Topaz Labs Gigapixel AI review

Topaz Labs Gigapixel AI makes image enlargement easy thanks to artificial intelligence, deep learning and beginner-friendly controls

Topaz Labs Gigapixel AI review
(Image: © James Abbott)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Topaz Labs Gigapixel AI is a specialized tool. Image interpolation is a simple technique that can be applied effectively using standard image editors, so having dedicated software for the job may be unnecessary for many. Results from Gigapixel AI are generally nice and sharp, but there’s often a waxy look in details that you can also get with luminance noise reduction, so the final result will be a matter of personal taste rather than simply saying Photoshop, for instance, is better than Gigapixel AI or vice-versa. As such, this makes a dedicated program such as Gigapixel AI a significant investment despite its relatively low cost of $99.99 / £73.


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    Quick and easy to use

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    Results are most often sharp

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    Manual and auto control available


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    Detail can sometimes look waxy

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    More expensive than other Topaz software

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    Interpolation included in most editing software

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Enlarging images, known as interpolation, is a simple technique typically used for making images larger for print, or for increasing the size of heavily cropped low-resolution shots. This makes it ideal for photographers who wish to increase the size of images taken with older cameras, and those using current cameras with lower resolutions such as Micro-Four-Thirds and entry-level mirrorless and DSLR models.

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James Abbott

James Abbott is a landscape and portrait photographer based in Cambridge. He’s also an experienced photography journalist specializing in camera skills and Photoshop techniques. He is also a CAA-approved drone pilot and professional aerial photographer.