Topaz releases new Sharpen AI update

Topaz releases new Sharpen AI update

Auto masking can now detect 20 different types of subjects.

Topaz Labs has released an update to Sharpen AI. This major update includes a new auto-detect masking tool to generate base masks. It can detect 20 different types of subjects, including people, cars, planes, and various animals. This feature can be accessed by clicking the “Masking” brush button to the right in the file list and then “Find Objects” in the left corner.

Sharpen AI has also added an “auto-detect mode” capability which will allow Sharpen AI to select the best processing mode for your image (from the Focus, Stabilize, and Sharpen modes). Each of those three modes tackles image blur at its root cause, but now users can let Sharpen AI choose for them. This update will allow users to take full advantage of Sharpen AI’s technology by requiring less user input to generate great results.

One of the things I like about Topaz Labs products is that they are frequently updated and those updates are frequently free. Such is the case here. If you already own a copy of Sharpen AI, you can download the update free of charge.

Current owners can simply visit and download the update from there.

Or you can try these links…

Windows Installer
Mac Installer

If a trial expiration window pops up before your trial is over, please try logging in again to see if that resolves the issue.

To promote the update, Topaz Labs is offering a special sale. Sharpen AI will be available for $59.99 (regularly $79.99) through Friday, August 7. The Utility Bundle, which includes JPEG to RAW AI, DeNoise AI, Sharpen AI, and Gigapixel AI, is also on sale for the same period of time and is discounted to $195.99 (regularly $249.99).

Note that this is a buyout, not a rent-to-own program.

If you do not own Sharpen AI, I highly recommend you consider it. I have used every sharpening tool you can find and believe that as of today, this is the best you can get. I’ve been using it for six months now and still get impressed over how well it actually works. If you do decide to buy, now is a good time because of the sale and you can save an additional 15% off those sale prices by using this link: and entering the code METHODS at checkout. Note that you must use both – this link – and the code METHODS to get the additional 15% off.

2 Responses

  1. Hello Scott
    Currently using an Olympus E-M10 (1st version) and E-M5ii. E-M10 I use with the olympus 25mm f1.8, 45mm f1.8 and 60mm macro. Wanting something in the 100mm range so last summer purchased a Nikon 100mm f2.8 E Series lens (from the early 1980’s).
    Aware it was a consumer grade lens for its day and wasn’t expecting the quality of the native olympus lens I have listed. But still, isn’t to bad. Just looking at some images I had taken a month ago and started thinking, wonder if Topaz AI sharpen (I do not have the product) could show it’s worth for images taken with an adapted lens. Have any thoughts on Topaz sharpen for adapted lens on the m43 system?

    1. I think you are asking me if Topaz works on images made with lens adapted to M43 and the answer is, it works on any image from any camera or lens. You should give it a try. They have a 30 day free trial. Good luck.

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