Topaz Simplify

Turn your photos into works of art.

  • Create paintings, sketches, watercolors, cartoons, and more
  • Make your art uniquely personal instead of using cookie-cutter filters
  • Get better results faster with specialized digital art technology

"Photography is an art, but there's something stirring about natural media. Topaz Simplify is an easy way to create one-of-a-kind art from your photos,
and offers photographers a wide range of options for creative expression."

  • Bright Hub, Michele McDonough

    "I believe Topaz Simplify to be one of the best plugins available on the market today. It performs better than other products, some of which cost twice as much. Definitely add this one to your wishlist."

  • PC World

    "Topaz Simplify offers photographers a wide range of options for creative expression. The result is of a quality that pros can use, but the interface is easy enough for anyone to master."

  • Photography and the Mac, Robert Lachman

    "Topaz Simplify should come with a warning: don't download unless you want to spend a ton of time trying out cool effects. It's amazing to watch the process and how easy it is."

  • Harryson Pics, Scott Harrison

    "Boring images can often make great source material for running through Topaz Simplify. The problem with Topaz Simplify is its ease of use - install and bam, you're spending hours playing with effects."

  • Digital Apple Juice, Dr. Michael Roach

    "I've found the approach that Topaz Labs uses to be very innovative and a very good value... I'm very pleased."

Your new toolbox for photo art effects.

Topaz Simplify makes it ten times easier to create stunning art from your photos. Start by using one of dozens of curated art presets.
Then, fine-tune them to get the exact look you want.

Your photos will never be the same again.

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See what you can do
with Topaz Simplify

Create art that is uniquely yours.

Don't just pick a filter from a list. Topaz Simplify gives you a set of tools to create art that only you can make. Build a wide assortment of effects such as watercolors, oil paintings, cartoons, charcoal drawings, sketches, and more.

"Topaz Simplify should come with a warning: don't download unless you want to spend a ton of time trying out cool effects. It's amazing to watch the process and how easy it is."

– Robert Lachman

Use one-of-a-kind technology.

It's hard to do great work with complicated tools. That's why we packed Simplify full of the latest technology to make it as simple as possible to create great art. With Simplify, you're not just turning photos into paintings... you're getting a whole new artistic system that will put you years ahead of any other method.

Each time you process a photo, Topaz Simplify's technology combines four key areas to get the final result:

1. Edge tracing

Automatically trace the important edge features in your photo, and then modify the tracing if needed. (For example, make the lines thicker, ignore weaker lines, etc.)

2. Details

Independently adjust smaller image detail to add interesting textures with finer control.

3. Large image features

Create an artistic base for your work by removing unwanted image elements. One of Simplify's most magical features.

4. Original enhancement

Make the final result look more natural by intelligently merging it with parts of the original photo, which is also enhanced.

Fun fact: this size-based technology is called "topological decomposition".

Each one of these key areas can be processed completely independently. When combined, however, they can create an almost limitless assortment of unique art effects.

There's no other tool out there that helps you create beautiful + unique art as quickly as Topaz Simplify.

200 customer reviews for Topaz Simplify

Overall Rating

96%

Say they recommend Topaz Simplify

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  1. 5


    Easy to Use

    Just what I was looking for to make my photos look like paintings.
    Easy interface with Lightroom
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  2. 5


    Easy to get great results

    I love the effects, and sometimes have trouble picking my favourite for a picture. I’m still new at the game, but simplify doesn’t disappoint.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  3. 5


    Easy To Use

    Loving the many effects my photos can have. Very easy to use.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  4. 5


    Easy to use

    Simplify enables me to turn my images into “artwork”
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  5. 5


    Although I have not used Simplify for long I have found it to be a very useful product. Using Simplify first has allowed me to convert a number of photos to paintings in Impressions that otherwise would not have worked. Using Impressions alone does not always work with some images – they still look like photographs even after conversion. Simplify reduces enough detail in the original image that Impressions is then able to produce a very acceptable and believable “painted” result.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  6. 5


    Love this product
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  7. 4


    Haven’t had much time to work on it in depth but it seemed easy to use and follow
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  8. 2


    Simplify lets you explorer

    Can do a few nice effects of Art. Fun.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  9. 3


    It is a great program but I have many of the Topaz programs and I feel adding Simplify to the collection was over kill.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  10. 5


    Fantastic For PhotoArt Photographers!!!!

    I have several pieces of software for turning photographs into digital paintings. Without a doubt, Topaz Simplify is the easiest to use and the best at helping me produce digital paintings that look fantastic. I use it in combination with other Topaz Labs products to get results that I have not been able to get with any other programs.

    Topaz Labs is to congratulated for the many informative tutorials and podcasts that help to make their products so easy to use.

    Great product from a great company.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  11. 4


    I got this program to turn flower photographs into photographs with a more muted, softer look. I love what the software does to the flowers. It also works well for other subjects, too. Once you learn what each slider does you can create your own, original work of art with your photograph, controlling line edges, smoothing out effects individually or overall, and just have fun with your photographs creating a whole new look.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  12. 5


    I love this program. It is easy to use and allows me to tweek the results for more control.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  13. 5


    Simplified My Problem

    I needed something to clean up and get rid of a lot of unnecessary details in lineart I created from photos. Because the final output is for a coloring book format Simplify is the perfect solution!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  14. 5


    i was looking for a software that I could use along with Lightroom to turn a few of my images into paintings. I don’t like to spend a lot of time on the post processing and Simplify is so easy that I have had fun experimenting some of my photos.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  15. 5


    Excellent and easy to use

    I have used other software before but this one is export it does the job without distorting your images .I highly recommend it
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  16. 5


    Fun

    A fun application. Very creative.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  17. 5


    Love the Versatility of this Product

    This product is an inexpensive way to add so many enhancements to your photo. I love the versatility of being able to hone in on just how much of the enhancement you want to display. Some photos I want to look more abstract and some I want to bring out the details of the photo even more than the original. This program gives you this great versatility.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  18. 5


    Great Plug-in!

    I was working on a graphic design book project and my client sent me unusable (blurry) photos to work with. I had to find a way to use the photos so I found Topaz Simplify and turned the images into painterly illustrations. They turned into works of ART, completely enhancing the look and feel of the book cover and illustrations. My client is ecstatic over the effect. I couldn’t be happier with the ease of the program and tutorials that they offer. Thanks Topaz!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  19. 5


    Nice piece of software

    This is a nice piece of software, and a nice addition to my photo editing program. The results are very nice. It can turn ordinary photos into something special.

