DXO Photolab 4 deepPrime - a new standard for Noise Reduction?

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DXO Photolab 4 deepPrime - a new standard for Noise Reduction?
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It's certainly the best noise reduction that I have seen and a notable improvement over "Prime" which had been my goto Noise Reduction process. Not any more as I've now already upgraded to Photolab4!

Here's a comparison of the results, of the 3 different noise reduction techniques available in DXO Photolab4, worked on a sample ISO16000 file:

Spotted Hyaena, Z50 + 300mm F4 PF at ISO16000 (by torchlight at night), Kruger National Park SA

From left to right the above are:

zero NR (and zero sharpening);

High Quality NR

Prime NR

deepPrime NR

I much prefer the deepPrime result!   deepPrime seems to retain much better detail with no significant artefacting - and still looks "organic".

I also posted some further sample comparisons in the "Retouching forum":

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/64489301

Frank

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