Noise reduction?

Discussion in 'Digital Discussion & Q&A' started by 5user5, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. 5user5

    5user5 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2008
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I am shooting with a Canon 30d. I have more noise than I would like to have. I am shooting at 100 ISO RAW. I have tried the noise filters in Bridge and PScs3 but they don't seem to get the job done. I was wondering if there was a plug-in or some piece of software that could do a better job than CS3.

    Another thing I had a question about was making large photos from an 8.2mp camera. I have been told "Genuine Fractals" is a good way to go. Any advice?

    Thanks a bunch

    -Josh
     
  2. Sw1tchFX

    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 3, 2006
    Messages:
    7,500
    Likes Received:
    478
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    It's not the camera, it's you. Read your manual and learn how to expose correctly.
     
  3. shorty6049

    shorty6049 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2007
    Messages:
    1,906
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    i dont quite understand how you'd have more noise than you want at iso 100.... i just dont hear that complaint ... ever
     
  4. bhop

    bhop No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2007
    Messages:
    2,209
    Likes Received:
    236
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Eh.. i'm going to have to agree. I have an older Nikon d70 and don't have noise issues at iso 200.. even 800 is acceptable to me personally.

    But when I do have a problem, I choose Noise Ninja (google it)
     
  5. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2004
    Messages:
    5,346
    Likes Received:
    65
    Location:
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Photoshop's camera raw plugin just doesn't do a great job in my opinion. You'll get much better results out of the box with DPP, but I prefer to use Capture One.
     
  6. TCimages

    TCimages TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2007
    Messages:
    1,978
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Northern Va
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I've never seen noise @ ISO 100 on my 30D. Can you post an example?
     
  7. 5user5

    5user5 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2008
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Hmmm. Well I use a Hasselblad back at work and it has no noise. If you put the two side by side you would see how noisy your 30d is. I guess none of you know of a good plugin or some third party software?
     
  8. 5user5

    5user5 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2008
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    There is also the lack of subtle tone gradation in this like clouds. Any advice on smoothing that out?
     
  9. TCimages

    TCimages TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2007
    Messages:
    1,978
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Northern Va
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I use Noise Ninja, which was suggested above
     
  10. 5user5

    5user5 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2008
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    ok thanks
     
  11. Antithesis

    Antithesis No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2007
    Messages:
    1,335
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Caribbean
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Noise Ninja and Neat Image both seem to get a good amount of positive feedback. Are you brightening images in photoshop? That would give you quite a bit of noise, but if your looking at an unedited RAW image and there is a lot of noise, something might be wrong with your camera.
     
  12. 5user5

    5user5 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2008
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I am getting color noise or it is just not gradating enough for my tastes. I am also trying to get the biggest file I can so I up the pixels in Bridge. That might be where I'm going wrong. That is why I also asked about "Genuine fractals". Seems kinda crazy to make something that isn't there but I thought I would give it a shot. Doing retouching on such a small file is frustrating.
     

Share This Page