    It is easy to use and gives you a lot of control of the individual elements. The default presets are good as starting points for your own settings. And to top it off, it’s a lot of fun to work with.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  20. 5


    Good value

    Very simple to use as a plugin with Lightroom. Extremely user friendly. I don’t own any other Topaz products, but this seems like a really good place to start. It’s super easy to use (and very fun). They offer a ton of stock presets, making it take little time to get started on creating your masterpieces. I was most impressed at the wide range of things you can do, much more than I expected for the price of the software. Sometimes the are photos you create, don’t always render exactly as you see it after you hit the “apply” button, but it doesn’t take too much tinkering to get what you desire. Simplify allows you to create custom presets and has this really neat randomizer function which can generate some interesting art. If you have Lightroom, I would highly recommend this product. Just be warned, once you get it up and running, you’ll be glued to your monitor for a few hours!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  21. 4


    Fun!

    I have been having lots of fun with Simplify. It is easy to use and I am getting raves for the images that I have “Simplified.” There is one problem that has cropped up–Sometimes the program stops on its own, taking all my changes with it. After spending considerable time on an image this is EXTREMELY frustrating! What am I doing wrong?
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  22. 5


    Simplify

    Awesome software very easy to use enhances the photos that you are working on very nice soft.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  23. 5


    yes easy to use

    works well I use it as ideas for painting.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  24. 5


    Total control

    With Simplify I can create the perfect line drawings to aid me with painting. Lots of options and features
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  25. 3


    I have made 1 sucsessfull picture.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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    • Knut,
      Hopefully you’ll come back and keep us updated once you’ve been able to use the plugin more, we look forward to hearing how it works for you!

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  26. 5


    Super Cool!

    Topaz Simplify is easy to use – and super cool!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  27. 3


    Good results

    I would recommend Topaz Simplify to a friend…if the friend is computer savvy . I love the program but hate having to install it. On my desk computer I have Topaz Adjust 5, Detail 3, ReMask 3, ReStyle V.1, Simplify 4, and Impression. I have been using these programs for years but installing them in a computer is usually a lengthy task that sometimes take days and it is almost impossible to get help from Topaz.
    A few weeks ago I purchased Simplify 4 for may laptop (with Windows 7) that I use to teach photography but so far the program will not take and help from Topaz has been unavailable.
    So, yes I love the programs but will not recommend it to my students until Topaz will make a DVD available. You have very good programmers but faulty marketing.
    Luis Pita
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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    • Luis,
      I’m sorry you’re having problems getting Topaz Simplify installed. I’ve looked through our support system and don’t see any tickets from your name or this email. We do have a full Customer Support and Help center in house, if you’re ever having trouble installing you can always get help articles here: https://support.topazlabs.com/ or you can send support a message at help@topazlabs.com and they’ll be back to you usually within one business day. Regarding discs, we’re actually quite a small company (11 people) and we don’t have the ability to mass produce and ships discs for purchase, however in the future if you’d like a disc you can order through B&H and they will mail you a disc with the software on it:http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Shop-by-Brand-Topaz-Labs-LLC/ci/4/phd/4176334929/N/4294255798

      Otherwise you can always get the latest version of our software from our Downloads page here: http://www.topazlabs.com/downloads

      Hope this helps!
      – Heath

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  28. 2


    Just a repeat of what I already have with Impression and Adjust5

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  29. 4


    TEXTURES

    EASY TO USE
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  30. 4


    Enjoy it's use

    I enjoy using it for a little special effect for my images.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  31. 5


    Easy to Use, Great Fun

    A friend told me about it, Tried it and got hooked. Have used it to edit some of my past images. Would recommend to anyone that does landscapes.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  32. 5


    easy to use

    Great product, easy to use with great results
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  33. 5


    Just what I was looking for

    The software is straight forward , easy to use with lots of good presets that are a great starting point for the image effects I was looking for.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  34. 5


    Great way to start a digital painting.

    Easy to use, and gives you complete control!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  35. 5


    Works great, simple to use, outstanding variety of options

    I wanted to get a certain look for a project I was working on, and Simplify achieved the results almost automatically. It allowed me to make adjustments quickly and easily if I needed to. And it inspired other ideas as well with the variety of choices.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  36. 5


    Love it, really makes my photos into a dramatic work of art.

    My photos really pop now, have a very different and dramatic look. Am now on a free trial of Topaz Adjust. Also love your on line tutorials
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  37. 3


    not enough here for the $$

    really disappointed in this software….really doesn’t have enough techniques beyond what i can do in photoshop

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    • T Hopkins,
      Sorry you’re not satisfied with Topaz Simplify. If you made a purchase and would like a refund please reach out to us at help@topazlabs.com. If you’re looking for a more painterly or artistic look we’d recommend you check out Topaz Impression, https://www.topazlabs.com/impression. It’s a great way to get some awesome painterly effects out of your photos, and don’t forget all of our products come with a 30 day full trial so you can try before you buy to make sure you’re getting the tool you need. Hope this helps.

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  38. 5


    A nice way to spend time!

    Simplify is an excellent plug-in to achieve artwork from ordinary pictures. The only disadvantage is, you are going to use it too much!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  39. 1


    couldnt even download it

    I really wanted to use this topaz simplify, because it looks amazing. But, I tried to download the free version and couldn’t get it to work. If it would of worked I would of bought it in a heartbeat. So, unfortunately, I give it a big thumbs down!! Should be made to easily download!

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    • Holly,
      Sorry you’re having trouble downloading our products, we work hared to make the process as simple as possible using our downloads page here:

      https://www.topazlabs.com/downloads

      I’ve tried downloading simplify and it’s worked quickly for me, just clicking the WIN or MAC OS version instantly started the download. If you’d like assistance downloading please contact us at help@topazlabs.com.

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  40. 5


    Beautifully Designed and Tech Manageable

    In short, simplify is impressively designed for ease of use and spectacular in its results. Some of the options are out there, and a bit over the top for me. But most give painterly effects that I love. A bonus is that my Windows 7 and memory capacity accept the program, in contrast to Impressions, which refuses to install.. Thank you, Topsz Labs!

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  41. 5


    After a free trial...

    I realized Simplify was a must have! I keep finding amazing features, still a long ways from mastering all of the settings but I have produced some outstanding results!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  42. 5


    Some surprises

    I have been using Buzz Simplifier for a lot of years, and tried Topaz Simplify without expecting that I’d want to buy it. However, I have been surprised and the variety of effects that I can get, and especially love Cartoon by D Pacheto used on landscapes. I just have to be careful not to turn all my photos into cartoons!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  43. 5


    World of Color to Explore

    Topaz Simplify has given a colorful new life to my large file of world travel subjects. My experiments applying various techniques to an assortment of images have been enthusiastically received on my Facebook pages including Dennis Cox — Photo Explorer as well as on one of my galleries on Fine Art America. With photographs from over one hundred countries on all seven continents it will take a while for me to put together a worldwide collection, but I definitely see a book coming out of this in the near future, as well as canvas prints and even some custom made t-shirts.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  44. 5


    So Wonderful and Cool!!

