I actually found a look I liked on the first try. And it didn’t take forever to apply the effect as has been my experience with other programs. I thought Topaz Labs had achieved it all, but they’ve outdone themselves once again.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  2. 5


    Best program there is.

    All Topaz Lab programs are essential to my work. They provide me unlimited opportunities to create original images that I would not be able to do otherwise. I have used several programs over the years that create painting effects. Impression is far and away the best one I have ever used. The creative possibilities are only limited by the user’s imagination. So give it a try….it’s a lot of fun!
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  3. 5


    An Original!

    Topaz Impression in unlike the other programs out there that try to turn a photo into art. I highly recommend trying it!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  4. 5


    Hey I can Paint Now!

    I’ve always been envious of painters because I really can’t draw a crooked line! As a photographer I’ve aspired to take pictures that resemble paintings by a favorite artist, well now with Topaz Impression I can actually make a pretty awesome painting from one of photographs. Sweet! The software does all of the heavy lifting so I can just be creative and release my inner artist! I’d write more about how awesome this is, but I am busy “painting”! Go buy this now!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  5. 5


    simple, but not simpler

    It’s a powerful tool, with many settings you need to experience with. Resulting pictures “Ti-Impressioned” are amazing, so give it a try, it worths the effort. I’m trying with 20MP, tiff files generated from RAW shoots and preprocessed with another famous tool (the one with the light in the name) – then I run TI as a plugin. Really cool!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  6. 5


    The best and quickest painting plugin I have used

    I just got a very nice rendition on the first try with Impression of one of my photos that I spent hours cloning in Corel Painter recently. The result with Impression was achieved in minutes.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  7. 5


    Just what I have been looking for

    I have been a landscape photographer for some time and have tried, without a great deal of success, to produce good digital art. I have used Photoshop’s “Oil paint”, until they withdrew it from their latest version and have produced some reasonable digital paintings, but nothing I have been that pleased with.

    Topaz plugins have been a big part of my workflow for the past couple of years. As they have developed their art, they have helped me develop mine.

    I downloaded the free trial of IMPRESSIONS and within a few minutes I was just blown away with the results and that is before I started using the adjustments available. This latest filter has endless possibilities and I can see that it will help me to produce the exact effects I have been looking for.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  8. 5


    Topaz Impression

    A great product. Simple to use.

    At last digital art at a reasonable price. Well done Topaz Labs.

    I can say no more.

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  9. 5


    I never thought I'd see this day!

    I’ve always been a fan of converting photos into art.
    Previous products would randomly apply brush strokes without considering details and direction.
    Impression paints like a real artist … things that need to have details have them, lines and contours are painted with intelligent brush strokes.
    Impression is now my favorite Topaz product. It’s BY FAR the most ADDICTING app that I’ve ever used.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  10. 5


    Different, novel and fun to use

    Opens up a whole new area of picture making, brilliant.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  11. 3


    Great Fun - But.......

    Having played with the free trial, I have to say Impression is good fun. But to me it’s a very niche plug-in that may not get a huge amount of use in my post processing workflow. I use Clarity, Adjust and Detail regularly – but Impression, if I buy it, will be a nice to have rather than essential.

    The performance of this plug-in on by 2011 iMac is annoyingly slow, I have to wait for the preview thumbnails to generate every time I select a category and this is tedious. But one positive, it’s one of the first Topaz plug-ins that doesn’t rely on using the Fusion Express bridge for Lightroom. Hooray!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  12. 5


    Where has this been?????

    I never thought I would say this but, you just may have got a new top plugin. All your plugins are fantastic but this one takes the cake. So easy to use, fun to work with, able to take so so images and turn them into a work of art ( no pun intended ). In most cases it is a one click wonder. Please keep up your great work.

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  13. 5


    Ecellent Fun

    Using the free trial.
    I use simplify a lot but sometime it doesn’t look like a painting.
    First impressions this looks like a great plug in. I am really going to enjoy it and have a lot of fun experimenting. Thank you Topaz for another fantastic plug in

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  14. 4


    Adobe's Oil Paint on steroids

    Kudos to Topaz for filling the void left with the removal of the oil paint filter in CC 2014. After using the beta versions and the trial versions I am impressed with the power of this plug-in. If you’re a daily user of Adjust and Detail like myself you might be overwhelmed by the complexity and power of this plug-in. I suggest you start with a preset (and there are a lot of them) then tweak till you get the look you want.

    This is is not an every day application like Adjust or Detail but when you’re looking for that “look” this application can drive you nuts with its options.

    The only down side that I have found after using it for a month or so is that with large files (from many of the 24+ meg pixel cameras) it is a bit slow to start up and to reflect your changes.

    For power and options I give it 5 stars
    The interface gets 4 stars
    The speed only 3 stars
    I guess a 4 star overall review isn’t too bad

    One final note, while I guess everything is expensive these days, the $100 price tag seems a little pricey compared to the rest of the Topaz applications.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  15. 5


    Gives dimension

    Topaz gives more numinous emotional complexity, depth, and creation mythos to psyche in my photos and the mythic-body-politic of ethos they reflect.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  16. 4


    Impression ... transform your photos into works of art ...

    Impression by Topaz Labs is positive addition to your creative toolbox adding a new dimension to creative possibilities …

    I have used several programs over the years that create painting effects but Impression is far and away the best one I have ever used and it really unleashes the inner artist in you by challenging you to combine your photographic and artistic talents into one creation.

    With realistic presets inspired by different artists and artistic styles getting you started quickly and with tools to adjust the brush strokes, colors, lighting and texture the creative possibilities of Impression are only limited by your imagination …
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  17. 5


    What a Rush!

    This is hands down, one of the best photo manipulation plugin/standalone programs ever! It is now an integral part of my workflow. It works great within Ps and Lr. It’s real value is just what Topaz advertises, it turns you into an artist with absolute control over the application. It helps you convey what you felt when you depressed the shutter button on your camera. What I think is really cool, photos I reluctantly deemed unworthy for editing are now works of art. One photo in particular was a crappy low res jpg (450kbs) but with awesome subjects and composition. After using Impressions on it, my jaw dropped in amazement. I posted it and received rave reviews. Tsk… I am gushing, but it is an excellent program and I highly recommend it. 🙂
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  18. 4


    Has given my work new depth of expression

    Using Topaz Impression has given me the ability to add new depth of expression and interest to my work. I have maintained my personal style but added and adjusted areas of my work I was previously not quite happy with.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  19. 5


    Best Painting Program!!

    Topaz has outdone themselves with Impression. This is one fantastic product as it offers the user ease of use, great starting points with the numerous presets and tons of control over the finished product. Some painting programs are way too complicated with a huge learning curve and others are one click instant results with no control but Impression offers the perfect balance.

    I would highly encourage everyone to try it.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  20. 5


    Art from a mere photo?

    This 64bit program runs in stand-alone mode or as a plugin from most photo-processing software. Just fewer than fifty presets are included with the software; all of these are adjustable to your personal tastes so that you can save them to use again; just over seventy textures are provided. In combination these allow the feeling of a piece of art from your favourite artist to be achieved. The application of presets occurs in real-time; you don’t have to sit around waiting for your masterpiece. When used in combination with the other Topaz plugins the limit is your imagination. If this is version 1, then bring on version 2. OK you can’t use layers in the program to accentuate, omit or trim, but with your photo-processing package or photoFXlab this is not really a problem. A good package – worth trying!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  21. 5


    Topaz Impression: Another great Topaz Product

    I own all of the Topaz plugins. However, with these plugins, I was not always getting the results that I desired with respect to painting effects for my photos. When Impression was released I purchased it immediately. After viewing the provided tutorials I began to experiment with some photos and before long I had converted the photos to paintings that were of the quality and style that I had been seeking.

    Over the years I have tested several software programs that converted photos to paintings. None of the programs gave me the type and quality of painting that I wanted. Impression gives me the ability to craft my output paintings exactly as I wish.

    I am very pleased with Topaz Impression.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  22. 5


    Topas Impression

    Got a photo that’s maybe just not, “perfect,” export to Impression and just have fun—great results
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  23. 5


    great new product

    easy to use; effects are awesome; sliders allow for endless adjustments for personal style — renders quickly (which is a big plus).
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  24. 5


    Very impressive. Brings out many more possibilities on developing photos.

    I don’t know how you do it but this piece of software enlarged my imagination.
    I hope you shall keep on and do some other stuff like that.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  25. 5


    Easy Art

    I have just gotten Topaz new Plugin Impression and have been pleased with my initial efforts with it… I have already suggested to a friend that they download the trial and give it go…
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  26. 5


    Wunderbar

    I really like this wonderful tool!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  27. 5


    Great Product

    I love topaz Impression, it is so easy to use. Real to life painting transformation of your photos. I have other painting software, but this one beats them all.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  28. 5


    Become An Instant Artist

    I was luck to take part in the prototype and beta trials of Topaz Impression so I’ve seen the product develop from the start to the release version. On a day to day basis Topaz Detail and Clarity are my usual goto filters, Impressions will be used on a more selective basis when I’m looking for something different..

    The interface is simple in design, it’s easy to get good results just from the readily available presets and textures. Delve deeper and you can control those presets by adjusting individual sliders. It takes a while to work out what effect those sliders have on your final image, but once you do the results are well worth it.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  29. 5


    lots of fun with awesome results

    Haven’t had a lot of time to work with this but so far I love it. I am thinking of all of the ways I can use it on my images.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  30. 5


    Creation with a mouse click

    As an artist I can appreciate the creativity that went into the creation of Topaz Impression. Now our photos can be transformed into styles of the Masters with a mouse click. Bravo Topaz!!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  31. 5


    Great new tool for creativity

    My initial reaction to the tool is wow it gives you so many ways to look at your work in a new creative way and its simple to use with lots of control of the effect.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  32. 5


    Perfect Companion

    The new Topaz Impressions is a welcome addition to an already robust suite of Photoshop Plugins. It will be quite easy for the user to create his or her own signature style with the numerous adjustments available in Impressions. Thank you Topaz!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  33. 5


    really works !

    The painting program I have ever used!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  34. 3


    Learning curve

    I think I am going to like this but the learning curve is steep for me.
    I wish there were more choices of styles.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  35. 5


    Very fast

    Really appreciate the speed of Impression. Most plugins or standalone programs that do similar work are far slower with no improvement in quality over Impression.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  36. 5


    I Love it -

    I am busy exploring the possibilities!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  37. 5


    Fabulous new program

    Topaz Impression is a sensational new addition to the Topaz Labs series. It gives a whole new dimension to fine art photography. I use it particularly for my floral pictures where I can reproduce the exact artistic view I want. The presets make a great starting point and it is easy to vary the settings to achieve any artistic look. I have also found that the charcoal drawing settings add a new dimension to black-and-white photography. With this new program, Topaz has hit the ball out of the park.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  38. 5


    Impressive

    Easy to use and saves a lot of work and time to achieve outstanding results
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  39. 5


    VERY INTUITIVE

    I’m thrilled with the results I am achieving with Topaz Impression. From the moment I started, I converted my photos to quality art. The UI is easy to understand, and the options allow me to create results with unlimited flexibility. The final results are better than I ever expected; custom art which I create, not cooky-cutter same old – same old.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  40. 5


    Can adjust infinitely

    I’m able to create an artsy look to even mediocre photograph’s and adjust as much or as little effect I choose. Beach babes & even nudes become art and a quirky landscape can be made so much more interesting. Unlimited possibilities with portraits. I’ll be using this a lot.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  41. 5


    The results are the best on the market, it is the most versatile, and fastest in processing time. Topaz Impression is a keeper!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  42. 1


    Does not work

    They tell me I have to switch out my graphic card to work?! Forget it! I wasted too much time dealing with errors before the offered to refund my money and I took the refund and ran! This is sad because I own every other product they make and thought Impression would be great also…NOT!

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  43. 4


    Impression: a Work in Progress

    Overall, I am very impressed with Topaz’s latest product. For years I have looked for an easy(er) tool to turn our photography into a work of art. Used alone, Impression is fairly versatile and once you get past the slow startup and inability to default to “All Effects” the results are often amazing.

    Clearly Topaz will need to drastically improve product response time. If you are working even a few images, the wait can be irritating. That said, the tools to control the effects are well thought out. Also, if you use Topaz Adjust, Clarify, Detail or other filters first, the permutations of options are limitless. I’m sure as more users purchase and experiment Impressions, Topaz will once again reward us with another staple in our tool chest.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  44. 5


    Allows me to express my emotions.

    Allows me to express my emotions and create an impression of myself to the viewer with amazing ease. Still exploring the many possibilities.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  45. 5


    Waking the artist inside you

    When you learn to become a photographer you learn the trade, e.g. the technical side, all about the rule of thirds, f-stops, focus planes, movement and parallax corrections, but the one thing you can’t learn is: to have the eye. Topaz Impressions can’t give you that either, but it can give you the next best things: the tools to experiment to change a technically perfect photograph into a piece of art; be that a sketch, a painting or an abstract. Full marks! How did we ever live without it?
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  46. 5


    Very Easy to Use

    Finally have the ability to produce paintings that look like paintings. Have not been able to work on all of the areas yet, but I am sure that it will get better as I find out more about the program. One of the best Topaz programs they have produced, it ranks right up there with Topaz Adjust!!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  47. 1


    Install nightmare

    Why do Topaz keep changing the ball game as to how their Plugins are accessed. There’s Fusion Express for some, PhotoFXLab for others and now this time standalone. Regrettably, one week after paying dearly for Impressions I am still unable to access it via Photoshop or Aperture. I know other Mac users have had trouble with installations in the past and this time as well, it’s like Topaz gets paying customers to do their beta testing for them. Disappointing.

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  48. 5


    Easy to enjoy and get results quickly

    I love oil painting and photography. I am an amateur delivered to digital art and Topaz Impression has given me a fantastic tool to get straight final artwork or sketch on which to work.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  49. 5


    very versatile

    I have tried it already number of times and still it surprises me with variety it can achieve 🙂
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  50. 5


    Very impressive

    Not only are the results impressive, but the whole process is very easy to accomplish. The ease of trying each preset and then tweaking them is very intuitive. I’m looking forward to going back to older images and seeing what new ways of presenting them can be achieved. After which, previsualizing future subjects that can benefit from using IMPRESSION.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  51. 5


    Way Beyond Simplify

    I used Simplify quite often to achieve a painted look on many of my images. My only regret was that Simplify did not create authentic looking brush strokes. Well, along comes Impression with nothing but brush strokes, pencil strokes and more.

    I’m still learning my way around this product. So many filters! I start with a preset and then use the sliders to achieve the look I want. Great work Topaz!

    On your next release, however, please allow us to zoom in very close to examine the various strokes. Also, please add a reset command.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  52. 5


    Exquisite

    I love expression to gives me just right touches and adjustments Color, contrast and brush size. Compared to a previous filter from another company this seems to beat it out by a mile. And plus it’s a Topaz filter!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  53. 5


    Almost wish I could keep this secret all to myself!

    Love this product! however, I almost wish I could keep it a secret so that I would be the only one creating such fabulous works of art. Completely intuitive! I’ve been working/playing transforming photos that I had previously seen flaws like inconsistent focal areas or maybe a damaged leaf into beautiful art…and, yes, I find myself taking the credit. If you can click a button, you can use this product! No rights or wrongs, it totally adapts your photos to your own “eye”. Within the last week, I have transformed over 50 images from “blah” to “bazinga beautiful”. Also, found many were quite worthy to print into wall art as I know have 2 new pieces proudly displayed in my kitchen.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  54. 5


    Impression is the easiest and fastest painting program I have used.

