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Jan 10, 2008 06:22 |  #1

It is a little confusing to me when you can add noise to a picture. I will say it does give it more character in a way on the right one but which photos beg for noise and which ones don't is there a rule? I suspect that b&w is better with noise.I know that many a photographer myself included have blurred and despecked my way about photoshop to get rid of the dreaded noise but today I thought I'd give it a shot and add some for affect. I think the noise is better in this pic.... do you think so as well ?:confused: no.2 has the noise


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Jan 10, 2008 07:06 |  #2

NO NOISE...


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Jan 10, 2008 07:10 |  #3

amironsi wrote in post #4671726 (external link)
NO NOISE...

Agreed!


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Jan 10, 2008 07:16 |  #4

Ok I am probably in the wrong section but where would you use the add noise filter? I am sure if no.2 was the only pic it would be an acceptable photo:rolleyes:


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Jan 10, 2008 08:13 |  #5

Well, it definitely made the photo look sharper but I think that defeats the whole feel of this picture, it looks like you were going for motion so I would say No noise.
(but I do agree there are times noise can really add to an image)


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Jan 10, 2008 08:28 |  #6

Its a question of personal preference. I dont think you can exhibit a single image which will be prefered by a wast majority with noise by comparison to an unoised version.

Some tend to like noise in some circumstances, other not.
In the film era, noise appeared in ISO400 films which were not only noisy, but also very contrasty. I think noise is more welcome in such images that mimic photographs from this time.
noise is most often not welcome when the image lack contrast.

Also, grainy images refer to strength. It fits well in portraits with a lot of personality. I dont think it fits with the softness and fragility of a baby skin.

Anyway, I'm not the good person to talk about noise: I dont like noise. I like sharp, crispy, colorful images.


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Jan 10, 2008 10:53 |  #7

To me: no noise...in this one I find it distracting. I think the noise is a personal preference but also depends on the picture, it got to add to it, not take away.


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Jan 10, 2008 11:06 |  #8

martinsmith wrote in post #4671747 (external link)
Agreed!

+1 !!


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Jan 10, 2008 11:09 |  #9

No noise.. I like it much better with no noise.. :)


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