    Such an effect had that I was before alike by the Photoshop.
    But, This effect was easy and effectively, I was surprised very much.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  45. 4


    Release Your Creative Energy

    This is a unique product that enables a person to create “one of a kind” images, and some of them will be “wow” images! It is simple to use, almost intuitive, fast, stable and cheap. The presets are very good and can be adjusted. Since i bought this a few days ago i have used it on over a hundred images, using it is almost addicting! Everyone who uses Photoshop should try and then buy this Plug-In.

    I wish I could start with Camera RAW images (NEF files) and not have to use TIFFs.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  46. 5


    Great special effects!

    Really fun for when you get tired of the same old sunset or cityscape. Give your shot a little “character”.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  47. 5


    ゴミをきれいにすること、それが簡素化?  とにかく凄いです。ノイズなんかなかったことに、

    簡素化は、細かな部分を簡略化されることと思っていました。 しかし、簡素化されたものパラメーターを触って、再度 ディテールをあげると、ノイズがなくなって、ディテールだけ、どんどん復活します。
     トライアルでプリセットのまま放置せず、右側の彩度、ディテールをいじってください。
    きっと驚かれると思います.
     すごいです。 
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  48. 4


    Great effects but unpredictable

    I was really excited when I first saw the capabilities of this software. The problem is that you need to evaluate the effects at 100% to be able to predict exactly what you’ll get when you commit it to rendering. Who can evaluate the overall look of an image when you’re only seeing a small slice of it? Love the results, but it can be a little like Russian Roulette getting the exact look you envision.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  49. 5


    Intuitive and easy to use

    A superb utility to enhance or tweak a photo, or completely transform the base photo to another form of imagery, i.e. charcoal sketch, oil painting, etc.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  50. 5


    Easy to use -Excellent for turning photos into works of art

    Simplify is easy to use, it compliments the other topaz products I have. I love being able to turn my photos into paintings, works of art. There is no way I am capable of sitting at a easel and painting, but with my camera and Simplify now I can create art. Well worth the money. Plus Topaz has excellent customer service.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  51. 3


    it.s the very best

    I have been using SIMPLIFY for a number of years. I can say honestly that it is a plug in that I would never be without. What is so great about it…everything. What is not so good about it —-nothing. It combines seamlessly with Photoshop and ensures that your photo will be oustanding. Like all of the Topaz software it is well worth the low cost you will pay.,
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  52. 5


    Love this program
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  53. 5


    Easy to use ,yes, but how to stop is not easy !
    I love it, ben to obsessed with detail many times and did not see the art lurking in my
    pictures, Digging deeper now.
    Thanks, Klaus
    ps: my wife is impressed to with what I can do with it 🙂
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  54. 5


    Easy to use and beautiful effects

    This is a great program….have recommended it to several friends.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  55. 5


    Who needs paint brushes and oils, just pick up your camera, purchase Topaz Simplify
    and you’re a ready made artist.
    I would recommend this to any keen photographer.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  56. 4


    easy and fast

    I was looking for something to add more of an artistic touch to my photography and Simplify is a great tool for that
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  57. 4


    So many choices to try out. Very easy

    I just love the results of the Topaz Simplify images. I’ve tried flowers, old lanterns, sculptures, and people and old cars with such interesting results. I’m still learning
    about the different looks that you can achieve, I find myself wondering what would my image look like with a Topaz effect. “Topological decomposition” is so much fun! Thank you Cheryl Mcgee and Deborah Butcher for suggesting Topaz Labs.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  58. 5


    Unlocks One's Creativity

    Simplify provides easy opportunities to creatively modify one’s photos to make unique works of art.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  59. 5


    I love the presets. They give a multitude of choices when working on an individual photo. This software is very easy to use and could become more difficult as you delve more and more into its abilities. I use it mainly by using the presets which save an enormous amount of time.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  60. 5


    Finally - some decent Photoshop filters!

    Having worked with Photoshop for 20 years I’ve seen many sets of filters come and go – a few good, but mostly bad. When a friend recommended Topaz to me I was somewhat sceptical of his enthusiasm, but after ten minutes of using the free demo I could count myself amongst the fully converted. I was totally amazed at what I could achieve with Simplify, especially when used in conjunction with other Topaz products such as Impression. They really do “just what it says on the tin”. For once a product lives up to my high expectations, so stop reading this review and buy it now! If you need any more convincing just look at the example images , because that’s exactly what the software does. Simply and elegantly.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  61. 5


    Topaz Simplify

    When I heard about Topaz Simplify, I was pretty excited. Well the product far exceeded my expectations. It was easy to use, intuitive actually. Within minutes, i was able to edit my images in quite a unique way. My first edits with Topaz Simplify were already print worthy and I have shared quite a few of my images on Facebook. Thanks for a great product!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  62. 5


    Very pretty program. It helps to create in the very simple way a background for the photos.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  63. 5


    Amazing!

    I wasn’t sure about Simplify, until I tried it. Gorgeous effects, easy to use, I love it! It is now part of my growing collection of Topaz software!!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  64. 4


    Topaz Simplify

    Great fun to use with some lovely results. I have been experimenting a lot ,successfully and indeed, surprising myself. My only gripe is that I can no longer find the long instructional video which first attracted me to buy the programme.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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    • Hi, Cherry!

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying Simplify. Maybe I can help you find the video you’re looking for. You can find some Simplify videos here.

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  65. 5


    Great software and results

    I am relatively new to using Topaz ‘plug ins’ and am not yet fully familiar with all the controls.
    However so far I like what I see very much, not only with ‘Simplify’ but two other Topaz plug ins.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  66. 4


    simple and easy

    One of my favourite looks made simple
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  67. 4


    simplify is simple

    able to make great changes to my photos
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  68. 4


    I am really happy with the Simplify program. I will need more time in using it to see just how and to what I apply it to. I will certainly recommend the program to others.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  69. 4


    Interesting effects, easy to add

    Simplify is aptly named. Using Simplify, interesting effects can be added to ho-hum photos, to give them more interest through application of various effects. It is easy to add the effects, and although the effects can be modified, there generally is no need or reason to change anything. Just a fun program, that would be especially useful for children’s illustrations. Program is easy to download and install as a Lightroom plugin.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  70. 5


    Great results

    Used as a PS Elements plug-in. It’s easy to understand and use and produces very pleasing results.

    I use it mostly for landscapes, but it’s not limited to that – I’ve gotten great results with photos of my pets.
    I’ve also used it on some photos that I would otherwise delete and turned them into great looking paintings
    and sketches. Got my money’s worth.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  71. 5


    Fast way to experiment or final

    Good first step to change photo to art (or sometimes the only step). Use to salvage otherwise unusable photos.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  72. 3


    Not what I need

    I bought Simplify, but it turns our that Topaz Adjust is what I needed. Please let me know when you have a good discount on Adjust.

    Norman King

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    • Hi, Norman! Thanks for your purchase of Simplify. It’s a great program and can be used with Adjust quite effectively. There is an Adjust promotion in your future. Stay tuned! 🙂

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  73. 4


    Talking Point

    Really easy to use and plenty of fun trying out all the presets. Has the ability to turn fairly average pieces of work in to conversation pieces. Photographs that you really should have maybe deleted can be transformed in to works of art worthy of being printed on canvas and displayed.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  74. 5


    Excellent plugin

    Even though I had 30 days free trial to evaluate Simplify, after only 15 or 20 minutes of using it I had made the obvious decision to buy. It’s an excellent plugin and I especially liked the “Cartoon by D. Pacheco” PRESET. Thanks to Topaz for such a nice product.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  75. 5


    Very Easy to Use.

    I have struggled with PhotoShop Elements trying to achieve something artistic. With Simplify it just happens. I really appreciate that.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  76. 3


    Topaz Simplify

    It is an interesting Program, however it is not as exciting as Adjust. I like some of the effects.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  77. 4


    Many choices that are easy to use.

    Big choice of broad strokes, then modify what you will with adjustable sliders and see the changes as you go. A creative program for beginners through competent users. Nice job Topaz.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  78. 5


    Up and running in minutes

    The webinars that Topaz offers are a big plus to using their programs. We have had a lot of fun turning photos into paintings: oil, water color, etc. with Simplify.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  79. 4


    Companion to Topaz Impressions

    This program is a great addition to the Topaz line of products, and if you are interested in easy transformation of your photos, simplify works great. I first purchased Topaz impressions and found that program to still be my most favorite (rate 5 stars) plug-in but wanted more options to extend the creative process.

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  80. 5


    Brilliant

    Simplicity is a nice adjunct to an already expanding stable of fine applications that I have purchased from Topaz. I’m finding more and more that I have a leaning towards photo art and Simplicity allows me to make some stunning wall art from mediocre photos.

    All you need is a photo with reasonable subject matter and it can be easily turned into impressive wall art. With so many filters and enhancements in this program the user can turn one pic into a 1000 different art canvasses-the possibilities are endless and are only limited by your imagination.

    I wholeheartedly recommend Topaz Simplicity.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  81. 5


    Creating a look

    My idea behind using Topaz Simplify was to stay within photography and open up new possibilities for a personal look to my photos. Now I just have started and immediately I get very helpful results. Like removing the too much of details in trees in the background of an image shot at bright sunlight, or at walls where I want to showcase the colors of wall art. Next step for me is to develop a kind of look with flattened color areas without the photo looking cheap or too painterly. Given the completeness and accuracy of the adjustments possible with Topaz Simplify, this will be plain fun!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  82. 5


    Works great

    I enjoy using this program, it provides another tool in my tool box for processing my photos.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  83. 1


    Having a hard time with the program

    I have owned this program for several years and don’t use it much because I probably don’t know how to used it like. It was the developer foresaw its use. The problem is I am a junkie and tend to buy a product and then wonder why. Good suggestions on how to use it would be welcomed

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    • Hi, Michael!
      Thanks for being a Topaz junkie. 🙂 Have you checked out our video tutorials for Simplify? You can find information for creating coloring book effects, line drawings, etc. Maybe it will help inspire you.

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  84. 5


    Topaz Simplify

    For those who want to add that special touch that makes their photograpy
    stand out then this filter is for you. Use a light touch to add elegance or a
    heavy hand for the more artistic interpetation of the vision you have in mind.
    As ususal Topaz knocks it out of the park with this one you can’t go wrong with
    the purchase of this product or any of their other fine products ……
    I highly recommend this; try it and you will fall in love with it every time you use it…
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  85. 3


    IT IS A SIMPLE WAY TO ENHANCE YOUR PHOTOS. JUST THE CLICK OF A BUTTON MAKES A CHANGE.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  86. 4


    Great most of the time...

    Topaz Simplify creates better comic and sketch images than any other program I’ve used. Its functions are intuitive and the template variations on each effect are useful even without tweaking.
    My only complaint is that the effects can be unevenly applied, depending on the original image. The software seems to use zones, and the transitions between zones can be distinct and visible. The same background can be interpreted very differently depending on the surrounding colors (e.g., the ground between a subject’s legs can be interpreted by the software very differently than the ground on the outside of the legs). It is possible that this can be compensated for within the software; I have not played with it enough to find out yet. It is just something to be aware of because the differences are sometimes subtle enough to miss at first glance but distinct enough to want to address once you see them.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  87. 5


    Photo Whiz

    What a fun little program for photo customization. Easy to install, easy to master with all kinds of custom looks to adjust the appearance of you photographs. You can adjust your photo to look like a simple line drawing or a Monet like oil painting,
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  88. 5


    Simply awesome

    So quick and easy to get the results I want….speed is one of the keys to making money in the graphics industry and Simplify definitely speeds you up. I hadn’t had this downloaded 10 minutes before I recommended Simplify to two friends who both immediately purchased/downloaded the program.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  89. 5


    Very Easy to Use! Turns Average Photo’s into Something Special!

    I took an ok photograph of my sisters little puppy and turned it into a work of art that everyone in the family wants a copy to put on their desk or wall! Turn your photos into works of art. I love it, and it is so simple to use. It’s a no-brainer get the plug-in, NOW.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  90. 5


    Stunning Effects

    This is a great product that is simplicity itself to use. I use it with great effect with Photoshop Elements to create some interesting results – even from just ordinary photographs.