    I do a lot of photo art, using Corel Painter, Topaz Simplify, Adobe Photoshop,
    and more. Topaz Impression is, however, exactly what I have been hoping for.
    The array of painting styles, the ability to modify those styles and the ease and speed with which it can be done is unmatched. There is simply nothing like it that I have seen on the market. I still at this point blend it with other plugins to create my own unique style but Impression has proved to be worth it’s weight in gold. When it comes to quickly transforming my photos into art, Topaz Impression is what I call the “missing link” .
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  55. 5


    Easy to use

    This software gives you creative freedom for your images. I love it. If you like the painterly artistic look this is for you.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  56. 5


    Amazing Plugin

    Topaz has hit a home run with its latest Impression plugin. It is easy to use and very powerful, it give you the ability to choose a painting style and then adjust it for exposure, brush strokes etc. Quite versatile-plus you can add textures to your effect. And reduce the opacity of the overall effect if you like. Very potent addition to the Topaz lineup.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  57. 5


    Better than simplify

    This gives you so many creative options for your images. Love it. Very happy!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  58. 5


    Unbeleivable

    How do they think of these amazing plugins? With just 15 minutes, I was able to transform already complex HDR image into a work of Impressionistic art!. And then I started using the settings menu and the output got even better. Will recommend this to all my photographic friends.
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  59. 5


    Great Artist

    I love the variety of new effects I can now do. I specialise in landscape photos and really enjoy giving them a special touch with Impression. I’m finding it easy to use and I’m finding it fun to try new effects. I am now a painter as well as a photographer!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  60. 2


    Ok but Not all that

    I think this program needs a lot of work to make it worth buying for somebody. I’m a digital artist and it is nothing close to looking like a real painting as it is using PS with painting brushes, or Corel Painter X program which is the closest thing to actual painting on a real canvas or watercolor paper.

    I think for someone who wants to alter there photo to make it look a bit like a painting it may be fine, I’m personally disappointed a bit, and hope that Topaz works on it and give us more brushes, and actual ability to put in some strokes.

    Don’t misunderstand, I love topaz but this one Impression missed the mark by quite a bit I think, so Topaz put your programers to work and get it up to the other available software’s abilities 🙂

    Thanks Topaz

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  61. 4


    High maintenence but lots of options

    I think the software is fun and easy to use with lots of options for creative expression. However, I marked it down because it was hard to get installed on a practically new computer and I can’t even use it on my older laptop because the graphics driver is not upgradeable. I also have found it rather slow to load all the presets when I am itching to start processing.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  62. 5


    Another winner from Topaz!

    I do a lot of photo manipulation and find this software very much to my liking and expectations. Easy to use. I do wish it had the option to brush out in areas where I would like less of the effect. I love it. Looking forward to doing more with it .
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  63. 3


    Troble when using CS5

    Apparently, if you install Impression into any folder other than the one it wants to default to, when you try to run Impression as a filter under CS5, CS5 will crash.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  64. 5


    A Pro level tool

    I have, and have used several different ‘paint’ type photo manipulation tools, but Topaz Impression has impressed me to the point that it will replace all the others. Keep up the super work, folks!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  65. 5


    I love it, give you a great quick easy to use too to create stunning unexpected artistic works with ease and quickly. My favourite plugin without a doubt.
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  66. 5


    very simple interface

    This does what it claims and with a bit of practice you can create realistic painterly effects that allow you to generate a wide range of brush/pencil effects. These can be stored as your own presets to add to those in the program. It would be nice to see some additional presets from Topaz to show the widest range of effects possible
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  67. 4


    Overall pleased

    I have enjoyed all of the Topaz programs to date. I was excited to learn of the new Impression program, so i ordered the download immediately. The choices are wide and easy to use. I have recommended the program to many friends who I know enjoy photoart as i call this kind of processing.
    My only problem is with the installation. I have been unable to access the program through Lightroom even after attempting after following the instructions. Sent an email to CS and received a prompt reply, but I still cannot access it through LR. The only reason I mention this even after I was requested not to talk about CS issues is that it is my reason for rating it a four star and not a five.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  68. 5


    Wonderful new plug-in

    I am in love with Topaz Impression!! I have been doing painterly photography for years, but this new program enhances what I do with such ease and beauty! I just love the control it gives you and so many different looks!
    It’s so much fun.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  69. 5


    Topaz Impression exceeds expectations

    Commonplace now to take advertising claims with a pinch of salt, however, WOW, Topaz Impression lives up to the promises. So easy to create fantastic output and the tweaking possibilities seem limitless (seem – because the standard styles are so good as they are).
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  70. 5


    Easy and fun to use

    I use Photoshop often to manipulate my photos. I love taking an ordinary photo and creating something interesting, something that people walk up to and admire. Topaz Impressions does an amazing job at quickly turning my photos into art. I’ve tried other painting software but Impressions is easier to use, it’s fast, and it’s fun.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  71. 5


    Sweet

    I love Impression! I’ve only had it for a few days but I’ve already used it to enhance a bunch of images. I was a fan of the oil paint filter in Photoshop cs6 and also use Topaz Simplify from time to time, but Impression is far superior. 2 thoughts for future versions: 1) more zoom options – I’d like to be able to zoom in further to see how the textures look and 2) at start up remember previous settings so I can save as preset or use as starting point. Overall, Impression ROCKS!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  72. 5


    Easy and effective

    A great new plugin for topaz family, a really easy and intuitive filter, with outstanding results for people who don’t have any idea (like me) painting a canvas.

    Amazingly easy and really great results,fantastic new plug.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  73. 5


    Impressions

    I suggest looking at the tutorial first, to see what you do with the program. I am enjoying learning and the first photo I sent out received very possitive comments.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  74. 5


    Endless Opportunity for Creativity

    This is not a Plug-in, it is a virtual canvas that opens a world of creativity that was unimaginable before Impression. I thought it would be just another set of filters to create a painterly effect, I was wrong. The control is unbelievable. The ability to create your own unique vision is in your grasp if you are willing to boldly experiment. Highly recommended!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  75. 5


    "I am an ARTIST!

    I immediately bought this product without any prior knowledge of its release, advertisement, or webinar. when I received the email about it I immediately placed my order. THEN, called my friend and told him about it.

    This was a no brainer purchase due to the fact that I am completely satisfied with every product from Topaz Labs. My comment regarding Topaz Impression, is I LOVE IT because it made me an artist. I have no artist skills whatsoever but now I DO!

    Thank you Topaz Labs..
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  76. 5


    Paint by numbers - NOT!

    I am a painter in oils and acrylics. This software gets as close as I can imagine to the look and feel of the real thing. And it is fun, flexible and creative to use. The photos won’t replace my paintings because I love to paint. But they do add a different dimension to my photography. And did I say that Impression is fun to use? And easy? I would highly recommend it.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  77. 5


    It IS easy to use

    I have been making ‘artistic/impressionist’ pictures with Photoshop for several years using various techniques, but this Topaz Impression makes it very easy indeed. It can be used subtly or wildly over the top and I am very happy with it.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  78. 5


    Not just another plug-in filter.

    After trying Impression out for an hour, I bought it and have already taught a Photoshop class using this filter extensively. Needless to say, my students loved it so I showed them the website for more information. They could not wait to get home to order it. Guess it left quite an “Impression”
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  79. 5


    One of the best products out there

    I have several different types of programs that duplicate a painting or other type of art work and this is by far the best of the best!!! Thank you and look forward to more new products! I’ve recommended this to several friends.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  80. 4


    Very many options

    I am still learning the ropes of Impression. There are so many variables to work with within the plugin itself. I am looking forward to learning how it can be used with the rest of the family of plugins. Not necessarily as the final step in the work flow.
    As usual from Topaz a top rate tool.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  81. 5


    Topaz Impression

    Great fun and so far, some wonderful and creative results. A keeper.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  82. 5


    Very user friendly

    I find the software has many features that I will explore and learn to use…My first try produced a canvas that my daughter just loves ( if I can please her then the rest is just additional time )
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  83. 5


    User Friendly

    I had downloaded the trial version, and after using the it on of my images, I decided to buy it immediately. It created a whole new look. Professional effect. Looked like a real painting from the past.

    I did recommend Topaz Impression to others.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  84. 4


    First impressions

    It has an excellent variety of options. I am still learning how to use it but so far I think it has great potential.
    I would, however, like to see more sliders with better ability to customize some of the options.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  85. 5


    Very Impressive

    I’ve been photo painting with Corel Painter for years, but I like the results I’ve gotten from Impression. The ability to change the presets and create your own is crucial to expressing your vision of a certain photo.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  86. 5


    wow

    I can’t draw to save myself. But with this program my first two efforts have received great reactions and praise. Combine it with Simplicity and let your creative self fly. Great fun.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  87. 3


    It’s wonderfull!! the effects are simple and of good quality. But I want a little ‘more speed and still other effects…. T’ks
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  88. 5


    Great effect

    Posted a review after downloading the free trial. I decided to buy the software after a few days. I am so impressed with the finished images I can produce with the aid of this plugin. I already use Topaz software, and have done for some years. I congratulate Topaz on the release of their newest piece of art.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  89. 5


    The best photo artist yet

    I have used many over the years, but this is the best yet. No software can take the place of real paint, pencil or brushes, but this allows you to quickly create pleasing and interesting illustrations from your own photos. Well worth the price.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  90. 4


    So far, limited experience. I’m a bit overwhelmed with all the choices. The effects are truly painterly, excited about that. I really want to spend more time with it when I can.
    I paint, mainly, tigers and lions at a preserve. A tutorial on something like that would be great. The Blake Rudis tuts have been great.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  91. 5


    Good for New & Experienced Photographers

    Topaz Impression makes it easy to give your photos that added pzazz and inspiration to take more photos. New photographers can use the pre-sets and experienced photographers can make use of the sliders to change and enhance their photos in more detail. Another must-have product from Topaz!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  92. 5


    Great Impressions!

    Great app. Easy to use! impression allows you to add your own visions to your photography. Allows those of us who cannot draw a crooked line to product beautiful paintings and drawings. Love it! -Tom C.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  93. 5


    Fantastic.

    This is an incredible product, the ease of it and the results are fabulous!! Of all the natural media products this one is the best! I always very impressed with Topaz products and I have them all but this one is fantastic.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  94. 4


    STROKES

    The one thing I can think of at this time is that whoever titled the “Da Vinci” failed to look carefully. Da Vinci was left handed, and used a lot of straight, diagonal strokes in his drawings. Many of us who actually draw do the same. So add a stroke preset.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  95. 4


    learning curve

    Started using last week….It seems very intuitive I look forward to being able to think my way through all the programs capabilities.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  96. 5


    The most versatile 'painter' I have encountered

    Topaz Impression is the most versatile and realistic ‘painter’ programme I have had the pleasure of using to date. The presets are extremely realistic and lightening fast to render. For those wanting more individual input, the slider options on each preset give plenty of scope for creativity. It is very easy to create a work of ‘art’ from just about any photograph and make it look like it is a photograph of a work of art. The only enhancements I would like to see added in future versions would be the addition of localised brushes and masks. This would enable the user to add more refinement to the image overall. But make no mistake about it, for a first release, this software is amazing.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  97. 5


    Impressive

    Great product!!!
    Please add more artist painting styles over time.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  98. 5


    Lots of presets to help to start

    The beauty of Impression is that you can start with a preset and fine tune the image as you like to make it look like a real painting.
    It’s very easy to use and lovely to experement with. When you take the time to ajust a chosen preset you can get stunning results in no time.
    If you like to give your images a different look, this is the software you need and want to use.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  99. 1


    Don't Buy Unless You Have the Latest Computer Graphics System

    I made the mistake of buying Impression without testing its compatibility with my 3-year-old computer. Since I do not have the latest iteration of OpenGL, and cannot get a driver to support it, my purchase is worthless and cannot even be installed. Gamers, who live and breathe OpenGL, will have no problem. Photographers, who try not to have to worry about arcane versions of software, will be disappointed.

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  100. 5


    Excellent Paint Filter

    I find Impression very easy to use. I use it primarily to give my photos a deeper, more colorful depth and I use it less for it’s painterly look. Add it to a photo, set the Opacity and Blend Mode to your taste and it will add a lot to your photos. Use a mask if you need to remove it from skin tones. Highly recommend it.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  101. 4


    gets better with use

    it is remarkabky creative. the more you use it, you get the knack of the sliders better, the better results you achieve.
    Thank you for the good work, Topaz
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  102. 5


    New Standard in Paint Programs

    Like all new Topaz Product, I have come to expect something really unique. Impression has not stop the string of “Go To” Plug-Ins for my work-flow.

    The images I have been able to create in the first few days are absolutely mind blowing. Combined with Topaz Re-Style, the mood and style options are limitless!!!

    Impression is a fantastic tool, and easily worth it’s price!! I can see this being a substitute for much more expensive solutions over time. Like all new tools not everything you would like is included such as Masking and Free Hand Brush but that’s what Upgrades are for!!

    Look forward to watching this Product mature over time.

    Please set up a site for Users to show results of what can be done with this Amazing Tool.

    Keep the Hits Coming
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  103. 5


    Very easy to use and fine tune

    One of the best plugins Topaz has, I love it very easy to use and easy to fine tune your photos to get the exact affect you want.
    Amazing and limitless control with fine tuning.
    I am on a very limited income and was not sure at first but all the topaz products are top notch so I did not take long to buy Impression and could not be happier. Very good investment. Thanks
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  104. 5


    Pleasing results

    It’s a very easy to use plugin which gives very pleasing results, very inspiring to use. I particularly like the different brushes accompanying each selection.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  105. 3


    Not Worth It

    Topaz Impression is OK, but I prefer Topaz Simplify when it comes to a painting filter. They certainly are artful, but to me too much so. I am a long time Topaz supporter and this is the first filter that was a disappointment to me. Bought the filter immediately based on past experience with great Topaz filters. This I would say was just OK>

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  106. 4


    What Topaz Impressions is lacking

    Topaz Impressions needs a full masking module (smooth burn dodge brush out brush in and Invert}

    Some of the adjustments are very fine so it needs a photoshop method of adjustments where the curser is placed on the value and the up and down arrows control small increments of change.

    I would like to see more presets.

    What it does offer is fantastic. I’ve worked with it for three days and created two (in my opinion) outstanding renditions
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  107. 5


    Very impressive

    Its fun to use, so i can now transform my art into a very realistic art of someone else 🙂
    I think (up to now) that i like the pencil sketch transforms most.
    Enjoy
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  108. 5


    Excellent software

    I had been wanting to paint a beautiful watercolor picture of a friend on a standup paddle board moving along the sound at sunset. I had taken a photo with my cellphone to help me remember the picture. I saw later that Topaz had this new software program out and I downloaded Impression to get an idea of how this might look as a watercolor. I just loved it and it was exactly what I had pictured in my mind. I do not think I could have captured the look as well as Topaz Impression did.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  109. 5


    Impression

    I have been using Topaz products for years as well as other Photoshop Plugins. You have a winner with Topaz Impression. I love the control I get with your program, that I never got with other painting programs. Good Job
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  110. 5


    So far.

