Topaz Sharpen AI is a sophisticated and easy-to-use software package that allows users to sharpen and stabilize photos (shake reduction) with ease. The program uses similar machine learning techniques that Topaz has applied to some of their other software including Gigapixel AI, etc. This software allows you to get the best and sharpest quality of your photos either with one photo or by combining multiple photos with various levels of problems and using the results to encourage the best correction.
Topaz Sharpen AI has three ways for sharpening, image softness, focus softness, and shake removal. With Sharpen AI, you can preview the difference between real detail and noise, create tack-sharp images, enhance the detail, and can even recover image detail. Many problems come from camera shake, focus problems, or general tenderness. With this tool, you can sharpen images including separate modules to handle each of them. Whatever the type of photo, whether it is a portrait, scenery, buildings, animals, sports, etc., this application can improve it.
Featuring a basic image viewer and adjacent side panel that holds all the feature controls, the app offers a quite accessible package. Having added an image, and yes, the app does not support batch editing, users can proceed to edit it by removing blur, increasing sharpness, or even adding additional grain. However, users must note that depending on the complexity of the added image, the processing could take substantial time.
This application is a good tool for editing images and improving their sharpness, adding grain, or even increase stabilization in very shaky photographs. However, due to its very slow processing time, it might not be ideal for advanced users. The fact that the app offers sliders for controlling the parameters makes handling very easy, but more demanding users could be craving for numerical input as well. The ability to manually input parameter values can save a lot of time for future processing.