Topaz Labs DeNoise 2.0 on Sale until February 07, 2020

There is a DeNoise-AI sale at Topaz Labs! Get it while it is on sale for 59.99$us instead of the regular 79.99$us. The Sale is on until February 07, 2020.

Denoise-AI has been upgraded with a new batch processing capability. Also a new chroma noise reduction slider that gives users more control over targeting that specific type of noise.
You can find the sale here at

Here’s a sample of the new Denoise 2.0 running in full AUTO mode.

original denoise sampletopaz-denoise2.0

And looking in to the image at 200%

original denoise sample 200%Topaz DeNoise AI 2.0 200%

The sale here at

Introducing Topaz DeNoise AI

Topaz Labs DeNoise AI

Topaz Labs introduces the new DeNoise AI to help photographers remove noise while preserving detail in their photos.
It’s especially effective for images straight out of the camera.
The official release date is April 17th with introductory pricing of $59.99 until May 3, after which it’ll be priced at $79.99

DeNoise AI will work as a standalone or Photoshop / Topaz Studio plugin (similar to Sharpen AI).
DeNoise AI will replace both Topaz DeNoise and AI Clear in their product lineup.
It will also be deprecating the Remove Noise pro adjustment in Topaz Studio.

This means:

  1. All existing users of both Topaz DeNoise and AI Clear will receive DeNoise AI for free!
  2. Remove Noise pro adjustment owners can upgrade to DeNoise AI for an additional $20 off!
  3. Customers will no longer be able to purchase Topaz DeNoise, AI Clear, or Remove Noise after 4/17.

Click the banner to check it out, as usual it does have a trail period so you can try it out before you decide to buy.

DeNoise AI

Topaz Labs DeNoise AI

Topaz Labs DeNoise AI

The original Topaz DeNoise has been a staple in my image workflow, I am really looking forward to seeing what the new AI powered version can do!

Top 10 Software I use for editing

disks & thumbs storage

disks & thumbs storage

These are the TOP 10 software packages I currently use for my image and video editing and the hardware I use to run them on.

Surprisingly six of the ten programs can be had FREE for non-commercial use!
While four are paid or subscription model products.

Links to all the applications both free and paid are at the bottom of page.

The Software

What I edit still images with:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud Lightroom Classic
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Photoshop
  • Skylum Luminar 2018 (Jupiter update!)
  • Topaz Studio
  • Microsoft ICE
  • Picolay

Image developer and catalog
Image editor
Image developer
Still image artistic effects
stitches panoramas
Focus stacker by Heribert Cypionka






My image catalog database is currently

  • Adobe Creative Cloud Lightroom  (Image developer and catalog)


What I try to bash together videos with:

  • Blackmagic DaVnci Resolve 15
  • Adobe Premier Elements 9
  • Handbrake
  • Audacity

Insanely powerful video and audio editor
video editor lite
video converter
audio editor

Note: A hiccup with the current Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 15 b3 and now b5 in some modules causes GPU out of memory condition,
Correction: hiccup appears fixed with the final GA release of DaVinci Resolve 15 now available!

The Hardware

The Monitors

  • ASUS ProArt PA248 (Main image editing display)
  • Samsung SyncMaster BX2350 (Text and control panels)


The eater of bits

  • Custom built Intel I7 system with
    • 32Gb RAM
    • 250Gb SSD + 500Gb SSD + 4Tb sata3 + 2 * 1Tb sata2 internal drives
    • Radeon R9 4Gb video card with 3 hdmi/dvi outputs
  • Wacom Intuos 3 9*12 tablet
  • Spyder Pro  (colorimeter)


Backup & Stability

  • Acronis TruImage 2018 (data backup)
  • A random array of Western Digital external drives (backup medium, on and offsite)
  • Apc UPS units (power stabilization)


Here are the links to all the products if you want to get any them

(Full disclosure:  I do use affiliate links for some products,   you do not need to use them)


Adobe Photography bundle includes both Lightroom & Photoshop for $9.99us/month at
Skylum Luminar is available for 99$Cdn at
Adobe Premier Elements is available from Amazon here  Adobe Premiere Elements 2018
Acronis TruImage 2018 for 29.99$us (search the web for discount coupons!) at


The following six products I use can all be downloaded and used for free!

BlackMagic DaVinci Resolve 15 (video/audio editor) for free at       (non commercial use)
Topaz Studio for free at          (Pro adjustment packs are at extra cost, if you want them.)
Microsoft ICE (Panorama stitcher) for free at
Picolay (Focus stacker) for free at
Handbrake (video converter)
Audacity (audio editor) for free at


qDslrDashboard (remote camera control)  for free win/mac and paid app for android/ios at
Wired and wireless camera control, timelapse with bramping, focus stacking, quite a powerful package.

Welcome Adobe to the fold

Adobe Authorized Affiliate

Adobe Authorized Affiliate

Just a quick post to welcome Adobe to my Affiliate fold!

I”ve been using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom since their initial versions and am super pleased to join with them as an affiliate.