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Old 03-24-2009, 06:27 PM
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Photo too grainy?

Is this photo too grainy? How can I un-grainify it?
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:41 PM
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Re: Photo too grainy?

Yes, try NeatImage. This is done with the free trial version.

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Old 03-24-2009, 10:23 PM
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Re: Photo too grainy?

I used Noiseware, but tried to keep it natural and not too soft. I opened it up a bit also.
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:48 AM
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Re: Photo too grainy?

Looks more like compression issues than grain. How did you save this file?

Wolfman, you are right, it def needs opening up. Juergen - that's maybe a bit too smooth. It seems that it's an event photo, and one needs to be subtle when treating images of that nature.

I was dealing with a similar problem this morning with BBDO. Making use of blur and noise reduction filters (in Photoshop) solved our problem.

I'll post a result in a moment.
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Old 03-25-2009, 07:14 AM
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Re: Photo too grainy?

BTW... Grain isn't always bad. I think it looks great with the grain. Here's a link to the noise reduction result.

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/b.../Picture-1.jpg
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:53 PM
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Re: Photo too grainy?

Brighten and made more vibrent. Then used my own brand of light de-noise.

I think the main problem here is the under exposure. The noise is subjective, and can be removed in too many ways, and at diffrent levels of intensity.

Hope it helps,
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Old 03-26-2009, 01:27 AM
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Re: Photo too grainy?

Hi igot2pman (that name cracks me up every time)

I agree that the noise is subjective. I like it. Personally I'd keep it there.

You didn't say how you de-noised the pic. No details, just a rough explanation, pls. This is like show and tell. You just showed, LOL... now you gots to tell!
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Old 03-26-2009, 02:18 AM
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Re: Photo too grainy?

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You didn't say how you de-noised the pic. No details, just a rough explanation, pls. This is like show and tell. You just showed, LOL... now you gots to tell!
Hello back...

I have worked really hard on the things I have learned. I will tell you that my way is non destructive and does not involve a smart object. But as some people just seem to suck info around here, I have to keep the truly great to myself as a trade secret. I share a lot of my thoughts and knowledge here but I have to keep a little for me. So forgive me if I do not disclose all, but appreciate what I do disclose.

As a matter of fact, you didn't really disclose what exactly you did or used either.
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On the lighter side, Filter>>>noise>>>despeckle does the same thing if not even a little better. People forget about despeckle... but it’s actually a very good tool.

See the screenshot for what I did to brighten and saturate the image. Vibrence is only for CS4, my bad; i should have used the more universal hue/sat adjustment (it can do the same thing).

-Keven

***images show a 100% crop so you can more easily see the reduction.
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Old 03-26-2009, 02:37 AM
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Re: Photo too grainy?

Thanks Kev.
I hear ya on the sharing of info. Trade secrets... You can't just give it away. I also just mention what route I take, and don't really expand much on it.

But thanks for sharing. I was just interested to know the different routes one can take, as I had this exact problem with a picky client yesterday.

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Old 03-29-2009, 12:16 PM
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Re: Photo too grainy?

Duplicate the layer and make it screen.

Use photoshop noise tool;

ajust color and levels.
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