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#1 SandiC.

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 05:31 PM

Topaz labs has released a new program that sharpens photos using different algorithms than photoshop does and does an amazing job of sharpening fuzzy photos. Not perfectly but much better than what current capabilities are. Its called Topaz InFOCUS. There is a free trial and introductory price offer too. Not sure if its ok to post a link here so you'll have to search topaz labs, but I'm sure you'll get there. I'm going to get it and play with it. Once I have something to show you I'll post a before and after.
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Posted 25 November 2010 - 06:57 PM

Sandy I just tried the trial version of InFocus on pictures as old as 80 years ago and discolored slides which I had scanned into Photoshop. I was able to sharpen the pictures even more than with Photoshop CS5. I'm quite impressed with this product and will probably purchase this (the large discount is also a deciding factor LOL) I seem to be working on a lot of books lately which require old pictures and this just fits the bill perfectly. Thank you for posting this item! I'd be interested in seeing your results with Topaz InFocus.
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Posted 25 November 2010 - 07:14 PM

Wow - it looks marvelous! Their other products look great too. Does anyone have any experience with them?
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Posted 25 November 2010 - 07:20 PM

Thanks for the cool Tip Sandi!

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#5 SandiC.

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 07:25 PM

Wow - it looks marvelous! Their other products look great too. Does anyone have any experience with them?

The noise reduction software is supposed to be the best in the business, heard lots of pro photographers at Photoshop World touting it. Seems like Topaz is on the ball..

The more I see of some of these PS plugins, the more impressed I am with the technology and creativity of those who learn to use them well.
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Posted 25 November 2010 - 08:06 PM

I got the email for that- sounds fabulous. :)

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 08:36 PM

:D I just showed it to my sweetie and he said, "Buy it now. " So I will.

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#8 SandiC.

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 09:23 PM

:D I just showed it to my sweetie and he said, "But it now. " So I will.


Downloading now. Can't wait to try it. Some of their other plugins look great too. I'm thinking about deJPEG...that would be great for photos from family posted on FB and taken with a cell phone. One at a time though.
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Posted 25 November 2010 - 09:42 PM

That would be "buy it now" obviously too excited to type. ;)

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 10:10 PM

My first effort and I'm not sure you'll really be able to appreciate it with a small image, but at 100% on the screen it really it a huge improvement.

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 10:32 PM

I am going to download and try it on some of my Thanksgiving pics. Unfortunately too many blurry ones this year!!
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Posted 25 November 2010 - 10:35 PM

Downloading now!! It is a great price if it works that good, it would definitely be worth getting.
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Posted 26 November 2010 - 11:09 AM

Thanks for sharing this, Sandi!

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 12:55 PM

Thanks, Sandi. I am going to give it a try. It looks like a wonderful program.

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 01:04 PM

How cool! Thanks for sharing it with us Sandi!

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 07:35 PM

I tried it....didn't notice a huge difference in a few barely-out-of-focus shots. I think I'll save my money and work on my focusing technique instead. :) LOL



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