Noise cleaning

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  1. danalec99

    danalec99 TPF Noob!

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    Which software do you use to clean the noise?
     
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    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    I use Helicon because its easy to use. Neat image is also good.
     
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    GerryDavid No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Ive used Helicon a few times lately, it works nice but it does make the image soft, so what I did was clean an image up, save it as a bmp, put it in the original file as a layer, and masked out the areas that I want sharper detail on.
     
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    I use the noise reduction built into BreezeBrowser for my 10D. I haven't had to go beyond that. I don't know how it campares to other software, though.
     
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    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    I've used Neatimage, but imho it didn't do anything more than a gaussian blur.
     
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    Photoshop has a filter called 'smart blur' (I think) that I've used a few times - makes it easy to mask all the areas you want to keep sharp.
     
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    The best noise reduction I've seen is the camera itself- shoot at the lowest ISO you can to keep noise down in the first place!

    My picks, in order of preference:
    Heilcon
    Noiseware
    Neatimage
    PSP 9
    Elements 3.0

    Finally, this should keep you busy for a while- all the noise reduction software compared:
    http://www.michaelalmond.com/Articles/noise.htm
     
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    I use Neatimage as welll, but try to avoid it. I agree with Matt that is just seems to do a gaussian blur. I have heard things about Noise Ninja
     
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    Thanks everyone for the inputs! :)
     
  10. danalec99

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    Hats off to Noise Ninja.... Just tried it out.... unbelievable results!!!!! :thumbsup:

    Thanks Geromino!
     
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    Unimaxium TPF Noob!

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    Somebody has made a set of free photoshop actions that reduce noise in digital images. They work fairly well for me, but not perfectly. They're good if you don't want to pay anything (apart from Photoshop). You can get them here:

    http://rondayview.com/000002.php
     

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