How to use (or not use) noise reduction.

Started Apr 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
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joe6pack Senior Member • Posts: 1,580
Re: How to use (or not use) noise reduction.

My general rule is to apply "low" NR on photos using ISO 800 or more and "off" otherwise. Some claim that OV2 does NR even when "off", I haven't seen any proof of that since many software interpret RAW files differently. Some software, e.g. LightRoom will do a better job of reducing noise.

BTW, if you use Olympus Viewer 2 for editing. The PC version is faster and easier to use.

Randyflycaster wrote:

I've been reading several posts on using Noise Reduction.

I have the Olympus software and PaintShop Pro. I'm confused about doing PP and then whether or not - or how to - use noise reduction. I have an Olympus XZ-1 and sometimes have to shoot in low light.

Any help appreciated.

Randy

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