Lightroom Classic

There are two Topaz Photo AI plugins for Lightroom Classic that are automatically installed:

  • a RAW plugin, accessed through File > Plug-in Extras > Process with Topaz Photo AI
  • an external editor plugin, accessed through Photo > Edit in > Topaz Photo AI

The maximum image size when using the plugins is 512 megapixels (512,000,000 pixels total).

RAW Plugin

The RAW plugin will provide the best image quality results for your RAW photos. Sending a RAW image to Topaz Photo AI enables the RAW denoise enhancement, which improves detail and decreases noise.

We recommend using unedited RAW files with this plugin as Topaz Photo AI does not read RAW edits. If you change crop, lighting, color, or add masks it is not reflected in the application preview. The edits are copied to the output file.

Lightroom RAW Plugin

For some file types, Lightroom will prompt you to Overwrite your selected image or to Edit a Copy, which will create a copy of your original image in Lightroom.

This menu will not appear when working with "proprietary" RAW formats as they cannot be overwritten. A DNG copy will always be created.

Process with Topaz Photo AI

Exporting with the plugin for the first time will ask if you want to save images to collections.

External Editor

The external editor plugin appears under the Edit In option within Lightroom Classic:

Lightroom TIFF/JPG Plugin

The following Lightroom menu will appear after invoking the plugin.

  • For RAW files, you must Edit a Copy with Lightroom Adjustments.
  • For non-RAW files, you can Edit a Copy without your Lightroom adjustments, or Edit Original to overwrite your selected file.
'Edit In' Menu

Batch Editing

The RAW plugin and the external editor both support batch processing. Select multiple images in the Library Grid or in the Filmstrip and:

  • For the RAW plugin, click File > Plug-in Extras > Process with Topaz Photo AI
  • For the external editor, right-click your images and click Edit In > Topaz Photo AI

Command Line Interface

Photoshop & Photoshop Elements