Topaz Sharpen AI

Create tack-sharp images with no artifacts or halos.

Sharpen AI is the first sharpening and shake reduction software that can tell the difference between real detail and noise. Create tack-sharp images even when you’re shooting handheld, at night, or with a shallow depth of field.

Works as a standalone or plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, or Topaz Studio. Instant download, 100% secure. See system requirements and FAQ.


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Sharpen AI was trained with millions of images so it could learn the characteristics of detail vs. noise - and then enhance just the detail. In some cases, it can even recover image detail. Learn more...

Seamless integration

Seamless integration

Works wherever you currently edit your photos. Use Sharpen AI either as a standalone software or as a plug-in for Topaz Studio / Photoshop / Lightroom Classic.

Constantly Improving

Constantly improving

Through continuous AI training, Sharpen AI's enhancement model becomes both faster and higher-quality with time. You’ll get the latest and greatest when the model improves.

Three kinds of sharpening for a perfect photo.

There’s nothing worse than the feeling of taking the perfect photo, rushing home, opening it up on your computer… and realizing that it’s blurry at 100%. When this happens, it’s usually caused by one of three problems: camera shake, focus issues, or general softness. Sharpen AI includes a separate module to handle each one.

Stabilize: natural shake reduction

Even the steadiest hands don't compare to a tripod when it comes to image sharpness. Unlike a tripod, though, you always have your hands with you! Sharpen AI's Stabilize module has been trained to reverse motion blur and make handheld images look like they were taken from a tripod.

Photo © Per Grunditz

Focus: better focus correction

Focus correction is a notoriously difficult problem that's easy to get wrong, but Sharpen AI's Focus module excels at correct up to ten pixels of focus blur. This is perfect for sharpening out-of-focus eyes or correct issues caused by incorrect in-camera focus. Tip: use selective adjustments for best results!

Photo © Glenn Springer

Sharpen: general input sharpening

Even with no motion blur or focus issues, images generally come out of the camera soft. Sharpen AI includes the Sharpen module that specializes in correcting small amounts of general softness without any artifacts or halos. It's the most natural-looking sharpening tool that you will ever use.

Photo © Per Grunditz

AI technology helps Sharpen AI perform better than existing solutions. Per Grunditz compared Stabilize with Photoshop Shake Reduction:

The original image has substantial motion blur especially noticeable in the beak.
Removes some blur but also introduces lots of artifacts.
Reverses motion blur naturally.

Start using Sharpen AI immediately with the 30-day free trial.

Unlimited access, no watermark, and immediate download. We think you’ll be very happy with your results.

The perfect time to make images tack-sharp.

The need for sharpening is universal: most images come out a little soft straight out of the camera. Here’s just a handful of use cases in which we’ve seen exceptional results with Sharpen AI.

Animal Photography

You can pose people, but it’s much harder to ask animals to stay still! Use Sharpen AI’s Stabilize module to correct camera shake and the inevitable motion blur you get from fast-moving subjects. It’s also difficult to focus perfectly in these situations, so the Focus module will also be very useful.

This applies to any photos with fast-moving subjects – not just animals!

Adjust the slider to the left to see the difference at 100%, or click for a larger before/after.

Photo © Per Grunditz

Hand-held Landscapes

No matter how fast you set your shutter speed, you can’t shoot handheld landscapes as sharp as if you had a tripod. You don’t always have a tripod with you, though. Sometimes you don’t even have the luxury of using a fast shutter speed.

Sharpen AI’s Stabilize module helps you get handheld images that look like they were taken from a tripod. This model was trained specifically to counteract motion blur caused by camera shake and can produce some pretty exceptional results in your photos.

Photo © Chuck Nelson

Portrait Photography

Getting sharp portraits is essential. Using controlled lighting and tripods in a studio setting is a good way to do that, but you’re not always in a studio. Use Sharpen AI when the otherwise perfect portrait has slightly out-of-focus eyes or camera shake.

Photo © Sean Setters

A new approach to sharpening.

We believe that better technology enables you to produce better art. The photos that thousands of other photographers have created with AI technology have been astounding, and we can’t wait to see what you create. Here’s how it works.


What does sharpness look like? (Training)

The first step of the machine learning process is to teach the software what sharpness is. We do this by feeding millions of blurred/sharp image pairs into the software and asking it to learn the characteristics of what makes an image sharp.


How to achieve this sharpness? (Learning)

Just like computers perform math and complex operations faster than humans, they can also learn much faster for very specific tasks. Sharpen AI soon understands how sharp images generally become blurred, and therefore how to reverse the process.


How do we sharpen images faster? (Optimization)

Sharpen AI performs millions of operations per pixel, so a significant amount of work is done to speed it up. This whole process continues even after the product's release: you'll likely see new updates with sharpening model improvements as the software learns more.

To illustrate the difference this technology makes, let’s compare an example from one of Keith Cooper‘s photos:

Notice significant motion blur in the middle blackberry.
Aggressively enhanced edges that add artifacts.
Motion blur is reversed naturally.

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Sharpen AI is the first sharpening and shake reduction software that can tell the difference between real detail and noise. 

Standalone for Mac and Windows. Instant download, 100% secure. See system requirements and FAQ.

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