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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,286
United States Rank #4,446
Reach 0.1242%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.38 days
424.24 days >
Average installed length: 222.90 days


2.2.0 0.08%
2.1.0 80.19%
2.1 12.50%
2.0[Alpha] 0.04%
2.0 5.07%
1.1.0 2.12%

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Topaz B&W Effects

What is Topaz B&W Effects?  (from Topaz Labs)

Create rich and dynamic images full of compelling tone and detail with this all-in-one solution for professional black and white photos. Use over two hundred beautiful 1-click effects, a finely-tuned B&W conversion engine, unique creative processing, selective adjustment brushes, and pixel-perfect grain reproduction t...  Read more


Topaz B&W Effects is a program developed by Topaz Labs. The most used version is 2.1.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is tlbw.exe. The software installer includes 100 files and is usually about 318.7 MB (334,182,263 bytes). The program is built using the Nokia Qt cross-platforms native C++ framework. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 45% of users of Topaz B&W Effects come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.topazlabs.com/bweffects
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\common files\topaz labs
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Topaz Labs\Topaz BW\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 318.7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Topaz B&W Effects

Program executable:tlbw.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\common files\topaz labs\tlbw.exe
Additional files:
  • tbb.dll (by Intel) - Intel(R) Threading Building Blocks for Windows (Threading Building Blocks library)
  • CORE_RL_png_.dll (by Glenn Randers-Pehrson - [email protected]) - libpng - PNG file format reference library (ImageMagick Studio library and utility programs)
  • CORE_RL_bzlib_.dll (by Julian Seward, [email protected]) - libbzip2 - bzip2 compression library
  • CORE_RL_ttf_.dll (by David Turner, Robert Wilhelm, & Werner Lemberg) - FreeType 2 font renderring library (ImageMagick library and utility programs)
  • CORE_RL_jpeg_.dll (by Thomas G. Lane) - Independent JPEG Group JPEG 6b
  • CORE_RL_tiff_.dll (by Mike Welles, [email protected]) - TIFF image file format library
  • CORE_RL_zlib_.dll (by Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler) - zlib data compression library
  • libiomp5md.dll (by Intel) - Intel(R) OMP Runtime Library
  • CORE_RL_jbig_.dll (by Markus Kuhn, Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) - JBIG-KIT library
  • CORE_RL_magick_.dll (by ImageMagick Studio) - ImageMagick
  • CORE_RL_wand_.dll (by ImageMagick Studio) - MagickWand Library
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtScript4.dll
  • QtScriptTools4.dll
  • QtXml4.dll
  • adjustplugin.dll
  • bokehplugin.dll
  • bwplugin.dll
  • CORE_RL_jp2_.dll
  • CORE_RL_lcms_.dll
  • CORE_RL_libxml_.dll
  • CORE_RL_Magick++_.dll
  • CORE_RL_xlib_.dll
  • cv210.dll
  • cxcore210.dll
  • effectengine.dll
  • effectengine1.dll
  • IM_MOD_RL_bmp_.dll
  • IM_MOD_RL_gif_.dll
  • IM_MOD_RL_jbig_.dll
  • IM_MOD_RL_jp2_.dll
  • IM_MOD_RL_jpeg_.dll
  • IM_MOD_RL_png_.dll
  • IM_MOD_RL_tiff_.dll
  • lcms2.dll
  • opencv_core243.dll
  • opencv_highgui243.dll
  • opencv_imgproc243.dll
  • starplugin.dll
  • tladjust4.exe
  • tladjust5.exe
  • tlbw2.exe
  • tlclean3.exe
  • tldejpeg4.exe
  • tldenoise5.exe
  • tldetail3.exe
  • tlfusionexpress2.exe

How do I remove Topaz B&W Effects?

You can uninstall Topaz B&W Effects from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Topaz B&W Effects, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Topaz B&W Effects.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.57%
Windows 10 45.06%
Windows XP 1.31%
Windows Vista 1.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.21%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.39%
Windows 7 Professional 11.36%
Windows 10 Home 9.39%
Windows 10 Pro 8.36%
Windows 8.1 8.36%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.60% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.60%
  United Kingdom 6.72%
  Italy 3.73%
  Germany 3.45%
  Canada 3.17%
  Netherlands 2.71%
  France 2.64%
  Spain 2.29%
  Australia 2.11%
  Belgium 1.76%
  Saudi Arabia 1.30%
  Brazil 1.27%
  India 1.27%
  Egypt 1.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.33%
Dell 19.64%
ASUS 14.87%
Acer 14.73%
Toshiba 4.69%
Lenovo 3.68%
Samsung 2.96%
Intel 2.02%
Medion 1.73%
MSI 0.87%
Alienware 0.58%
Common models
ASUS All Series 12.72%
HP Z220 CMT Workstation 3.53%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.36%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.18%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.65%
Dell XPS 8500 2.65%

About (from Topaz Labs)

Topaz Labs is a privately owned company in Dallas, TX, that specializes in distilling the most advanced developments in imaging technology into useful software products for photographers and videographers.
Publisher URL: www.topazlabs.com


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