It’s fair to say that Topaz Labs makes some of the best AI photo editing software applications today. However, it’s also fair to say that some Topaz Software is better than others.
I’ve been buying, testing, and comparing Topaz Software for years, and if I were to rank its products from best to worst, it would look like this. Jump to Conclusion.
Best Topaz Software
- 1. Topaz Photo AI
- 2. Topaz Sharpen AI
- 3. Gigapixel AI
- 4. Topaz Denoise AI
- Special mention – Topaz Studio 2
The best Topaz Labs software application is Topaz Photo AI simply because it combines the functionality of Gigapixel AI, Sharpern AI, and Denoise AI into a single, easy-to-use interface.
Moreover, in direct comparisons, I found Topaz Photo AI to be as effective as the products upon which it is based. In other words, upscaling in Topaz Photo AI is just as good as Gigapixel AI, and its noise reduction is equal to Topaz Denoise AI.
Therefore, there’s only one reason to buy any one of the Topaz Trio instead of Topaz Photo AI: the price. At $199, Topaz Photo AI is considerably more expensive than either of the Topaz Trio. Yet, Topaz Photo AI is cheaper than the total cost of all three.
Finally, I consider Topaz Photo AI the best of all the all-in-one photo enhancement applications I have used. Therefore, you’ll be pleased with what Topaz Photo AI offers if you don’t mind the price. Read Topaz Photo AI Review.
The second best Topaz Software application is Topaz Sharpen AI. Frankly speaking, Topaz Sharpen AI is a game changer. On the most basic level, Topaz Sharpen AI is an AI-based, halo-free, zero-artifact alternative to the traditional but-flawed sharpening tools we’re all used to. That would be good enough, but what makes Topaz Sharpen AI special is its ability to correct poor focus and motion blur.
Thus, Topaz Sharpen AI’s greatest strength is converting slightly out-of-focus photos into genuine keepers. So, before you delete that blurred photo, try running it through Topaz Sharpen AI first. Read Topaz Sharpen AI Review.
3. Gigapixel AI
Gigapixel AI is the best AI upscaler I have tested and the third-best Topaz Software application. Unlike traditional enlargement, which blindly multiplies one pixel into many, Gigapixel AI anticipates and inserts more detail. As a result, images upscaled in Gigapixel AI often look sharper and more detailed than the smaller original.
Gigapixel AI is a phenomenal product. The only reason why I rate Topaz Sharpen AI above Gigapixel AI is that I find Topaz Sharpen AI is more useful more often. But, if you are looking for the best AI upscaler, you’re looking for Gigapixel AI. Read Gigapixel AI Review.
Last and least is Topaz Denoise AI, one of the best AI noise reduction software applications you can buy. But unlike Topaz Sharpen AI and Gigapixel AI, Topaz Denoise AI is outdone by rival products.
While Topaz Denoise AI is at least as good as the best photo denoisers in terms of noise reduction, other AI noise reduction applications do what Topaz Denoise AI does much faster.
But, if you’re willing to put the time in, Topaz Denoise AI can outperform its competition thanks to its multiple AI models and a superior range of adjustments. Read Topaz Denoise AI Review.
Special mention – Topaz Studio 2
Buried in the Topaz Labs website is Topaz Studio 2 – a quirky art-and-design-orientated photo editing studio. Unfortunately, as a product, Topaz Studio 2 could not differentiate itself from the crowd in the same way Topaz Photo AI, Gigapixel, etc, could and do.
Therefore, Topaz Studio 2 sits on a forgotten digital dust-coasted shelf waiting for you to discover it. The last time I checked, you could still buy and try Topaz Studio 2. And if you do, I’m sure you’ll enjoy what Studio 2 offers. Read Topaz Studio 2 Review
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The best Topaz Software application is Topaz Photo AI because it combines Topaz Denoise AI, Sharpen AI, and Gigapixel into a single, easy-to-use photo enhancement application. Therefore, if you buy Topaz Photo AI, you don’t need the rest.
But, if you don’t need the whole kitchen sink, both Topaz Sharpen AI and Gigapixel AI are at the top of their game, and choosing between is only a matter of priorities. I find Topaz Sharpen AI to be more useful more often, but if I did a lot of upscaling, Gigapixel AI is the best AI upscaler I have tested.
Unfortunately, Topaz Denoise AI is not quite the best AI noise reduction software application I have used, as its workflow is a little slow compared to its rivals. But, if you’re willing to invest the time, Topaz Denoise AI’s generous array of AI models and adjustments means it can produce superior results – particularly when dealing with challenging images.
Bringing up the rear is Topaz Studio 2 – an art-orientated photo editing application that everyone, including Topaz Labs, seems to have forgotten about. And that’s a shame, as it was somewhat of a unique take on photo editing that will appeal to many and be essential to a few. Fortunately, Topaz Studio 2 remains on sale, but I’m not sure how long.