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barnesquared
07-11-2005, 07:26 PM
Hi all,

just wondering if anyone can suggest a good program or add-on to photoshop CS for cleaning up noise? Anything comparable to progs like Noise Ninja, etc., available for free?

thanks.

TheObiJuan
07-11-2005, 07:33 PM
I dunno, but I am sure Noise ninja was free... :confused:
I forgot how I got it.

I know helicon noise filter was free. But I don't how customizable it is.

Bluedog
07-11-2005, 09:16 PM
Neat Image is a digital filter designed to reduce visible noise (http://neatimage.com/) ... the Demo version is FREE and works quite well.

Rex914
07-12-2005, 12:35 AM
The demo is OK. It does the job, but it limits you to JPG's and the downside to that is that you're recompressing the JPG again after you apply the filter...

A working, non-demo version of Noise Ninja is free? Not last time I checked. :confused:

Bluedog
07-12-2005, 06:00 AM
The demo is OK. It does the job, but it limits you to JPG's and the downside to that is that you're recompressing the JPG again after you apply the filter...

A working, non-demo version of Noise Ninja is free? Not last time I checked. :confused:

True dat and I'm throughly satisfied with my XT's ISO 1600 images not to pay for Noise Ninja ... although it's a very good application. Rather if needed as I shoot in RAW so RSE has a built in Noise Reduction option that works quite well when needed.

TheObiJuan
07-12-2005, 09:16 AM
I thought it was free, eh, some how I got it free...

gstafleu
07-12-2005, 11:04 AM
Picture Cooler, http://denoiser.shorturl.com/, is free and has gotten some good reviews. It can save in Tiff and BMP as well as JPEG, so the re-compression problems are not an issue.

Bluedog
07-12-2005, 05:58 PM
Picture Cooler, http://denoiser.shorturl.com/, is free and has gotten some good reviews. It can save in Tiff and BMP as well as JPEG, so the re-compression problems are not an issue.

The version I tried overlaid the saved image with green lines kinda the same way Noise Ninja does.

lynchbird
07-12-2005, 06:38 PM
The version I tried overlaid the saved image with green lines kinda the same way Noise Ninja does.

There are instructions on how to eliminate the green lines. You either pay a fee and register, or post a comment about the software on two bulletin boards and send an e-mail in with links to the threads. Either way, you will get a code back that will make the lines go away.

So far, I really like the program.

tsk1979
07-25-2005, 11:39 PM
Hi all,

just wondering if anyone can suggest a good program or add-on to photoshop CS for cleaning up noise? Anything comparable to progs like Noise Ninja, etc., available for free?

thanks.
GIMP! How could people forget that. It does lots of things other than noise reduction and you can look at it as a reduced version of photoshop. Since its opensource you can download it for free
http://www.gimp.org

ale_g
08-01-2005, 05:47 AM
:o Could you please let me know how to use GIMP to reduce noise?

B. Regards
Ale_G

tsk1979
08-02-2005, 10:26 PM
:o Could you please let me know how to use GIMP to reduce noise?

Not too tough. If you right click on the image and select NL filter
http://docs.gimp.org/en/ch07s06s05.html

ale_g
08-16-2005, 10:17 AM
This tool really works fine. Also I have tried with removing the noise then adjusting the contrast/bright and the removing the noise back.
Results are wonderfull.
The community version is free

http://www.imagenomic.com/download.asp

Ale_G

reyval2k
08-23-2005, 01:20 PM
I also posted this on the software thread earlier, but since it's right on-topic. Look at how picture cooler really does clean up an image. This is a shot by Jeff with the FZ30: