Topaz Sharpen AI

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  • John Hollenberg
    John Hollenberg
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    on: September 15, 2020 at 11:41 pm

    I decided to download and test Topaz Sharpen AI to see if it would do a better job with Capture sharpening than my current favorite, Focus Magic.  Tested one image so far as follows:

    1) Started with an image shot handheld with Sony A7r2 and Canon 24-70 f4 L via metabones adapter taken at 24 mm, f 7.1, 1/250 second, ISO 100
    2) Image in Lightroom 9.4, applied Auto Settings
    3) Set sharpening to 0 and exported image to TIFF
    4) Made layers in Photoshop 2020 so I could click layers on and off to see subtle differences

    I was impressed with the Stabilize Mode of Topaz Sharpen AI with a Sharpen setting of 38 rather than the default of 50. This may be my new preferred sharpener.

    I made a crop of the image and saved a TIFF with different layers named for the sharpening method. You can see the results for yourself by downloading the TIFF and clicking the layers on/off to compare in Photoshop or other application:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/on5z287umeudlv4/Sharpen%20Comparison%202.tif?dl=0

    PS Also posted on that other photography web site forum.

    John

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