Topaz Labs Restyle Preview!
|Just 4 different presets, with the original in the middle|
Topaz Labs ReStyle. I'm not sure how to describe it, but to say it has the feel of Instagram filters, but with a whole lot more power and control to them. ReStyle seems to tone your photos using 5 colors and an astounding 1,000 presets to choose from. My beta copy doesn't have all 1,000 (they told me, I didn't count) but the number included already was mind boggling. And all the presets have names to them. Seriously, who's job is it to think of 1,000 names for presets?
To be honest my first time playing around with the software I was wondering if I really liked it. I'm not a fan of Instagram, and I wasn't liking what the plug-in was doing to my photos. Then I tried changing the photos around and found that I quite liked how it worked for this simple shot of Pigeon Point lighthouse. I found myself trying on many different presets and enjoying looking at this photo in different ways. For me, this plug-in isn't for every shot. But what I did find is it helped unlock a little bit more creativity, and I'm looking forward to playing with it some more. I have an album of these shots you can check out here.
Topaz Labs ReStyle should be released within a couple weeks and will be on sale for $29.99 through August 31, then it will jump up to $59.99. Keep an eye on my Twitter or Google+ feed for an announcement when it's live!
Update as of 8/8/2013, ReStyle is live. Click the graphic below to grab it, and use coupon code "restyleit" (without quotation marks) to get it at 50% off.