    Good value for money. I will recommend it to my friends and family

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  91. 5


    Good set of filters

    The effects are sometimes good by them self, but using them in combination you have unlimited possibilities. The set of filters are better that some that are much more expensive. For the low price of Simplify I didn’t expect to get as much as I did. I’m very happy with the product.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  92. 4


    Might be 5 stars after I play with it some more

    All I needed was one pic converted to a sketch so I bought Simplify. One turned into five, I made a few bucks and now that I have some slack time, I’m seeing what else I can use it for. I’ve got some artsy-fartsy clients who will be impressed.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  93. 5


    Easy to use and excellent styles

    Topaz Simplify is a very easy product to use. It has lots of different styles to apply to your photos or artwork to give them a beautiful look. Highly recommend.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  94. 5


    Easy to use

    I like Topaz Simplify. It makes it easy for me to turn my photos into art work. I also use other Topaz software to give my photos that professional look.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  95. 5


    Great results and easy to use

    This was a user friendly and powerful program for the kind of special effects I wanted.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  96. 5


    Easy and Flexible

    I’m not an owner yet, but using the trial version has proved to be very easy. There are many presets to use as a starting point. There are many individual controls which enable the user to either finely tweak the presets or, if desired, to start from scratch to create a unique effect.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  97. 5


    Creativity

    Between using Topaz Simplify and Topaz Impression, you can cover most of your bases in simplistic graphic artistry. I enjoy taking edited images and seeing what new work I can create.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  98. 5


    easy to use - good results

    I’ve tried several programs to get that “photos as painting” look. They either had a steep learning curve (which I don’t have time for) or produced so so results. Topaz Simplify is super easy to use and produces very good results. I start with one of the presets and then tweek my photo until I get the look I want. With so many presets its easy to find one with a look I like and then go from there. I even gave a couple of prints to other people and they were thrilled (I didn’t tell them how easy they were to do). Love it!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  99. 4


    Does more than I expected

    I had waited for some time before buying ‘Simplify.’ I had been wanting to turn some of my art photography into a painting for some time, giving my customers another option. I wished I had bought this sooner!
    I use Photoshop Elements & Lightroom 5 for my retouching, so it is a huge deal for me to have a program that works hand in hand with these softwares. The training videos that Topaz Labs has put together for the different software programs are very excellent and easy to follow. Don’t worry about learning another program, Topaz has made it easier.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  100. 5


    Topaz Simplify

    I am a Topaz addict. I love all the plug ins that I have. This one is my new favorite.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  101. 4


    Great addition to photo are

    Topaz Simplify is a great addition to all the other Topaz plug-ins I use.
    When I have classic car images and don’t want the surrounding onlookers to be recognizable I use Simplify. It helps me to accent the cars. I like the added choice in my automotive images.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  102. 4


    Easy to handle

    Use it in Photoshop as a plug in. It works perfectly and is easy to use. I can so wonderfully realize effects in a short time.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  103. 5


    Topaz Simplity

    I love the new Topaz Simplify plug in. I have been going through some of my older images and applying this effect to them. I love all my Topaz programs. I am a Topaz addict. (I am not a professional photographer, I just love taking pictures.) I almost always use one of my Topaz programs on the finished product.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  104. 4


    Quick to learn

    Some unique presentation effects are easily possible.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  105. 5


    Phantastic tool!

    Other than the name would suggest, Simplify is an add-on with a huge amount of possibilities. Surely a great tool for any photographer (and I already have various add-ons). Congratulations, Team!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  106. 5


    Unleashes your creativity

    I bought Topaz Simplify to replace a very ancient PhotoArtMaster Gold when I updated to Windows 7. How I wish I had done it before! Simplify is so easy to work with and the results are stunning. The number of ways that you can modify your images is only limited by your imagination.Not only that, but the on-line support is excellent. The one query I had was responded to quickly, in a very friendly way and answered my question perfectly. Highly recommended.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  107. 5


    Creates Many Possibilities

    I installed the trial version then quickly purchased the program. Great flexibility in creating your own presets. I see many possible uses for this editing software. Integrates with my other software smoothly. I really don’t have anything but positives to say about the program.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  108. 5


    Easy and Fun

    Topaz Simply is a quick, easy and fun way to turn photos into works of art!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  109. 4


    Complicated but effective

    After using another simplifier on Windows XP, I was forced to find something new as it would not work on my new PC under Windows 8.1 64 bit. Luckily I took the advice one comment suggested on the web and installed Topaz. It is very good value, especially at the special offer price I was lucky to have, and has considerable capabilities. But, even for simple effects, it is far more complicated to learn how to use, albeit far more effective. My usual intent is only to subtly reduce a little detail in a picture when it distracts from the mood I have in mind.

    Beginner’s luck made my initial experimentation with Topaz surprisingly successful and I found that just removing detail, with or without adding back smaller detail worked well. Then using that together with a line drawing where I emphasized the outlines and could adjust where and how much, turned an ordinary street scene into quite an appealing picture. In the future I will have to keep a note of the settings with each option that work best for me and use that as a starting point. It would be nice if you could save them but I have not yet discovered if you can.

    My one disappointment is that it is a little hit or miss with some of the many effects available with Topaz and there are quite a number to chose from. The preview inevitably is rather small and often leaves you with no real idea of the result of applying it. Still, I can experiment and produce a reference set of results, albeit with quite a lot of work to do that. However, that and the fact that to apply each simplification is very slow is not cause for complaint, even though once or twice it failed to work and returned me to Photoshop with the input result as before. When that happened, going into Topaz again, where the last settings are retained enabled me to apply the changes again and then very quickly. Simplification evidently has an awful lot of processing to do and whereas on my XP machine I often would not even be able to do it at all, there being insufficient memory, now I can do an awful lot more without that problem.

    Often, to use Topaz is not a simple or fast process, but the excellent and subtle results possible with it make it a valuable addition to my image processing toolkit.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  110. 5


    very easy to use

    Good plug in, still experimenting with the different ways to improve my photos. I am pleased with the results, and for the price it is well worth the investment.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  111. 5


    Great Plugin

    It appeals to your artistic side. Still playing with the plugin. So far it’s great. Very creative. Thank You
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  112. 4


    First impressions are that this is a really good piece of software but have not had too much chance to use it
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  113. 5


    Easy to use,

    Very user friendly, interesting and fun. Still experimenting with the program, watching my color sense improving with each attempt of processing. Key is to move in very small increments.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  114. 4


    I am still reviewing Topaz products and at present feel ambivalent.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  115. 2


    Result Looks Much Different than Displayed

    I have now processed a number of images using Simplify, and I am happy with about half of them. I get a pleasing effect, and the resulting image looks like what I saw in the Simplify viewer. The other half look great as displayed in the Simplify program, but the result looks much different and is much less satisfying. Usually, it does not appear that the effect was thoroughly applied to the new image. (I have the same problem with Clean.) I would like to see this rectified in an update to the program before I believe I got my money’s worth.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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    • Hello! Make sure you are viewing your adjustments in Simplify at 100%. This could cause the discrepancy you are experiencing. Also, whatever mode you are in (Combined, Base, or Edges) when you apply changes and go back to Photoshop is what you will see.

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  116. 5


    This adds a new dimension to my images.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  117. 5


    Great plug-in

    Well pleased with this purchase; it’s quick and easy to use. If I had to provide some constructive comment, it would that some more presets wouldn’t go amiss; however this is only a slight criticism. Have used alongside Topaz Clarity and I’m more than pleased with the results!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  118. 5


    Lots of fun

    Makes some really nice images right off the bat, but if you take some time to get to know the controls, it has quite a lot of depth and power.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  119. 4


    We currently have ADJUST, RE MASK, RE STYLE & now SIMPLIFY. So far our experience with SIMPLIFY is good. However, we need more experience with all programs to improve our ability to use programs. Our business is to receive photo images, improve or alter them and laser engrave or sublimate to various substrates.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  120. 5


    I have had many different editing plug ins this is great

    Very easy to use good quality choices. I like dynamic boost the best, especially for structures and old things..
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  121. 5


    easy to use, grand results

    It works well with reducing the imagery sharpness and creates a wonderful illusion of grandeur.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  122. 4


    Allows more creativity!

    I have just started playing and have enjoyed the results. I especially like the results on human head shot portraits, but it has done some nice things on wildlife photography as well. I plan to continue to experiment.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  123. 5


    Simple and juat amazing

    Got this plugin in combination with Impression and possibilities are limitless…love them.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  124. 4


    Fun but not perfect

    Sometimes things will appear one way in Simplify, but look different back in Lightroom=3 star. But=5 star for fun. Averaged=4 star rating.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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    • Thanks for your feedback and we’re happy to hear you’re having fun with Simplify!

      The difference in the appearance between Simplify and Lightroom may be a viewing issue. Please look at the effects at 100% zoom in both Simplify and Lightroom to see how the effects will be applied to your image. If you’re still seeing a difference, please send us a support ticket here: http://www.topazlabs.com/support.

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  125. 3


    has some good features

    I was looking for good pen and ink effects for a special project. Had more success/quality writing my own Photoshop actions for the pen and ink effect I was looking for. Some of the oil painting effects look interesting.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  126. 5


    Simplify great at watercolors!

    I have been using various Topaz plugins for years now and love them all. Topaz Simplify turns my photos into beautiful watercolors. When printed on matte paper they look like real paintings. I would highly recommend this plugin to those photographers who want a painterly look to their images. I am also a watercolor artist.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  127. 5


    Best tool for creating Line Etchings, etc

    Topaz Simplify made creating paintings from NEF images effortless and with incredible results FAST. Loving it.

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  128. 4


    Great software

    Easy to use for a newbie. 🙂
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  129. 5


    Great Results

    Was looking for a product that would produce a ‘painted’ effect for a number of clients. Simplify works perfectly……not overly done, but truly able to tweak the images to my creative vision.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  130. 5


    Joyfully Art

    Using Simplify in conjunction with other Topaz products can produce very appealing works of art. I produced a calendar turning my favourite, already worked pictures into a catalogue of exceptional beauty
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  131. 3


    A Mixed Program but useful

    The “simply” part of this program is quite good and very helpful in preparing files for further processing in PS or other treatments. However applying the “cartoon” feature has been less successful. No matter what I do to get bold lines where I want them so that the file looks perfect in Topaz, when it is exported to PS it comes out looking very different with many small additional line showing up and the bold lines looking much less dramatic than they did in Topaz. I’m not sure what causes this “translation” error. I’m using the very latest Mac, LR, and PS for the cloud software so maybe there’s still some communication issues to be resolved.
    I generally tweak the files or start from scratch when when working with this program so I like the flexibility it offers. It would be nice if there was a way to apply a mask in the program however. Also it would be nice to be able to blend the treatment with the original picture like in Impressions.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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    • Thanks for your feedback on features that would improve Simplify. When you are working in Simplify make sure you are viewing your image adjustments at 100%. This may be why you are seeing different effects when you export it back into Photoshop.

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  132. 5


    Met Expectations . . . so far

    I’ve only had it for a week, but it has met all expectations suggested by the demo. When I have the time to integrate it more effectively using layers and other Topaz plug-ins, I anticipate really loving it.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  133. 5


    I found it addictive. Once I started using it, I had a hard time putting it down. It is so much fun to use and is easy to get unbelievable results. If other Topaz applications are as much fun and easy to use, I see several being added to my collection of creative post production software. Right now I’m trialing your noise reduction software and I also find it an asset to my post production process.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  134. 4


    A wonderful addition to my PShop tools

    While there are a few things I’d do differently with Simplify, it’s really just personal preference and not worth sharing. What I do think is worth sharing is how much I enjoy using this filter set. It’s simply some of the best of the art filters you can buy. Simplify allows you to turn your photos into sketches, paintings, line drawings, etc., and to fine tune those changes. You’ll find a surprising number of different effects available to you here, and if you can’t find exactly what you want, use the sliders on the right. Well worth the price.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  135. 5


    Great Tool

    I like Simplify! It is a nice application to have in the digital photography toolbox.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  136. 5


    Fantastic

    I recently purchased Simplify and am truly surprised how easy it is to use.
    The short time I’ve used it I was able to create beautiful effects using my
    own photographs.
    Can’t wait to work with this fantastic app and try so many new techniques.
    Thank you
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  137. 5


    Magic!

    I’ve always been envious of people who could produce beautiful paintings. As a photographer I try to frame photos the same way, but now that I have Topaz Simplify, I can be a painter too. Well, with your amazing program I can…
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  138. 5


    Art Made Easy

    Topaz Simplify is my “go-to” filter whenever I want to add a little magic to a photo. It’s a quick way to move a photo from the realistic realm into the lyrical realm. I frequently layer a simplified layer over the original photo and then use a mask on the simplified layer to bring a little of the original detail back into important areas like faces. The combination really sings!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  139. 3


    Not easy to use

    I wanted a program that would make “artwork” out of my photos. Darn, I should have waited for Impression. I read many reviews about being the best plug in on the market and I simply don’t agree.

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  140. 5


    "How Do I........?"

    Finding a scene or a subject may be easy or difficult. Taking a picture requires a basic knowledge of your equipment, unless you are a Professional Photographer. Getting prints is easier now than ever with the advent and improvement of digital developing and computer sharing. So, why did I get and recommend this add-on to you? Easy, I didn’t quite manage to get what I worked so hard to get, it was during a trip I will never get to repeat, the picture simply does not look like I saw it, and she would have looked more attractive in a shadier location.

