About the Update
There's always a mixed reaction when a major update to macOS releases, and we're always keeping our eye out for problems that might arise during an update like this. It's safe to assume you're reading this page because you are either interested in updating from your current version of Mac OS X/macOS to the latest macOS 10.13. That, or you've already done it, and want to check with us before you brave the act of trying to open your software again! In either case, let's first see what the update is all about. We aren't going to be discussing that here, but if you want to check out the changes, here's the list of what's changing in macOS 10.13 High Sierra:
macOS 10.03 High Sierra Update
Before You Update
One of the several questions we get leading up to and after the release of a new OS, is: "What do I do first?!". When considering an update to your Operating System, you should always check for compatibility with the software that you need the most. If you're using a machine that you use as your production environment, extra caution should be taken prior to updating. Notably, your application data, like presets, login information, and favorites, are of greatest concern. In the interest of saving time and effort hunting stuff down, we're going to list below where you'll find all the files relevant to Studio, if you'd like to make a copy.
User Database Files (presets, login, favorites)
~/Library/Application Support/Topaz Labs/Topaz Studio/QML/
User Asset Files (brushes, borders, backgrounds, light leaks, etc.)
~/Library/Application Support/Topaz Labs/Topaz Studio/tgrc/
Topaz Studio Application
Macintosh HD/Applications/Topaz Studio/Topaz Studio.app
Topaz Studio Plugins (Topaz only)
Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/Topaz Studio/Topaz Studio/Plug-Ins/
Should I Update My OS?
This is a question we all ask ourselves at some point or another. To answer specifically in the case of Topaz Studio, YES, you can update safely. We have tested Topaz Studio's latest version with macOS 10.13, and found it to be working just fine through all of our testing! You will want to make sure you're using the latest version of Topaz Studio to ensure everything will work. Checking for updates is very easy! Here's how:
After You Update
If you've already updated before checking this article out, no worries! Here's some guidance you can follow to make sure everything is working correctly after updating macOS.
We've got you covered!
If you updated to macOS 10.13, and found that Topaz Studio now crashes, simply fails to launch, or doesn't work the way it's supposed to, the first thing you'll want to do is reinstall. To do this, you only need to visit the Downloads Page, download the installer, and run it. The installer will remove the version of Studio on your computer, then install the latest version, automatically. To get started, head to the Downloads Page. If you need a refresher on the install process, head to the How to Download page. You can get to both, easily, using the buttons below:
Still not working?
We're going to receive a lot of questions about the macOS update, no matter how many places we post this update notice. However, if you have read through this article, and still can't get Studio to work, please reach out to us using the Submit Ticket button below. If you'd just like to discuss the changes made, how Studio performs after updating, or anything else not related to getting Studio working after updating to macOS 10.13, please Join the Discussion in our forums.