Topaz Sharpen AI

Started Jun 17, 2021 | Discussions thread
JimH123 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,630
Continuing testing of 3.3.4

From what I have seen of Sharpen AI version 3.3.4, it is a game changer. I have been comparing results from earlier revisions and there is no comparison - 3.3.4 is better. And I am not seeing any halos or artifacts. Topaz has really raised the bar.

I am attaching a side-by-side of some cherry blossoms with the new Sharpen AI on the left and the original RAW on the right for a comparison. This is a tight crop just to be able to see what it is doing. Note the fine detail. The improvement is obvious.

Image was taken using a Sony A7iii with an older manual everything Asahi Pentax Takumar 105mm lens at f16. I used the Motion-Very Blurry model for this image.

One more example, just in case you aren't yet convinced what this software can do.  This time it is a tightly cropped image of a tiny jumping spider.  The sharpened image on the left and the original RAW on the right.  I used the Motion - Blurry model.

I used my older Olympus EM5ii with a 40-150mm lens (not the f2.8 pro version, but the cheapee version, along with a Minolta #0 Close Up lens.  And this was hand held.

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