How To Install DeNoise AI As A Photoshop Plugin

If you are an Adobe Photoshop user using Photoshop 2015 or newer, plugins for our current suite of programs should automatically install when you install your Topaz Labs programs. In some cases, this may not happen. This article explains various ways to install the Adobe Photoshop plugin for DeNoise AI.

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How to Install DeNoise AI As A Photoshop Plugin

DeNoise AI's Photoshop plugin should automatically install to Photoshop's Filter menu on compatible Mac and Windows devices. If it doesn't, the following instructions may be applicable to different users:

Special Notes About M1/Apple Silicon Devices
Automatically Install Your DeNoise AI Photoshop Plugin (Mac and Windows)  
Manually Install Your DeNoise AI Photoshop Plugin On Mac
Manually Install Your DeNoise AI Photoshop Plugin On Windows

Special Notes About M1/Apple Silicon Devices

The current DeNoise AI plugin is M1 native. If you have an older version of DeNoise AI and are using Photoshop v22.3 or higher, you may need to run Photoshop through Rosetta for the DeNoise AI plugin to appear.

Automatically Install Your DeNoise AI Photoshop Plugin (Mac and Windows)

Before trying any other option, the following steps will address a missing DeNoise AI Photoshop plugin for most users.

Step 1: Close Photoshop. Open DeNoise as a stand-alone and go to the DeNoise AI Help menu.
Step 2: Select "Reinstall Photoshop Plugin."
Step 3: You may be prompted to enter your Mac user password.
Step 4: The install should be very fast, if not instant. Reopen Photoshop, open an image, and check the Filter Menu for your DeNoise AI plugin.

Note: This option is only available in DeNoise AI, Sharpen AI, and Mask AI.

Manually Install Your DeNoise AI Photoshop Plugin On Mac

If reinstalling the plugin from DeNoise AI help menu does not work, you'll want to do the following:

Step 1:

Close Photoshop and go to Applications >> Topaz Labs LLC > Topaz DeNoise AI. Right click the Topaz DeNoise AI application icon and select Show Package Content >> Contents >> Resources >> PS_Plugins.

Next, copy the file named TopazDeNoiseAI.plugin

Step 2:

Paste the plugin file (TopazDeNoiseAI.plugin) in one or more of the following paths, depending on your Photoshop install location:

Version specific installations will be named with Photoshop and the year of the version like this:

/Applications/Adobe Photoshop 2022/Plug-ins
/Applications/Adobe Photoshop 2021/Plug-ins
/Applications/Adobe Photoshop 2020/Plug-ins

Shared Creative Cloud installations (Photoshop CC) will need to have the plugin installed here:

/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Plug-Ins/CC 

See image below for sample.


Pro Tip:
You can go to a specific path by opening a new Finder window and open the Go to Panel by holding down CMD (Command) + Shift + G

Step 3:

Close all the programs, open Photoshop, and check if your plugin is set up now under ''Filter''.

Manually Install Your DeNoise AI Photoshop Plugin On Windows

If you open the Photoshop Filter menu and do not see a link for DeNoise AI under Topaz Labs, the following steps will allow you to manually check for the plugin file and install it if necessary.

WARNING: If you have more than one version of DeNoise AI installed on your computer, you will want to uninstall the older version. Having two Photoshop plugins installed for DeNoise AI may cause errant behavior and prevent DeNoise AI from opening or functioning properly.

Step 1:

Make Your Life Easy If you haven't already done so, it may be easier to use the Help > ReInstall Photoshop Plugins option in DeNoise AI's main menu or to reinstall the program directly from your account, rather than manually installing your plugins. They should install automatically.

Determine which version of Photoshop you have installed. Here is where you'll find them for various versions of Photoshop:

Photoshop CC (Shared Creative Cloud Location): C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-ins\CC\
Photoshop 2022 (Version Specific): C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2022\Plug-ins\
Photoshop 2021 (Version Specific): C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2021\Plug-ins\
Photoshop 2020 (Version Specific): C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2020\Plug-ins\
Photoshop 2019 (Version Specific): C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2019\Plug-ins\
Photoshop 2018 (Version Specific): C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2018\Plug-ins\
Photoshop CC 2015.5: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-ins\CC\
Photoshop CC 2015: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2015\Plug-ins\
Photoshop CC 2014: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2014\Plug-ins\
Photoshop CC 2013: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC\Plug-ins\
Photoshop CS6: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\Plug-ins

Note About Photoshop Versions After 2018
For Photoshop 2018 and higher, you may have both the version-specific and shared creative cloud folders on your computer. In these cases, you may need to try to install the plugin shortcuts to both folders if you're not sure which version of Photoshop you're actually opening on your computer.

Step 2:

Once you've found your folder, you'll want to see if you already have a plugin shortcut installed for the program in question.

The shortcuts will look something like this. The DeNoise AI shortcut will be tltopazdenoiseaips_x64.
If this shortcut is here and your plugin doesn't work, you'll want to delete it.

Step 3:

Go to your DeNoise AI plugin folder to create a copy of the shortcut. You can find it here:

C:\Program Files\Topaz Labs LLC\Topaz DeNoise AI\PS_Plugins_x64

You should see this file:

Right-click the file and select "Create Shortcut":
Once your shortcut is created, you'll want to move that file from the DeNoise AI folder and paste it in the Photoshop folder where you originally checked for your plugins files in Step 2.

Step 4:

Make sure DeNoise AI and Photoshop are both closed. Then reopen Photoshop, load an image, and check to see if DeNoise AI shows up under Filter > Topaz Labs.

Addtional Support

If you need additional support for your DeNoise AI plugin, please contact our support team directly for assistance.

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