Setup Instructions


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Download instructions

To download any of the Topaz programs from the Topaz Labs downloads page, please follow these steps:
1. Visit www.topazlabs.com/downloads
2. Locate the product you wish to download and click on the appropriate Mac or Windows button beneath that product to start your download.
3. If prompted, select "Save" to save your download file. (Download my start automatically for some users).
4. Once downloaded, follow the Installation Instructions below to install the software on your system.

*If you are wanting to use Topaz as a trial then be sure to enter your email address at the bottom of the trial downloads page to receive your 30-day trail key.

*If you want to use Topaz in Lightroom, Aperture or iPhoto, you will also need to download and install: Topaz Fusion Express.




Installation instructions

1. Make sure to quit out of any host image editing application such as Photoshop, Lightroom, or Aperture before installing your Topaz product.
2. Locate the downloaded installation file downloaded.

Windows:

a. Depending on the version of Windows and the internet browser you use, the downloaded installer will either be located on your Desktop or in your Downloads folder.
It will be named with some variation of the plug-in name and will have a file extension of .exe. For example: topazadjust_setup.exe
b. To access your Desktop, minimize or close any opened windows.
c. To access your Downloads folder, click on the Start button, click on your user name, and then in the window that opens, double-click on the Downloads folder.
d. Double-click on the installer to start the installation process.


Mac:

a. Depending on the version of the Macintosh OS and the internet browser you use, the downloaded installer will either be placed in your Downloads folder or on your Desktop. It will be named with some variation of the plug-in name you downloaded and will have a file extension of .dmg. For example: topazadjust_setup.dmg
b. To access your Desktop, minimize or close any opened windows.
c. To access your Downloads folder, open a Finder, then click on your home folder (username)and then select the Downloads folder.
d. Double-click on the downloaded .dmg file to display the installer.
e. Double-click on the program installer to start the installation process and follow the on screen commands.

3. The installer will automatically attempt to locate the appropriate Photoshop installation location. It is recommended that you leave the default options provided in the installer. If your Photoshop (or other compatible host program)is not installed in the default location then additional setup steps will be required.
4.After the installer has completed, your software will be available within the available Photoshop or Photoshop Elements applications. * PaintShop Pro, Photo Impact, Serif PhotoPlus, Aperture, Lightroom and iPhoto users will need to complete some additional configuration steps. *For instructions on accessing your installed plug-in software, please see the section below Accessing Plug-Ins. After installing and running your plug-in for the first time (or after uninstalling and installing an update) you may need your product key. If you don't have access to your product key, please see the Product Key FAQ for instructions on how to retrieve your key via our online key system.



Uninstalling

In case you need to uninstall your Topaz software, please follow these steps:

Before uninstalling, make sure you export any custom presets you've created by following the steps in the following FAQs:

How To: Export presets

How To: Import presets


Macintosh:

To uninstall, go to your Macintosh HD. Then navigate to Library -> Application Support -> Topaz Labs and delete the folder for Topaz program you want to uninstall. You will need to enter your system password to OK this change.


Windows:

To uninstall, go to your Start menu -> Control Panel -> Uninstall a Program. Then, click on the plug-in you want to uninstall and click Uninstall. Follow the on-screen instructions until the process is complete.




Accessing Plug-Ins

Photoshop/Photoshop Elements
To access your Topaz in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements please follow these steps:
1. Open an image - your image will need to be 8-bit or 16-bit and in RGB color mode
2. Go to Filter -> Topaz Labs
3. Select the Topaz plug-in you wish to use on your image

*If your Topaz plug-ins are not showing up in Photoshop after you install please see the solution here.



Lightroom
To use Topaz in Lightroom you will need to download and install the free Topaz Fusion Express compatibility add on.
You will also need to configure Fusion Express as your external editor in Lightroom by following the steps in the following FAQs:

Mac Configuration

Windows Configuration


To access Topaz in Lightroom please follow these steps:
1. Select an image - your image will need to be 8-bit or 16-bit and in RGB color mode
2. Go to Photo -> Edit in and select: Edit in Topaz Fusion Express 2
3. Once the Fusion Express menu loads select the Topaz program you wish to run and click Run



Aperture
To use Topaz in Aperture you will need to download and install the free Topaz Fusion Express compatibility add on.
Aperture user's have the option of using Fusion Express as a plug-in (recommended) or as an external editor.

To use Fusion Express as a plug-in to access your Topaz filters in Aperture, select an image and go to Photos -> Edit with Plug-in and select Topaz Fusion Express 2.

To configure Fusion Express as your external editor in Aperture, follow the steps found here in the FAQs:

Aperture Configuration (External Editor)

To access Topaz in Aperture please follow these steps:
1. Select an image - your image will need to be 8-bit or 16-bit and in RGB color mode
2. Go to Photos and select: Edit with Topaz Fusion Express 2
3. Once the Fusion Express menu loads select the Topaz program you wish to run and click Run



iPhoto
To use Topaz in iPhoto you will need to download and install the free Topaz Fusion Express compatibility add on.
You will also need to configure Fusion Express as your external editor in iPhoto.

Please see the iPhoto Configuration instructions here.

To access Topaz in iPhoto please follow these steps:
1. Select an image - your image will need to be 8-bit or 16-bit and in RGB color mode
2. Click on Edit
3. Once the Fusion Express menu loads select the Topaz program you wish to run and click Run



PaintShop Pro
You will need to manually configure your Topaz plug-ins with your PaintShop Pro program.

Please see the PaintShop Pro setup instructions here.


To accessTopaz in PaintShop Pro please follow these steps:
1. Open an image - your image will need to be 8-bit or 16-bit and in RGB color mode
2. Go to Effects -> Plug-ins
3. Select the Topaz program you wish to use to open it



Serif Photo Plus
You will need to manually configure your Topaz plug-ins with your Serif PhotoPlus program.

Please see the Serif PhotoPlus setup instructions here.


To access Topaz in Serif PhotoPlus please follow these steps:
1. Open an image - your image will need to be 8-bit or 16-bit and in RGB color mode
2. Go to your Effects Menu
3. Select the Plugin Filters Menu
4. Select the Topaz program you wish to use to open it




Irfanview
You will need to manually configure your Topaz plug-ins with your Irfanview program.

Please see the Irfanview setup instructions here.


To access your Topaz in Photoshop please follow these steps:
1. Open an image - your image will need to be 8-bit or 16-bit and in RGB color mode
2. Go to Image
3. Select the Effects folder
4. Select Adobe 8BF filters
5. Select the Topaz program you wish to use to open it

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