So... Donwloaded the software and tried it on 2-3 photos. It seems to work pretty well but it did crash many times too. Too many that I'd pay $100 for it. Maybe at a half price I might consider buying. I compared the 2x upscaled photos to original ones in multiple ways and the ones that were processed with the Gigapixel did have more detail and sharpness than the originals (even when I first upscaled to 2x and then resized back to original size).
My short summary is that: yes, it works but not that well that I'd pay the full price they ask for it.
EDIT: There should be more settings to play with. And the two sliders that control the blur & noise didn't seem to affect the outcome that much. There's potential but they still have much to do.
Well, to be honest, I tried it in a VMware virtual machine so that might have caused the crashing issues.I tried it out on a number of photos and found it to work pretty well. I did not experience a single crash running it on my Windows 10 machine. Windows, and I think crucially, my GPU drivers are fully up to date.
The main problem is for me at my age, I will never live long enough to be able to learn PhotoShop, but I could learn Topaz if I could afford it.
While I agree, and I've been using PS for about 15 years, and probably use about 1,000th of its capabilities (or less), it does not take much to learn the basics.The main problem is for me at my age, I will never live long enough to be able to learn PhotoShop, but I could learn Topaz if I could afford it.
Version 2.3 is largely made up of fixes to bugs in the previous version 2.2.12 which was released a full YEAR ago.