Noise reduction question

Started Feb 26, 2018 | Discussions thread
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Trevor Carpenter
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Noise reduction question

I use ACR to convert my RAW images and have done for a few years. I've tinkered with default settings over the years but have to admit even now I am not sure that I have set my NR settings best for my requirements. I find it very difficult to see significant differences when changing setting but I would like to think they are something more than random. My current settings are.

Luminance 42
Luminance Detail 23
Luminance Contrast 16
Colour 25
Colour detail 50

I take mainly daylight shots and the only time I see any significant noise issues are on blue skies and monocolor backgrounds (often on low ISOs eg 400). I do occasionally experiment with lower light stuff at higher ISOs so it would also be good to know if I need to vary my NR settings dependent on the circumstances.

All advice gratefully appreciated.

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