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Topaz Gigapixel AI V5.5

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Topaz Gigapixel AI V5.5

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Topaz have announced a new version of Gigapixel AI.

The new version offers performance updates and some additional features

This new version is on sale until 7th May 2021. There is a 15% discount code GIGAPIXEL15

There’s a Watermarked fully functional demo available

Use our discount code ‘Northlight’ for an additional discount on some promotions (it also helps support the site)

Gigapixel AI

I’ve reviewed a lot of Topaz’s image processing software in quite some detail and there are some interesting features – for more info see the Topaz Category in the dropdown menu to the right.

For an example of using the software see my article about

Topaz Gigapixel AI V5.5.0

The main features are listed as:

  • Supercharged AI models.
    Upscale like never before! The new “Very Compressed” AI Model helps you upscale and enhance low resolution images by up to 600%. All AI models have been updated for those on newer hardware, offering slightly sharper output than the legacy models.
  • Completely new AI engine.
    Process images faster than ever with our revamped AI engine.
  • Interface improvements.
    Upscale better with our new interactive tooltips

The changes in ‘Models’  mean that you may want to experiment with optimum settings for images again

Depending on hardware, this version can give appreciable improvements in speed.

Full changelist

Major Features

  • AI engine has been brought into Gigapixel. This should greatly improve performance on modern hardware.
  • All models updated for those on newer hardware. These models should be slightly sharper than the legacy models
  • New model – “Very Compressed”
  • New trial flow. No more 30-day trials, but instead a trial will place a watermark on your image
  • “Send Feedback” option in the Help menu – have a feature request you want to send to the dev team? Use this option to send us a 500-character report.

Improvements

  • Interactive tooltips have been added for each model, to get a quick sense of what each can do
  • Controls tutorial has been slightly updated
  • Better caching when saving

Fixes

  • Preview window should not show as blank before previewing for the first time
  • Filenames should elide in the middle instead of the left
  • DNG support should be fully-functional for those coming from pre-5.4.x versions of Gigapixel
  • “Loading images” text no longer overlaps the FileListView caret
  • Saving text has been changed to show you what the program is doing when processing (downloading, processing, finishing, etc.)

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