Simplify 4.2 no longer uses Fusion Express 2. From now on, Simplify should be launched directly from the Edit In menu in Lightroom

 Lightroom Setup


To access Simplify 4.2 in photoFXlab, you will need to update to photoFXlab 1.2.11

 Downloads Page

System Requirements

 New Requirements!


 OS: OS X 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, and 10.12

 GPU: OpenGL 2.1 support or higher

 System RAM: At least 4GB


 OS: Windows 7, 8, or 10 - 64bit Only

 GPU: OpenGL 2.1 support or higher

 System RAM: At least 4GB

 File Type Support:

 JPEG - supported

 PNG - supported

 TIFF - supported

 RAW (DNG, CR2, etc) - supported

Not compatible? No worries! You can still use Simplify 4.1, by grabbing the installer from the page below:

 Previous Versions

How To Update

If you already have Simplify:

Updates are free!

That's right, all Topaz Labs updates are free. This means that if you own Simplify already, all you have to do is download the Simplify installer, activate with your current license key, and you're done!

If you do not have a 30-digit license key, and have an alpha-numeric code, please register your code at the page below:
Once you register, your license key will then be found on your My Account Page.

If you do not have Simplify:


Get it Now!

 Buy Now
If you would like to try Simplify out for 30 days, instead, simply head to our Downloads Page and download the installer, or use one of the download buttons below.
How to Start:
Open Simplify, then you will then press Start Trial to use the software for 30 days, on the first launch.  After 30 days, you will be asked to head to our  Topaz Labs Store to purchase Simplify.

Download Simplify 4.2:

Don't see the button above?  Click the link below to get the installer:

 Downloads Page

UHD/High DPI Screen Support

We have begun the process of adding support for High Resolution/UHD/4k monitors to our products. More products to be added to this list, soon!

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Dell XPS 15 w/ 4K UHD Screen

Automatic Preset Import

If you have created custom presets in Simplify 4.1, and want to make sure you can continue using them in Simplify 4.2, we have good news! Simplify 4.2 detects those custom presets and collections from your previous version and places them in their proper collections during installation. This means you can seamlessly update and continue to use the latest version of Simplify 4, without the added work of moving your presets. You must have Simplify 4.1 installed when installing Simplify 4.2, for this feature to work.


12 New Effects!

Line and Ink

Cartoon my Critter
Subtle Cartoon
Vector Subtle
Vector Harsh

Detail Removal &

Soft Features
Clear Skies


Newspaper Print


Black and White Impasto
Subtle Watercolor
Finger Painting
Simply Simple
Subtle Glow

Metadata Information Preserved

Simplify 4.2 will now preserve all image metadata like pixels, compression mode, date captures, camera make/model, aperture setting, shutter setting, color space.


Preset Controls Moved

We noticed that we were making you click an extra button to get to your preset controls, so we moved them to an easier to find location: the bottom of the preset panel.

Preset Controls Moved to Panel

Preset Controls Hidden Behind Menu

Topaz Labs Effects Locked

All effects included with Simplify 4 can no longer be deleted. We found many customers accidentally deleted presets unintentionally that required them to reinstall the application. This issue is now a thing of the past!


Duplicate Preset Name Bug Fixed

In previous versions of Simplify, saving a preset that already existed was allowed, and it caused some serious problems. Most notably, the plugin would stop working! Oh no! We fixed that, too.


Install Location Changed

Topaz Simplify 4.2 is now installed in the following folder:


/Applications/Topaz Labs/


C:\Program Files\Topaz Labs

We changed this location because we are starting to clean up our installation locations. Gradually, all Topaz Labs products will be installed to the /Applications/Topaz Labs/ folder. Do not start moving applications to this folder, just yet. We have some changes to make before all products can be installed here, so please wait for updates to organize your Topaz Labs software. Thanks!


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