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03-18-2013, 09:29 PM   #1
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noise reduction software

Can anyone suggest a good noise reduction software. I looked at Topaz and was wondering about some other options as well.

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I simply use Lightroom 4 for noise reduction (and about everything else). That being said, I do not shoot at very high ISO. I will hardly ever go above 1000. For me though, LR4 easily takes care of any noise issues that I have and it is integrated in a program that fits my needs in other areas as well. Hope that helps!
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What software would you be using it with?

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As a stand alone, I use Noiseware and I am very happy with the results. Severla PF members use it and like it also.

However you may also use PDCU 4 (Pentax Digital Camera Utility.), The NR is not bad, although I found Noiseware to give more pleasant outcomes.

Hope that the comment may help.

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I've got paid copies of Nik Dfine & Topaz DeNoise but these days I just use Lightroom 4 as it does a fantastic job all without having to round trip.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ric Quote
Can anyone suggest a good noise reduction software. I looked at Topaz and was wondering about some other options as well.
Adobe camera raw works very well IMO, but Topaz is even better if all you have is a JPEG.

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I am using Photoshop Elements 10 right now
I shoot RAW mainly and without a flash indoors can of course lead to higher ISO
I am hearing that there is also something in camera raw that helps with noise reduction which slider would that be?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ric Quote
noise reduction which slider would that be
The five ones marked under noise reduction.

They can be found in Adobe Camera Raw 7.3, I think from memory it was similar in earlier versions, three boxes along, first is Basic, second is Tone Curve and third is Detail (has two triangles on it).

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Thanks for all the great insights.
I have some checking out to do but now with some direction.
Again thanks.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ric Quote
I am using Photoshop Elements 10 right now
I shoot RAW mainly and without a flash indoors can of course lead to higher ISO
I am hearing that there is also something in camera raw that helps with noise reduction which slider would that be?
I think the noise reduction stuff is unavailable in Elements. There may be some noise tools in the editor but Elements doesn't allow you to access any of the other parts of Adobe Camera RAW except the Basic settings.

Lightroom + Elements is not a bad idea. Lightroom will import your Elements catalog with no trouble. You can still use Elements as an image editor. Lightroom 4 has the full version of ACR 7.
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have a look at "neatimage"

Neat Image - best noise reduction for digital cameras and scanners
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looks good simple to use
thanks
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Another vote for Neat Image.
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