Topaz B&W Effects Plug-in Released, Brief Hands-On Review

Topaz BW Effects

Topaz Labs’ latest plug-in, B&W Effects, is now available for Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture or Photoshop Elements.

B&W Effects is equipped with a number of presets that provide you with a solid starting point for generating a black and white image.  You can also create a black and white image using only the manual controls – or do something in between by tweaking the preset to your liking. [Read more...]

Topaz Lens Effects

Topaz Labs recently unveiled its new Lens Effects plug-in for Photoshop.  Lens Effects allows you to apply depth of field effects and other effects to your images during post processing.  Lens Effects uses a depth map for fine tuning out of focus areas, which helps make the depth of field look more natural and optical-based. [Read more...]

Topaz DeNoise 5 Announced

Topaz Labs has announced the upgrade of its popular DeNoise plug-in to version 5.  Topaz Labs claims that DeNoise 5 is twice as fast as the prior version.  DeNoise 5 works with Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Aperture, iPhoto and Lightroom.

DeNoise 5 is available on the Topaz Labs website and is a free upgrade for existing DeNoise customers and retails for $79.99.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Topaz Labs DeNoise 4 Adds IntelliNoise Technology

Topaz Labs DeNoise 4 Sample Image

Topaz Labs have released DeNoise 4 with IntelliNoise technology, which is a new proprietary noise reduction method developed to reduce noise and maintain maximum detail.  DeNoise 4 is a plug-in that works with Photoshop, Aperture and Lightroom.

DeNoise 4 is available direct from Topaz Labs for $79.99.  A free trial is also available.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]