On 11/26/2023 2:50 PM, usher99--- via olympus wrote:
This time of year it is cheaper to get an upgrade package but no upgrades to
Sharpen AI or Denoise are in the works so save your money for a year worth of
upgrades as none are coming.
Too late, I'd already done the extensions. I cold be upset, and ask for refunds. But really, these folks have
revolutionized my photography. I love my Oly 12-200 lens for all round use, but it's not that sharp over about 150 mm.
With Topaz, it is sharp enough. As you know, my full kit is 12-200 on one body, 100-400 with 1.4x on another (140-560
mm) and 7-14 in bag of pocket.
Then, sometimes, I just want to carry one camera . . . 12-60 or 12-100
frustrates me, while 12-200 seems OK.
So why not keep funding them?
There is an unfixed bug in sharpen AI with my OS that slows it down.
I don't seem to have that. Behavior has changed for the worse with latest; instead of completing all four samples, the
first one gets stuck. I have to "Stop Processing", then click on another sample to get it to complete. Minor, but annoying.
There should be an update to Gigapixel within a couple months though --so says
Topaz. Seems they are putting their efforts into Photo AI though I haven't
liked the lack of ability to fine tune the results.
Indeed! I just tried it again after several months, with latest updates. The default is great on one pix, so-so on
another, overdone on another, does apparently nothing on yet another. They do have a ways to go.
One may sometimes fine tune by using it on a layer, then adjusting layer opacity. Still, no better than the Denoise and
Sharpen AI standalones - well, on one it may be a tiny bit better. On another, worse.
Compared to other makers Auto Processing, though, it's limited to noise/sharpness, doesn't address exposure, contrast,
color, etc. I just played with it on a random street scene from Chester, UK. The effects of Shadow/Highlight, LCE,
Curves in PS far outweighed the contribution from Photo AI in overall processing.
It's All Good Moose--
What if the Hokey Pokey *IS* what it's all about?
Themed Olympus Photo Exhibition: http://www.tope.nl/