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Old 02-15-2009, 12:41 PM
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Better way to denoise?

Hi guyz,

Can u please tell your method to denoise a photo like this?
This shots are made with a mobile phone, so Raw is not avaible.

My client is an artist and he wants to denoise this shots. I'm doing the job manually using mostly color range to find pixels with noisy color in the way to change it. Other manual techniquis also involved. It takes me about 2 hours to complete one shot.

Some guyz here told me that my process is to long for a denoising. Can someone please show me a better and more eficient way to do that?

Thanks,
Isedo
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Old 02-15-2009, 01:32 PM
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Re: Better way to denoise?

its impossible to tell what to do, with such a small area. Is that 100%? whats the total size of the image and the output going to be? That looks like a severely damaged image, and a tricky rescue to be sure.

What I can tell I think so far…*Looks perhaps more digitally damaged than natural camera card noise, or grain. For one thing the shadow is blown completely, what type of noise is that? Its not even consistant across the surface
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Old 02-15-2009, 02:06 PM
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Re: Better way to denoise?

Hi, this shot is 100% of zoom yes. I can' post the full image.
The image is 1239 x 972 at 72 res made with a mobile Phone.

They want to print it 30x40cm if possible but for now this is not the point.

The problem this is a photo made by a mobile phone and not from a digital camera, this is the reason of this noise.

Thanks for your comments.

I'm denoising it with color range and hoing there pixel by pixel replacing the "wrong" pixels often manualy. Seems the only way is old fashioned hard work.

I post another part of the image.
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Old 02-15-2009, 02:25 PM
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Re: Better way to denoise?

One click with Neat Image 60%Y.
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:29 PM
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Hi, what is neatImage?

Anyway it seems to be to blury effect, not really a clean and professional job in my opinion. It's really a one click job..no detail preserved and bad color.

LOL
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:47 PM
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Re: Better way to denoise?

Levels adjustment...
Image Analyzer (restoration by Deconvolution)
Neat Image (maxed out all sliders then readjusted)
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:55 PM
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Re: Better way to denoise?

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Hi, what is neatImage?
PS noise reduction plugin. You can alter the strength of it or brush it on. It's usually the first thing I try. Sorry it's not up to your standards.
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:08 PM
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Hi, what is neatImage?
Anyway it seems to be to blury effect, not really a clean and professional job in my opinion. It's really a one click job..no detail preserved and bad color.
LOL
You have peeked my interest now!
How bout a before and after of a shot similiar to this, with a work flow, so we can learn from you...

Neat Image "best noise reduction for digital cameras and scanners"

LOL..... no detail preserved!

BTW I not professional ... just trying to help!

show me detail please!
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:44 PM
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PS noise reduction plugin. You can alter the strength of it or brush it on. It's usually the first thing I try. Sorry it's not up to your standards.
Thanks for your help my friend. I just know what the clients wants...but anyway thanks for trying to help!
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:54 PM
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You have peeked my interest now!
How bout a before and after of a shot similiar to this, with a work flow, so we can learn from you...

Neat Image "best noise reduction for digital cameras and scanners"

LOL..... no detail preserved!

BTW I not professional ... just trying to help!

show me detail please!
I'm really apreciating your help guyz. I'm still trying to make somethink good from this pic...I don't really love to work with plugins.
Neat Image can be the best plug in for noise reduction but here we have a really demaged shot and what really a denoiser do, is simply blur pixels trying to make the image cleaner.
What I need to do in this shot is clean it but have still the original detail and colors without losing detail.

I think you can see by your self that the NeatImage results are to heavy in this shot or not? Do you think the quality is still good using that plugin?
It's not really about standards or not, it's just about what the final result have to be.

Here one of my tries working on this image with color range with layer mask in the way to color just wanted areas.
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