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Sharpening Images with Topaz Sharpen AI

Topaz Sharpen is an AI powered tool that offers a range of sharpening options to improve your images. This is a program I have used in a number of my images to improve the sharpness where I may have picked the wrong shutter speed (which lead to motion blur) or if I missed focus slightly.

Of course, it does go without saying, but sometimes photos are such that they cannot be saved, but I do find generally using Sharpen AI has saved a fair few different images of mine.

Sharpen AI offers a number of different sharpening modes which include:

  • Sharpen – general purpose sharpening
  • Stabilize – fix shake reduction
  • Focus – fix missed focus where there is up to 10 pixels of focus blur

One my my favorite features though is in Topaz Sharpen AI 2.2.0 onwards which is a preview mode which shows the effect of each mode on a preview of your image. Examples of this new feature are shown below:

Image 1: Image of a Kookaburra which is fed through Topaz Sharpen AI. Top left is the original image, top right is the image which is adjusted using Sharpen mode, bottom left is the image adjusted using Stabilize whilst bottom right is adjusted using focus mode.
Image 2: Image of a Snake which is fed through Topaz Sharpen AI. Top left is the original image, top right is the image which is adjusted using Sharpen mode, bottom left is the image adjusted using Stabilize whilst bottom right is adjusted using focus mode.

In the above examples the software gives great examples of how each mode would change your pictures, for me this is a great feature as sometimes when I am trying to improve the sharpness of an image it can be a close choice between focus or Stabilize, so with this mode I can see which mode I think is going to improve my image the most, and once I have found the right mode I can pick that and get the software to adjust the image.

If you are interested, you can find out more about Topaz Sharpen AI using the link here, or any of the links in this post. If you use the discount code TRAVISHALE at checkout you may get a discount on your purchase (* may not work during sales)

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