    Impression to date, so far so great. Like nothing else to free your expression.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  111. 4


    A useful, adaptable and configurable set of artistic filters

    I’ve been using Topaz Impression for just a few days, so it is too soon to really appreciate all that I can do with it, but so far I find it a useful tool. One of its forte might be that it works very well with Adobe Photoshop, so I can create some layers with Impression and other layers with other filters and Photoshop and blend them together seamlessly to achieve some interesting artistic interpretations of my photos. I’m using Impression in its “stand alone” version. I’m only giving it a four star rating for now but later I might find that it merits five stars. We’ll see … !
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  112. 5


    very impressive

    I love and appreciate art however I have trouble drawing stick figures. Topaz to the rescue.
    I can now express another part of my creativity.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  113. 5


    Topaz Quality

    I have every program that Topaz has put out. I find them all excellent, and Impressions is no different. This is the best program I have used for creating artwork out of your photos, using what-ever medium that takes your fancy and on any one of a selection of textured backgrounds. In the short time I have had it I have used it a number of times and impressed my friends.
    Thank you to all at Topaz Labs for creating this wonderful software and the fantastic Tutorials I refer to so often.
    Most Sincerely
    Barry Champion.
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  114. 5


    Excellent Product

    Thank you once again for a superb product. In many respects it is even better than Corel Painter Essentials, and it is easier to use.
    Just a couple of comments. I found that some of the brushes in Impression leave behind some ghostly images (lines). One has to clean up the photograph with Topaz Clean to get rid of the lines. It would be awesome to have a brush available to clean of these lines without going through Topaz Clean – something like the brushes used in Topaz ReMask or the clean-up brush used in Corel Painter. Also, it would be useful to have Impression available from within photoFXLab.
    I notice that this is only version 1, and it is likely that you already have the changes in mind for future versions.
    Thank you again. I would recommend this product to anyone using Topaz, Corel or Adobe products.
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  115. 5


    best painting program ever
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  116. 5


    Easy to use

    I have only been learning the different changes a person can make I find it an interesting and useful plugin. Depending on what painting style I’m working in, some of the sliders can be very sensitive while others not so much. There needs to be a better explanation of what each slider does. A drawback, at least for me, is I can’t start work until each thumbnail loads. Also, there is no reset button, like on the other Topazlabs plugins; at least I haven’t found it.
    Otherwise, I think it is a great plugin. I am looking forward to one your hour long tutorials on it.

    Tony
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  117. 5


    Topaz Impression, is very easy to use , With outstanding results.

    I use raw images & work them over as much as possible, When finished, I now run them through Topaz Impression to give them that final effect. Topaz Impression makes it easier for a lot of special effects. I downloaded the free trial and after ten minutes, I realized, I had to have it. What a wonderful job your team has done with these filters.
    You have raised the bar not only for yourself, but for me also.
    Thank you Topaz Lab.
    Just can’t wait for the next filters you come up with.
    Avid User, Bill ,G.
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  118. 4


    More Auto Presets

    Am happy with Impressions but wish there were a few more presets to choose from.
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  119. 5


    Amazing tool for the Fine Art Photographer

    I am blown away. Topaz, you have done it again. There are certain images I have taken over time that were just made with this plug-in in mind. I dream – Topaz produces. Excellent!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  120. 5


    Natural Results

    I am pleased with Topaz Impression because it simulates real brush strokes better than most other programs I have used. Considering the ease of use, I rate this highly for photographers.
    The default settings give a very nice look, but the ability to tweak everything makes this a program I will use often.
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  121. 5


    Plenty of choices, good start on presets.

    Impression does some magic on photos, speed wise it seems that if you don’t have a beefy enough system it might slow down for some. If you fall in that category best to export and try your effect on a small copy of your intended photo and play with the presets until you get what you are looking for, then save your settings as a preset, load up your big file and apply it. Myself I don’t have that issue so I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for that special look and theme that Impression can provide with ease. Topaz already has plans to improve the process so this can only get better and better. Exceptional program for an initial release.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  122. 5


    Super smooth with elegant styles

    This beats the photoshop paint styles hands down. So easy to use and customize. Love this app.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  123. 5


    Incredibly versatile plugin!

    I’m astounded by the possibilities that Impression affords me as an artist. If I can imagine a painting/drawing style, I can do it with Impression!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  124. 3


    Wish it had more...

    Wish it had more ways you could adjust the overall painting, like a better opacity, so you could lessen the effects if you wish. Otherwise, a fun program.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  125. 5


    Impressed with Impression!

    Topaz has added another winner to their fantastic collection of plug-ins.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  126. 4


    Quick and easy to use

    Very happy that I could transform my favorite photo into a beautiful art instantly. Love it.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  127. 4


    Better than the competition.

    This is the best program I’ve seen for automatically adding brush strokes. There is more sense in the brush stroke directions than in other programs.
    But I have been a painter for over 50 years, so I must say that the painterly quality still falls way short of having the appearance of skillful paint strokes.
    It seems to me that about half of the needed progress has been achieved.
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  128. 5


    Topaz Impression

    I downloaded the trial version, ran two photos through this filter, and right purchased it. This plug-in is a money maker, honest! I used every plug-in on the market, and Topaz filters are are the best bar none. Not a day goes by I don’t use Topaz at least once in my work flow.
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  129. 4


    Easy painting.

    While this plugin doesn’t produce the full blown photo to painting experience like Corel’s Painter does, it is a superb tool to have in your arsenal. You can choose the emotion you want to convey and save alot of time or use it as a basis or as a study for actually digitally painting a photo. Well worth the price. Topaz has created a wonderful photo to painting program at a fraction of the price and time. A+
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  130. 5


    Easey to use great

    I have started to use Impression and I am absolutely hooked
    I AM LOVING IT
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  131. 5


    Eazy is Topaz Impression

    I am a person of a few words. All I can say is let the art work speak for it self.

    Topaz Impression is the artist.

    R. G. Speer
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  132. 5


    Great fun!

    I have bought a number of plugins over the years that purport to achieve similar effects. All did some neat things but not all the type of effects achievable here. There is a level of control and finesse here that I really love.
    Thanks for a great product!
    Don M
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  133. 5


    Wow !

    I was intrigued when I first saw the introduction of Topaz Impression. I downloaded the trial version, and after the first few “photo transformations”, I knew I wanted this program, and immediately bought it. Painting-like images are really great! My first is now being printed on canvas for an added effect. I am truly as impressed as I was when I first started acrylic painting!
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  134. 4


    Great artistic plug-in

    A wonderful plug-in. The effects are pretty much limitless when beginning with a preset and adding your own touches to it via sliders. Fortunately I was able to upgrade my graphics driver on the laptop, however, was not so lucky on the desktop. I realize the graphic-intensiveness of the plug-in but I really wish I could use it on my desktop, thus the 4 star rating.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  135. 5


    Amazing possibilities

    With the right photo you can create stunning works of art. All filters do not work well on all photos, but I have long dreamed of a photo program which could deliver the artistic effects I pre-visualized when taking the photo. Impressions does that. I can’t wait for the next Topaz product. Amazing.
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  136. 4


    What a way to spend a day!

    I’ve been experimenting with Topaz Impression on a broad spectrum of photo content. I am very happy with the almost limitless possibilities for artistically processing rather unexciting shots. An ordinary photo can truly be transformed into an artistic creation. Two cautions: be careful with portraits, and be watchful of time. I, for one, have gotten carried away with what I was doing and before I knew it the day was gone.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  137. 3


    A good start, but

    I love the effects that I currently achieve. I duplicate the layer, then using Topaz Simplify (usually painting presets, but sometimes using the BuzSim presets) achieve the look I want. Then, with PS CC2014, I select oil paint and get the hand-painted I want. Then, I apply a layer mask and bring back the areas I want to emphasize.

    As yet, I have been unable to approach this appearance using Topaz Impressions.

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  138. 5


    Impressive Impression!

    I’ve been waiting for a plug-in like this to become available. I love some of the apps that I use to edit on my iPhone and now I can do the same with my DSLR. I’m really happy with the results that I’m getting! Thanks Topaz! I’ve tried several of the different effects along with changing various options and sliders within the effects. Impressive!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  139. 5


    Amazing!

    Absolutely amazing results and very easy to use.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  140. 5


    Best results

    Over the years I’ve used a number of programs that turn photo images into drawings. This one gives some of the best results..
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  141. 4


    Hours of Fun!

    This program is so much fun to play with; and the results are amazing.
    The only gotcha is my poor old video card really works hard to render the previews. I’ll probably get a better video card; or, just get used to opening my photo and then going to get a cup of coffee while I wait for the previews.
    Bottom line: I really like this program and the beautiful artwork I can create.
    p.s. Impression is addictive; be sure to set aside enough time to play!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  142. 5


    Topaz Impression a wonderful art program

    I have tried other art programs to convert my photos into artworks and find Topaz Impression to be very realistic, but even more importantly, it offers me the ability to customize the final art effect. It is easy and fun to use.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  143. 4


    Topaz Impression Rocks!

    Having been a photographer for some time I now look forward to add my own artistic expression to some of my photo’s. Topaz Impression gives me not only quck adjustments but also ideas for expression I once had to spend much more time to accomplish. Good stuff!
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  144. 5


    Topaz Impression

    Topaz Impression is exactly what the name says, it’s impressive. It’s so far ahead of any other artistic conversions it’s not funny.
    The default pre-sets are impressive by themselves, but then you open up a whole new world with the manual controls.
    I’ve tried other programs but Topaz Impression is miles ahead of the rest.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  145. 5


    From beginner to experienced

    I’m just simply impressed with Topaz impression.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  146. 5


    I found Topaz Impression a great addition to your creative toolbox!

    Addition of Topaz Impression to Topaz’s fine family of creative software will allow you to travel anyware your image wants to go!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  147. 4


    impression from "impression"

    Exellent user interface
    Intuitive
    I find that some of the plugin categories are too aggressive
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  148. 5


    A new experience in Photographic manipulation

    Congratulations Topaz Software, The introduction of Topaz Impressions as opened a new agenda in photographic manipulation. The fine line between a photograph and paint effect, be it Oil, watercolour or simple pencil drawing can change the entire viewers perspective.
    There are plenty of third party software companies producing and offering photograph/paint conversions software. However I find none that can offer the varied degree of individuality that Topaz Impressions can do. From simple delicate watercolour images to fully blow heavy artist changeovers.
    The choice is entirely in the hands of the software operator, you have unlimited scope only held back by your own personal imagination.

    When you take Topaz Impressions and combine with your other great products you have unlimited creative range.

    Timeline Photographic Services

    Paul Richards CEO Photographer and Senior Photographer Lecturer
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  149. 5


    Fantastic

    Great way to breath new life into any photo but especially to give a unique take on otherwise usual photos and compositions. I especially like the feature to pick the artist.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  150. 5


    So cool out of the box

    So cool out of the box, but the possibility to customize brushes and all makes it a killer app for me. Definitely well spent money.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  151. 5


    So simple

    It is so simple to use it’s ridiculous. Within minutes you can easily achieve the image you want. The whole interface is simple to work with and you don’t need hours to understand how to do something. Love it
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  152. 4


    fun to use

    Impressed my friends with my “artistic abilities.”
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  153. 3


    Missing "undo" and local adjustments

    Beautiful paint and pencil effects, but cumbersome due to lack of even one step of undo, and no local adjustments (brush, gradient, mask). This could work well with careful layering efforts in Photoshop, but if a user has only Lightroom, all effects are applied globally, meaning some areas are pleasing but others overdone or underdone.

    Also, the vignette effect is quite good, but there is no way to choose where the center of the effect should be. This is a significant problem in portraits when the subject’s face is not centered in the frame.

    All in all, tremendous potential, but this feels like an unfinished product.

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  154. 5


    Amazing transformations

    Topaz has created another fantastic plug-in. I used the trial version to play with a few photos and some of their effects. Even mundane photos can be transformed into interesting works of art with this plug-in. After about 30 minutes of playing around I was hooked. I bought the full version.

    I really like the overall effects of the oil painting styles. The controls let you tweak various aspects that let you make subtle or really dramatic changes. This plug-in is a real winner.. It’s fun to see what this can do to photos.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  155. 4


    Great for photo painting

    Topaz out did itself with this new plug-in “Impression”. Without looking at any tutorials or webinars, I was able to create wonderful photo paintings! This program really adds to the creativity for both photographer and artist. The interface is simple and easy to use. Multiple presets allow to jump right in and get creating! Another wonderful tool for us Topaz users!
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  156. 5


    Very easy to create beautiful works of art

    I do a lot of HDR infrared in black and white. When I processed these images with Impression they become beautiful works of art. I printed some on metallic paper and they are simply stunning! I also processed some photos I took in England at Ramsgate of the harbor and they are beautiful. I love this filter! It’s super easy to use!
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  157. 5


    At last - a real painting program!

    I must admit that I have been waiting for such a program as Topaz Impression.
    It’s easy, it’s fun and still so powerful. You can do whatever you like with your photo – a sketch, an oilpainting, watercolor, impressionistic style of course and so much more. And best of all – you have all the controls. Start with one of the hundreds of presets and then make it in your own style. I have used similar programs before, often when I have a photo with a good composition but perhaps not the best sharpening or anything else that just make it an average photo. In those cases turning a photo into a painting or a sketch can make a fantastic picture. And Topaz Impression is the far best such program I’ve used. I just can’t wait to use it! Looking forward to even more presets… I would really recommend Topaz Impression!
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  158. 5


    A first class application

    This is in my opinion a first class application of its kind. I have had a similar program but Topaz Impression blows that one away easily. It’s very easy. It’s fast and extremely fun. And the outcome is of highest quality. Maybe someone think the price is a bit high, but you get what you pay for and if you’re looking for a program of this kind, well this is undoubtly the one to get.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  159. 2


    Art without hogs

    First impressions look as though the programme is an artists dream but haven’t given it enough time to add the other three stars. Impression is packed full of options that make creating old masters that don’t look like they “came out of a computer.” Will this be a relief from pastel dust all over hands, faces and wife’s favourite carpets? I hope so;
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  160. 4


    Great Product

    Love the product and creating art from my images. I hope more presets will be added in the future.
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  161. 5


    Simply another great effect by Topaz!!!!!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  162. 4


    Easy to Use

    Very easy to use and provides a vast amount of options to suit all categories of photos and art.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  163. 5


    Interesting and Creative to Use

    The thing that really caused me choose 5 stars was the video “Create a Mixed Media Look with Topaz Impression.” It definitely made me realize the value of this product. Take a look at that in the video tutorial section of Topaz. You have to play with your image and be willing to mix it up and choose different settings than the preset settings. If you do that, you will feel like you have created your masterpiece all by yourself.
    KKP
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  164. 5


    "Impression" made an impression on me

    I am a long time user of all of the Topaz software. I’ve been using Impression for about a week now, and it’s already become my new favorite Topaz product!

    I’ve created about 4 favorite settings and am now busy applying them to my favorite images. Getting lots of unsolicited positive comments about my “Impression” images.

    I’ve got thousands of dollars of photo editing software. Impression is unique – nothing else comes close to producing these painterly affects.

    I just can’t wait to make some prints on large canvases. I have no doubt that the finished product will indeed look like a painting. I intend to submit some of the prints to a local museum for exhibition.

    What would I change about Impression? First, it only works with the latest graphics cards / drivers. I have a newer computer yet I still had to update the driver. Second, I could not get the Photo Shop plug in to work, so I’m using the stand alone version of Impression. The main drawback of using the stand alone version is that because the Impression plug in does not have masking capability I’m always having to go back into Photo Shop layers to do my masking.

    Overall, well worth the price. Impression has opened up new artistic possibilities for me. I’m now “re-discovering” many of my old images and taking them to a new level of artistry.

