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  1. #11
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    Re: Topaz sharpen AI

    Quote Originally Posted by mikew View Post
    If ime using it through photoshop i don't notice its done much untill i click apply and it opens back in photoshop.
    I was using it stand alone, I avoid PS if possible.


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  2. #12
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    Re: Topaz sharpen AI

    I looked at the Topaz web site and it looks like my graphics card doesn't have enough VRAM for Sharpen AI. Rats! I would have liked to give it a 30 day trial.
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  3. #13
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    Re: Topaz sharpen AI

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodyg3 View Post
    I looked at the Topaz web site and it looks like my graphics card doesn't have enough VRAM for Sharpen AI. Rats! I would have liked to give it a 30 day trial.
    Mine is nowhere near powerfull enough
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  4. #14
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    Re: Topaz sharpen AI

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodyg3 View Post
    I looked at the Topaz web site and it looks like my graphics card doesn't have enough VRAM for Sharpen AI. Rats! I would have liked to give it a 30 day trial.
    It doesn't cost you anything but maybe a little time to try it
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  5. #15
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    Re: Topaz sharpen AI

    I've been working with the free trial version and I've come to my decision about it.

    The good part is Topaz Sharpen does a really nice job. There's a wee bit of a learning curve that has to be gotten over to maximize its potential, but it's a rather gentle one in my opinion and the results, overall, are excellent.

    The flip-side of that coin is that Topaz Sharpen runs dog slow on my Windows PC. If I had to guess my GPU, with only 2GB of memory, is just not up to the task as the list of supported hardware on the Topaz website certainly suggests. More importantly to me, Topaz Sharpen isn't doing a significantly better job than what I can accomplish with the standard "arsenal" that comes with Photoshop. Between Adobe's Anti Shake Filter (which does a great job of when the shutter speed used was a little too slow) the counter-intuitively-named Unsharp Mask, Smart Sharpen (which has improved significantly in recent releases) and the High Pass Filter, I feel I have everything I need and really, because I'm familiar with the existing tools, it's simply faster for me to continue using them. I'd be willing to add Topaz Sharpen to my established 'flow if I felt the juice was worth the squeeze but for me... It's just not. For those who haven't sold their soul to Adobe I can see it being an excellent option.
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  6. #16
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    Re: Topaz sharpen AI

    Quote Originally Posted by Bengan View Post
    It doesn't cost you anything but maybe a little time to try it
    Free doesn't help if it won't run on my computer.
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  7. #17
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    Re: Topaz sharpen AI

    Quote Originally Posted by mikew View Post
    Mine is nowhere near powerfull enough
    Yeah, as it is Photoshop runs pretty slow on my Mac, but at least it works.
    Woody Green

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  8. #18
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    Re: Topaz sharpen AI

    I like the Topaz AI Clear, that does a pretty good job of sharpening.
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