Noisy Photos and High ISO
When you take photos, incoming light sends a signal of electrons to the photo diodes that tell the camera’s sensor how much and what kind of light is present. One annoying side effect is “noise”, a disruption in this signal that adds colored and grainy speckles to the photo and gives it a cheap-looking quality.
Having a super expensive camera isn’t always the solution. This is especially true in low-light photography. When shooting in low-light situations you’re probably using a high ISO setting to get a fast shutter speed (to avoid blurry images) while still maintain good exposure; but there’s one downside: the higher the ISO, the noisier the shot. Using flash is one option, but sometimes it’s not possible. That’s where Imagenomic’s Noiseware Pro comes in.
Cleaning Photo Noise with Noiseware
Noiseware Pro 5 uses a sophisticated and fast noise filtering algorithm that maintains the clarity of the image, yet reduces the noise so the finished product is as high-quality as originally intended. So what exactly does that mean? Take a look at these before and after photos:
Noiseware Plugin for Lightroom and Photoshop
Noiseware Pro can be used by itself or as a plug-in for Aperture, Lightroom, or Photoshop. here’s not a lot of work or tweaking that has to be done, just a couple of clicks and Noiseware Pro analyzes the image to create saved settings that can be used again. There are also 13 default settings that can be used as an alternative for “training” Noiseware Pro to learn custom settings to predict future noise-reducing choices. Noiseware Pro can be as basic as reducing noise based on either luminance or chrominance, and then delves deeper by working on either hues shadows, midtones or highlights.
Noiseware Pro has become an irreplaceable tool in my photo editing workflow. The price tag is incredibly low and affordable at $79. If you’re a professional photographer, or an enthusiast, this is a no-brainer. There is also a trial available so you can see the results for yourself.