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Nov 23, 2021 20:33:50   #
Curmudgeon Loc: SE Arizona
 
Just bought Topaz Gigapixel can someone tell me how to install it as a plugin to Photoshop?

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Nov 23, 2021 20:44:24   #
jdtonkinson Loc: Green Valley, AZ
 
Jack
Once you get it working. I'm curious how well it works

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Nov 23, 2021 20:47:05   #
Curmudgeon Loc: SE Arizona
 
jdtonkinson wrote:
Jack
Once you get it working. I'm curious how well it works


I have used it as a stand alone and I like it. It's on sale now, with the discount code (AMDISC15) the price is right.

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Nov 23, 2021 20:56:43   #
newsguygeorge Loc: Victoria, Texas
 
I use it stand alone as well.

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Nov 23, 2021 21:15:46   #
Curmudgeon Loc: SE Arizona
 
newsguygeorge wrote:
I use it stand alone as well.


Thanks George. I would like to use it as a plugin

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Nov 23, 2021 21:22:36   #
JD750 Loc: SoCal
 
Curmudgeon wrote:
Just bought Topaz Gigapixel can someone tell me how to install it as a plugin to Photoshop?


I can’t tell you how to do that.

However I have a question, what does Gigapixel do?

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Nov 23, 2021 22:12:04   #
newsguygeorge Loc: Victoria, Texas
 
Curmudgeon wrote:
Thanks George. I would like to use it as a plugin


This is a Google search. Here is how:

https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=AOaemvJbLdn9EN9cLo3vEF4LFmZWue17FA:1637723421758&q=how+to+plugin+gigapixel+into+photoshop&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjVxKyWg7D0AhXBlGoFHRXWDsYQ7xYoAHoECAEQMQ&biw=1093&bih=500&dpr=1.25

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Nov 23, 2021 22:31:00   #
Curmudgeon Loc: SE Arizona
 
[quote=newsguygeorge]This is a Google search. Here is how:

Thanks again George

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Nov 23, 2021 22:49:37   #
CA_CanonUser Loc: Friendswood, TX
 
https://support.topazlabs.com/article/67-how-to-install-gigapixel-ai-as-a-photoshop-plugin

Gigapixel is used as about the last thing you do to a photo but only if you want to upsize it for printing, etc. Will not generally do a good job if the original photo has been substantially cropped. -- Garbage in garbage out principle.
Not necessary for 8 X 10 prints normally.

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Nov 23, 2021 23:01:22   #
Curmudgeon Loc: SE Arizona
 
CA_CanonUser wrote:
https://support.topazlabs.com/article/67-how-to-install-gigapixel-ai-as-a-photoshop-plugin

Gigapixel is used as about the last thing you do to a photo but only if you want to upsize it for printing, etc. Will not generally do a good job if the original photo has been substantially cropped. -- Garbage in garbage out principle.
Not necessary for 8 X 10 prints normally.


Thanks for the link

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Nov 24, 2021 05:38:01   #
baygolf
 
To access Gigapixel from Photoshop:

File-> Automate-> Topaz Gigapixel AI

Gigapixel AI access is not listed under Filter

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Nov 24, 2021 08:00:53   #
kubota king Loc: NW , Pa.
 
I have been using it for a long time and love it . I use it many times when the photo is small and I want it larger . When I first tried it as a trial , I did a test with a 7.5 bit file size photo using Gigapixel to enlarge it 600% and I used PS to enlarge it 600% . Gigapixel won by a mile . As you know , I color a lot of B&W photos or restore photos . Using Gigapixel Al now to enlarge a lot of the photos I work on allows me to get the edges of each item in the photo colored more accurate because I don't have as much square pixels making a jagged edge . Just my opinion , Tommy

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Nov 24, 2021 08:23:19   #
Capn_Dave
 
Curmudgeon wrote:
Just bought Topaz Gigapixel can someone tell me how to install it as a plugin to Photoshop?


It should be automatically added when you install Gigapixel. It should be in the Filter menu. Go Filter and at the bottom of the list will be Topaz. In Lightroom it will under the Photo tab then open in and Topaz should show up.

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Nov 24, 2021 09:21:13   #
pithydoug Loc: Catskill Mountains, NY
 
Curmudgeon wrote:
Just bought Topaz Gigapixel can someone tell me how to install it as a plugin to Photoshop?


I just hit install it and it showed up a plugin for both LR and PS. It can also be used stand alone but I don't use it that way as I start with LR for all my processing and cataloging. The installation process seemed to do it all. Same for Sharpen and Denoise.

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Nov 24, 2021 10:42:53   #
Strodav Loc: Houston, Tx
 
I am really impressed with what it can do. My passion is wildlife / birding and every once in a while I'll have to crop a great image more than I want, which is when I call on Gigapixel AI. In LRc do your cropping then to go photo -> Edit In -> Gigapixel AI (it showed up in the LRc menu when I installed it) and it will create a tiff copy of your image to edit in Gigapixel AI leaving your original intact. Select your scale factor like 2x, 4x, 6x then play with the settings a bit, apply, save, exit and that gets you back to LRc to finish your editing on the tiff copy. You can even apply Topaz DeNoise or Sharpen after the upres. I feel a bit slimy using it, but, like I said, most of the time the results are really good.

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