Has anyone used Topaz before inparticular Vivacity and Detail because I've got a trial version with hundreds of sliders and I haven't got a clue how to use it. It is a plugin for my photoshop elements and being much cheaper than CS4 which I will never be able to afford might be the way to go.
Is it any good? What does DeJpeg do? Is there a plugin for elements to convert from RAW and save to 16 bit tif?
At the moment the only program I have that can read RAW is Helicon Filter and this will save to 16 bit tif but I noticed photoshop doesn't.
I did this from Vivacity clean and Detail using a 16 bit tif converted from RAW by Helicon Filter, what would be good sharpening settings? A bit vague but I don't know what I'm doing.