Real Magnify and Enhance? In depth review of Topaz AI Sharp and AI Gigapixel

This is not regular sharpening or interpolation.

“Enhance that image” she said, as the tech on a 1999 486 clicked a his button and made the perp appear from the muddy shadows down the alley. Data that was never there appeared like magic!

Most photographers have seen this many times and laughed thinking of what unsharp mask actually does. For me my everyday tools, software, presets and actions are the simple mainstays of being a photographer. But what if we could have something that could save images we screwed up or that were missing information?

 

Today we’ll look at two products from Topaz, Sharpen AI and AI Gigapixel. to see if we actually can MAGNIFY and ENHANCE in 2019. Don’t forget to go full screen or watch on YouTube in 4k so you can see what a day ago, you might have thought was impossible.

Also here’s a couple high res examples so you can see just how much is being done before and after. Click on the images to view them large.

— Gav

 

 


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  • Frank Shelley says:

    Gavin, having a ball with Lumist 2 and just purchased Topaz Sharpen AI. Works on many files but not all. When it does it is pretty incredible. However their support is awful and request cases are slow to non-existent in terms of response. I had one question in their system for 17 days which was viewed once and forgotten. I closed it after 17 days and immediately got an email asking how great was the support. I have another in now abd after 8 days it hasn’t been looked at. Sad to see.

    • Gavin Seim says:

      Thanks for that feedback. That’s not a good thing and hopefully Topaz gets their support channels resolved ASAP.

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