Topaz PhotoFXLab

Started Jun 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
harrygilbert
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Re: Topaz PhotoFXLab
In reply to Doublehelix, Jun 8, 2012

Seems to have a few wrinkles that need to be sorted out, but I have confidence that Topaz will get it shipshape. On my XP 32-bit box, it crashes (standalone and plug-in) when I click the "preview my picture button", and when I try to select an external image for Instatone.

Otherwise, I like the concept and the layout, as I have all of Topaz' plug-ins, and it's sometimes time consuming to apply more than one to an image.

Topaz has also initiated a new registration scheme. Instead of getting a serial number to activate the program, you must create an "account" and register your newly-installed copy over the internet. When you run the program thereafter, if connected, the application checks Topaz' server to validate registration. If not connected, you must re-enter your "account" information to use the program or plug-in. In response to my inquiry, Topaz said, "You will need internet access to initially register your computer. After that initial registration you should be able to enter in your email address to the program, and it will recognize you as a current user. You are able to put this on 3 PCS and 3 MACS, so that is up to 6 computers. And then if you go 'over' that limit, it will uninstall it from the first registered."

Seems like a very liberal policy, and probably in response to people abusing Topaz' earlier activation scheme by passing around serial numbers.

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