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Old 11-28-2011, 11:14 PM
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Question The Best Noise Reduction Method

I'm aware of a few methods:

Filters> noise reduction

Filters> median

Camera raw> Luminance

The camera raw method works the best. But I'm looking for some more advanced techniques.

Can you guys and girls share some methods for noise reduction the you have had good results with?

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Old 11-28-2011, 11:17 PM
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Re: The Best Noise Reduction Method

I'm using Cs4
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:09 AM
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Re: The Best Noise Reduction Method

The filter in Camera Raw will be best as you say. The built-in filters in Photoshop doesn't do a very good job (although combining some, using masks, and with some manual work you can make it a bit better).

You can however get 3rd party plugins that are very good at noise reduction. I have not tried them so I cannot compare them, but I hear that Noise Ninja at least should be good.
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:58 AM
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Re: The Best Noise Reduction Method

Topaz DeNoise is another 3rd party plug-in that works pretty good in my limited evaluation.

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Old 11-29-2011, 09:43 AM
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Re: The Best Noise Reduction Method

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Topaz DeNoise is another 3rd party plug-in that works pretty good in my limited evaluation.

--shift studio.
I agree, Topaz DeNoise is very good at this...
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:40 AM
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Re: The Best Noise Reduction Method

Hi Pacificpowered
Photoshop CS5 and LR3 both took a big step forward in Noise Reduction from their previous versions. It now suffices in many cases for me without a plugin. Upgrades to CS5 are at an all time low cost with Adobe trying to get everyone to upgrade (their new policy as now stated will only allow upgrade discounts to CS6 if you are on CS5 - and those discounts go away by the en). When I want noise reduction, going to LR3 or ACR on CS5 is now my first stop. Hope that is helpful.
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:29 PM
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Re: The Best Noise Reduction Method

The noise reduction algorithms in PS are fixed and relatively unintelligent. I purchased and evaluated many products including Neat Image, Noise Ninja, and Topaz DeNoise. The best of everything out there, IMO as well as others, is Noiseware Professional from Imagenomic.
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:13 PM
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Re: The Best Noise Reduction Method

Last time I played around here (for a Webinar here), Lightroom 3 gave Noiseware a run for its money (it was better). If you have LR 3 or ACR 6, if you know what you're doing, you may need nothing more and save some money, time and work non destructively.
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:33 PM
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Re: The Best Noise Reduction Method

For third-party plug-in options see under "Noise Reduction" here.
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:36 AM
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Re: The Best Noise Reduction Method

Also try http://www.adptools.com/en/denoisemy...scription.html
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