Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are all around us. I firmly believe the future of photography is computational, and we currently have a whole range of companies fighting to make the best progress in AI. Here at DIYPhotography, we’re putting various elements of AI head-to-head to determine the best software on the market. We recently covered AI Noise Reduction, and today we move on to Sharpening.
Should photographers be worried about AI in photography?
Artificial Intelligence in photography is showing huge growth. We’re even seeing our social media feeds flooded with AI-created images. Just last month, we saw that an AI-generated image won first place at a fine arts competition. We’ve also seen Getty Images moving away from AI-generated images. I agree with this decision, but we also need to address the wider landscape because, quite simply, AI art isn’t going away.
Topaz Photo AI launches today with all its auto image tools in one program
Topaz Labs has launched its new program Photo AI which combines all of its most popular image tools under one umbrella. The image editing tools automatically detect and fix image quality issues using Artificial Intelligence.
According to the company, Topaz Photo AI will help photographers maximize image quality faster and more accurately than ever before. It does this by pairing its extensively trained AI models and deep learning capabilities with what it calls its Autopilot inspector resulting in improved RAW workflow options.
Comparing Topaz Gigapixel AI vs Photoshop Super Resolution – Which is best?
Topaz Labs’ Gigapixel AI has probably been the industry standard when it comes to upscaling images to massive proportions. It offers some pretty incredible abilities, claiming to let you to resize up to 600% from the original size “while perfectly preserving image quality”. Recently, Adobe announced their new Super Resolution feature, which uses AI to intelligently upsample images.
But how do the two compare with each other? Which is better? Which is faster? Are they both just as good as each other? That’s what Finnish photographer Peter Forsgård wanted to find out. So, in this video, he compares the two side-by-side on a number of images and talks about the pros and cons of each.
Topaz DeNoise AI for night photos review
Topaz has recently launched its newest version of DeNoise AI, and I have tested the software on a night image. Does this latest iteration of Topaz’ noise reduction program live up to the hype? According to Topaz, DeNoise AI has received several updates and improvements.
When you run the program you can choose between two modes: manual and auto. Auto comes with only one slider (Chroma Noise). In manual mode, you can also adjust the level of sharpening and noise reduction applied. In addition, you can also decide how the program displays the changes in real-time. I have only used the split-screen option when testing the software. The real-time preview isn’t very accurate. The processed image looks quite different from what the preview suggests.
Open Letter – How Absolutely Amazing Remask Can Be With These 5 Improvements
I am a big advocate for doing everything retoucher needs to do with a few tools as possible. Masking is one of this things that can be perfectly done on Photoshop. There is a range of tools and ways to approach masking from very basic raw selections to precisely calculated and adjusted masks. So you don’t need anything else except Photoshop for the masking in vast majority of cases.
Unfortunately, Topaz Remask masking technology is very good, super precise and easier to use with complex selections than Photoshop. It’s hard to resist not to use this software.
Could Topaz Glow Be The Alternative For The Missing Oil Paint Effect In Photoshop Cc?
Topaz just announced a new product called “Glow”. I never was a big fan of the overuse of the oil-paint-filter in Photoshop and so I was quite happy when Photoshop CC2014 removed it altogether. My first thought was “Strike, now we just have to deal with HDR. The overuse of the oil-paint-filter is eventually over”.
I might was wrong. With this new plug in from Topaz, “Glow”, this fed could take on a new form…
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