Thanks for your interest in the new Detail™ 3. We are happy to offer the new Detail™ 3 as a FREE upgrade for our existing Topaz Detail™ customers. If you are a current Detail™ customer (meaning that you previously purchased Detail™ or a bundle/bundle upgrade that included Detail™) and would like to upgrade to the latest version please do the following:
How to Upgrade:
Download Detail™ 3 from our downloads page. If you need additional step-by-step instructions on downloading or installing please see our setup page. Optional: You can remove any previous versions of Detail before installing the new version.
Fusion Express users: Detail will automatically update your Fusion Express for you in Lightroom, Aperture and iPhoto.
photoFXlab users WILL need to update to the latest version of photoFXlab in order to use the new Detail™ 3. You can download the latest version of photoFXlab (released today) from our downloads page.
Important: Please note that you will NOT be able to import your Detail™ 2 presets into Detail™ 3. Detail™ 3 uses a new and improved technology, so your Detail™ 2 presets will not be compatible with Detail™ 3. When you install Detail™ 3 it will not automatically uninstall Detail™ 2, so you will still have access to your Detail 2™ presets.
Uninstalling Previous Versions:
Previous versions of Detail™ are not uninstalled when you install the new Detail™ 3. However, you are still able to uninstall the previous versions if you wish to do so. To uninstall on Windows, please go to your Control Panel. To uninstall on Mac please go to your Macintosh HD -> Library -> Application Support -> Topaz Labs and drag the old Topaz Detail™ 2 file to the trash – you may be asked to enter your system password to OK this change.
License Keys and Activation:
If you already have a registered version of Detail™ on your system then you should not need to re-enter your key after upgrading. However, if you do find that you need to enter your key again then you will use your same Detail™ 1 or 2 license key (or a valid bundle key that includes Detail™). A valid Detail™ license key will be all numerical (30 digits long) and in the following format: “xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxxx”.
You will enter your key into the program by opening an image in Photoshop (or your other host program) and go to Filter -> Topaz Labs -> Detail 3 -> Menu -> Enter key.
When you go to enter your key please check the following:
a. Please verify that you are entering the key in the “Activation Code” field and not the “Name” field as this is sometimes confusing.
b. Make sure that as you’re entering the key you have nothing in the space beforehand. This means clicking, pressing Ctrl-A, and hitting Delete to make sure that absolutely nothing is in that field before you paste in the key. If you are typing it in please make sure that you are entering the dashes – but it is always easier to just copy & paste.
If you have lost your license key or if you need any additional assistance please contact customer support.