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.