Free noise reduction software

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Peter Del Veteran Member • Posts: 7,463
Free noise reduction software

I usually take pictures in the 200-800 ISO range but yesterday evening I tried 25000 ISO, which produced noise the size of footballs!

Does anyone know of a free noise reduction software, as it is not an experiment I will repeat.

I already have Elements 15 and Dfine 2 in an early NIK software.

Thanks in advance.

Peter Del

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Digital Nigel Forum Pro • Posts: 14,666
Re: Free noise reduction software

Peter Del wrote:

I usually take pictures in the 200-800 ISO range but yesterday evening I tried 25000 ISO, which produced noise the size of footballs!

Does anyone know of a free noise reduction software, as it is not an experiment I will repeat.

I already have Elements 15 and Dfine 2 in an early NIK software.

You could do a free one month trial of something like Topaz DeNoise AI.

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Glen Barrington
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Your best bet

is to learn to use NIK Dfine if you don't want to spend any money.  It's a fairly decent manual NR tool.

I did a Bing search on Tutorials On using NIK Dfine.

Since you have an older version, I would look to older tutorials first, as that would minimize looking at possible newer features that might have been added.  (I don't think there have been any, but I've not really been following NIK tools for ages.)

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IanYorke Veteran Member • Posts: 4,745
Re: Free noise reduction software

Peter Del wrote:

I usually take pictures in the 200-800 ISO range but yesterday evening I tried 25000 ISO, which produced noise the size of footballs!

Does anyone know of a free noise reduction software, as it is not an experiment I will repeat.

I already have Elements 15 and Dfine 2 in an early NIK software.

Thanks in advance.

Peter Del

As Nigel says a free trial of Topaz Denoise will allow you to evaluate the result. DXO is another raw converter that can do wonders with noisy images. Below are Camera jpg, DXO conversion, and Topaz Denoise on the raw file for interest. EM5 Mkii at 25600.

Camera jpg

DXO raw conversion

Topaz Denoise on Raw file

Hope these help to see what can be done with noisy images.

Ian

OP Peter Del Veteran Member • Posts: 7,463
Re: Free noise reduction software

Thanks Nigel, Glen and Ian for your helpful replies, I shall try the suggested software.

Peter Del

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Henry Richardson Forum Pro • Posts: 20,202
Neat Image
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Neat Image is quite good and the free version has unlimited personal use.  The free version can only save high quality JPEGs though.  The paid version can save TIFF, etc. also.

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OP Peter Del Veteran Member • Posts: 7,463
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Thanks Henry, a jpeg from a tiff would be fine.

Peter Del

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OP Peter Del Veteran Member • Posts: 7,463
Re: Free noise reduction software
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After 45 minutes, and halfway through, DXO decided to stop downloading.

The instructions for using Topaz were on an immovable, oversized, vertical panel with the 'Next' button just off the bottom of the screen, so I used Neat Image, which produced better results than I had been achieving.

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Analog4Ever Regular Member • Posts: 138
Re: Free noise reduction software

Peter Del wrote:

After 45 minutes, and halfway through, DXO decided to stop downloading.

The instructions for using Topaz were on an immovable, oversized, vertical panel with the 'Next' button just off the bottom of the screen, so I used Neat Image, which produced better results than I had been achieving.

Peter Del

Did you download a Profile for your camera?  There are user generated profiles but you have to look for them on the Neat Image web site.

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s_grins
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Re: Free noise reduction software

Follow this link

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/65486316

Noise reduction included

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