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  165. 5


    STUNNING IMAGES

    With the release of the Topaz Impression plugin, I immediately purchased it to compliment all the other Topaz Labs I currently own.

    I tested this new plugin with some of my photographs and was totally impressed. Impression transformed my images into stunning images.

    Based on my experience, i immediately created a message to my Photography Club members which included an original photograph and six adjusted images with Impressions.

    Several of our club members were so impressed that they too purchased Impressions. Everyone’s first impression with Impression is that you can quickly and easily convert an image into a stunning image.

    Sheldon – Surrey BC Canada
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  166. 5


    Topaz Rocks

    Topaz beats ’em all! Every filter is awesome. Thanks for all you give to us!
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  167. 5


    Releasing my creative side !

    I have always loved art, but never have been any good at it – never to take away from those who have been granted the gift of art , I am having such fun letting out the creative side that has been too shy to come out ! I have been taking photographs since the age of 7 and when I am out and about, I see photos through my eyes and then through the lens. And it is right to say so many times I have looked at my photos and thought how lovely that would be if someone were to paint it ! Now I can add those very special details myself and since I purchased the program only yesterday, I have been having the most wonderful waste of time !! Thank you Topaz Labs for yet another good, no AMAZING product tool !
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  168. 4


    Fun to use

    The program does in one click what a lot of other programs do in multiple clicks yet provides the ability for individual creativity.
    Will I use this everyday? No, but if I need to have some fun and do something different I have it.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  169. 5


    Creative & Intuitive...is My Impression

    I have enjoyed all of Topaz Labs plug-ins, and in particular, Impression. It extends my ability to create fine art photography, and integrates well with my workflow without a significant learning curve. The program itself is quite intuitive. I was able to begin using it within minutes of download.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  170. 5


    Topaz Impression First Look

    I enjoy using all Topaz software.I wait for the next release . I buy as soon as it comes out, then take my time learning how to use it. I don`t have alot of free time so I use the very well done tutorials when I can , or just play around until I get the hang of it. Impression so far has exceeded my expectations. I love the adjustments panel . This is much better than others I`ve used. I recommend this to eveyone no matter what your skill level.
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  171. 4


    Heads Above Others

    My first “impressions” of Topaz Impressions was that it was of the quality of all Topaz products…they actually work and do what they say they do. The program interface is easy to understand and there are many choices for finishing your artwork.
    Could use some initial and then more comprehensive tutorials on use, especially what some of the sliders and brushes actually do and are they for oil, watercolor etc.If you select some of the presets you can get a good idea but some of the effects I would like to have, I have not been able to discover yet.
    Great program and look for improvements to come.
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  172. 3


    Worth A Try

    This module is the best attempt to date at bringing our creative photo images into the realm of digital art! While this program falls short in several areas, it stands above the rest in its ability to allow the artist some control over the computer generated effects. As a professional artist, I would like to see this particular program surpass even Painter as a premiere program to developing an image that sits in the mind of an artist, but, it has a long way to go on this path but my hopes for it are immense! I do recommend this program but with reservations…
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  173. 5


    So Easy. So Quick

    I’ve tried various plug-ins, including SnapArt 4. Then I saw Impression.

    I tried it on a difficult project.

    I loved it. I bought it.

    It does what it says it will do and it does it fast.

    The only problem I have now is knowing when to stop.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  174. 3


    Good, but some work to do

    I already had 10 Topaz plugins, and I was familiar with the quality. I purchased Impression after a short trial period to get in on the discount price. I would call it a plugin with promise.

    The first thing that I find troublesome, is the lack of speed. I have a system with a fast processor, 16GB of memory, and 6TB of hard drive space. I also have a very good graphics card with Open GL 4.2, which should be more than enough for this software.

    Secondly, I would like to see more presets, and variations of each. I also find the software a bit pricy.

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  175. 5


    Super Art

    Impressions allows me to take images from my mind to my screen and paper in ways I have always envisioned but never been able to achieve without 50 steps I soon forget. What else needs to be said?
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  176. 5


    Marvelous fun and easy to use

    The learning curve is very easy. Have a well composed photograph and you are half way to a great piece of art! Tutorial is quick and easy to understand. I am taking an online photography course and I submitted two photos enhanced using Impression, and two of the professional photographers let me know that they like them. You’re not restricted to the presets, the sliders truly make it a creative process making each photograph your own creation. It is great that it can be used as a standalone or a plugin.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  177. 5


    Great product

    Topaz really as done a wonderful job to assist those of us who love paintings, but can’t draw a straight line with a ruler. The ability to take a great photo (which can be enhanced by one or more of Topaz’ other products) and turn it into a piece of fine art is just stunning. It opens up a whole new avenue of photography. Highly recommended!!!

    Don
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  178. 5


    The possibilities are endless!

    Impression has crossed new boundaries into new territory offering results that
    far exceed the expectations of computer painting in the past. The unending
    choices and editing produce results that often depend on the taste and ability
    of the artist……but happen in an instant, often exceeding expectations…the
    colors, the strokes, the textures are all there waiting to be unveiled and appear on the screen.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  179. 5


    Another "Home Run" for Topaz Labs

    I just purchased Impressions and tried it for the first time..the results were beautiful! It allows me to take my photographs to another level!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  180. 3


    Very slow

    I like the idea but it just takes too long on both my new and fast computers. Some of the impressions are fun but just take too long. I have had the same experience with Simplify. Slow and not always working. Will keep my eye open for an upgrade with improvement though.

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  181. 5


    Simple But Elegant With Nearly Endless Variety

    Finding this artistic plugin useful and just plain fun in photography work with seniors, couples, families and pets. Features. Are deceptively simple but allow for an exciting variety of effects when used in combo with layers, textures, etc. Would like to be able to import additional brushes and textures over time.
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  182. 5


    Finally found what I was looking for

    I’ve been looking for a program that can help me create what I want in a photo-to-painting image…I found it in Topaz Impression!!

    Amazing detail with the ability to allow for the my own personal touch. Great job Topaz!! Topaz has done it again!!
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  183. 4


    Excellent But Needs A Few More Features

    I have a lot of experience with photo->painting software.
    Great: Overall, the pencil and Impasto give great results and look like actual art work.
    Not So Great: Oil takes tinkering to resemble a painting, and barely
    Water color is more or less just a blurred photo and looks nothing like the real thing
    The abstracts appear a blurry blobs
    Recommend: 1. A Simplify feature is a must, as that is a first step in real painting
    2. A feature to increase detail, as in Topaz Detail, would make the paint strokes easier to see
    3. a way to superimpose a line drawing- especially useful for watercolor
    4. Speed- the software is quite slow
    5. Drastic improvement in watercolor is needed.
    Overall, a very good start.
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  184. 4


    very good

    Very simple to use and customise and very good results
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  185. 4


    Impression up to Topaz standards

    I have only begun to use topazes new impression software. So far I think it is a great addition to the Topaz lineup. Not only do you get many creative artistic views of your photo, but you also get sliders that allow you to tweak the appearance of the impression on the photo.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  186. 5


    Simple to use!

    Impression is so simple to use, it allows for total concentration to be spent on creating original art – instead of having to learn another program with a steep learning curve. I love it!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  187. 4


    Easy to use

    I had to update my videocard driver. After that it was easy to use. I did use only presets which were present with software. Some of them a really fine. It is good software for anybody who wants to use paint effects. I am eager to learn how to use numerous possibilities of adjustments. Thanks again for new useful plugin.
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  188. 4


    First Impressions

    A filter that does a great job of making artistic creations from your photography. Following on from Buzz and Buzsim effects, Impression gives a greater range of choices of painting styles and media plus the ability to further tweak controls to get what you want to achieve. Having had the program a few days I can already see that when you apply further Photoshop adjustements after using Impression like masking and bringing out Colour after using the Da Vinci Pencil impression, the combination of effects achievable increase. To have the ability to add your own texture would be a nice touch to further enhance an already great Topaz filter, but I probably need to explore all the 70+ textures first. My first impressions wer,e would I get tired of the same filters and only use those that appeal, maybe some, but i can also see that printing the creations is probably the best way to enjoy Impression. Thank you Topaz.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  189. 5


    Excellent Results

    I have used several other “painting” apps before and most did not produce pleasing results. Topaz Impression on the other hand, impressed me with the quality, control and speed that this program delivers. Well done Topaz Labs.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  190. 4


    fun and serious

    I’m enjoying getting to know Impressions. It’s fun to play with it, but I’m particularly excited about the possibilities for using it as a serious tool. I would really like the ability to use different brushes, and other different settings, on the same photo – just as I could if I were really painting. I can do this now only by saving the work, going back to Lightroom or Photoshop, and then going back to Impression.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  191. 5


    Incredible Results

    …with little or no effort! Topaz Impression is THE software to use if you’re interested in bringing painting-like effects to your photographs. Several artist friends believe I’ve learned how to paint, though it would take me years of practice to get the results that Impression does in minutes!

    DEFINITELY worth every penny of the price. Get this NOW!
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  192. 5


    Magical Art

    I downloaded this software last night 9/30 , and I absolutely am amazed and excited about it ! I processed some of my photos from Venice,Italy and it brings to life what I imagined about St.Marks Square and the Doge’s Palace ! I missed the 25% off but I will pay every penny it’s worth when I am done with the trial ! I can’t wait to use it on my photos when I go to Tuscany in 3 weeks !!
    Teri Aceto Photography.
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  193. 5


    This is great fun, and am getting lots of wows.

    Once you’ve picked the right shot to work with, it’s a breeze to turn them into a real work of art. Fine tuning is lots of fun, and easy as pie. Love this program.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  194. 5


    Fantastic Results

    This piece of software is a must for those serious about creating something different from their photography. It is so simple to use and comes with a free guide on how to navigate the different aspects of the software. I would definitely recommend this to my friends.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  195. 5


    Great First Impression

    Impression is a truly worthy addition and a great compliment to the rest of the Topaz collection. Very simple/intuitive to use and the results are some of the best and most natural painterly effects out there. I love it.
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  196. 5


    So far I’ve been satisfied with Topaz Impression. Topaz Impression is another tool the I use in my Topaz arsenal. Thanks again Topaz!
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  197. 4


    This stuff really works

    I have been working with many photo painting software programs for several years now and just discovered Topaz Impression. It is wonderful and does things that many of the other won’t or can’t do. It is simple to use and extremely intuitive as well as versatile. I like most of the Topaz programs and use them a lot. Impression is one of the best.
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  198. 5


    A Fantastic App

    So easy to use and gives extremely fantastic results in all media
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  199. 5


    The Best Art Plugin I've Found

    I’m artistically challenged when it comes to drawing and painting and I also have arthritis. Art plugins and applications where I have to do the painting by hand are out of the question where I’m concerned so Impression is ideal for me to give my photos the effects I want.

    My only complaint is that the texture box is too small. I’d rather it could be opened out to something bigger where it isn’t so fiddly so scroll through the textures and find the ones I want.

    A few more presets would be nice as well.
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  200. 5


    Topaz Impression Review

    I find Impression to be an outstanding program for turning photos into photo art. The program is extremely easy to use. The program can be used as a plug-in with Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom and as a stand alone program. You start off by selecting a preset from the numerous presets provided by Topaz and then have the ability to fine tune the preset to suit your own taste. Topaz provides a free 30 day trial with all their products. Topaz customer support provides excellent support for their products. I had trouble after installing Impression in
    Getting the program. When opening a photo in Impression the photo showed for only a couple of seconds before the box were the photo showed red along with all the presets. I e-mailed Topaz and within the same day told me I needed to update my drivers for my video card. They not only told me how to correct the problem but also provided me a link to get the drivers. Problem was corrected and program works great. I recommended this to a local photographer and just received a e-mail that he purchased the program. I recommend that anyone interested in the program check out YouTube Topaz Impression (EverydayHDR). I know that they do not want to see anything about customer service issues and should contact customer service, but wanted to mention the great service they provided me. Thank you Topaz.
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  201. 5


    I'm "IMPRESSED"

    I’m not usually a fan of “painterly” filters because they always look so canned and phony. Not Topaz Impression. Every single variation and look is very authentic. Tweaking all the available adjustments just gets better. I can’t wait to go back through my photo catalog and try these.
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  202. 3


    Even in Version 1.0, it's a lot of fun

    I have enjoyed using Impression so far on a number of my photographs, both old and recent and seeing which effect best suits it. Using it in combination with Photoshop layers makes it a very diverse tool for my art.

    As in any new product, Impression still has a long way to go to be as convenient as the rest of the Topaz suite, which I utilize daily. Future improvements I would like to see is the ability to add or subtract effect from within the application without having to depend on Photoshop, faster loading of previews (especially useful when using large files) and the ability to add a matte or border around the finished work.

    As with all my Topaz applications, updates are free and I will enjoy seeing Impression grow and improve in the future. I’m excited, as even in its first release, Impression, in my experience, is already heads and shoulders above other painting apps I used to use like Corel Painter Essentials and Dynamic Auto-Painter.
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  203. 3


    Room for improvement

    I have, and like, most of Topaz’ plugins. 🙂

    When Impression became public I immediately bought it, not having even used the trial. Maybe I should have. Because there’s room for improvement.

    Two things are immediately obvious to me: The first is that the user needs more finely tuned control over the image. Specifically, the effect is affecting the entire image. That means if you want e.g. a finer detail in the face, but lesser detail for the rest of the body and the background, you have to run the plugin twice and use layer masks and stuff. Why not an option to paint the areas where the plugin should be more sensitive to the effect, for a higher detail?

    The second is that it seems that areas with very contrasting colors are affected in very small amounts. That means that if someone has e.g. a white t-shirt with big, black letters on it, everything (face, background, etc.) will be smooth and look nice, but the letters will stand out like they weren’t affected at all. That makes the whole image look “computer faked”.

    I’ve only used Impression for a few days, so I will improve too. 😉
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  204. 5


    Topaz Impressions

    I love Impressions. It does wonderful things to the color in my photos – and they become painterly. Then I can tweak them. I’m having a fun time going through my photos and making them into paintings.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  205. 4


    Very enjoyable, but...

    I’m thrilled that Topaz has developed this. I have searched for all things filter for this type of thing and played with several. There are also painting apps that I covet as they are iphone only and I am not a smart phone user. This is the age of style and painting apps/plugins/filters. Thank you for your contributions Topaz!
    I love the customizable features within the styles and the previews render quickly. I love the different paint strokes option and well, the more you play the more you wish that there were even more.
    The texture option has room for improvement. The thumbnails are hummingbird size. IMPOSSIBLE to see or preview. Even the scroll over names of the textures are difficult to see. It would be nice if there was a way to open the texture window for large previews, and then close to normal size window again. This is seriously, really buggy.
    The zoom tool is a bit small for ease of use.
    So far, I am not sold on the watercolor renderings. I like them but they do not look very watercolor-y. I have played quite a bit with it and I am still hoping there is an undiscovered trick to getting what I am looking for. Dare I say the name of the app I want like results for? (It’s an i-app that starts with a “w”)
    Overall, I love Impression and I am optimistic about the future improvements that are likely to evolve.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  206. 5


    Unleash your creativity

    I’ve just begun to explore the program and have found the possibilites impressive to say the least. Some photos respond with a full measure of the chosen effect while others just a hint. I have reworkd some older photos that were so so and was able to bring out my vision that I wasn’t able to achieve before Impressions.
    Overall the program operates extremely well as a stand alone and as a filter in PS6. Using it as a plug in facilitates workflow which is how I use it.
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  207. 5


    Beats the competition

    After finding compatible images and trying it on Snap Art 4, Painter 2015 quick clone mode, and Impression, Impression was hands down the most artistic and realistic when using the colored pencil selection. The charcoal was great and beat Painter. The Impasto was good but could show a bit more depth.

