Sharpen AI Release Notes

Beginning version 2.0.0 released March 12, 2020, our product release notes are posted to our community forums, were you can discuss them and give feedback on any changes we've made.

See our current Current Release Notes


Previous Release Notes

v 2.0.0

March 19, 2020

New Features:

Added ability to selectively mask out sharpness
Added ability to process batches of images
Updated AI models


Improvements:

The right panel has been redesigned to improve clarity
Save dialog has been redesigned
Improvements to processing speed
Added option for default save as prefix


v 1.4.5

December 18, 2019

Change:

Add ability to open log folder from within Sharpen AI
Security update


Fix:

General Bug Fixes

v 1.4.4

October 23, 2019

Change:

Updated authentication to better handle firewalls


Fix:

Fixed an issue that caused Sharpen AI to crash if the file name or path contained non-Latin characters.
Fixed an issue that prevented the in-app updater to run.
Fixed an issue that caused Sharpen AI to ignore the file's orientation metadata.


v 1.4.3

October 3, 2019

Change:

Model update
Added Lightroom Preset


Fix:

Fixes color artifacts appearing in Sharpen mode for some images


v 1.4.2

September 27, 2019

Change:

Model update


Fix:

Fixed crashing on 1% issue


v 1.4.1

September 25, 2019

Change:

Model update


Fix:

Fixed Error: 99 message on attempted update


v 1.4.0

September 17, 2019

New Feature:

Intel Optimization (OpenVino) in.
Now a new option “Enable Intel OpenVino” is in preferences. If you choose “Yes”, it will optimize Intel CPUs and Intel iGPUs for Sharpen. Typically, it will make Sharpen run 5 times faster than the previous “CPU” mode. But we cannot guarantee if it can work for CPUs from other vendors (e.g., AMD) or any Intel CPUs before the 6th generation. If you still have very high performance dedicated GPUs (e.g., NVIDIA 1080), “Enable discrete GPU” (Yes) option will be the best choice. However, if you have relatively better Intel CPUs or Intel iGPUs than low-performance GPU, you will see faster performance on Intel optimization (Yes)
Automatic detection for the best device choice.
Now you do not have to choose between GPU/CPU or enable/disable Intel optimization manually. Sharpen will automatically run a benchmark and choose the best preferences settings for you to achieve the highest speed on your computer. The benchmark will only be triggered once when you process the first image. Thus, the first image will take a longer time than usual.3.
Change:

Model update:


The updated AI is trained with an improved algorithm. With the Focus and Stabilize mode, it produces much sharper images than previous versions.


v 1.3.1

August 2, 2019

Fix:

Fix crash on export with TIFF files caused by metadata issue
Fixed issue preventing tiff files from opening on windows machines


v 1.3.0

July 17, 2019

New Feature:

Auto Parameter estimation


Change:

Improved models, can handle larger motion blur and focus blur


v 1.2.1

May 24, 2019

Change:

Improved Metadata Support


Fix:

When using the application as an Adobe Lightroom plug-in, the apply button would not be enabled, preventing the image from being saved and the application from being closed


v 1.2.0

May 22, 2019

New Features:

A new option to disable anonymous data collection has been added to the preference window
New ‘Allowed graphics memory consumption’ control to set the allowed amount of graphics memory that the application can consume while processing images. This may help users that experience crashing while processing images. This setting is only applicable when the processing mode is ‘GPU’. This can be accessed in the ‘Preferences’ window
When processing files, the number of files being processed will be displayed in the wait message
When processing files, the number of files being processed will be displayed on the title bar so that progress can be tracked even when the application is minimized
When processing files, the current percentage of completion is displayed on the right side of the output item box
An overlay with an icon is displayed over the input thumbnail to indicate that it can be clicked to view the original file outside of the application


Changes:

Revised application user interface
The application version and the number of days remaining in a trial (if the application is in trial mode) are now displayed in the top toolbar instead of the application title bar
The icon to display the preview of the input or output file has been replaced with a hyperlink that displays the path and name of the file.
When the progress bar reaches completion for a file, it will no longer be displayed continuously
The “Processing”, “Output”, and “File Format” sections in the right panel can now be collapsed
The “Original”, “Preview”, and Brightness/Contrast warning labels in the preview panel will disappear if the mouse cursor is placed over them allowing those parts of the image to be displayed
Improved processing models


Fixes:

Windows - For displays that use a high scale (to increase the size of text on high-resolution displays), the product tour may become impossible to close
The Application may fail to install or run when folder or file names contain non-latin characters
MacOS: Saving output file to root folder could crash the application


v 1.1.3

April 2, 2019

Changes:

The login window has been revised
The title bar will not indicate "0 Days Remaining" for users who have not begun their 30-day trials


Fix:

Attempting to login to the application can result in a "Cannot connect to server" error


v 1.1.2

March 26, 2019

Fix:

Fix for Grid Artifacts


v 1.1.1

March 11, 2019

Fixes:

Improved processing models
Attempting to login to the application can result in a "Cannot connect to server" error
MacOS: The application may not be able to establish a connection to authenticate ownership


v 1.1.0

March 11, 2019

Fix:

Improved AI processing models


v 1.0.9

March 1, 2019

Fix:

We fixed an issue with the in-app update process that prevented some users from receiving files from the 1.0.8 update.


v 1.0.8

March 1, 2019

Fix:

We fixed a problem that caused Photoshop to crash when launching Sharpen AI as a plugin on Mac.


v 1.0.7

February 27, 2018


Sharpen AI Initial Release

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