Best Noise Removal Plugin OR Standalone?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by TheHumphries, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. TheHumphries macrumors member

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    My wife is looking for a noise removal plugin (Photoshop) or standalone program. She is looking at noiseware. Any others out there we should be aware of? Anyone use noiseware and give me a review on it?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Edge100 macrumors 68000

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    I use Noiseware and have used Noise Ninja in the past. Noiseware has never let me down. Excellent program; lets you tailor the noise reduction to suit your needs, and is pretty good at retaining detail even at high noise reduction levels.

    That said, I hardly use it anymore. I just don't find noise that objectionable, especially when the output is the web. For prints, you might need a touch of noise reduction at ISO3200 and above on most DLSRs, but other than that I've almost stopped using Noiseware except for the most extreme circumstances.
     
  3. zeeflyboy macrumors regular

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    Imagenomic Noiseware professional (plugin) is the only one I really have experience with but it works very well....
     
  4. compuwar macrumors 601

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    I use NoiseNinja, but there's not really a "best," as they all perform a little differently on different images. I'm pretty-sure that most of them offer free trials that add watermarks, so your best bet is to try them on a sampling of images to see if you even like the results.

    I narrowed it down from Noiseware, NoiseNinja and NeatImage and ended up with NoiseNinja.
     
  5. GT41 macrumors regular

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    I'm currently using DFine from NiK. It is a bit simpler in many ways than Noise Ninja but suits my needs and has the same style as all the NiK software which I use so I don't have to think about a new interface.
     
  6. sonor macrumors 6502

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    I've been trying out Topaz DeNoise recently and it seems pretty good...comparable to Noiseware.
     
  7. stagi macrumors 65816

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    I have used noise ninja for years, it does a very good job and is really easy and quick to use.
     
  8. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    Another vote for Dfine from NIK. What I like most about it is that it gives you the option to have the noise reduction on a new layer, which you can then mask out selectively for the best possible results.
     
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  10. iTiki macrumors 6502

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    Topaz DeNoise

    I am using Topaz DeNoise and have been amazed at how well it works. You can download a fully functional 30 day free trial.
     
  11. chiefroastbeef macrumors 6502a

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    I also use Dfine with Aperture and get great results.
     
  12. Acsom macrumors regular

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    I also use Dfine. I have no idea whether of not is is "best", but I like the results. Very smooth and not artificial.
     
  13. Padaung macrumors 6502

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    Another vote for DFine (in Aperture). Like others, no idea if it is the 'best' as I've never done a comparison with competing software, but I'm more than happy with the results.
     

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