    Two things I would like to see in future versions is the ability to choose the medium I want in the beginning and not have to wait until all the samples load or at least have that option in the preferences, and also to have a pastel and/ or chalk option.

    This is a great first start. I look forward to future editions.

    This is a great program to combine with photos to create interesting and unique images.

    Thanks.
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  208. 5


    Amazing!

    I have used several computer-generated art applications, none of which came very close to producing an authentic art look. Topaz Impression does a great job. The application is very easy to use, even for less computer-literate users. I love the simple, straight forward ability to modify the art production simply by clicking on the sample art style image a second time and adjusting the sliders. Well done, Topaz!

    I would like to see Topaz speed up the program a little and to include a sample page that displays images in each of the different art styles/offerings at one time in one view (i.e. As currently provided, Topaz Impression has 47 art selections. The program needs to have all 47 options displayed as large thumbnails, on one page, at one time, with a title of the art underneath the image). This way, the user can go through each image rather quickly and zero in on an artistic style most preferred. I went ahead and did this on my own, but to generate all those artistic offerings, one at a time, in Impression, it took me quite a while. I know how Topaz operates: If they can make their software better THEY WILL!
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  209. 5


    Inspiring

    Get your pencils out. Oh and also your paints and cleaning materials.
    Having the skills and patience to create your artwork yourself is the only way you could possibly improve on the results of Impression. It really IS that impressive.
    I am getting fantastic results just playing around with it.
    Very easy to understand.

    I hope to see the ability to limit the result to certain areas of an image.

    A fantastic and useful start.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  210. 5


    Inspiring

    This is the first photography-to-painting software that I have used that has magnificent controls and a very realistic result. Impressive!
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  211. 1


    very slow

    Compared to previous Topaz programs, I find this to be a waste of my time. It was too expensive to work so slowly.

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  212. 5


    Makes me look goooood

    After working two days with the full version trial, I knew Impressions would be a keeper. It is much better than the paint filter found in Photoshop CS6 and CC. Photoshop CC2014 does not have the paint filter at all. I love the control I get over brushes, presets and light. It works seamlessly as a plugin for Photoshop and Lightroom 5. What I would like to see are more presets/painting styles… let us not forget Rembrandt! 🙂
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  213. 5


    I love Impression

    I am a digital artist and have been looking for software that does exactly what Impression does. I use it in conjunction with Clean and Simplify and have stunning results. The artistic capabilities are amazing!! It has become my favorite over night! Thanks Topaz for your creativity!!
    Susan Humphrey
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  214. 4


    Still experementing......like it.

    This is the type of plug in that takes some “looking around and trying different types of “looks”…..I think it is going to be a great addition to my photo looks, as long as it is not overdone……like it a lot.
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  215. 5


    Great options and easy to modify

    The presets are great and I can easily modify them. The ability to blend with the original within the program is also a great asset.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  216. 5


    Excellent but needs masking

    The product is outstanding and the effect is very realistic and controllable. If you want to render the whole scene with the same effect it is perfect but it currently lacks the ability to adjust the way the effect is applied to different regions of the photograph like other painting programs allow. You can currently achieve this by doing multiple versions and importing and doing masks to different layers but it’s quite a bit of work. I am very much looking forward to having this kind of function built in. It works very well as it is for landscapes where you can apply the same setting to the entire photo but it is a bit of a problem if you are trying to do a portrait and want more detail in the facial features but want to be more abstract and vague in the background. Once it has this ability I would highly recommend it.

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  217. 5


    Fantstic

    This is, by far my favorite plug-in! And, I haven’t even begun to explore the personalized options! What a gift for my photos! Thank You Topaz Labs!
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  218. 4


    Best yet.

    I have to admit I am still learning how to use it but everything it does is very good, I like the various sliders for different kinds of control. The samples advertised are sometimes better than what I have done so far, but I am still impressed. I had tried other methods and software but it was much more limiting than Topaz Impressions. My one desire for improvement is that it seems when the brush size is made small it leaves white between the strokes, you have to make the brush big enough to cover the “canvas” but there is whole range of small detail that is not usable. Small detail is my trademark in my photos, especially with my Nikon 24 mp camera, but, again, the small detail range is not quite their yet. I would hope to see future editions of Impression evolve to handle small brushstrokes, smaller detail, and even more sliders. For instance a graphic equalizer for tones, not just a contrast control. But overall I give it a thumbs up!
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  219. 4


    Easy to use

    Fun to use program. Nice presets. Would be nice if the feature requests as mentioned in the beta forum and in other fora on the internet would be implemented on a short term.

    Only drawback imo is the lack of speed. It is too slow.
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  220. 5


    Create a new Impression...

    I am very impressed (oops pun) with the latest Topaz Impression. It has put a totally new perspective on my photography. There are no other plugins that can give you the perfect degree of artists authenticity that Impression does. Very exciting and can’t put it down. Look out “Renoir”, I am on your tail…
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  221. 4


    Intuitive to use

    I have only had this software for a few days but it is great fun to use. It is a very creative piece of software. Whilst it is great for producing backgrounds it is so much more. I have found I am able to achieve creative effects with ease. It works seamlessly with Photoshop CS6.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  222. 5


    Intuitive, creative, and fun

    I love this product, and find it is giving me results that are very impressive. It causes me to think about the art of it all, which in turn helps to influence my decision-making in terms of how I will take future photos. Great fun, great capability, and great creative options – 5 stars all around.
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  223. 5


    Eye opener

    I use Topaz Impression as a plug-in with Corel Paintshop Pro X6 and it works great. Easy installation and with an impressive palette of options, so no need to worry that Impression limits what you aim to express. With Impression I can add a certain mood and touch to my photos, independent of motive and amount pixels. Very often a somewhat boring photo of a building wins a new life, when I e.g. use the sketch tools to create a sinister ‘design plan’ – not knowing where the walls, doors and windows really begin or end. The only thing to watch out for: You may get addicted! It’s getting harder and harder to look at a regular photo without feeling a desire for adding an Impression effect or two – at least in your mind.
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  224. 5


    fun to play with and the results are endless. Not every picture works well but when they work they come out amazing. I like blending different styles into different areas of the same photo or just masking and blending the whole layer
    see some of my stuff at
    http://www.pbase.com/tom_b/topaz
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  225. 5


    Impression Impressions

    Impression gives the tools to fully use your artistic abilities and stretch them to be more creative. Tools are easy to use, very intuitive and register for the webinars to learn more about Imrpession. Another great Topaz product! Thank you Topaz. Jim Amato
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  226. 4


    Love the concept

    I love the product. Here are some thoughts for improving it.
    1. I would like to customize the (names of ) the effects that i see. Ex. Say i just want to see the sketch and the Monet 1 each time it runs. I consider it a waste of my time to wait for it to produce 5 results maybe one of which i want, and then have to go to a different class to get the other two that i think i would want.
    2, related to above, i could not figure out how to make my own presets.
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  227. 5


    Great Product and Wonderful Customer Support

    Impression is feature-rich and easy to use. The support staff went over the top to help me get it installed when I had issues with my laptop display driver.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  228. 2


    Uninspiring

    Impressions has a couple of interesting presets which one can change to some degree, but it is no where near as robust as many of Topaz’s other filters. It opens with a select “Featured” few presents (instead of All Effects) and there is no way to change this default. There are a lot of redundant approaches to specific styles which which do nothing more than alter the settings the same way the user could. A greater range of styles would be more useful. Several of the presets are a little strange and of not much use. In some, I found the program to be little more than a couple of cute “artistic” presets.

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  229. 5


    Absolustely love it!

    Impression is so much more powerful and all around better results than Simplify, and I thought that was great. The only thing I would like to see in the next version is a negative vignette. I would like to be able to fade the edges to white (or background) instead of to black. Maybe there is a way and I just don’t know how to do it.
    Overall, a wonderful plug-in. I have your whole series and I’m going to use this a lot.
    Thanks,
    — Robert
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  230. 5


    Natural Sketching and Toning

    The Topaz Impression sketch effects are the first that I’ve used that intelligently follow shapes in a picture. With the pencil and charcoal tools, curved lines in faces and hair, straight lines in buildings and trees and the related shading/toning fit naturally like in real drawings. Other sketch plugins tend to place diagonal lines all in one direction or else random sorts of strokes that look mechanical. The Impression plugin gives the most realistic sketch results I’ve seen. I’ve been so captivated by the pencil and charcoal effects that I’ve hardly tried the oils, watercolor or other brushes! I don’t have any illusions about Topaz Impression turning me into a Picasso, but using the artistic plugin is a great way to interpret and experience the beauty of the world captured in photographs.
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  231. 5


    Fantastic new possbilities

    It is a magical plug-in. I can turn my pictures made a few years ago into new and masterclass look. Topaz Impression starts up my imagination to create a new style of my photography.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  232. 5


    as always topaz produces outstanding filters, keep up the great work and
    i will always purchase them.
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  233. 5


    impression

    Just a lot of fun — it saves some not so good landscapes
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  234. 5


    My problem is fixed.

    Now I can use Impression (on my older MBP – ta for the fix Topaz) I find that the effects are most useful, and either subtle or not, when mixed into an original picture. Very nice, thank you again Topaz
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  235. 5


    Short learning curve with long, long lasting beautiful art from a photograph.

    Topaz Impression is one of many great plug-ins from Topaz Labs. In my opinion, so far, the quickest to learn providing the fine art photographer with the capabilities for enabling some of the most beautiful artistic results. Thank you, Topaz Labs.
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  236. 5


    I use to paint until my disability has gotten worse (I have limit control of my hands.) This enables me to do painting again. Thank You.
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  237. 5


    Fun

    Beautiful results.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  238. 5


    Freedom of Imptression

    Wow. I had the 30-day trial for 2 days and then decided to buy the program. I knew I’d be using it that much. Goes beyond just presets of Impressionist artists and includes enough slider choices to the point the only thing you are missing is a real brush and paint. You will have to get used to knowing what types of scenes work well with the many artist presets included.
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  239. 5


    Exciting Options

    We have only played around with this for a day or so but are really impressed with all the options and adjustments. Haven’t found the perfect picture to use with this and print out but have had fun with the pictures we have played with.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  240. 5


    muy fácil de usar y excelentes resultados, lo compraré si compruebo su rendimiento. muy buena idea llevada a la realiidad del arte digital-

    No lo he usado todavía pero sé que las herramientas Topaz son excelentes, compré a vuestra empresa Topaz adjust/3, deenoise/3, enhance, Tm butch Capture capture y Topaz Moment.

    Espero conseguirlo e instalarlo para mi photoshop 13.

    Gracias por vuestras noticias sobre herramientas Topaz.

    Saludos,

    Osvaldo Garramuño,
    Mendoza – Argentina.
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  241. 4


    I downloaded the trial when the software was announced and found it to be a very easy to software to provide those special effects that can take quite a bit of time to finesse in PS. I purchased the product which also now allowed me to save my presets n the software which makes replicating the effects a breeze. If I have any features that I would like to be incorporated in a future release hopefully in the not too distant future, it would be a masking feature and very important the ability to vary the brush stroke direction for specific section. That may be a big ask. As it stand I think it is a fantastic bit of software which I have added into my workflow.
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  242. 5


    Impressive!

    I just love the quality you can get with this appplication.
    It gives a new or different life to your photos.
    You may have very nice pictures that do not necesseraly deserve a place on your wall until they are turned to painting!
    And that’s where Topaz Impression scores!

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  243. 5


    One of a Kind!

    I own the biggest web site with Greek video tutorials (http://www.teachme.gr) and usually I am taking some photoshop plug-in reviews.

    Recently I tried the Topaz Impression and I can say that this software is the best I have ever used.

    Is super fast, easy and you can create fantastic results!!

    Great job Topaz Labs!
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  244. 4


    to be a friend with Topaz Impression

    I used all the digital painting programs and I found that Topaz Impression is doing really good job in terms of painting strokes. Of course, you need to spend some time to get familiar with different tricks you can do with this program (e.g. the result depends on the size of your photo you clone).. But when you become friends with Topaz Impression – you are the painter!
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  245. 4


    Impression provides the effects that I've been trying to achieve.

    I was immediately impressed with the effects that Impression creates. I purchased it within an hour of using the ‘Free Trial’. It gives me what Simplify couldn’t achieve. It is considerably faster than the other Topaz products that I own. Now that I’ve used it more, I’d like to see some additional brush strokes added. For instance, the Van Gogh effects are much smoother than I expected. Smaller strokes and thicker paint would be a great option. I haven’t been able to achieve that so far.
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  246. 5


    Stunning!

    And I haven’t even started tweaking the presets. The results I’m getting are simply stunning. What a great app!
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  247. 5


    Love This!!!

    I have played some and right from the start I knew this was a plug-in for me! I had tried painting with Photoshop and wasn’t very good! With Impression, I’m an artist!!!
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  248. 5


    Impressed with Topaz Impression

    I have been using Impression for a week now and just love it. It is going to allow me to give some of my images a new life. It is so easy to use but completely customizable. It is a great addition to the Topaz product line.
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  249. 5


    Game Changing Software

    Quite literally the biggest game changing software to come along in years. The possibilities of creating are endless. I have and will continue to recommend this to all of my friend and fans. Great job once again.

    Joe Reardon Photography
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  250. 5


    Fun, Fun & More Fun

    Topaz Impressions has opened my eyes to a whole new dimension in photography. I am going back and re-processing old images with a totally new look. Using Impression inside Photoshop gives you the option to create several different layers, each with a different Impression preset, then blend the results and up with a mixed media image. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination and creativity.
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  251. 5


    User friendly, high quality software

    I just started playing with Impression and I must say it has been an amazing experience. The software is very easy to use and to tweak to one’s own preference. The resulting images have a personalized quality not seen with traditional filters: the closest you can get to painting without actually using Painter.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  252. 5


    AMAZINGLY FUN

    I’ve been amazed at how authentic the presets are. What is even better … you can make your own presets! There must be a buh-zillion combinations. Another feature I love is the choice of so many paint brushes. Each one makes a totally different painting effect within a preset. I’ve been turning all my photographs into works of painterly art. What is even more fantastic … even my lousy photos can be turned into masterpieces. I’m so obsessed, I’m taking photos of my real paintings and digitally painting them with Topaz Lab’s Impression.
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  253. 4


    Impression

    I absolutely love this program. When I load a picture, the first thing I do is take it into Impression just to see what it would llike. I hope they add more presets.
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  254. 5


    More than I'd expected

    If sometimes you want to do more to a photo than your normal post processing. For example give an image a painterly look. I wouldn’t look any further than Topaz Impression. I’ve used some other painting programs, but what sets Impression apart is the versatility it offers a photographer (or wanna be artist – me) the ability to customize the effects like no other program out there. From choosing brush style, paint thickness, customizing effects on various portions of your image… It’s all there.

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  255. 5


    Re-claim from mediocrity

    I treat photography as a form of art. The software, add-on’s and plug-in’s serve as tools to help hone that camera capture into art. Unfortunately, not all images make my first-sort warranting further processing. Normally, for those lacking, there only awaits the ‘delete from hard disk’ button.
    With the advent of Topaz Impression these marginal shots have reclaimed a second life. A simple crop and resize to re-focus subject attention coupled with the artistic interpretations of Topaz Impression adds refinement even Topaz Simplify misses. It is nice to experience a resurrection.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  256. 5


    Deceptively easy to produce a Masterpiece...

