2023 tack sharp
I have tried using the new tack sharp function on several photos. After processing is complete, most edges become white from too much sharpening or?. I have tried many different setting combinations, but all look unrealistic. Has anybody found this is useful? or how did you get it to work well?
On my windows machines I find Tack sharp in 2023 is essentially useless. It makes every image I have tried it on look very, for lack of a better word, crunchy. I know you can turn down deblur but when I do I see zero sharpening so that's not really an option for me. It's pretty frustrating especially because I tried opening Topaz Sharpen and my "Renewal Subscription" has run out and I would need to use it in trial mode with a watermark. This is a whole different topic but it really frosts my cookies that an application that I thought I paid in full for will not let me use it without a watermark unless I give them more money -- it will be a very cold day in h**l before I give Topaz another cent of my money. Needless to say I am not in a good mood this morning :-)0
David, you need to use the "Both" tab. The little I have tried it, I find that Tack Sharp on its own does not achieve a good result. Then you certainly need to bring down the sharpening slider.
By the way, you can continue to use Topaz products you have paid for. It's just that, once your subscription has run out, you are unable to get any more updates. If you go to your account page at Topaz you will see what date your payment runs to.0
Ray, I have tried Both as well but still have disappointing results. Regard Topaz AI Sharpen. I had a very clear message when I opened it that I can only use it in trial mode because my renew subscription had expired and the only way to get out of trial mode is to pay $49 for another year or $99 for a years worth of upgrades on all products. Right now my Topaz AI sharpen is running in a 15 day trial mode. That's the only way I could get it to run.0
David, re Topaz, I am sure that should NOT be the case: you need to contact their Support. Have you tried an earlier version? (Mind you, it hasn't been updated for a while)0
My Topaz subscription ran out but it still works.
I have had mixed results with AI sharpen. For some reason on my 2019 top end Macbook pro I get good results. On my mid specs 2019 Mac mini, the results are poor, even on the same photo. I did a comparison of the same photo with Topaz and AI sharpen on my Macbook and found that whilst Topaz was better, AI was not far behind. On my Mac mini Topaz was significantly better.0
I am also seeing haloes. Reducing the Deblur AI merely pulls an image out of focus.0
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