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Here’s Proof that Topaz Sharpen AI can Sharpen Out-of-Focus Images

You can now do the impossible with Sharpen AI by Topaz Labs: Fix your missed-focus images using the power of machine learning.

Every photographer has been there: you capture the perfect moment, in beautiful light, but somehow you didn’t quite get the shot. Maybe the light was a bit dim or your subject moved a little too quick, but your final, favorite shot ended up blurry. A fast-moving subject, camera shake, low light, and incorrect camera settings can all reduce the sharpness of your photo, leaving you with soft details, motion blur, and an imperfect photo. We’re here to fix it.

Sharpen AI application interface

We built a futuristic solution for blurry images

Using the power of machine learning technology, our cutting-edge software doesn’t simply “sharpen” your photo — it can actually help you recreate authentic details in your photo. With sophisticated artificial intelligence tech, Sharpen AI analyzes your image and compares it alongside a library of millions of photos to help you achieve the most stunningly accurate results. It’s your image, re-imagined the way it was supposed to be — with sharp lines and crisp detail.

Before and After Sharpen AI Stabilization - 200% Zoom

Download Sharpen AI for free and see for yourself

The only way to believe in our technology is to see for yourself. That’s why we offer a totally free, full-version, 30-day trial of all of our applications.

Download your free trial of Sharpen AI along with the original TIFF photo used in this article.

Comment below with your results or tag us on Instagram with #TopazLabs. We’d love to see how Sharpen AI helped rescue your blurry photos!

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How To Get The Best Upscaling Results from Video Enhance AI

Trained on thousands of videos and combining information from multiple input video frames, Topaz Video Enhance AI enlarges your video up to 8K resolution with true details and motion consistency. Here’s how to get the best results for your footage.

Getting Started With Video Enhance AI

Download Video Enhance AI. Available for Mac or PC, you can launch a totally free 30-day trial to test Video Enhance AI with your own video projects.

How To Import Footage For Upscaling

Importing footage to be upscaled is as easy as drag and drop. You’ll find your clips at the bottom of the Video Enhance interface. Simply click on each video thumbnail to change individual processing and output settings. 

Sync Settings to Save Time
Are you planning to use identical settings for an entire batch of video clips? Easily apply synchronized settings to your whole batch:

  1. Import your first video and apply your settings.
  2. Click on Process > Setting as Default.
  3. Import the rest of your clips and identical settings will be applied.

Choosing Your AI Processing Mode

Video Enhance AI offers several different AI Models tailored to suit different types of footage.

Gaia-HQ
Standard upscaling for high-quality progressive footage.

Gaia-CG
Upscaling for progressive computer-generated content. Use this for digital animations, cartoons, etc.

Artemis-HQ
Enhancement and upscaling for high-quality progressive footage with better motion consistency. Use this to upscale higher-quality footage, like stock video clips, films, and drone footage.

Artemis-LQ
Enhancement and upscaling for low-quality progressive footage with better motion consistency. Use this for old family recordings, historical footage, etc.

Selecting Video Output Using Presets

Video Enhance AI offers a selection of video output presets, or you can choose your own custom settings. 

Preset video upscaling options include:

100% (DeNoise/DeBlock)
200%
400%
SD (640×480)
SD (768×576)
HD (1280×720)
HD (1920×1080)
4K UHD (3840×2160)
8K UHD (7680×4320)

Preview Your Video Enhance Output

Select a starting point on the timeline and click the Preview button to see a 30-frame sample of your rendered video output. Happy with your results? It’s time to process your video.

Choosing Your Output Format

The default mpeg4 output will be suitable for most projects, and will result in a ready-to-use video upon completion.

For the highest-quality output, along with a reduction in processing time for videos greater than 1,000 frames, select 16bit TIFF output.

Achieving Highest-Quality Output

For the highest-quality video productions, you need the highest-quality output. If you’re working on a larger project with more than 1,000 frames, or if you need the absolute best results, it’s recommended to select 16bit TIFF as your output format.

The final output will result in a folder of sequentially-numbered TIFF files ready to be assembled in the video editor of your choice.

Assembling TIFFs Into Video Footage

To complete your output, you can assemble your TIFF images within the video editor of your choice. 

In Quicktime, select File > Open Image Sequence and select your TIFF images. Your video will be created automatically and ready for further post-production.

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The Ultimate Workflow for Topaz Labs AI Software

We offer a full suite of advanced photo editing tools here at Topaz Labs.  Here’s the ultimate workflow to best utilize Topaz software and get the most out of your photography.

Step 1: JPEG to RAW AI

The first step in your photo editing workflow would be to run JPEG to RAW AI, if needed. Use machine learning to convert JPEG to high-quality RAW for better editing. Prevent banding, remove compression artifacts, recover detail, and enhance dynamic range.

Step 2: DeNoise AI

Next, you would run your image through DeNoise AI for superior noise reduction without loss of detail. Eliminate noise and recover crisp detail in your images with the first AI-powered noise reduction tool.

Step 3: Sharpen AI

Next, you can run your image through Sharpen AI. Create tack-sharp images even when you’re shooting handheld, at night, or with a shallow depth of field.

Step 4: Mask AI

Working on a composite image? Your next step would be to launch Mask AI. Mask AI allows you to create tricky masks in record time thanks to our intuitive machine learning technology and trimap technique.

Step 5: Adjust AI

Next, you would run your image through Adjust AI. Our AI-powered modes bring out colors, shadows, details, and more to make your photos as vivid as intended, all in one step.

Step 6: Topaz Studio 2

Time to get creative! Edit your images beautifully with powerful filters and frictionless masking in a fine-tuned non-destructive layer workflow.

Step 7: Gigapixel AI

Here’s your final step! Upscale your photo by up to 600% while perfectly preserving image quality.