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    Noisy pictures

    Hi Everyone,
    I recently took a series of pictures in low light, but was not able to use a tripod.
    Can anyone suggest a good program to reduce the noise on these.
    Thanks
    Scott

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    photoshop/photoshop elements, lightroom, aperture

    basically all the decent editing packages have a noise reduction filter included. Hope we get to start seeing some of your photos soon.
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    Someone else (Mark L I think) suggested Noiseware. There's a 'Community Edition' that's free.

    I've tried NeatImage as well. Not quite as good though. I've looked as well at AfterShot, from Corel, which has a cut down version of Noise Ninja built in, and it seems really good.

    As Rick said, most decent editing packages have something available. Possibly also the software that came with your camera?

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    ^Well remembered Scott.
    Have a look at this thread Scott, to see the freeware Scott mentioned I mentioned http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...fronds-opening
    Post #5. It also shows the benefit of posting on AP.

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    I do like Noiseware; it's done the best job of the software I've tried so far. In fact I'm using it right this very minute

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    As an example, here's a recent one using default settings. Posted full size. Before:


    DSC_2351

    After:


    DSC_2351_filtered

    Please excuse the reflections from the glass court backing, and other editing etc - noise reduction example only
    Last edited by ScottM; 10-10-2012 at 12:19am.

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    I used to be a huge fan of noise ninja, but it has now been incorporated into picture ninja, and I really do not need another total editing package, buy you can still find previous versions of noise ninja separately on the net. : http://www.picturecode.com/index.php

    noise ninja is an interesting one cause as well as being able to reduce noise you could also use it to sharpen your photos as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricktas View Post
    photoshop/photoshop elements, lightroom, aperture

    basically all the decent editing packages have a noise reduction filter included. Hope we get to start seeing some of your photos soon.
    Thanks Rick!
    I will try to make some time to have a good look through these programs.
    I will also get my altogether and post a few pictures as there are one or two that I do like.
    reggards
    Scott

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    and where did you go?

    There is so much more to say than this noise package or that. The replies were shallow. Your question was shallow. There must be 15 -20 reasons why a shot i low light is bad. You say noise bit ...blur...whatever.

    You posted a nearly null question and replies needed filtering.

    Bit if you are not going to reply, then ....it's null.

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    ^ So why both commenting?
    It is the New to Photography area and some new to photography may have learnt a little (maybe).

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    Topaz Labs DeNoise seems to work for me when the noise is over the top. Their other products arn't much chop. I don't know how it compares to Noise Ninja, or Noiseware but when its really noisy it seems to work better than Photoshop. I just try to avoid having to use Hi ISO if I can.
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    Using a tripod will make little difference here., so I felt that this could be pointed out. Did the OP set the camera, or was it auto? etc etc High ISO is the problem that causes noise. Red herring. I am just a grumpy old SOB. I feel that answers should maybe have been a bit more thoughtful and ####-ytical. but I have been bitten, by trying to offer too much ####-ysis, too many times, so I try to jog others. I see the OP is happy with a piece of software. I step aside.

    I----am the weakest link.
    Last edited by OldNick; 20-12-2012 at 11:56pm.

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