    Photo-fixing can be a daunting task with all sorts of variables, Some just make changes that are fixed or allow little correction, and others are too damn expensive or incompatible with your photo or graphics platform.

    This one does everything I want to do, it simplifies the visualization process, and lets me fine tune easily. I use Serif “PhotoPlus” which is a Photoshop comparable program so I get a lot of bang for my pennies. Topaz is a leader, if not “The Leader” in Enhancement software and I would be lost without it.

    I bought it without question. The price is Right, and I have already opened a lot of “Almost Photos” and made them what I hoped they would look like.

    Give it a try, I Promise you will not be disappointed.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  141. 3


    Software doesn't match demo

    The demo that I watched before I downloaded the application was completely different than the apparent operation of the software. Very disappointing…

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  142. 5


    Combining passions

    As a want to be bird artist I was always looking for a way to combine my paintings with my photographs. With topaz simplify I found the answer. I can now use simplify to create incredible background on which to blend my bird paintings. it really has opened up a whole new world of possibilities and coincidentally covered my walls with printed canvas.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  143. 5


    Super program!

    I’ve had this for awhile, now, and it never fails to satisfy the effects I want out of a photograph. It can be used in conjunction with other Topaz products to create very different art as well.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  144. 5


    I love it.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  145. 5


    A must for photographs!

    Fun to use! Great for illustrating! Great quality!
    Very addictive experimenting with my photographs.
    A must have!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  146. 5


    Lovely effects

    I really enjoy adding a subtle extra layer of painterly effect to my 3D work. It’s amazingly good at creating a hand painted feel
    If you want to seer:

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    Great…buy it, you won’t regret it

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  147. 5


    Really nice

    I am still getting to know this plug in. I have created 2 images from photos that I am seriously considering having printed on canvas. I use paint Shop Pro X7, and Painter 2015. The under painting preset is excellent for a cross over image. In fact all the presets do is get you headed in the right direction and then you can fudge it this way or that to get what you wanted. One improvement would be if you could get the line art on a transparent background, and as I said I am still exploring, perhaps you can. I solved my issue with overlay modes, so I did not investigate further…
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  148. 5


    Easy to use for a great result

    Topaz Simplify allows me to turn my photos in colourful works of art.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  149. 5


    Too Much Fun!

    I love art of all kinds and have often wondered what my photos would look like as a painting or a sketch. Now I can play to my heart’s content, explore many different possibilities before settling on one. Helps me think in terms of blocks of color, shapes, lines, and texture as I compose a picture as well. Warning, however: quite addictive!!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  150. 4


    Even Mediocre Photos Can Become Stunning Artwork

    I enjoy creating digital art, but I am not a professional photographer. With the Topaz Simplify filters I can take one photo and create a series of eye catching prints in various styles effortlessly. I am very pleased with the controls in the software that let me adjust the intensity of the filters, and I am impressed with the selection of filters.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  151. 5


    Easy To Use

    I love Simplicity. I takes my photos up to a whole new level.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  152. 4


    Nice touch of artistic feeling

    I like the way that I can take an ordinary photo and turn it into something that even my wife might like to hang on the living room wall. It gives me a lot of freedom in the way I work with colors, “brush” effects, hue and saturation. A good deal for the price.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  153. 5


    I have just begun using Topaz to enhance photos and to create new images, montages, and effects. It’s easy to use and the effects are gorgeous. The painting effects are especially beautiful.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  154. 3


    not so simple to use - very slow..

    I only like the filter simplify – if you have photoshop most of the other thing can be done there without their filters.. Yes it’s easier to use ready made filters..
    Try them out before buying the set…..
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  155. 5


    Easy to use.

    Easy to use. Doesn’t matter if you will use custom or default setting you will always have GREAT result.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  156. 5


    Fun, Easy to Use, Awesome Effects

    Love this product. The ‘pen/ink’ renditions awesome, along with some of the other effects. Integrates nicely with Photoelements (I am not a professional).
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  157. 5


    lots of possibilitys

    not just a one click and done but choose subject carefully,then fine tune and you will get very good results,i also found that if find a look and colour you can bring it back to close to the original image and retain the look.the more you use it the more possibilitys appear,i will test some in club comps.so its lets see where it takes us
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  158. 5


    Fun

    Easy to use, fun to play with.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  159. 4


    Great effect

    Easy to use and great results.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  160. 4


    Good product for the money

    Simplify fits the bill for my needs, which is to convert a few of my images to paintings occasionally. There are about ten really nice presets that I found useful. Workflow is relatively easy. I did notice that conversion sometimes drops some important details. For instance, the raised white lettering on a muscle-car tire. Some of the writing is converted, other letters just turn black. Not so good. But overall a useful and decent product. Go for it.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  161. 3


    Not my cup of tea.

    Most of what this program does is possible in photoshop.

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  162. 5


    Created a whole new area of photography

    Topaz Simplify has opened up a whole new creative segment for me. I use the BuzSim filters the most often. They provide excellent renditions of my photos that have been confused for watercolors by many people. There are a lot of filters in there that I will never use but that is true of Photoshop itself. I use Simplfy to help with messy backgrounds also, a little like bokeh after the shot.
    One of my favorite buys for sure.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  163. 5


    Easy to use

    Great for helping develop my acrylic under-paintings.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  164. 5


    Can use to push your creativity to another notch

    This plugin gives you so much possibilities to be creative. Highly recommended.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  165. 4


    Great Fun

    The Topaz Simplify software is a lovely way of converting my pictures into paintings and works of art.

    I use some of them in putting together digital books I lay out and get printed.
    They make them much more interesting to look at.

    Also, they make great canvases.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  166. 5


    very easy to use

    Love Topaz simplify. Its what I have been wanting for years, I bought it as soon as I found out about it. Now, looking at getting more topaz products,
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  167. 5


    FUN to use!

