Noise Reduction


posted on 25th of january, 2009

After my last trip to Costa rica I realized that I had lost close to 2000 shots due to my ISO setting causing noise. Since I have been home I have tried quite a few noise reduction solutions. So here they are.

All photoshop plugins that work on cs4 extended

Noise Ninja- worked for minor color caused noise when i didnt white balance but thats it.

Topaz Denoise- Worked amazingly for dark shots and is the best of the group

DFine 2.0- It worked ok for day shots but for night shots it was horrid

Noise monster- Didnt work for CS4 but worked fine with CS3

UPDATES
Topaz and Dfine2 works for Cs2 and beyond
here is
noise ninja http://www.picturecode.com/
Topaz http://www.topazlabs.com/topazlabs/03products/topaz_denoise/
Dfine2 http://www.niksoftware.com/store/usa/entry.php?view=singlepurchase/Dfine2-dr.shtml

Each of them are $80-$100




Comments (12)

Comment by Pradi on January 27, 2009

Thanks.
Also check this out: http://www.michaelalmond.com/Articles/noise.htm A detailed comparison of noise reduction sw.

Picture Cooler should be a free package. I didn't try it myself yet.

Comment by Halient on January 26, 2009

I will try and put more up as i find them and try new things

Comment by Eclecticelegance on January 26, 2009

Great article! This is a problem that I have encountered many times and have had images refused because of it. Do you know of any free programs that would eliminate noise?

Comment by Fultonsphoto on January 26, 2009

Thanks Maigi, will check that one out as well...

Comment by Fultonsphoto on January 26, 2009

Thanks for the links and info Halient.

Comment by Halient on January 26, 2009

to be honest this is all I had access to at the point of testing

Comment by Maigi on January 26, 2009

What about Neat Image? Don't know about PS, but with my Elements the plugin is working really great. I love it.

Comment by Halient on January 26, 2009

Topaz and Dfine2 works for Cs2 and beyond
here is
noise ninja http://www.picturecode.com/
Topaz http://www.topazlabs.com/topazlabs/03products/topaz_denoise/
Dfine2 http://www.niksoftware.com/store/usa/entry.php?view=singlepurchase/Dfine2-dr.shtml

Each of them are $80-$100

Comment by Marpit on January 26, 2009

Thanks for the info I will try the plugins.

Comment by Gundam01 on January 26, 2009

Thanks for the info since I'm only using neat image and it works pretty cool, but I will try some from your list...

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Comment by Fultonsphoto on January 25, 2009

Hi, thanks for the tips, you dont mention whether Topaz Denoise and DFine2 work with CS3 or not or do they only work with CS4? Also, is there any links to where we can find trial versions of these plugins or are they freeware?

Comment by Creativei on January 25, 2009

I prefer Dfine2




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