Effectively Sharpen, DeNoise, and Enlarge, all with Topaz Photo AI
Topaz Photo AI is my #1 Photography Problem Solver.
I’ve been a big fan of Topaz Labs’ software for more years than I can count. And while their apps have changed significantly over the years, they continue to be an integral part of my workflow. In mid-2022, Topaz Labs shifted from having a suite of individual photo editing applications to merging their most popular problem-solving tools into one app – Topaz Photo AI.
We all strive to get our photos perfect in camera, but things don’t always go as planned.
- Motion Blur – Did you or your subject move slightly?
- Low Light – Did you have to crank up the ISO or pull out shadow detail in post?
- Wrong Lens – Did you have the wrong lens and have to crop dramatically to frame your subject?
Topaz Photo AI is a life-saver for all of this and more.
Reviving an Old Raw File
I’m a bit of a digital hoarder and have managed to preserve the raw files from my early days of shooting with a DSLR. My skills back then, both behind the camera and in post, were limited, and I often ended up with photos that needed a bit of work. I did my best with the tools I had at the time, but with new technology (and a few new skills), I can re-process some of those old photos and come up with something really good.
Let’s take this image of the Duomo in Catania, Sicily, as an example. I photographed this image from a ferry as we headed toward the Italy mainland. Between the lack of a stabilized camera or lens and the ship’s rocking, my photo was slightly blurry.
After a few tone and color corrections in Adobe Camera Raw, I opened the image in Topaz Photo AI. I enabled both Remove Noise and Sharpen. The results are amazing.
The app removed the noise that had been emphasized by adding clarity and opening the shadows while preserving detail. It also sharpened the important details in the image, making the architecture really stand out.
Add Topaz Photo AI to Your Workflow
If you have images that need a little help (and let’s face it, most of us do), then I encourage you to check out Topaz Photo AI. They offer a 30-day free trial to ensure it fits your workflow.
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