Topaz Labs is pleased to announce the availability of Topaz Studio 1.11.8, an intuitive image effect toolbox with Topaz Labs’ powerful acclaimed photo enhancement technology. It works as a standalone editor, a plugin within Lightroom, Photoshop, Affinity Photo and others, as well as a host application for your other Topaz plugins.
Current version 1.11.8 - July 23,2018
fix - We fixed an issue with product sync that was caused by texture import. This should address many of the sync problems users have been encountering
1.11.7 - July 10, 2018
CHG - We changed the name of the AI Clear "Strength" slider to "Recover Details" to more accurately represent what this slider does
CHG - Recover Details slider has been inverted – as the value increases, detail removed by AI Clear will be added back and the effect will be reduced
CHG - We have renamed the AI Clear "Detail Boost" buttons to "Model Strength"
CHG - AI Clear Model Strength: Low, Medium, and High now represent their own models. Use Low and High options for Luma noise
fix - We fixed an issue related to zooming while using the brush mask that would cause the brush cursor to expand endlessly
About Topaz Studio. Topaz Labs is popular for its plugins, some also working standalone. Now they take things a step further and create Topaz Studio, a photo editor offering the essential tools and a bridge to all its software.
Topaz Studio is a brand new standalone editor, more than just a host application. It features fundamental tools like cropping rotating and resizing your images and has a built in histogram and scopes to show your hue, saturation, and luminance of your images. It’s designed for people who want to edit their photos through an easy to use interface, and while it is simple on surface, it is supported by the same technology that fuels Topaz Labs software. In fact, it is even more than that, as it also becomes the interface for Topaz Labs plugins you may already have.
The program, is an interesting proposition and one that makes, for me, complete sense. Topaz Labs offered previously – and still, offers – its photoFXlab, a standalone application that worked as an interface for all things Topaz. The now revealed Topaz Studio takes things a few steps further and offers users a complete photo editor that follows many of the conventions now expected to fin on photo editors able to work with your images from the RAW files.
While the program works standalone, it can also be used as a plugin for those who prefer to work in Photoshop or Lightroom. I’ve yet to try it with other software, as Affinity Photo, which already accepts Topaz Labs plugins, but for this first “hand-on” of the program I explored the potential of the standalone options.
The interface is easy to grasp, and the tools most needed/used are directly accessible from the panel on the right side. Everything you need is there, but once you start to go deeper into the menus you understand this is more than a simple tool: blurs, vignettes, curves, precision sharpening, duotones, dehaze, bloom, color correction, masks, everything seems to be there, all the way to the special effects you can get from some of the plugins created by Topaz Labs. There is a whole collection of effects included in Topaz Studio, but as I mentioned, you can use the program as the central hub to access your Topaz Labs plugins.
The way adjustments are implemented is not only seamless, but completely transparent to you: the panel on the right side shows each “layer”, perfectly named, so you know the adjustment used. A simple click and the info expands, allowing for further adjustment of each “layer” introduced. You can stack, add, rearrange, duplicate, delete or hide adjustments all within Topaz Studio. That means no more jumping in and out of Photoshop to apply each specific adjustments. In fact, I believe many users might be happy with the tools Topaz Studio has to offer.
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Product: Topaz Studio
Version: 1.11.8 PS LR SAL
Supported Architectures: x64
System Requirements: PC
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7even or newer
OpenGL Support Level: OpenGL 3.3
Download File Size:493.65 MB