    OK, I had my reservations with this program. It took me a couple of days to really appreciate its power. It doesn’t work well with all photos. When it works, it’s a thing to behold. Luckily, the 30 days trial is more than ample to play with it and decide. Do not judge the software by what you can initially do with it. It took me 2 weeks to run it through its paces. The ability for me to be able to save my presets was the defining selling point. Sometimes running the impression filter more than once yielded very impressive results. Adding other filters in Photoshop yielded hundreds of different results. I have now added it to my arsenal of Topaz filters that I own. It will literally change an ordinary photo into a beautiful work of art. Try out for yourself and see !
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  257. 5


    Love it, the interface is simple, haven’t read the manual yet but have loved the results I have been able to produce. The presets are great without having to use any sliders, but when you start to use them you can create a personal look and feel for your photographs.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  258. 5


    Very Artistic and easy to use.

    Everything that Topaz has created has been great. The webinars and support is excellent. I have not been disappointed in any of the software I have purchased, which is pretty much all of them. When they do a revision/update, significant changes and improvements have been made. After watching the Impression webinars then implementing it into my own situation, is a excellent software program. The presets are great, yet you have the ability to change them for your personal situation. Great Program!!!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  259. 5


    Best Topaz plug-in for photo conversion

    I have used the three Watercolor formats on landscape photos. Impression appears to meet my requirements. I am currently working with it on close-up floral photos, and the results are quite satisfacory.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  260. 5


    Very easy to use

    I mix programs like this with other plug-ins and a wacom using this as a underpainting, and in the end you will have a real piece of art, this program makes it the easiest.

    Kenny
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  261. 5


    It works photo magic

    If you want to turn a boring photo into something spectacular, run it through Topaz Impression. There are so many ways to modify the image for artistic expression, you will find yourself playing for hours. I enjoy taking texture photos and running them through Impression to create amazing backdrops for my portraits.
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  262. 5


    Creative Freedom

    When I first heard about Topaz Impression I didn’t know what to expect. Topaz add-ons have long been a favorite and almost always feature in my workflow and I wasn’t sure if there were room to add to their already impressive list. What I found was a unique, creative and easy to use software that allows me to either create a masterpiece in seconds using one of the myriad of presets or develop my own style for the particular image to hand. Nice work Topaz, brilliant product.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  263. 5


    Really impressive

    Just played with it for a short time and I really like it.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  264. 5


    Great 1.0 Version

    If the next version has masking you are working your way towards a fantastic program. I experiment with it every day.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  265. 4


    Needs to be accessible thru photogxlab

    Great tool!
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  266. 5


    very good software

    I am just learning all the things you can do with this software. I am trying to use it as a layer incorporated into other edits in order to make the final photo my own creation.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  267. 5


    I am the Photography instructor for the South Lake Art League. I recently added Topaz Impression to my workflow and was amazed at the professional quality it produced. I hung some of my photos in the Art Gallery and the public could not believe they were photos. I got great reviews and comments..
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  268. 5


    Easy to use!

    You can create a beautiful artistic “painting” on your first attempt.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  269. 5


    Painting Extraordinary

    Just returned from Italy…. the Amalfi coast…. Wanted a painting of the beautiful and interesting coast….. Only had a photo from my NIKON…… so when I got home I saw the Impression e-mail….. ordered it immediately.

    Uploaded a photo of Positano….. beach and hillside houses….WOW… the Van Gogh 1 preset was the perfect oil painting that I wanted.

    Ordered a print on canvas immediately….can’t wait to see the result…. I know it will be killer…… you guys are amazeballs.

    Ciao
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  270. 5


    Impressed with Impression ...

    After downloading the trial software I was slightly disappointed in what I thought to be a small number of pre-sets available. This was my big error as the software defaults to what is called a ‘Featured’ choice of painting/ drawing styles. On further use of the software I then found there are at present, around 47 pre-sets to start you off on what could end up with literally thousands (+) of combinations and what’s more you can save the style of artwork that you create from scratch to be recalled for more of your future ‘masterpieces’.

    As with other Topaz software I’ve purchased in the past, I can’t fault this one either, but ‘Impression’ is actually fun to use while creating your own particular style.

    I’m far from an expert photographer and I do strive to take sharp / in focus shots but on examination on my work when I get home from a day out, I do have quite a few of what I thought to be sharp at the time of taking, only to find they’re slightly blurred. Now I find I can save these images in my back-catalogue by using ‘Impression’ instead of deleting them !

    It makes me wonder now what little ‘masterpieces’ I’ve deleted over time ! 😉

    Would I recommend ‘Impression’ to friends ??? I’ve already done so.

    I’m ‘Impressed’ with ‘Impression’ !
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  271. 4


    Click and done

    It looks so simple. Why is there such a high price for this product? There are other software programs that will take your image and turn it into a painting effect. But when you look at those ones, you realise that it just blurs your image and looks rather nasty. With impression, simply import your image and your presented with the different styles, just click on the one you find works best and your done. But here’s the thing, if you choose coloured pencil for instance, it looks as if an artist has taken your image and copied it using coloured pencils, it is that realistic. Now you see the software algorithms coming into play, you realise why it’s so pricey. A very powerful tool that, like all the other Topaz Labs products are so easy to use. I hope that other styles may be introduced with further updates but there are plenty to go at here.. Worth the money? Well, as with everything in art, it will always have its critics, but if you are looking to turn your landscape image to resemble a Monet or Watercolour, you could pay an artist to do it for you, that would ld cost a couple of hundred bucks, or you could buy this and pay $75 (discount code price) and do it this way, cheaper and you can do as many as you like. So in that respect, yes it’s worth it.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  272. 2


    Good Program but Very Slow

    I have enjoyed playing with Topaz Impression and happily purchased it, but it really tests my patience. It has to refresh numerous times as it loads; it defaults to the same screen each load rather than to a previous choice; it refreshes with every change made; the previews on the side panel are partial and do not show the entire image; in short, it is a tedious operation to use the plug-in.

    I have a high-end computer running Win8 and Photoshop CC2014. With 16 GB RAM and a 3TB hard drive, dual Intel processors, and a fast video card, I have no problems with other plug-ins. Impression is by far the slowest.

    I cannot recommend the product yet as people with less powerful machines and earlier versions of software would undoubtedly be unhappy.

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  273. 5


    A powerful tool

    Thank’s to Topaz for this wonderful tool. If you like painting, buy it! My old pictures of landscapes have become fine art. I love the Gauguin presets!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  274. 5


    Amazing ! greatly imporved over ANY painting software

    Topaz Impressions is an amazing acomplishment . The effects are so much more realistic than any other software I’ve used,the brush strokes so realistic,and the many options are impressive.THANK YOU TOPAZ for creating such an impressive set of new tools !
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  275. 4


    Great potential.

    Impressions is making me review thousands of my old shots to see how to breathe new life into them.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  276. 5


    Fantastic

    It’s amazing . That’s the best word I can use to tell about this program
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  277. 5


    Very satisfied

    I find it easy to use and I’m very pleased with its results.
    The only fault I find with it is that it’s very addicting.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  278. 4


    So much fun

    I am having so much fun with Topaz Impressions. It is a very quick and easy way to create art effects on a photograph. There are a couple of things I would like to see in the program, like being able to mask off areas, or brush effects on/off areas. And the ability to apply an effect and then continue on with the photo and do other effects to it.
    Overall I think Topaz Impressions is a fun, easy, wonderful program!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  279. 5


    NICE !

    This is very easy to use and the end results are great.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  280. 5


    Impression Raises the Bar....

    A fantastic plug-in that allows you to create convincing painterly effects, Impression has raised the bar for image manipulation! Each new image I create inspires me to try another! The presets offer a variety of looks and the sliders allow you to adjust for personal preference. I can’t say enough good things about this product…..
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  281. 2


    Didn’t find any effects that weren’t already offered by competitors for some time. Don’t know that I’ll ever really use it. But I love your other products!

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  282. 4


    Topaz Impression

    I am still experimenting and learning. So far so good.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  283. 5


    Fabulous art from a photo!

    I downloaded as a trial but when I saw what can be done with a photograph I bought it! Took me less than an hour. I uploaded my first piece of art accomplished with Impression to my Flickr page and overnight I had over 10,000 hits!!! And it made Explore! I will be entering it in a statewide competition soon. I am so impressed with all of Topaz products and recommended them to members of my photography club. Thanks Topaz, you’ve done it again!
    If you want to see the photo it’s called “Fruit of the Vine” and here is the web site
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/maryannr
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  284. 5


    Impressive!

    This is not a simple painting tool. impression not only includes dozens of different media choices, it includes a very wide range of depth, texture, brush size, stroke size options – so much fun and latitude – a great addition to the Suite.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  285. 5


    With some experince

    I put off buying this for a while. I have the rest of the Topaz family so thought I may be repeating what I already had. Not so. This is software that is capable of creating art from existing photographs even if you are a beginner, but if you have the rest of the Topaz family and also some experience with Photoshop (which can produce layers) you can produce splendid art.
    Even if you are a novice and art is your inclination, buy it. There is nothing else on the market at this price and you will have hours of fun. But it will not make you into a Van Gough even though he is amongst the paint styles available.
    The one facility missing is Conte crayon. At art college I used it a lot and I find the omission puzzling as there are many charcoal styles and all it needed was a bit of code to change these to Sepia Conte crayon. Topaz have promised improvements, perhaps this will be one of them
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  286. 5


    The Best.

    I have tried lots of photo-painting programs but this one is the Best and if that’s not enough it’s the easiest. What fun I am having. And it always works and so on and so on and so on.
    Thanks to the genius who developed this application.
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  287. 5


    Easy to Use

    Using Topaz Impression is like having a paintbrush in one hand and a palate board of creative presets in the other. The software’s interface is easy to use and well laid out.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  288. 5


    Easy and fun to use

    Very intuitive
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  289. 5


    Best Photo Painting Program

    Topaz’s new Impression program is amazing. You can turn any photo into an endless number of art mediums due to its numerous presets and sliders. When used with Photoshop the possibilities are multiplied allowing for localize control. This program is smart and knows where to put brush, pen, pencil and palette knife strokes. Impression is also intuitive. There are blending options incorporated into the program or you can use the blend options in Photoshop.

    One has the option to be heavy handed when using the program or be more discriminant as to where and how effects to apply.

    As soon as you load the program you can’t help but explore the possibilities.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  290. 3


    Needs local control

    Nice but it decides to keep some areas sharp which I don’t want sharp.
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  291. 5


    Easy to use with amazing artistic results!

    I love editing images with Topaz Impression, and trying all the current functions, and seeing all the different results you can get with tweaking the default settings to your own.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  292. 5


    Easy to use

    Thank you Topaz Team for coming out with the Impression filters!
    I was just looking for a software that would do painterly effects when I saw a Facebook friend posting an image edited with Impression filters. So I got the free trial downloaded and started to create, but needless to say I bought it the next day!
    I especially love the French and Dutch Impressionist options. I get many wonderful praises on my images I post on Ipernity, Flickr and Facebook.
    Keep up the great job in creating these wonderful filters, I am hooked on them now 🙂 Irene Steeves (in Canada)
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  293. 4


    Lots of control

    Although there are many presets, the program also give the user control of the effects with many options. I would have rated Impression five stars, but I want them to keep working on it – like adding more artist choices.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  294. 5


    Not difficult to learn.

    A great addition to the Topaz lineup of products. With practice and patience the results achieved are outstanding. Best to take one image and process it many times using all the tools to see the what is possible.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  295. 4


    Great!

    This program is exactly what I have been waiting for to put final touches on my images. My only problems will probably be cured in updated versions..
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  296. 5


    Leaves a GREAT Impression...

    Great program. I like the control you have over the brushes.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  297. 4


    Best Painting plug-in yet

    I am really enjoying Topaz Impression. I have Snap Art 4 and the sketching in Impression sure beats it. I really would use Impression more with a masking option.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  298. 4


    A good start to a great product

    I’ve gotten some great results from Topaz Impression from the first time I used it. The interface is sparse, sometimes too sparse, but it’s easy to learn and use. Sometimes (often in my case) the program is slow, taking quite a few seconds to complete a task. The program always starts with a select few presets. I’d like the option to have them all loaded on start, but I suppose that would slow the program down even more if I created a boat-load of my own. I’m also hoping that Topaz will develop additional presets for Impression. If you’re into digital art from photography, this is a program that will often (but not always) deliver spectacular results.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  299. 5


    Step us from Topaz Simplify

    I love the flexibility and range of the presets along with the customization that can be accomplished with the brush set. Excellet product.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  300. 5


    Best software of it's kind.

    This is an excellent programme, far better than any other I have used for producing artistic effects from photographic images. There are multiple ways of altering ones images. It is slow to run if working with a large file unless you have a very fast computer but it is worth experimenting with all the different ways to change ones image into a work of art.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  301. 5


    Powerful, yet fluid in use

    Topaz Impression lets me focus on what I want using a clear and consistent user interfave without bogging me down with tedious steps and un intuitive controls. This saves me time and gives me creative freedom. Fantastic tool!!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  302. 5


    Better Than Snap Art

    I am a professional photographer and owner of a giclee service called Fine Art Productions. I sell my work on line and in galleries. I was so impressed, I bought the software. The brush strokes are much more realistic than Snap Art which had been my go to paint program before I discovered Impressions. Different paint effects work better on different images so experimentation is paramount. The pre-sets are only the starting point. Customizing the artwork using the additional sliders is a must if you want to truly create art that really pops. I have created several salable pieces of art and will continue to create using this new paint program. Kudos to Topaz.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  303. 5


    increased latitude of photo prep

    i can give one photo several looks
    the painting is more usefull than any program i have tried. i have sold 2 photos on canvas that looked and feels like canvas paintings
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  304. 5


    Easy to use

    you can do the same thing in Corel painter but is it hard and time consuming, at lease for me. With impression I find it much easier to use and can see result as you make changes. I like it very much.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  305. 4


    Interesting artistic results

    As someone who “can’t draw a straight line, or even a crooked one” I’ve tried for some time to create “art” based on my photographic efforts. Tools like Topaz Adjust, and Simplify have been a great help in this, but always fell a bit short of what I hoped for.

    Topaz Impression on the other hand allows me to get a lot closer to what I envision. I’m still experimenting, and some of my results are a bit scary, but for the most part I have been able to create images that excite my “Inner Artist” – and that’s rewarding.

    I realize that this is “Release 1,” and (IMHO) still a bit incomplete. but the gang a Topaz has a great track record of enhancing and extending their products, I have great hopes for this project as it moves forward.

    Thanks for another great tool…
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  306. 5


    topaz impression

    great product. Easy to use and wonderful results. Tried it once and purchased it right away.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  307. 5


    Easy to use

    Like all Topaz plugins, it is easy to use and provides superb results.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  308. 5


    Authentic looking plus unbelievably beautiful

    One thing which has always disappointed me with other types of “artistic” programs is that they only go so far, and then begin to look pixelated. With the exception of detailed, stroke by stroke photo-painting in Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter which take hours for a true work of art, nothing has come close to a true painterly look — UNTIL TOPAZ IMPRESSIONS! I cannot say how many works of art I have done since downloading and purchasing a copy. I have even had several canvas prints made and cannot see one “computer generated” line. GREAT JOB! And knowing how Topaz Labs is always improving, I can imagine how even more fantastic the next version will be. Thank you so much for exceeding my expectations by a mile.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  309. 4


    Lots of potential

    Impression, out of the ‘box’, is the most impressive app I’ve seen for creating ‘painterly’ images. The brushes are very adjustable and the presets show a wide range of effects.
    I was surprised that Impression didn’t follow the interface schemes of other Topaz modules such as Adjust, Clean, Detail, etc. and was disappointed that many of the features commonly found on the other modules were missing: Apply, masking, preferences and such.
    Topaz has done a great job perfecting their products and providing free updates to owners of previous versions and I assume they’ll improve Impression like they’ve done to their other excellent modules. Impression is very good but can, and probably will, be even better in the future.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  310. 5


    Fantastic product

    This works and works very, very well. Cuts down immensely on the time required for “painting”, using other applications. And the results are great.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  311. 4


    Excellent Results

    We’ve all seen plugins designed to give photos a painted feel. They hadn’t really improved for years and they had lacked the level of randomness that would give the images that handcrafted feel.

