Gigapixel AI v5.7 at a glance

  • Updated Standard AI model with Auto settings – Our newly trained Standard model provides sharper edge details and higher overall quality when upscaling a broad range of photos.
  • Improved cropping experience – We’ve improved the cropping tools to be more intuitive by presenting the most important settings you’ll need to refine your composition exactly the way you want it to be.
  • Lots of bug fixes and usability improvements – New AI model tooltips, improvements with keyboard shortcuts & scrolling, and a host of bug fixes make Gigapixel AI more convenient than ever before.

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Release Notes

Updated Standard AI model with Auto settings

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We’ve made significant improvements to both the upsampling and parameter selection models of the Standard mode in Gigapixel AI. The new upsampling model is trained with a wider variety of datasets and extra optimization objectives. The parameter selection model applies a new structure, which better estimates the noise and blur level of a photo.

You can use both models together by enabling the new General mode Auto setting, which provides improved quality for many photos without degradation.

Improved cropping experience

Cropping is an important part of the upscaling workflow, which is why we’re excited to provide a better experience for that task. While a lot of the cropping improvements are under-the-hood, you can now lock the crop aspect ratio by holding down the Shift key, freeform crop dimensions can now be flipped, and ISO A4 has been added as a new aspect ratio preset.

Lots of bug fixes and usability improvements

Gigapixel AI v5.7 includes a host of bug fixes and usability improvements that should result in a more stable and streamlined user experience. Some of the improvements include fixing keyboard shortcuts on certain number fields, adding missing View mode shortcuts on macOS, fixing various layout bugs when resizing windows, improving the reliability of the Preview window under certain situations, and fixing the comparison view not updating when changing scale.

About the Author: Brian Matiash

Brian Matiash serves as Product Marketing Manager for Topaz Labs and manages the Topaz Labs Learning Center. He is also a photo educator and author, with his work being featured in dozens of international publications. Learn more about Brian by visiting his website.
Published On: November 10th, 2021 / Categories: Gigapixel AI, Product Update /


  1. Baldvin November 22, 2021 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    hi hi
    I downloaded a trial of this product.
    How long does it to enhance a photo? it seems to be taking to long.

    • Brian Matiash November 22, 2021 at 5:20 pm - Reply

      It’s hard to estimate how long it’d take to upscale a photo without knowing the original resolution of the photo, the output resolution, and the specs of your computer.

  2. Krasimir Savchev November 13, 2021 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    This new button ‘update preview,” requires too much manual attention and slows my production process. Before, I just selected the AI model and waited to see the result. Also, when all models are calculated before I click on two different ones for a quick comparison between results. Now I need to push the new button every time to see the selected effect, which sufficiently slows my work and is a bit annoying.
    I believe this came up with some idea behind it, yet it is a step back in the work process in the current stage. So I suggest if the option is necessary or requested by other users, you could keep it, yet make an additional slider button ‘on/off auto’ like we have on the settings menu, so we could have the previous functionality and work speed when the video card could handle it.

    • Brian Matiash November 15, 2021 at 1:20 pm - Reply

      Hi there, Krasimir. It’s possible that the Auto-update Preview toggle in the Gigapixel AI preferences was disabled. I recommend enabling it. Once you do, Gigapixel AI should immediately process any changes you make to the upscale factor and sliders.

  3. Alain Menard November 13, 2021 at 7:20 am - Reply

    Does Topaz also intend to have native support of the Intel 12th gen “Alder Lake” processor architecture for their tools: gigapixel, denoise, sharpen?

    • Brian Matiash November 15, 2021 at 12:56 pm - Reply

      Hey there, Alain. We’re currently looking into what kind of support we will provide for Intel’s Alder Lake CPU.

  4. Paul Lachapelle November 13, 2021 at 5:30 am - Reply

    Hi Brian Sorry I was writting about the new update for Topaz DeNoise AI where it was specified that it was not for Xtrans Fuji photos. Was the new Topaz Gigapixel AI version 5.7 produced with limitations for Fuji photos that use an Xtrans processer?

