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Eliminate noise and grain from digital images.
Submitted by Saniok a Expert
Date Reviewed: June 15, 2006
Strengths: Ability to work with 24bit materials.
Good NR profiles (program do not spoil original colours)
You can apply NR on those places of a picture, on which you want (NR brush)
Weaknesses: Can't see
The best NR program on a market.
You can set different parametrs of a NR process very precision and get result, which you have in plans to get.
Duration Product Used: 11-20 years
Similar Products Used: Neat Image NR;
some different plugins to Adobe Photoshop;
some programs has internal NR option (for example Capture One)
and so on....
Nothing can compare with NN
Submitted by Sebastian a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: January 18, 2006
Strengths: Customization, speed, batch processing, interface, efficient masking.
Weaknesses: Some features a bit obscure, using it to batch can be confusing.
Very flexible and powerful noise reduction. Using it in Photoshop actions was confusing at first. Trick is to use the actions pane of the plugin to set default behavior when called inside a PS action.
Settings tend to be less aggressive, which I prefer. Rather keep some noise than to obliterate fine detail. But it's all easily adjustable, and the noise brush lets you mask areas very quickly if you don't want the filter to affect them.
Price Paid: $80.00
Purchased At: PictureCode site
Submitted by Lionheart a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: January 7, 2005
Strengths: Extremely easy to use and install. Excellent installation instructions and prompting during installation.
Weaknesses: Separate plug-in and standalone downloads. Expensive to get the pro key code that allows keys for both the stand alone and plug in.
A product that works. Period. It is exceptionally good for noise reduction without losing detail-try it! If you shoot at any high iso's consistently, then you want this.
Price Paid: $80.00
Purchased At: PictureCode website
Submitted by quill67 a Beginner
Date Reviewed: March 9, 2004
Strengths: Great noise reduction without creating blurred or soft images
Weaknesses: lack of raw converter
I really like this product! I tried to remove the grainyness from some pictures I shot in raw mode on my Canon G2 using a butch of other software (Adobe, Painshop, ETC..) but they all blurred the images like a softing effect.
Anyway, a couple of hints (maybe a pro can help with more). Load a noise profile for your camera and select the ISO it was shot at (your photo should have this info). Next, select "scan entire image for luminance profile" under noise profile by color. Then, simply filter the image. I found it can handle without loss of detail high levels of suppression and sensitivity.
I love getting nice clean images without losing detail. I only wish it had a built in raw converter (for canon files) and that it was easier to understand how to do batch processing.
Price Paid: $69.00
Purchased At: online
Submitted by hsandler a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: January 14, 2004
Strengths: Simple to use; open your file, apply reduction, you can toggle back and forth to see the before and after; save
You can also apply a "history brush" to selectively take away the noise reduction from high detail bright areas that you may not want filtered.
Weaknesses: Separate program from Photoshop Elements 2; although a plug-in is apparently in the works
I have a few before and after samples with my Minolta Dimage A1 at:
I was concerned about noise when I moved up to a 5 MP camera with a small sensor. I have applied Noise Ninja simply using the default noise profile for my camera provided with the software. It works incredibly well. Noise is noticeably reduced without loss of detail.
Price Paid: $29.00
Purchased At: Picturecode.com
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