    Topaz Impressions to the rescue? The algorithms employed allow you to really modify an image to make it resemble a handmade piece of art created by various methods. The presets are great in some cases, but even at their weakest they still give you a great jumping off point for modification. That said, it really seems best suited to landscapes and inanimate objects. Maybe I’ll change my mind on utilizing it for portraits when I hit the happy combo of tweaks to give me the results I’m looking for.

    All in all, this was another great addition to my plugin collection.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  312. 5


    Very artistic stand alone/plug in application.

    As a professional photographer I wanted something different than they normal image. After using Topaz Impression as a free trial I was convinced that this was the program I have been looking for. Having the ability to choose the look of history’s famous artists has made my images stand out. People tell me they can’t believe it’s a photograph.. Excellent program for anyone wanting to elevate their images to a new and exciting look..
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  313. 3


    Potential

    This plug-in has potential to be better then it is I think. I did buy it and I will use it. As with anything it takes time to learn it and exactly what it can do. I think it would be nice to have the option of ” I feel lucky ” as you do with alot of the other Topaz filters/plug-ins. I do what what it does and as I said I think it has wonderful potential. Topaz always makes improvements on their products and I expect the same will happen with this one. I love using Topaz filters, they are great tools.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  314. 5


    As Monet

    I love the “water lily”.
    I was able to transform into a Monet using the “Impression”.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  315. 5


    Realistic result, fast and easy to use

    Although Impressions will probably be my least used Topaz plugin it will definitely find a place in my workflow from time to time. I have found the results I’ve achieved to be very realistic (from a laymans POV). Impressions is responsive and very easy to use. I particularly appreciate the way this plugin can give new life to photos that previously didn’t quite make the cut.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  316. 4


    EARLY DAYS!

    After only a few days my first thoughts are that changing a photo manipulator on the pathway to being an artist and produce my own Monet moments is an interesting challenge which I plan to pursue in the lengthening winter evenings to come.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  317. 5


    Over The Top

    Once in awhile a photo is taken that seems destined for artistic expression. The addition of “Impression” wonderfully filled the potential to make that possible. For me, the application puts your software over the top.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  318. 5


    Love the effects... escpecially the brick art AAA+ !

    I have everything Topaz has to offer and use each product for every edit. Impression has a unique touch of painting effects. And I really like the brick (Urban Street Art) effect. Keep them coming Team Topaz!!
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  319. 5


    Excellent options for creating art from photos

    Easy to use, Fun to create art from your photos. Make fantastic oil paintings of the family for mounting on the wall. Have already submitted a couple of oil paintings of the family as wrapped canvas. It installs easily in other editors such as Photoshop Elements, Lightroom, and Faststone Image Viewer. That adds to the power of Topaz Impressions. Take it for a drive. Larry
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  320. 5


    Amazing Results

    Just visited Monet’s gardens in Giverny and had some beautiful photographs. Converted them into my own Monet water lilies in Topaz Impressions and printed very large on Epson Exhibition canvas. Wow. Can’t afford the real Monet’s but this is an amazing replication of the real thing. They are beautiful in their own right and best of all they are my own creation. I love this program!!!
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  321. 4


    Fun painting effects

    I have tried many paint programs and I like the looks I am getting with Topaz Impressioin. I purchased it right away.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  322. 5


    Easy to use

    Love this software!!!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  323. 5


    so much fun

    very much enjoyed Impression. SO much fun to play with my images. Presets great. manual side great. Very happy.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  324. 5


    Impression vs Adobe Painter

    I am totally into digital art and was contemplating buying the more expensive Adobe Painter and using it for “auto painting”, which is similar to what Impression does, and so I have tried both programs. To compare– Topaz is virtually immediate, whereas Painter makes you wait while it applies the paint strokes (patience!). The learning curve is higher with Painter, but I think you have way more control along the way in getting a very unique result just how you want it (once you learn your way around, which I didn’t accomplish during the trial period). In contrast, I do feel like I have a grip on Topaz after their trial period (I think it is because it is more limited by nature of its design). They both seem to handle large files well. I think Topaz is more fun and still offers a lot ability to personalize the “template” images, and I must say, their “presets” are pretty amazing–I almost feel guilty that it is so easy to get some of the wild and pleasantly creative “instant” results. I think Impression is brilliant, and I look forward to the additions, controls, brushes and tweaks that I hope will be added to Impression.
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  325. 5


    Terrific Effects

    Topaz Impression does the best job I’ve seen of making a photograph look like a painting. I have used it on several pictures and it does a superior job. I just wish it would work on my laptop, as well as my desktop, but it appears I will need a new graphics card to get it to do so.
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  326. 4


    Impressive

    No pun intendid. Very easy to get started. Lots of possible variations.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  327. 5


    Fun to Use

    Topaz Impressions makes “painting” in photoshop more than just fun. It makes it educational and fascinating in terms of its abilities to create. I love it.
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  328. 5


    Need a good photo

    Works well with lots of options. Obviously, the most important factor to creating a good piece of photo art is to have an appropriate photo. The family dog probably isn’t a great example, but a nice travel photo showing a scenic Italian village with a bridge crossing a quiet river might work well. It was money well spent.
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  329. 5


    First impressions of Impressions.

    I had tried many methods over the past few years to effect a realistic painterly look and feel. Since I have had Topaz products I’m rarely disappointed in their products and I am very impressed with Impressions. It’s ease of use and a range of controls to give you a great result, amazing. I’ve always loved the old masters and with impressionistic, oils, pencil…etc. I can now get those looks and much more, there is no end to the results you can achieve.
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  330. 5


    Awesome!

    Love, love, love this program! Best one to come out ever! Thank you Topaz!

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  331. 5


    Fun Way to Paint

    Impression is an easy to use plug-in that adds plenty of new ways to stylize your images.
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  332. 5


    Topaz Impression

    Fun, fun, fun is the best way to describe this software. It is a wonderful vehicle for expressing a photographer’s creative side. After years of taking photographs, one can begin to feel a vague apathy/boredom coming on. This software awakened and revitalized my interest in working with my photos. It gave me a new eye and coincidentally arrived at about the same time I was taking an Art History class…and isn’t that fun!!!
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  333. 5


    Easy To Use

    The presets offer an array of choices for a starting point. Lots of controls to customize it to your vision. Easy to use. Performs without glitches. A definite recommend.
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  334. 5


    Great first time tried!

    Very easy to use and understand.
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  335. 5


    Great program!!!

    I have taken several photo painting classes and I can create with Topaz Impression in seconds what has taken me HOURS to create with the “unnamed” painter program. I have almost all of Topaz products and they never disappoint.
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  336. 4


    Like Simplify : Easy conversion of photographs to the look of hand done art work

    It is more involved to get useable images out of Impression. It is also slower to show all the possible effects. Simplify was quicker to use to obtain useable images. Impression is more slower and difficult to get good results. They share in common that only a small percent of images will be suitable for conversion, but when converted the images can be very effective. What impression adds to the mix is more configurable effects with different sizes or brushes and the ability to configure different length of brush strokes. Although I haven’t had it long, and I have owned simplify for a few years now, I think impressions will be my Topaz Labs tool of choice for an artistic conversion because the new features allow more complex and more realistic artistic images. I will revisit this review in a few months to expand my initial ‘impression’.
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  337. 5


    Quick and surprisingly unexpected results!

    VERY NICE effects to shots that were already great. KUDOS TOPAZ!
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  338. 4


    Easy to use

    I’ve tried it in a few images so far, and it seems to be working pretty well so far.
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  339. 3


    Not quite complete (missing something that is needed)

    Your program is not complete. When a vignetted action is used the center point is dead center. There is no way to move the center point to different areas on the canvas. If that were possible you’d get a 5 star from me.

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  340. 4


    Fun "plugin" and easy to use!

    Impression gives the pictures that artistic look tha sometimes is great to show! It´s a easy to use program/ plugin and I think it fits in perfect in my present “Topaz-plugins”-family! It´s reaaly fun to just kind of play around in Impression!
    After posting my first picture that was filtered in Impression, one friend replyed directly.. Can you paint as well`? 😀
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  341. 4


    Only had it for less that ten days still learning its potential. Has lots of possibilities.

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  342. 5


    Topaz Impresions Software

    Impressions is impressive, for photographers who like to go one step further and take their images to a new level, Topaz Impressions offer unlimited capabilities from delicate water colours to heavy Van Gogh impressionistic paintings. If you like to experiment and do things differently, this is the software for you. It offers so many choices and variations for total independence to bring out your personal creativeness. Thanks Topaz a great success.
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  343. 5


    Cool!

    Very great software, brings me a lot of good results!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  344. 5


    Utterly Brilliant

    A lovely way to save lots of time and give a fresh look to your old work
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  345. 5


    Amazing results

    Fun to use add in that allows you to turn images into artwork with a single click. Easy to use – wonderful options that can be modified. Creates fun and interesting images. Would recommend to anyone.
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  346. 5


    Very easy to use

    I’ve used on several of photos with amazing results. I would definitely recommend Impressions for the Photographer at all levels of expertise.
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  347. 5


    Explore the inner limits of pure fun!!

    Smudge it, shade it, quickly alter the mood and change the look of your image with this software tool. I appreciate the power and ease of use in the software design of Impression. It’s just flat out fun to use!!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  348. 5


    performs as advertized

    In the short time I’ve had the IMP (yes, I’m a Game of Thrones fan), I’ve found it to be an elaborate collection of effects that can be modified and fine tuned indefinitely. As I continue to explore its options, I feel it will become my go to plug-in especially since my work tends to move further from just cleaning up photographs into something more traditionally artistic. Nothing specific except maybe some of the background textures work nicely with other effects.My paint and paper background responds to Impression’s presets as almost a way to come full circle to where I started as an illustrator.
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  349. 4


    testing Topaz Impression

    Downloaded the trial version of Topaz Impressions. I wanted to see how it faired compared to my favorite Alien Skin Snap Art.

    Not too badly. It does some things Snap Art doesn’t and does not do others. It is very fast. Can run stand alone or with in Lightroom. I’ve never cared for the way Topaz had Lightroom invoke their plugins but Impressions is different, just a right click is all that is needed.

    Two thumbs up for this plugin, well done Topaz.

    http://musicman5photos.myfotojournal.com/2014/sep/30/topaz-impressions-test-shots/
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  350. 4


    Works for me !

    Have always wanted to have the talent for drawing/painting. This is as close as I can get. Still learning the many ways I can use it. My only wish would be to have more choices of painting types.
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  351. 4


    Great - needs more filters

    Nice effects and overall I am happy but I think a greater choice of filters would be useful.
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  352. 5


    Topaz Impression is a fantastic app in addition to the Topaz entire suite!!!

    I really love this new Impression app for Topaz customers it is very nice and doesn’t make your photo’s look drab or that “over done” look. It adds enough shift to the photo it makes your art look like a painting, water color etc. I would highly suggest this app to anyone looking for a more Artistic flare. It also blends well with the other Topaz apps, I have them all and they never cease to amaze me. My photography is very important to me and I’m glad I have the whole Topaz suite and I’m glad I added Impression to my bag of tools.
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  353. 4


    Almost perfect

    There are so many great things about Impressions but I am sure that you’ve heard them all before. The effects are fantastic and the controls give you that extra bit of creativity. There are a few things that can be improved and I thought that I would mention those.

    When you first open the program, a select group of effects open up…you have to wait for all of them to open before you can start using the program. I prefer to see ALL the presets and scroll through them. This takes quite a while to load until I can start viewing. The delay is well worth the wait but, it would have been nice to start scrolling before all of the impressions have been made.

    I would have liked a feature to create my own brush. Based on what I’ve read, it is possible but it doesn’t look easy.

    I often view an effect and then go back and make a change to the original file. Perhaps dodging or burning, cloning etc. I wish the program defaulted to the last used option so I don’t have to start over.

    All this being said, I love the program. It provides an easy way of taking a good photograph and making it into a great work of art. These changes that I have suggested would make it perfect.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  354. 5


    Fantastic

    A must if you like paintings. Easy to use. Awesome result. Great variety. The best Topaz product.
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  355. 4


    Just Enough Per-image Customization To Call It Real Artwork

    Easy to use but with enough options per image style to be able to call real artwork. I can do additional blending with Layers in Photoshop or Paintshop to extend things even further. Although I haven’t tried it, I’m curious to see what Painter could do to take things even further out from Impressions excellent, creative algorithms.
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  356. 5


    It look like a real painting

    Topaz Impression is great, I like the way it make turning your photos into work of art so easy, and it look great. the interface is also easy to use
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  357. 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.

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  358. 4


    A really great artistic transformation.

    As usual Topaz Labs live up to their great reputation for providing quality photographic software plugins. Topaz Impression is no exception to this. The effects are superb and no other plugin I know of can match the quality of this ‘impressionist makeover’ It is so easy to use. Not only is it a plugin but can also be accessed as a standalone app or via Topaz Photofxlab. There are a good number of presets incorporated into Topaz Impression which are great or you can simply select a preset and modify it or start from scratch. All in all a great piece of software. Hopefully future upgrades will include additional presets. The only criticism from me is the price – could have been lower.
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  359. 5


    Nice effects

    With Topaz Impression you can give some different style to your artisctic photos
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  360. 5


    Very easy to use!

    I am a painter as well as a photographer. When I saw the results of using this program, I decided never to make another painting because the program does it just as well! I just wish there were more effect choices! How about an update?
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  361. 4


    Good but slightly flawed

    When perfected, Impression will be a nice addition to the great Topaz collection. It’s easy to use and has a large, impressive list of presets. Works well with Photoshop (I can’t speak about stand alone or other programs). However, I was very disappointed to find that Impression requires JPEG files and will not work with camera raw files. So, at present, Impression requires a bit of improvising that isn’t required in the rest of the Topaz line. Once the “JPEG only” restriction is fixed, it will be awesome…easy to use and producing outstanding results. Then I’ll give it the fifth star.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  362. 4


    Brilliant lug-in

    I am still learning and it may take a while. There are some things I think can be improved for the ease of using this plug-in.

    But whatever little I have tried, I am impressed by the power of this plug- in.

    Well done Topaz. I am a fan your products and have bought the entire set. May take few years to master these all!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  363. 5


    Topaz Impression

    Topaz works well for me for three reason – 1) stand alone or use inside elements 13, 2)ease if use, 3)almost unlimited creativity – one can use the pre-sets and one can be creatives or – be wild and crazy – impressions is a fun addition to the topaz line up
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  364. 4


    Even when the novelty wears off...

    I have had so much fun playing with the presets and sliders to produce wonderfully artful “painted” versions of many of my photographs. The possibilities are endless. It’s a wonderful tool.

