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See How Amazingly Well the New Topaz Photo AI Works on Old Pictures

Topaz recently released its new Photo AI software, which deals with noise, sharpness, and resolution. I have been using it and it's seriously impressed me. If you want to see it work its magic on old pictures, take a look inside.

The footsteps are getting louder, as AI threatens to revolutionize the way we approach photography. Now, I don't necessarily mean revolutionize in a good way, I am just using it in its purest sense — in that AI will perhaps radically, or fundamentally change the process in which images are created. With each iteration of Photoshop or other post-production editing platforms, we are seeing more and more evidence of AI's encroachment on the traditional way of doing things. Topaz's new Photo AI platform is no exception. If you're not aware of what it is, essentially it takes the three separate components of its previous editing bundle - sharpening, noise reduction, and resolution enhancement - and puts them all together into one, single package. Once you've brought a photo in for editing, you can tweak the settings yourself or you can just leave everything on Auto and let Topaz weave its magic. So far, I've been very impressed with my application of the tool. But how well does it work on old pictures?

That brings us to this great new video by Anthony Morganti, in which he brings some very old, grainy images into Photo AI and puts the software to work. What I like about this video is that Morganti uses a variety of old images, including color photos and black-and-white images. He also uses some simple, old family photos, which is helpful for this demonstration because I think that's what many people will have in their albums from decades ago. The results are quite stunning, and I really encourage you to give the video a look if you're on the fence about getting this new software. Also, if you already own Topaz's bundle, the new Photo AI is a free download. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Iain Stanley is an Associate Professor teaching photography and composition in Japan. He has presented at conferences globally and written for Japan Travel and the Japan National Tourism Organization. If you'd like to learn more about his work, his life in Japan, or how he edits his award-winning images, please click the website link above.

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