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Jun 10, 2017 10:56 |  #1

What do POTN Forum members think is the best standalone noise reducing software?
I use Lightroom's built-in effort but wondered if there might be a better way, even though I think it's fairly good at reducing those pesky dots/artefacts. I use a Canon 5ds which I love but it's not the best at ISO 800 and above IMO. If this is the wrong Forum then I'll get me coat.


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Jun 10, 2017 11:10 |  #2

I use LR6, mostly for JPG files. I use DPP 4, which I think is better than LR6 with raw files, but it takes me more time. I have Noiseware, but I hardly use it. I dont' find it any better than LR6 and/or DPP.

If you are struggling with NR at ISO 800, the best advice I could give is to stop judging noise at 100%. This is from a crop camera at ISO 16000. I don't see any noise.


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Jun 10, 2017 12:28 |  #3

Bassat wrote in post #18375291 (external link)
I use LR6, mostly for JPG files. I use DPP 4, which I think is better than LR6 with raw files, but it takes me more time. I have Noiseware, but I hardly use it. I dont' find it any better than LR6 and/or DPP.

If you are struggling with NR at ISO 800, the best advice I could give is to stop judging noise at 100%. This is from a crop camera at ISO 16000. I don't see any noise.
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Jun 10, 2017 13:10 |  #4

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Jun 11, 2017 12:33 |  #5

I use Noiseware. I use to use Neat Image, but Noiseware edged it out. Sometimes I use Nik's Dfine .... but keep coming back to Noiseware.




  
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Jun 11, 2017 12:38 |  #6

+1 for Noiseware.


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Jun 11, 2017 13:50 |  #7

I use noise ninja. ha just kidding does anyone remember that program :-P? I use noise reduction very rarely but when I do iuse LR6.


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Jun 11, 2017 14:04 |  #8

ed rader wrote in post #18376035 (external link)
I use noise ninja. ha just kidding does anyone remember that program :-P? I use noise reduction very rarely but when I do iuse LR6.

What's wrong with noise ninja? I still use it.


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Jun 11, 2017 14:35 as a reply to  @ Pippan's post |  #9

did I say something was wrong with it? back in the day it was what everyone used but today my guess is most use LR.


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Jun 11, 2017 14:38 |  #10

I use LR. If there is something significantly better, and worth having extra software for, I would be interested in knowing about it.


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Jun 11, 2017 17:06 |  #11

Topaz DeNoise doeas a decent job....it's my preferred option.

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Jun 11, 2017 19:41 |  #12

Dfine which is part of the free google Nik collection is very good. I will say watch some YouTube tutorials as there are some advanced options that make it even better.

I found the t significantly better at removing noise and retaining detail than Lightroom once I understood how to use it properly which really just required a YouTube tutorial.


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Jun 11, 2017 20:02 |  #13

After switching to Sony I've never had to use NR once, really thankfull for it.

When I was on Canon I preferred Photoshop over anything:

https://phlearn.com/tu​torial/reduce-noise-2/ (external link)


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Jun 11, 2017 20:11 |  #14

mrfixitx wrote in post #18376247 (external link)
Dfine which is part of the free google Nik collection is very good. I will say watch some YouTube tutorials as there are some advanced options that make it even better.

I found the t significantly better at removing noise and retaining detail than Lightroom once I understood how to use it properly which really just required a YouTube tutorial.

I suspect I could get more out of LR noise removal and sharpening if I watched a YouTube or two on it. I generally only use the Amount and Luminance sliders, ignoring Radius, Detail and Contrast.

Here is a before and after. Best I could do in LR. (These are heavy crops.)

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Could Nik or DeNoise do better?

EDIT: I have read and watched and experimented to learn LR noise reduction and sharpening, several times, but still find it hard to apply.

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Jun 11, 2017 20:37 |  #15

Bassat wrote in post #18375363 (external link)
Nope. Fanatic. ߘ


I am pretty sure that having two different bottles from AB aka Budweiser aka InBev disqualifies one from that title.


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