    I HAVE wondered though, whether the novelty for me will wear off, as it has with “Simplicity” and some other plugins (such as “Flood.”) But I DO see a lot of possibilities for making very useful changes to isolated parts of photos. This could be used endlessly. The jury is still out for me, as I work with Impression more and more. I think the full price, though, might be a show stopper. I took advantage of 25% off and a $10 coupon from a friend.
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  365. 4


    My Opinion Of Topaz Impressions

    To bgin with i was dissappointed because i have Integrated Graphics graphics and to start off Impressions give me the Red Screen . I was very confused but thanks to Mr Yang in support he helped me get a new update on my graphics driver and now it works as says except for whatever reason Impressions is extremely slowwww compared to all the other Topaz Plugins i own . I do like the fact that Impressions works as a StandAlone or a Plugin to numerous other Host programs . It is very user friendly with it’s tools and presets . I do see needed improvement in the Watercolor area . This need attention badly .
    There is a few adjustments needed throughtout the program which many have noted in suggestions and hopefully these will be taken seriously on their next update of Impressions . Right now thee is no way to save custom presets which is a concern cause many have made them and if the new update does not allow to save custom presets there will be alot of presets lost which will cause alot of upset owners of Impressions .
    Personnally in the preset preview panes it takes time waiting for the presets to load and it would be nicer and faster if the new presets would work like the other plugins where there is a list of presets and when you hover over them a preview window will open with results for each preset . On the tool side the windows for different tools are very small and would nice if they were bigger so visibility would be easier .
    I do like how the tools are very user friendly tho . When saving an image not much choice as to size is allowed for an image if it is final output . Being able to choose from TIF and Jpeg and size of Jpeg would be of great help . Otherwise your output image is very large and must be resized with a Host program before sharing on the web .
    Right now at the moment i’m very happy with what Topaz has done with Impressions and i look very forward to future works and updates to make workflows go faster and easier . I applaud Topaz for a well done job on this product . If you have ever wanted to diddle and paint or sketch this is a product for you and be happy with . Til further updates this is all i can think of at the moment . Thanks Topaz !
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  366. 4


    Good Stuff!

    The range of options and treatments is worth the money. Impression is a great addition to Photoshop.
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  367. 5


    Love it! So many creative options!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  368. 1


    Disappointed

    Very disappointed !!!
    Doesn’t works on 32 bits system……

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  369. 5


    closest look and feel to natural painting

    Endless variations, you can really develop your own style with this software. Lot of paint programs out there that allow you to create filter like effects, only Topaz Impression allows you to create your own Style, very powerful!
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  370. 5


    Topaz Impression is awesome software

    Topaz Impression offers the ability to turn your pictures into paintings of your pictures. It provides many options, from Monet to colored pencil to charcoal, and the editing features are easy to access and easy to use. The performance is also good – almost real-time in Photoshop. I like the software so much I am going to start an “Impressionist” series of pictures to share with family and friends. And maybe even sell a few of them as well. If you like this type of post-processing this sofware is awesome.
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  371. 5


    Amazing Effects

    This program will change the way photographs are displayed – at least in the “mixed media” category – a truly new technique to change a photo into a real-life painting – works especially well with landscapes – it’s amazing what you can do – highly recommend.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  372. 5


    Amazing program, user friendly

    Tremendous ability to tweak presets and save your own presets. I have always wanted a program with the ability to create very realistic art work – this is the only program able to do that easily.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  373. 4


    Almost got 5 stars out of me...

    Topaz Impression is a new, easy to use recently release product from one of my favorite software companies, Topaz. I own everything they have put out and enjoy using a few of their modules a lot while others not so much. You can’t please the artistic community all of the time. With the release of Impression, they have nearly hit one out of the park. My drawback on this to 4 stars is that I wish I had more targeted control rather than the global application of its effects. Since it is a painterly product, I wish I could pickup my brush and graphics pad to make some specific changes to my images. Overall however, it is a great and fun to use product producing beautiful results.
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  374. 5


    Big honkin' delight!

    Topaz impression is an utter delight and has taken my photos from years ago to a brand new fresh level in the present! I am a big fan of impasto painting technique and Topaz has WOW’D me on getting this look for my digital art. I have been a proud and enthusiastic user of Topaz products for years and I HIGHLY recommend their products. By the way, Topaz, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for your FREE updates on your products. That is a big fat deal to me and I deeply appreciate your generosity in this area! Truly, THANK YOU. Your products have blessed me and many many others and your products are even LIFE CHANGING. Some of us are discovering that we had an artist inside of us and are impacting lives with our art! I am one of those blessed ones. There is no price tag one can put on that; it is staggering and delightful and a humbling joyous privilege. May God bless Topaz ABUNDANTLY and all who work so hard in creating such excellent products. Bless you!
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  375. 5


    From cavemen to the Masters

    The variety of artistic options is vast. Not only can you pick a style of art, you can pick the base medium, from the side of a cave, canvas, even city walls.
    Oil paint, sketches, watercolors, all with a variety of styles & options.
    It’s easy to spend several hours exploring the nuances of the program. Each preset allows further creative control such as brush size & lighting.
    I’ve had great fun breathing new life into old images.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  376. 5


    Never before seen realistic painting filters!

    Topaz Impressions really nailed it! I have tried the presets on various pictures and I have never seen them turned into paintings and drawings as realistically and stunningly as this before – to me it really looks like the real thing! It’s easy to use as are all Topaz products. The only hard thing might be choosing which setting you like best…
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  377. 5


    Very well done !

    Easily the best painting simulation software I’ve used. Lots of fun, with a great creative potential.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  378. 5


    Beautiful outcomes

    I love how I can transform my images into something more painterly. Easy to use software with lots of personal adjustment options.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  379. 5


    Topaz Imression

    Easy to learn software that greatly expands ones creative vision. A joy to experiment with. I’m glad to have this in my “toolbox”.
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  380. 5


    Great Program

    I’ve always wanted to expand my image library with artwork styling and not just mere photographs. This program gives you so many artistic choices to start with, and then control over so many aspects of the image you have to see it to believe it.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  381. 5


    When Art and Photography Truly Merge to become One

    For all photographers who want to be artists in every sense of the word TOPAZ have provided the perfect software to realise all their ambitions.Topaz Impression fulfils all the requirements to produce painterly images in the style of the master painters.Being able to apply authentic brush strokes to your own photographic images and applying textures of your choice to those images is superb.It is early days yet for Topaz Impression but I am sure it will make the future IMPRESSIVE.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  382. 4


    Easy & Fun

    I have lots of fun playing with Impression. I like to use it best on my Landscape pictures.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  383. 5


    The Best plug in yet

    I have used Topaz Simplify with great success but this is even better. The textures alone make this a worthwhile purchase. The results are much more realistic and I love how much control you have using this software. Would like to be able to adjust the sizes of the previews but that is really a very small issue.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  384. 5


    Easy to use

    I found the Topaz Impression very straight forward and easy to use. It doesn’t take long to find your way around to creating excellent artwork. I am very pleased with the results. I would recommend it to anyone.
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  385. 4


    Lots of fun and easy to use + some recommedations

    I’ve had Topaz Impression for about a week. I like it lots and have gotten a couple of “how’d you do that?” responses to some Impression’d images. The presets are great for getting close to a finished image and the slider give enough control to tweak an image to perfection.

    Hopefully, Topaz will improve Impression with some built-in masking in the same vein as their other filters, and I’d like to by able to layer effects within Impression without having to save an intermediate result. And, it would be terrifically great if Topaz could save the Impression setting as metadata so I could refine an image without having to recreate the effect.

    All-in-all, a great start to what is bound to become one of Topaz’s best products.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  386. 5


    An Unexpected Use

    I have a lot of old (>10 year) photos that are worth displaying except that they are relatively small. The older digital cameras had much lower pixel counts. I’m faced with too few pixels to make a good size print for the wall. My solution was to enlarge the small photo to the number of pixels needed to make the print (in my case, 5000 pixels on the long side). This process did pixel duplication, something that would be unacceptable in a print. I then used the magic in Topaz Impression to convert this pixelly image into a work of art that has smooth rendering. You can’t tell that I started with a small image. This has already saved a few treasured old digital images.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  387. 5


    An old trick reinvented

    Topaz has reinvented the “paint over your photo” genre and it has done it really well. I have used several programs in this genre before including DAP (Digital Auto Painter) which is too big and only works stand alone so you have to save a version of your image, bring it in and work on it and then save it out to re-import into Photoshop only to discover the size is not the same anymore. DAP is very powerful and you can obtain presets created by very talented artists but it is a big nuisance to use. Many people do digital painting with Painter but this is an overly complicated and very expensive program for a dabbler like me. I have also used a program by Alien Skin but forget the name right now. It worked as a plugin but did not offer a lot of flexibility beyond the typical presets so everything ended up looking the same. Topaz’s Impression has tons of controls, meshes very well within Photoshop and is a joy to use. Personally I would not use this program to use the obvious presets. I don’t want my work to look like Monet’s, Van Gogh’s or Cezanne’s. But if one takes a layer and runs it through Impressions being careful to obtain unique results and then adds a texture file or two and blends all these together with the original image then you can come up with some pretty original painterly (but not too painterly) looks. Not for every picture you do but another great weapon in the arsenal of tools for occasional use.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  388. 4


    Fun To Use

    Helps create a different look and emotion for both new images and those already in the archives.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  389. 5


    Best realistic sketch/painting program period!

    This is the most realistic, yet easy to use, sketch and painting program I’ve used. The results are fantastic and real looking!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  390. 5


    Great Program

    Easy to use and produces a great result. I am very impressed.
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  391. 5


    The Fun and Easy Way to Create Unbelievable Art

    Topaz Impression is my favorite of all the Topaz products I use, and that’s saying a lot because I love the other Topaz products. It enables me to create “paintings” from my digital images in a variety of styles, each with infinite variations. I’m telling all my photograper friends about it. I could play with it all day – and have! Thank you for this wonderful product.
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  392. 5


    nice program

    very fast and the ability to change the colors and to lower the opacity make it the best paint program I have ever used. The only thing I would want would be an effect that represented comic or illustration.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  393. 5


    Variety.

    This software gives you a lot of different choices to create your artwork.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  394. 5


    super

    topaz impression : easy to work with, very realistic artwork, lots of options tjo work with. Topaz impression makes the difference…. top product !!!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  395. 5


    Easy to use...quick response

    I love this program. There is enough variety in the presets to allow you to take a rather humdrum photo and make it into something wonderful. It is easy to play with the presets as well and create your own take on them playing around with the sliders.
    Love the assortment of textures and lighting effects also. I have become rather addicted to the program and have many example pictures up at flickr.
    All in all terrific value. Well Done Topaz!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  396. 5


    Versatility, Creativity and Easy of Use

    I have been sampling various “art” plug-ins over the years and this is beyond a doubt the most powerful tool I have discovered. It doesn’t require a year of study to get up and running. The images I have in my mind’s eye can now be applied on photos in Photoshop. Great results! Powerful images!
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  397. 5


    Amazing

    This program is amazing right out of the box. Though you have the option of tweaking the presets and creating your own, I found that I loved many of the pre-packaged presets as well!

    I really expected nothing less of Topaz Labs, but this one blew me away.

    Well Done.
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  398. 5


    Authentic

    One of few apps providing authentic looking results
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  399. 4


    Impressive Artwork

    A good combination of presets and easy to use custom effects
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  400. 5


    A gazillion options

    I’ve just begun to explore the possibilities of Impression. With all the choices in brush strokes, widths, strokes there are no limits–just your time. I’ve stacked different effects on separate layers and applied blending modes in Photoshop. Wow! It doesn’t get any better.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  401. 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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  402. 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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  403. 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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  404. 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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  405. 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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  406. 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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  407. 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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  408. 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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  409. 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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  410. 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.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  411. 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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  412. 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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  413. 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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  414. 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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  415. 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
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  416. 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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  417. 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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  418. 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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  419. 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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  420. 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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  421. 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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  422. 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.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  423. 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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  424. 5


    Easy to use

    Best painting effects app yet.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  425. 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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  426. 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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  427. 5


    Impression is impressive!

    Best program for the task!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  428. 4


    Good, but needs more effects

    Would like to see more effects ala Corel Paint It
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  429. 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,
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  430. 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.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  431. 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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  432. 5


    Very interactive

    Love the control and multiple options on various painting techniques.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  433. 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.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  434. 5


    very nice app

    This app is very easy to use. Has many features that can be applied to projects.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  435. 5


    Love It!!!

    The program is very easy to use. The sliders make it so easy to get the effect you want.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  436. 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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  437. 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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  438. 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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  439. 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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  440. 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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  441. 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.
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  442. 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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  443. 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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  444. 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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  445. 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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  446. 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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  447. 3


    A decent start

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

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  448. 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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  449. 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
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  450. 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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  451. 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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  452. 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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  453. 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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  454. 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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  455. 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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  456. 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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  457. 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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  458. 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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  459. 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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  460. 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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  461. 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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  462. 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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  463. 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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  464. 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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  465. 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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  466. 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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  467. 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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  468. 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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  469. 5


    Awesome software

    Definately a must have for the digital artist! Very well done to the developers.
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  470. 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!
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  471. 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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  472. 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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  473. 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
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  474. 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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  475. 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.
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  476. 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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  477. 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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  478. 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.
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  479. 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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  480. 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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  481. 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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  482. 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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  483. 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.
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  484. 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.
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  485. 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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  486. 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.
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  487. 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
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  488. 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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  489. 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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  490. 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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  491. 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.
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  492. 5


    Awesome Plugin

    Topaz Impression is without a doubt the best plugin for what it does. I am a happy customer!
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  493. 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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  494. 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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  495. 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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  496. 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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  497. 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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  498. 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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  499. 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!
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  500. 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.
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  501. 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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  502. 4


    I am very pleased with this plugin. It’s limitations is only my photography as not all suit impressions.
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  503. 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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  504. 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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  505. 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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  506. 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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  507. 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.
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  508. 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 !
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  509. 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!
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  510. 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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  511. 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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  512. 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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  513. 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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  514. 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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  515. 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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  516. 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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  517. 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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  518. 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!!!
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  519. 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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  520. 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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  521. 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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  522. 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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  523. 4


    Nicely done

    Topaz Impression helps unlock my creative ability.

    Thanks
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  524. 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.
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  525. 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!
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  526. 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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  527. 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.
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  528. 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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  529. 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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  530. 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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  531. 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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  532. 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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  533. 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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  534. 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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  535. 5


    Topaz Impression

    Best of the products. Been in photography for 50 years. Digital just keeps getting better with products like Impression.
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  536. 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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  537. 5


    Very good product
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  538. 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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  539. 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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  540. 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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  541. 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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  542. 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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  543. 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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  544. 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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  545. 4


    Easy to use

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

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  546. 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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  547. 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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  548. 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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  549. 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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  550. 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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  551. 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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  552. 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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  553. 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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  554. 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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  555. 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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  556. 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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  557. 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.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  558. 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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  559. 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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  560. 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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  561. 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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  562. 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.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  563. 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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  564. 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.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  565. 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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  566. 5


    Just what I needed

    Impression is exactly what I was looking for to set my images apart.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  567. 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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  568. 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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  569. 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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  570. 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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  571. 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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  572. 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.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  573. 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.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  574. 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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  575. 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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  576. 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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  577. 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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  578. 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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  579. 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!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  580. 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.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  581. 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.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  582. 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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  583. 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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  584. 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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  585. 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.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  586. 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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  587. 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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  588. 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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  589. 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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  590. 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 p