Updating Plugins to “in Studio” Versions
How Do I Update to “in Studio” versions?
You’ll need to download and install Topaz Studio (a FREE application) to use the “in Studio” updated versions of the Plugins. You can use the buttons below to download the latest version.
The “in Studio” updates are not updates to the external plugins (Impression 2, Detail 3, etc), Those plugins are still available through the plugins menu in Topaz Studio, alongside the updated and integrated “in Studio” versions.
Not all plugins from Topaz Labs are available in Topaz Studio as adjustments yet. For the plugin only versions, you can access them from the plugin menu.
The Plugins that have been updated to “in Studio” versions are listed below, along with what adjustments those updates contain.
Topaz Clarity is now Clarity in Studio, The Clarity in studio upgrade consists of two Pro Adjustments.
Together these two adjustments mirror the workflow in Topaz Clarity. Validating this plugin will give you access to all of the sliders in these adjustments. The adjustment will also appear Blue in the adjustment list.
Update Available: September 12, 2017
Topaz Impression is now Impression in Studio, The Impression in Studio upgrade consists of the Impression Adjustment.
Validating this plugin will give you access to all of the sliders in this adjustment. The adjustment will also appear Blue in the adjustment list.
Update Available: September 18, 2017
Topaz Detail is now Detail in Studio, The Detail in Studio upgrade consists of two Pro Adjustments.
Together these two Pro Adjustments and one free adjustment mirror the workflow in Topaz Detail. Validating this plugin will give you access to all of the sliders in these adjustments. The adjustment will also appear Blue in the adjustment list.
Update Available: September 28, 2017
Topaz Simplify is now Simplify in Studio, The Simplify in Studio upgrade consists of three Pro Adjustments.
Together these three Pro Adjustments and 3 other free adjustments mirror the workflow in Topaz Simplify. Validating this plugin will give you access to all of the sliders in these adjustments. The adjustment will also appear Blue in the adjustment list.
Update Available: September 28, 2017
Already own the Plugin Versions?
Follow the steps below to get the update:
Step 2: Login to Topaz Studio Account
Step 3: Access Topaz Studio
Step 4: Check for Updates
We have added a new menu option to provide you with the Adjustments that make up the In Studio versions of those plugins. You can click the Help menu item then click “Check for updates” to validate any plugins to adjustments that you own.
Step 5: Validation Complete
The Topaz Studio application will check your Plugins Account page for you, and add any relevant adjustments to your Topaz Studio Account free of charge. You will now have full access to the integrated versions of your plugins through the relevant adjustments (listed at the top of the page).
Frequently asked Questions and Issues
If i own a officially migrated plugin do I have to purchase the ``in Studio`` pack?
No, As always, the updates from Plugin to in Studio is 100% free, as part of your free upgrades for life! You’ll need to download and install Topaz Studio (a FREE application) to use the “in Studio” update. If you are just getting started with Topaz Studio, you can download Topaz Studio here:
NOTE: you will need Topaz Studio installed to claim your Pro Adjustments that make up the “in Studio” updates.
Does this Update the Standalone Plugins?
No, this is an upgrade to a newer version of each product that’s only available through Topaz Studio. You can still happily use the plugin versions, but the updates we made are not possible inside of that old engine. If you’d prefer not to use Studio or forgo the upgrade you may continue to use the older plugin version, however, once a product is migrated into Studio, the plugin only version won’t be updated further. All future updates will be made to the “in Studio” versions.
Why is it only available as an upgrade in Topaz Studio?
The short answer is:
The updates we’re making are not possible to create inside of that old engine. Even if we updated the plugins to use the new engine, as a standalone product, it would be the same thing you get with the “in Studio” versions, but without access to the rest of the tools available in Studio.
It would also significantly slow down your workflow, be use instead of using the integrated toolset you’d still have to launch each new product as a standalone product, then render back into the application as a flattened image, it’s much slower and less flexible.
The Long Answer:
We understand being comfortable with a specific interface, and not wanting to adopt a new workflow. That’s why we’ve gone to extra lengths to ensure you can still launch your plugins directly from your preferred host editor, simply launching into that workflow though the Studio framework. However, standalone launch will require Studio for any product that gets the In Studio designation.
This change was necessary to allow continued development of Topaz products. Free updates for life is a costly promise to keep, and we’re committed to keeping it. However, there’s not a lot we can do with the old model – it was extremely expensive and slow to work on. So slow and expensive, that with our highest profits, we were still only able to get about 3 to 5 major updates released a year. This change enables us to update products simultaneously, as well as speed up processing simultaneously when we find an improvement we can make to the engine.
Sure, there’s benefit to having one application do just one thing. But we believe delivering a workflow that is responsive to our customer’s needs takes priority over the individual application model and its specific benefits. We are very aware that our strengths have long lied in our ability to do very specific editing, very well. We intend to continue that effort.
We can’t convince you to update. We’ll keep hosting the previous version on the Previous Versions page if you need to re-download the previous version for any reason. However, all new development to our product lines will take place in Studio. We’re doing our best to introduce our customers to the latest technology we’re working on, and that delivery is really only possible through the Topaz Studio framework.
I've Updated but i'm not seeing my integrated item in the Workflow panel.
The most likely cause for this is that your database isn’t syncing, you can trigger this manually by restarting the Topaz Studio application again.
The program is not displaying correctly on my 4k monitor.
Your resolution is detected in Topaz Studio when you first run the application, but sometimes this doesn’t apply on the first run, this is a known issue we’re working on resolving. Please close and relaunch Topaz Studio and it should solve this problem.
How do i download Topaz Studio?
Don’t have Topaz Studio? Topaz Studio is free to download and use with 11 free adjustments and a ton of tools! You can get it now by using the links below. If you need more information about Topaz Studio, check out this overview: Introducing Topaz Studio
Topaz Studio is a simple to use editing platform with Topaz Labs’ powerful acclaimed photo enhancement technology. It works as a standalone editor, a plugin within Lightroom and Photoshop, as well as a host application for your other Topaz plugins. It is free to use the program, all 1-click effects, and 10 Adjustments.
Download at the links below: