Question of the Week: What is Topaz Adjust?

Imagine this: You see an awe-inspiring sight and it’s breathtaking! It’s the waterfall you hiked 5 miles to see. Maybe it’s the playtime your children are enjoying together on a warm summer day. It’s the classic car you’ve been dreaming of for 30 years. Whatever it is, you can hardly take your eyes off it and you have to capture the memory, immediately. You raise your camera and snap away!

But then… your excitement fades as you realize the digital version pales in comparison to the real thing. If only there was a way to make the image fully reflect your photographic vision in brilliant contrast, depth, and color…

…and there is with Topaz Adjust!

Dramatic Contrast

Adaptive exposure allows you to balance your image’s tonal values, enhancing local contrast and dynamic range as well as recovering detail from blown out highlights or blocked up shadows.

Using more adaptive exposure will typically enhance the perceived dynamic range of your photo and make it look more “punchy”. You can modify the number of regions that the algorithm in Adjust uses to calculate local tonality. The higher the setting, the more variations in tone enhanced depth.

Incredible Detail

Detail enhancement technology analyzes your whole image to enhance small details without boosting noise. Because of this, the results are far better than a simple sharpening or local contrast adjustment.

You can create powerful images when you use this with Adjust’s adaptive exposure technology. You can control whether Adjust processes detail and exposure together or separately. Processing them together results in a gritty and grungy look, while processing them separately minimizes artifacts like halos and noise.

Vivid Color

Adjust’s adaptive color technology gives you a way to create great color effects without overdoing it. Make your images look true to life or add HDR effects to blur the lines between reality and illusion.

Based on the same principles as its adaptive exposure technology, Adjust analyzes the entire image to determine how to enhance color in a way that would look best. Your images will have bold and striking colors, without looking “unnatural” in the way that it would if you cranked saturation to 100.

Topaz Adjust is Perfect for…

Topaz Adjust is perfect for the disappointed photographer… for those of us that can see the beauty in our surrounds and lives but need a little help making it come alive! It helps restore your image to your original vision. Adjust is the perfect tool to help create pictures that we can be proud of and that we want to share with our friends and family.

See Adjust in Action

Seeing is believing! If you want to see a step by step workflow, check out this tutorial where a bland and disappointing image comes alive with color and detail. It’s the perfect tutorial to help you fix your pictures!

Try Adjust For Free

Did you know that you can try out Topaz Labs products for 30 days, absolutely free? If you’d like to try Adjust out for yourself, you can grab it here and if you’re ready to add Adjust to your workflow, you can easily get it here.

About Topaz Labs

Topaz Labs is a privately owned company in Addison, TX. We use the most advanced developments in imaging technology to create powerful software products for photographers.

If you’d like to learn more about Topaz Labs, please visit us online at We’re also on and social!



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Developer of image enhancement software for artists and photographers. We use cutting-edge technology to help you create compelling and powerful images.