Removing high ISO noise.

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  1. cjstarr

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    Someone mentioned a sofeware program that was excellent in removing the noise from using high ISO settings.
    What was this program again? :confused3
    Old age and CRS kicking in again. :lmao:
     
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  3. havoc315

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    It's not the one you are thinking of, but Lightroom is excellent at noise removal, especially if working with raw.
     
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    Noise Ninja and Topaz Denoise are both good. Lightroom and ACR's built in NR is also pretty good now.
     
  5. cjstarr

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    Are any of them run alone software, or do you have to has Adobe or another software for them to run with?
     
  6. mom2rtk

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    LR stands alone. They have a trial version you can sign up for online. If you decide to buy it and have a student in the home, find an educational software seller online for the best deals.
     
  7. cjstarr

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    Thanks mom2rtk, I have a son thats in college now. :thumbsup2
     
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    What Ver. is Lightroom at now, 4?
    Also is the student ver the same as the full ver.
     
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    Yes and yes. Betas are out of the new version at this time also.
     
  10. havoc315

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    The versions are identical. And they are very lenient in terms of the education discount. A child in kindergarten qualifies.

    Out of curiosity, I just downloaded the trial version of Topaz denoise. It's impressive... I'd say it's *slightly* better than Lightroom. Of course, Lightroom does far far more than just remove noise.
     
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    So does Topaz stand alone?
    Which one would you choose if you could only purchase one of them?
     
  12. havoc315

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    Don't think it stands alone. I'm using it as a plugin for Lightroom.

    I'd definitely take Lightroom if only purchasing one. But I use it for far more than noise reduction: file management, raw conversion, batch editing, exposure corrections, basic editing and effects.
    I doubt I'll keep topaz Denoise on top of it. But I do own topaz adjust.
     
  13. nbaresejr

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    Lightroom 4 is good removing noise but i have to tell you I am very impressed with Nik Define2. It has the ability to analyze the photo and add noise reduction to specific parts of the photo where it detects excessive noise. I have been using that since i purchased the complete collection a few weeks ago.
     
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    nbaresejr does it stand alone?
     
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    Define is not a stand alone program. It's a plugin for Lightroom and photoshop
     
  16. cjstarr

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    Well I'm sold on Lightroom.
    Now which noise removing software plug-in works good with it?
     
  17. havoc315

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    You really don't need anything besides lightroom.
    I currently have Topaz Denoise on a trial. It's slightly better than lightroom -- but very slight.
     

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