Upscale & Crop A Low Resolution Image

How do we upscale and crop images? Download the image below, open it in Topaz Photo AI, and follow along.

Sample image

Using Autopilot

Autopilot analyzes the sample image and detects a low-resolution image. It will:

  • Upscale the image by 3.5x
  • turn on Enhance Resolution
  • select the Low Resolution model
  • set the slider for Suppress Noise and Remove Blur automatically

The autopilot settings produce the below result. Original image (left), Enhance Resolution result (right).

Autopilot Results

A green dot appears next to Suppress Noise, Remove Blur, and their sliders when you are using autopilot settings.

Enhance Resolution Autopilot

If you make manual changes, return to autopilot settings by clicking the reset button.

Reset to Autopilot


Use the Crop button in the Upscale module to crop your image.

Crop Tool

Clicking the Crop button opens the menu and enables cropping. Use the handles on the corners and sides of the bounding box to adjust the cropped area.

Adjust Cropped Area

Click Apply Crop to apply the crop and return to Photo AI's main interface.

Apply Crop

Manual Controls

Modify the Enhance Resolution module by moving the sliders up or by picking different models to upscale the image with.

Enhance Resolution Module
  • The Suppress Noise slider controls the amount of noise removed while upscaling an image.
  • The Remove Blur slider controls the amount of sharpening applied in the upscaling process.

As general guidance, the various Enhance Resolution models will work best in the following situations.

  • Standard: for medium-quality images from point-and-shoot cameras and older smartphones
  • High Fidelity: for high-quality images from DSLRs and most modern smartphones
  • Graphics: for art and computer-generated images
  • Low Resolution: for low-quality images that have been highly compressed

The sample results show the difference between models. From left to right: Original, Standard, High Fidelity, Graphics, and Low Resolution.

Enhance Resolution Model Comparisons

Use the Upscale section to control the output size for your image.

Upscale Module

To upscale your image by a custom scale, type a number in the highlighted areas below.

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