The new Photoshop plug-in Topaz Detail manipulates image detail and sharpness without creating any edge artifacts, according to its developer.

Topaz Labs says that its artifact-free edge manipulation has only been made possible by some very recent advances in image processing. The company claims that that all other sharpening and detail manipulation techniques up until this point either produce edge halos or drastically increase the noise levels in the image -- and Topaz Detail does neither, which makes it perfectly suited for stunning but completely natural image enhancement.

The company says that most photographers will find that their shots look crisper and richer with the greater feature definition and depth that Topaz Detail brings, especially shines on features like mountains, buildings, and wedding dresses.

Topaz Details costs US$39.99 (£24.71).