Topaz Labs Gigapixel AI version 5.8 released (now $20 off)



Topaz Labs released Gigapixel AI version 5.8 with several improvements, including better face refinement and increased speed when upscaling and enhancing images.

The new Topaz Labs Gigapixel AI is now $20 off until February 18 (you can use coupon code RUMORS15 for an extra 15% off).

Here is what’s new in Gigapixel AI version 5.8:

  • Improved face refinement pipeline – Gigapixel AI will now do a much better job detecting human faces more often and delivering more realistic results. Tiny background faces especially should see a noticeable improvement in quality.
  • Significant image quality improvements with Windows GPU – You’ll notice much better image quality across all models in Gigapixel AI when using GPU-powered Windows machines.
  • Reduced memory usage – We’ve streamlined how we cache and utilize image data through the entire editing pipeline, resulting in less memory usage and faster importing and exporting of image files.
  • Lots of usability improvements and bug fixes – We’ve improved the post-processing resize algorithm, optimized how we compress JPG, PNG, and TIFF files when exporting, and squashed a bunch of annoying bugs.


Topaz Labs Gigapixel AI version 5.8 full release notes:

Major Changes

  • New face detection and refinement models
  • Reduced export memory usage on large images
  • Improved detail on almost all models with Windows GPU
  • Improved image import/export time, especially on JPEGs and at non-integer scale factors

Improvements

  • Faster auto parameter detection models
  • Added install photoshop plugin menu option
  • Stopped exiting app when exiting tutorials
  • Added tooltip to explain why processing disabled when too zoomed out
  • Added hold spacebar for original view function to all preview modes
  • Improved preview status label and update preview button synchronization
  • Added proper pinch to zoom and scroll to zoom

Fixes

  • Fixed width/height not propagating to other images in batch
  • Fixed external editor integration opening in standalone on macOS
  • Fixed faces being offset in preview
  • Fixed incorrect colors on importing certain images
  • Fixed certain color profiles causing crash on import
  • Fixed some color shift issues on export to TIFF/DNG/PNG
  • Fixed external file changes not reflected after closing and reopening image
  • Fixed download automatically restarting after cancel
  • Fixed online installer not linking plugins
  • Fixed uninstaller leaving behind model and log files
  • Fixed photoshop plugin not showing up in menu
  • Fixed using 1x model when scale factor over 6x
  • Fixed preserve format exporting TIFF for RAW
  • Fixed preview aliasing when zooming out too far
  • Removed preview status labels in crop mode
  • Fixed comparison views not selectable in plugin mode
  • Fixed comparison view duplication when controls modified while processing
  • Fixed File dropdown open by default in external editor on Windows
  • Changed “Save As” to “Apply” in external editor file menu
  • Disabled invalid functionality in external editor mode

Known Issues

  • Model downloads cannot be cancelled once in progress
  • Black lines visible in output at certain sizes
  • Rectangular artifacts in very dark areas when reduce color bleed disabled
  • Color shift in saturated areas when reduce color bleed disabled
  • Pixel shift and color shift when using very compressed model
  • Saved TIFFs of very large images cannot be opened in some viewers
  • Saving fails when output filename is too long for filesystem
  • Modifying controls when batch processing can cause strange behavior
  • Slower performance on CPU when optimized models not downloaded
  • Slow performance when loading RAW files



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