I'm holding out until they include the rumoured update that actually makes the program go out and take the pictures, following my instruction script...Still holding the discount wich runs for another week, found another fifteen % on top of that, from that youtube fellow in the top post. The Utility bundle was to be had for 165 USD. Very sensible price in my book.
You do that, I quite like the effects I see on some old Iphone pics, as well as JPGs taken with 3Mb cameras in the earlies 00s, and not in 3Mbs. Also currently working on digitializing the old analog stock so I think I will get my money worth...I'm holding out until they include the rumoured update that actually makes the program go out and take the pictures, following my instruction script...
You're wellcome. I have waited for this technology to move from inside smartphones to ILC photography because it should be able to improve MFT IQ on par with previous FF IQ level as far as digital noise is concerned.That is an impressive demonstration, BDR-529. Thanks for putting it together.
Topaz Studio 2 seems a decent program. Does not crash on my Mac like so many others, and has some very decent tools and filters. Masking is a breeze, too. I like it quite a bit so far....28 days more to play with it but it may be a purchase. AI Clear (one of the filters) is a real CPU hog, but seems to do a good job, and the Precision Contrast and Dual Tone filters are subtle but effective.
AI Sharpen is better than Luminar for adjustments if you like that sort of thing, but no need to buy it if one has Studio 2, I think.
An example below of a fairly drab scene I worked on last night. I may not be an expert but it works for me, and yes, I DO like colour .
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It's still on sale today ... assuming of course that this is not one of those cases where the price never actually changes but they just warn ever second day that "Buy Now, sale ends tomorrow!" Just download the free 30 day trial as I did and buy it only after you have verified that this is indeed what you need. As far as I can see, trial version is the full program.Hmmm.... Those example photos makes me want to order it after all. Bloody **** those are impressive!
I think the latest discount ended yesterday or will end today. I think I might pull the trigger if it's still on sale.