Users Guide

Importing and Exporting

Topaz Studio 2 can be used as both a standalone application and plugin for Photoshop, Lightroom, etc. Learn how to import and export images using Studio 2, or Studio 2 as a plugin from Photoshop or Lightroom.

To import an image into Studio 2, Click the blue “Open” button in the center of the screen after launching the program. From here, you’ll locate the image you wish to open on your computer and then import it into Topaz Studio 2. If you find that you already have an open image and wish to open a new image, click the “Open” icon in the top left corner of the screen, or click File -> Open Image. 

  • To launch Topaz Studio 2 as a plugin from Photoshop, select the “Filter” dropdown menu at the top of your Photoshop screen, then select “Topaz Labs” -> Topaz Studio 2. 


  • Lightroom 4-6
  • Lightroom CC 2015-2016
  • Lightroom CC 2019

* Lightroom CC 2018 does not support any external editors.

Launch Topaz Studio 2 as a plugin from Lightroom to edit your image in Topaz Studio 2.

To export an image from Studio 2, you have two options. You can either hit the “Export” button in the left hand side of your top navigation panel, or select “File” -> “Export” to save your image to your computer. You can either select where to save your image, or it will save your image automatically to the place you opened it from. For instance, if you opened an image from your Pictures folder, the saved version would appear in your Pictures folder as well. By default, the file will be the same name with “-studio” added to the end of the file. You can change this setting in the Preferences menu.

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