    • Brian Matiash November 15, 2021 at 1:14 pm - Reply

      No worries at all, Paul. The current Fujifilm limitations that I referred to in DeNoies AI primarily has to do with the RAW model that we recently introduced. You should be able to open a RAF file in Gigapixel AI and use it to upscale. If you do run into any issues there, please contact our customer support team so that they can further troubleshoot with you. Thanks!

  5. Larry L Wittmer November 12, 2021 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    I am less enthused with gigapixel then when it was first introduced. I was hoping that I could dive into hundreds old low res photos, including old 35mm shots taken over 65 years of shooting, but I find your program to have lots of issues with facial features and other fine detail. rendering results of smeared eyes and lips, or most any fine detail. Just this week, I was helping a fellow photographer, to try fixing an old photo of her friends in a small plane flying wing to wing next to her aircraft. She could recognize them in the un-retouched photo, but not after I applied my gigapixel to it. We gave up. Does your new update do any better with facial features? Disillusioned Larry A long time user of most all Topaz software.

    • Brian Matiash November 12, 2021 at 5:16 pm - Reply

      Hi there, Larry. I want to thank you for your candid feedback regarding your experience using Gigapixel AI. I’ve shared your thoughts with our product team. I will say that have been making some great strides with improving our AI models and we will continue to improve, especially when it comes to the quality of portrait upscaling. I definitely recommend trying the updated Standard AI model as part of Gigapixel AI v5.7. It has been refined to provide better edge details. And please do stick with us, though, as things will keep getting better.

  6. Tom November 12, 2021 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    This update is not free with my version of gigapixel AI ( I have to pay a $49 upgrade), I don’t mind not having new features however I do mind that bug fixes are not included in my current version of software, as it does crash often.

  7. wayne snider November 12, 2021 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    Hi Brian,
    I’m running a MacMini with the new M1 chip. I shoot with a Fuji XH-1. Most of the files I upscale come out looking great, but on a few when I zoom in to 300%, I find a thin white border around many hard edges in the photo. This happens on leaves, stone walls, etc. I use no sharpening when downloading my raw photos into LR. On these, I have to back out of AI and send the photo back to LR with no upscaling.

  8. Jim Culver November 12, 2021 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    Charging extra for the bug fixes is wrong. You should provide the bug fixes for the last version. I understand charging for a new improved version.

    • Brian Matiash November 15, 2021 at 2:27 pm - Reply

      Hi there, Jim. I completely understand and appreciate your sentiment. However, this update is more than just bug fixes. There have been a lot of under-the-hood improvements as well as advancements with our Standard AI model.

  9. Nick Jahn November 12, 2021 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    Compatibility. Is this upgrade compatible with my OS which is High Sierra running on MacPro 5,1? Thanks.

    • Brian Matiash November 12, 2021 at 2:56 pm - Reply

      Hi there, Nick. Gigapixel AI is compatible with macOS High Sierra and newer. You can learn more about our system requirements here.

  10. David November 12, 2021 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    Does the tool take advantage of the apples new processor architectures the M1 processors?

    • Brian Matiash November 12, 2021 at 2:56 pm - Reply

      Not yet, David. While our photo apps will run fine on M1 machines using Rosetta, we’re still working to offer native M1 support. It is coming, though.

  11. Paul Lachapelle November 12, 2021 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    Hi Brian
    Before downloading my Free Update can you answer my questions?
    1- Does it have the same limitations concerning X-Trans photos as the last nonoise AI Update ? Can I use it for my Fuji photos?
    2- Did Topaz Labs correct the last Nonoise AI update to be able to use X-Trans photos ? I have note downloaded it and still use the previous Nonoise AI version.
    Pardon my english writing I am french Canadian.

    • Brian Matiash November 12, 2021 at 2:58 pm - Reply

      Hi there, Paul. Can you elaborate on the X-Trans photo issue that you referring to. Also, we don’t make NoNoise AI… that’s developed by ON1. We make DeNoise AI. ;)

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