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Enter the Studio 2 Instagram Challenge to Win Free Topaz Software!

Let's See What You Can Do in Studio 2

Interested in winning up to $99 in Topaz credit towards the purchase of any Topaz Labs software? We’ve launched our Topaz Instagram Challenge! Share your best before and after images edited in the new Topaz Studio 2 for your chance to win.

How To Enter the Challenge

Enter the challenge in just three steps:

  1. Edit one of your best photos in Topaz Studio 2
  2. Upload the before and after images to your own Instagram account
  3. Follow @TopazLabs and include the #TopazLabs hashtag in your caption

We’ll be watching for your submissions on Instagram and giving away free Topaz credits throughout the month of September, ranging from $25-$99.

Download your free trial of Topaz Studio 2 to get started. 

Let’s see what you can do in Studio 2! 

Please see the complete Instagram Challenge terms and conditions

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Join Topaz Labs in Amsterdam for a Free Night Photography Workshop

Grow Your Night Photography Skills with The Pros

Ready to take your long-exposures to the next level? Join Topaz Labs in Amsterdam on Saturday, September 28 for a free Night Photography Workshop along the gorgeous Dutch old-world canals.

We’re teaming up with pro photographer Kjell Lenkes, organizer of the Amsterdam Photo Club, along with Nikon Ambassador Michiel Buijse, and travel photographer Hillary Fox to guide you through photographing Amsterdam in the nighttime.

To help improve your long exposures, all attendees are invited to try out Denoise AI, the industry-standard tool used by the pros to remove noise and sharpen low-light photos. 

Photo by Michiel Buijse

Win a Grand Prize from Think Tank Photo

We’re giving away a grand prize to the best photo shot and edited from the event!

We’ve partnered with our friends at Think Tank Photo to offer one lucky winner a free Urban Access 13 photography backpack valued at over $200.

Urban Access 13 by Think Tank Photo

How To Win

Upload your images from the event to Instagram with the hashtag #TopazLabs between 28 September and 6 October. We’ll announce a grand prize winner on Monday, 7 October.

We’re giving out exclusive software discounts for every attendee. RSVP below!

 

Featured photo by Michiel Buijse.

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What’s New in Topaz Studio 2

Two weeks ago, we released our latest product, Topaz Studio 2! The release plan was to get the amazing features of Topaz Studio 2 to our customers, while following fast with additional features and improvements. Over the last two weeks, we’ve held to that commitment and released 7 updates that included the planned features as well as improvements based on invaluable feedback from our customers. We are excited about what we have accomplished together thus far in such a short period of time! Our team is committed to continuing to add features, enhance, and support Studio 2 and it’s users. Check out the progress that has been made since the product’s release:

Additions:

  • Crop / Rotate / Straighten
  • Resizing
  • Studio 2 Project Files that complete save and return you to your workspace
  • Histogram
  • Filter Level Presets including the ability to add your own
  • Image Navigator
  • Search by Name in AI Remix, Texture, and Digital Frame
  • Tools Menu for quick access to Histogram, Crop, Navigator
  • Copy and Paste Masks between layers
  • Complete Texture Management

Improvements:

  • Ability to Save Studio 2 Project while in Photoshop or External Editor modes
  • Textures now have names
  • Masking UI Improvements
  • Updated UI in Filter control panels to not clip top control
  • TS1 Custom and Favorite Effects can now be converted to TS2 My Looks
  • Add Filter Panel now remembers last viewed state (Filters, Favorites, Recent)
  • Add Look Panel now remembers last viewed state (category, sort, thumbnail size)
  • The “+ Add Filter” Menu has been restyled to make the categories more prominent
  • Layer mask now has blue border when it’s selected
  • Hovering over textures no longer changes preview

Fixes:

  • Fixed issue preventing tiff files from opening on windows machines
  • “+ Add Look” menu defaults to “All category”
  • Fixed update screen
  • JPEG export no longer dramatically reduces image size and quality
  • Fix crash when applying recently used Look
  • Studio 2 no longer replaces Studio 1 in PS Filters menu (“Topaz Labs -> Studio 2”)
  • Default export filename suffix is now “-studio”
  • Improved undo/redo consistency 
  • Textures, AI Remix, and Digital Frame assets were restored
  • Exporting to JPEG format no longer results in extra .jpg in the file name
  • Fixed the Lightroom Classic External Editor workflow
  • Remember chosen export path within the session
  • Application now warns when your image has been modified and you are trying to: 
    • Open an image
    • Open a recent file
    • Close an image
    • Drag and drop an image
    • Exit the application
  • Initial colorspace for JPG/JPEG files is now sRGB (once changed, it will be remembered going forward)
  • Glow filter Primary Detail Strength no longer removes the effect of other filters

Not only has our product team worked diligently over the last two weeks to bring these improvements to Studio 2, we’ve also shared our road map to let you know where this product is going. There’s a lot of improvements and new features on the horizon that we can’t wait to share with you. Here’s a little taste of what’s to come:

Coming Soon:

  • Plugin Support for Topaz Products
  • Heal
  • Image (pixel) Layers for Compositing
  • Improved Wacom Tablet Masking Support
  • Enhanced Masking Experience
  • User Interface update on the individual Filter Panels
  • And much, much more!

We cannot thank our users enough for providing invaluable feedback during these early days of this revolutionary product. We can’t wait to share more of Studio 2 with you in the months to come.

-Topaz Team