Sharpen AI How to Batch Edit in Lightroom Classic

How to Batch Edit using Sharpen AI as a Plugin to Adobe Lightroom Classic

How does batch processing work?

Save time with Batch Processing! Batch processing is available on multiple images with the standalone applications and the Lightroom plugin.

To batch process, select all of the images you wish to process and either drag and drop into Sharpen AI or click on the Open Button and select. If you already have an image open in Sharpen AI, head to File/Sharpen AI menu and select Open Images.

Once the images are opened in the software, you can leave “Select All” checked to apply the same settings to all the images for rapid processing. Or uncheck ”Select All" and single out an image or a handful of images, and apply different settings to those few before completing your batch edit.
When ready, hit the Start Batch Processing button to begin the batch edits.


How to get Sharpen AI into Lightroom as a Plugin:

By default, the Topaz Labs software should go into Lightroom when it's installed on your computer. If you need help installing the software, go to this Sharpen AI Installation Guide

If to do not see Sharpen AI as a plugin, go to this Help Center article for assistance: Adobe Lightroom: Configuration guide - How to setup Topaz Labs as a Plugin


How images are saved, Standalone Vs. Plugin Mode:

Images are saved differently depending on how the applications are being used. The Topaz Labs applications will function a little bit differently when used as a plugin.

In standalone mode, the Save Image button will ask you how you want to save the image because the software needs to know where to send the image on your computer. When you click on Save, there will be a popup showing different options to choose from.

When the Topaz Labs product is used as a plugin, the image will go back to Lightroom in the file format you pick at the time of invoking the software into Lightroom.


How to Select Images and Invoke Sharpen AI as a plugin for Batch Processing:

Once you have the software downloaded and installed, you can prepare the images you want to Batch Edit.


Step one:

Import the images you want to Batch Edit into Lightroom:


Step two:

Select images that you want to Batch edit. In the Grid view or the Filmstrip, do any of the following:
* To select noncontiguous photos in the Grid view or the Filmstrip, click the first photo and then Ctrl-click (Windows) or Command-click (Mac OS) additional photos.
* To select a photo and all photos between it and the active photo, Shift-click a photo.
* To select all photos, choose Edit > Select All or press Ctrl+A (Windows) or Command+A (Mac OS).
* To deselect all photos, choose Edit > Select None or press Ctrl+D (Windows) or Command+D (Mac OS)


Step three:

Invoke the Sharpen AI plugin. In Lightroom, go to Photos in the menu bar >> Edit in >> Topaz Sharpen AI:


Step four:

Pick how you want to edit the image in the Topaz Labs product. Lightroom gives you three options to pick from, TIFF, PSD, or JPEG. This will be how the image is saved when the image goes back into Lightroom after you are done editing it in the Topaz Labs product. Please note, you cannot pick a different file format other than what is shown to you when you invoke the plugin:


Please note: PSD files cannot be used when using Topaz Labs products in Lightroom. Lightroom gives you three options to pick from, TIFF, PSD, or JPEG, when you are invoking the plugin but you can only use TIFF or JPEG. This is because Adobe Lightroom set up those file type options and this cannot be changed.

Step five:

Each image has its own line and you can edit on each image by clicking on the line item. You can make your edits as you please to whichever one you have selected:


Step six:

Once you've edited your images, use the boxes to the left of each image's name to select which ones you would like to process, then hit the Start Batch Processing button to begin the batch editing process:


Step seven:

Sharpen AI will process the images, close and send the edited images back into Lightroom. The image will go back to Lightroom the same file format that was picked in step four when it was invoked the plugin. In this example, copies are made and that edited images show up next to the original images in Lightroom. (Ex. DSC_7876-Edit.jpg):


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