    Simplify excites the creative side and opens up possibilities with your photos.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  168. 5


    Create Beautiful Art

    With Topaz Simplify I can transform my photos into beautiful works of art. The plugin is simple to use. Videos and tutorials describe the many options available. I could not be happier with this plugin.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  169. 4


    I am new to photo “art”, and I am enjoying this fledgling hobby. I have trialled many plug-ins and find that Topaz Simplify is the best for my needs. It is very easy to use with the pre-sets, and can be further adjusted with many extra controls, although it can be quite involved especially for an older “newbie”. The results are really good, and I am very pleased with it.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  170. 5


    Boosts Creativity

    Great tool helping visualize creative options. Provides lots of additional adjustments to allow for personal preferences. Works flawlessly with Photoshop.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  171. 5


    GREAT BUY

    Topaz Simplify is jam packed with options for transforming, altering, and enhancing digital images.
    It is quite easy to use and at 39 bucks it is a great buy.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  172. 3


    Topaz simplify

    Enjoy everything about it except I cannot get the presets to come backup no matter what I do.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  173. 5


    Simply Beautiful

    Topaz Simplify takes my so-so photos and easily turns them into beautiful art pieces. It works very well from my Paint Shop Pro program and has a lot of effects to choose from. I get completely lost playing around in there. Highly recommended.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  174. 5


    Great creative tool

    Great tool for taking some detail out of a photo. Use it a lot.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  175. 5


    Simplify & Impressions

    Simplify Is an Excellent sofware, easy to use and navigate, Impressions is great too, But navigation takes way to long, It should have been set up just like simplify. It does have great presets, But I now find myself using other plug-ins and skipping Impessions
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  176. 5


    Fantastic!

    Simplify is so user friendly and I love the fact that I still have control over the final results. It can turn a ho-hum photo into a WOW photo.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  177. 5


    Great Product!

    I’ve had Topaz Simplify for some time now and can’t say enough good about it. It’s easy to use, integrated perfectly with Photoshop Elements 12 and performs exactly as advertised and as I had hoped it would. I can’t imagine life without Topaz Simplify!!!
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  178. 4


    Great Program, Only 1 Problem

    This is a Great program but it has webbing on trees. I know this is the way it works but you can’t get rid of this problem without the tree looking different from the rest of the painting.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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    • Fortunately there is a way to handle webbing in Simplify. Please try following this tutorial to learn how to mask out effects in Simplify.

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  179. 4


    Beautiful effects

    When the subject of the photos is suited to simplification, this is the perfect tool: ease of use, constant control over the results. A fine, user-friendly product.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  180. 5


    Simply the best!

    Easy to use, amazing results and puts Photoshop, Buzz and other filters to shame. I couldn’t be more pleased with the results.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  181. 3


    Easy way of image altering

    Topaz Simplify is an easy way of making some nice looking variant of your photos. Many programs offer quite similar options of picture modification, even free. But this package includes many variants, so it offer more choice than you get from basic photo editing soft wares.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  182. 5


    Very useful

    Works well for its stated purposes. (As a plugin, it works only on the background layer. This doesn’t really create any problems as long as you’re aware of the limitation.)
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  183. 4


    Easy to use and achieve great results

    I write and illustrate books about forgiveness and motivation for human behavior.
    My newest book, Faith, A Lion’s Healing Journey Back To Innocence: Lessons On Forgiveness has forty color plates that took me over a year to create. If I had had Topaz Simplify at that time, I could have finished the art work for this book in less than a few months. I’m now using Simplify on my latest book: The Human Thing Explained and I’m having a blast. I foresee my only problem will be deciding on which art pieces to use; they’re all unique and fantastic. Topaz Simply was the best investment I’ve ever made. I’m now looking into Topaz Impression as another tool to use along with Simplify. Besides creating superior products, what I like most about the Topaz family, is they provide free seminars on how to maximize the use of their products.
    I’m giving Topaz only four out of five stars because I’ve found , at times, when I click “Okay,” returning to Photoshop, the image i decided on with the Simplify filter changes to something I did not choose. But again, this only happens infrequently and the product is too good to even consider this as a real issue.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  184. 3


    To make images look believable you need to be very careful with the adjustments.

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  185. 5


    intuitive

    I’ve experimented with the watercolor and can do anything from a breeze effect to a complicated effect.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  186. 4


    Provides ease

    To accomplish what simplify does in a couple of clicks would take hours in Photoshop,

    I am now a big fan of Topaz Labs. I think it would be great if you could come up with a plug-in that would act something like After Effects or some 3D algorithims
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  187. 5


    Great!

    I love this tool. Simplify is so easy to use, enabling you to create wonderful photographs that look just as though they have been professionally painted on canvas. So many different styles are available its hard to choose between them.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  188. 5


    Supurb

    After cropping a photo to enhance the subject, Simplify turns it into a work of art. I was also interested in Impression but the price is a little too hefty.

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  189. 5


    After using Adjust which already took my photos to the next level for me, Simplify added a new dimension in artic photography. Now after Post Process I usually have 2-3 copies of different applications. Pastels and Watercolors are still my favorite.
    Great Product…thanx,
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  190. 5


    phantastic results

    Topaz Simplify offers endless and amazing possibilities to bring normal photos into sensational Expression.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  191. 5


    Easy to use

    Très très très bon produit à utiliser bien sur avec modération mais apporte un réel plus a vos clichés les plus créatifs je recommande.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  192. 5


    Really good for pre painting prep.

    I love Simplify. I use it extensively in preparing my photos for painting. The vast array of options is amazing. With Topaz filters I have no need for any others. They are the best filters I have ever used.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  193. 5


    Loved the fx

    Nice program that helped my pictures pop a little more. Simple interface and rendered quickly. Nice work Topaz!

    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  194. 5


    Delightful Results

    1. So easy to use
    2. Many Options
    3. Outstanding Results
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  195. 4


    Very easy to use and rewarding.

    After doing photography for 40 years, I find
    “straight” photos boring. So what!! But with Topaz it becomes possible to rescue a good photo over the top, turning it into a great photo. I love Topaz. The greatest compliment I get is when someone asks quizzically, ” Is that a painting?”
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  196. 5


    Magnificent Product

    I am a digital photographer and digital painter. This product is perfect for preparing a high grade digital photograph to be simplified for painting.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  197. 5


    Fun to use

    I found this program easy and fun to use. I have been able to take my old photos and give them new life with the many different looks this program has to offer.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  198. 4


    I have made a lot of very nice paintings

    I’ve used quite a few other programs like simplify programs, and they are not as easy I have made some very nice and easy painting, drawings and quite a few other pictures. I would recommend getting this program.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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  199. 5


    très fonctionnel

    très bon logiciel, facile d’utilisation, donne de très beaux effets aquarelle ou peinture à l’huile. Je fais de la photo hd en hdr, pano double couche, les résultats sont superbes avec les effets simplify. Je recommande
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  200. 4


    Great for quick edits to make your photos stand out from the crowd

    Topaz Labs Simplify provides the tools you need to make your photographs pop with great effects like ‘line and ink’ and ‘painting’ pre-sets. Choose the effect you like and tune it to suit your image exactly as you want it to be. The pre-sets range from ‘cartoon’ through to ‘oil painting with everything in between. You can decide on how much effect to add, subtle or in-your-face you are in control with an easy interface with simple sliders to change the look.
    I would recommend this product to a friend

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