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Clairstorm

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Do you use any of the AI editing tools? Share your best finds :)
 
Not sure what counts as an AI tool but I use Topaz Photo AI (and have used Sharpen AI before). IMO it does a good job at sharpening images with diffraction softening (a big problem when doing macro photography beyond 1:1 magnification).
 
I use On 1 Photo Raw which has quite a bit of AI built in, e.g. for portrait editing, masking, keywording, and more.
 
I think that the new Denoise AI in Lightroom Classic is excellent. It is certainly a resource hog and will being your computer to its knees if it doesn’t have good graphics acceleration hardware in it, but the results are extremely good. I haven’t used Topaz since I downloaded the LR update with Denoise AI.
 
Not sure what counts as an AI tool but I use Topaz Photo AI (and have used Sharpen AI before). IMO it does a good job at sharpening images with diffraction softening (a big problem when doing macro photography beyond 1:1 magnification).
Thanks for sharing, Michael! I haven't tried Topaz AI myself but read a lot about it!
 
Thanks for sharing, Michael! I haven't tried Topaz AI myself but read a lot about it!

The sharpening creates weird artifacts at times but can be reigned it by tweaking the settings.
I use it mostly for images with magnifications between 4:1 and 8:1 (using apertures of f8-f11), and that's really extreme I guess.
 
I've been using the AI Denoise in Lr, but it has one big drawback for me, speed. On my old, 2016 vintage PC it takes about half an hour to run denoise on an image from the EOS 550D. Oh and the size of the dng files it generates are impressive, for the wrong reasons.

I've also used Generative fill to remove powerlines and other distractions from some images that I don't see as purely journalistic in nature. It worked pretty well in the Beta version. I'm not sure that I'd want to pay extra for it though. I thought the idea of the subscription was that you got to always have the latest version, with all the features. I guess that's going to be another whole load of threads on here.

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I should add that this edit took considerably under an hour.

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I think that the new Denoise AI in Lightroom Classic is excellent. It is certainly a resource hog and will being your computer to its knees if it doesn’t have good graphics acceleration hardware in it, but the results are extremely good. I haven’t used Topaz since I downloaded the LR update with Denoise AI.
Me neither. I removed all related 3rd party apps except Topaz Sharpen AI which I only use when needed.
 
Is point color AI? I can remove this post if not.

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I don't think it is AI. But I've only been waiting since 2012 for Adobe to put HSL on the local brush. Then they put the whole thing on steroids, and give to the brush.
 
I don't think it is AI. But I've only been waiting since 2012 for Adobe to put HSL on the local brush. Then they put the whole thing on steroids, and give to the brush.
You want me to delete that post?
 
When I was using Lightroom, the built-in sharpening was solid, and I *believe* they've gone to AI-backed functionality now. After I left the Adobe ecosystem, I started using Topaz Sharpen and DeNoise products with good success; now that they switched over to their all-in-one solution, Photo AI, I've been pretty happy with it as well. There are still occasional artifacts in fine detail that are a bit odd, but it's always being updated and improved

EDIT: I would, also, note that PhotoAI now has an object removal function that works pretty handily; with the rather severe limitation of not working on AMD or Apple chipsets yet.
 
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Topaz Sharpen AI's sharpening wizardry is amazing.

As if that wasn't enough., that same app can also do excellent de-noising, but only if the image has been pre-sharpened to the exact level that suits Topaz Sharpen AI.
For my Canon 5D3, the optimal pre-sharpening, done in DPP, is level 3 to 4.

Top row: before TSAI
Bottom row: after TSAI, with Suppress Noise at 100.

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