Topaz Labs, creator of well-respected applications like DeNoise AI and Sharpen AI, has announced Photo AI, an all-in-one AI-powered image editor that combines the company's best tools into an "autopilot" editing program, allowing photographers to do everything in one app alone.
Photo AI automatically detects and fixes issues in photos by leveraging deep learning and trained AI models. It brings with it a new "Autopilot" function and better raw workflow along with all of the company's most popular features. Photo AI works by analyzing each image individually and using the best methods to increase resolution, detail, and clarity, but Autopilot takes it even further, automatically choosing the best models and optimal settings, removing the trial and error that sometimes came with older workflows.
Topaz users are already familiar with DeNoise AI for reducing noise, Sharpen AI for removing blur, and Gigapixel AI for increasing resolution. However, before Photo AI, users would have to bounce between programs, and it wasn't always clear what the best order for top image quality was. Photo AI solves these problems and streamlines the entire workflow by putting all the tools in one place and reducing the need for the user to guess the right combination of settings. The program even allows you to batch-process image sets, automatically applying the optimal individual adjustments to each.
Topaz Photo AI is available for both macOS and Windows users. Each license comes with two seats. Pricing for new customers will be $199, but until October 7, you can enjoy a $40 discount, bringing the price to $159. Additional licenses can be purchased for $99. Existing users who own all three applications and are within an upgrade cycle will be pleased to learn they have a free Photo AI license waiting for them in their account (I just got mine)! Those who own all three but who are not in an upgrade cycle can purchase a Product Upgrade Plan for $99 and receive Photo AI.
A test would have been better than an advertisement. The standalone tools do a much better job so far!
This isn't the FStoppers from 10 years ago! These days, most of the content reads like it should say Sponsored Content, or it's just a link to someone else's work on YouTube.
"Existing users who own all three applications and are within an upgrade cycle will be pleased to learn they have a free Photo AI license waiting for them in their account (I just got mine)! Those who own all three but who are not in an upgrade cycle can purchase a Product Upgrade Plan for $99 and receive Photo AI."
So a user is supposed to pay a large upgrade price for the privilege of bundling the software? In my case, they want $125 after I had just paid $99 a year ago to maintain the upgrade cycle which expired last month. Sorry Topaz, I'll pass.
Topaz Studio was arguably one of the most unique and creative post processing apps out there. A bit quirky to use but the ability to create, modify, and publicly share presets - many very creative presets - is unlike any other app I have found. Topaz now offers just the same stuff that others do - losing their point of differentiation.
PhotoAI sucks compared to their standalone versions!