Topaz Plugins on sale

I often mention Topaz Plugins. They are part of my suite of tools when i feel like doing stuff other than straight posting of photos. 

They are having a sale. Their $499 complete suite is on sale for $249. To be clear, I get absolutely nothing if any of my readers partake in the sale or not. I only mention it because some might want to take the opportunity that comes once a year and buy the suite.

So, what do you get?

Here is the image I’ll use to illustrate.

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That is the image as shot. While not all the plugins can be easily demonstrated, it’s also true that many of the plugins have a large number of options and I opt to show only a few. 

Hopefully, it’s enough to give you, the potentially interested reader, a taste of the plugins and what they can do. You should check out the examples online.

Topaz Adjust:

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Topaz B&W (but it does more than the name implies):

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Topaz Clarity (again, more than the name implies):

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Topaz Clean:

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I don’t have examples for the next two because these images don’t lend themselves to the plugins.  Topaz DeJPG is specifically made to adjust non-RAW files. Topaz DeNoise is made to process files with a lot of digital noise (typically, high-ISO files shot in low light).

Topaz Details (can make things sharper or softer):

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Some of these may look like they overlap. Remember, you are looking at a smaller file, and while some filters duplicate the effects of other filters, the process is usually a one-click thing.

Lens Effects:

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Two more, InFocus and ReMask are also plugins that are difficult to show as examples.

Topaz Restyle is one I use a lot . . . 

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Another that gets a fair amount of use is Simplify:

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Star Effects works best with different types of files (that have lights in the photo). Here I used it to add x-mas lights to the tree.

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The next three should be familiar as they have been showcased in my last few posts.

Impressions:

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. . . Glow . . . 

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. . . and Textures.

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As I said, there are enough varied settings in each plugin so as to give one many, many choices even before playing with the sliders and button.

Also, as I said, it makes me no nevermind if one is interested or not in the plugins. But, if you are going to buy them anyway, this is a pretty good deal (and free updates for life).

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8 Responses to Topaz Plugins on sale

  1. oneowner says:

    There’s no doubt this is a fantastic suite. I have several of the plugins and have kept them up to date. It’s important that Topaz has given their customers free lifetime updates on all plugins. The B&W plugin is among the best available, too. They integrate very well with Lightroom.

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  2. I purchased Textures and it does not work, I have a trial for the whole sweet, most of them do not work………..I have requested help several times and I am still waiting. I really want the whole lot but I am worried it is wasting my money. The ones that do do are fab-u-lous

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    • disperser says:

      Are you accessing them through Lightroom and Photoshop? If you are trying to run them on their own, you need the launcher. Fusion Express is the free one and Photo FxLab is the one you buy.

      You should be able to (from lightroom) right click on a photo, choose Edit In, and it should show up in the menu.

      If you are in Photoshop and you have a photo open, they are in the filter tab, under Topaz.

      If none of that is working, then I don’t know what’s wrong. You could try reinstalling them.

      When I e-mail them, I usually get an answer in one or two days, but right now we have a holiday. You might not get a response until Monday.

      I would say “sorry”, but it’s not my company . . . still, sorry.

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      • lol….thanks it is kind of frustrating, I am trying to access through Lightoom and none of them work, I can access most through PS but either they wont let me save (wont accept trial license key) or in the case of Textures it will load the image but then nothing works. Impressions, Adjust and Lens Effects all work perfectly?????

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      • disperser says:

        Don’t know what to say. They’ve always worked for me and the people I know who have them. On a few occasions, an upgrade might not behave well, but a clean install has always fixed the problem.

        Perhaps it’s because you guys are upside down.

        Seriously, good luck and hope you get it resolved.

        FYI, if you miss this sale, they occasionally have one around x-mas. I would also say that at half price it’s a real good value. At full price, you really got to want them.

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  3. Cool! As a not-photographer, I have no need for the product. BUT, I sure enjoy your use of it with your photographs! The soft effect, the Impressions, Glow, Textures, and etc., are so much fun! They are cool effects!
    Happy Thanksgiving Eve HUGS!!! :-)

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  4. AnnMarie says:

    All this wonderful artsy stuff is so inspiring! I’m off today so, after I get more packing done, I just might give art some time. BTW, that’s a neat photo you chose to demonstrate the plug-ins.

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