Anybody using Neat Image noise reduction?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Steve, Sep 4, 2006.

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    Steve Guest

    Pros and Cons? I'm playing with the free demo now, but it's pretty
    limited. The pro version comes with some good recommendations from respected
    people, what's his name, for instance, from Luminous Landscape : )

    I'm having trouble getting the demo to open my D200 NEF files. Does any
    bobody know if the demo can even do this? Does it just do JPEG's?

    Steve, Sep 4, 2006
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    Tony Polson Guest

    What makes you think that Luminous Landscape is "respected"? It is
    full of self-important nonsense and pretentious ramblings that bear
    little or no relevance to reality.

    Of course I have to accept that some people might actually respect
    those things.
    Tony Polson, Sep 4, 2006
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    Steve Guest

    Soooooo...anything to say about Neat Image?

    Steve, Sep 5, 2006
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    Rudy Benner Guest

    Love it. Excellent.

    I don't think it will directly open raw files .

    It comes with a plug-in for Photoshop which is the way I use it.
    Rudy Benner, Sep 5, 2006
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    Steve Guest

    Okay, thanks, are you using the pro plus version? So, you open a RAW file in
    PS and do your stuff, then convert to a TIFF and use Neat Image?

    Steve, Sep 5, 2006
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    Rudy Benner Guest

    I use it from within Photoshop. The plug-in shows up under Filters. Yes, I
    use v5 Pro.

    Rudy Benner, Sep 5, 2006
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    ian Guest

    So unlike this newsgroup eh?
    ian, Sep 5, 2006
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    JTS Brown Guest

    Pompous pudwhack.
    JTS Brown, Sep 5, 2006
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    cjcampbell Guest

    The Photoshop plug-in works fine on D200 images. Never bothered with
    the stand-alone version.
    cjcampbell, Sep 5, 2006
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    John Bean Guest

    Ditto. The stand-alone may suit people who have large
    batches of JPEGs to process, but I usually find that some
    individual fine-tuning pays dividends in the final result so
    I don't use batch mode. The Photoshop plugin is much more
    convenient and does everything the stand-alone does - except
    batch of course.
    John Bean, Sep 5, 2006
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    Zed Pobre Guest

    I went the Noise Ninja route instead of Neat Image, but I'd be
    surprised if you can't put a Neat Image call into a Photoshop action,
    which would allow you to use it as part of a batch command. You
    certainly can with Noise Ninja (I let it autodetect the profile, use
    the default settings, and then perform an Undo Fade to 80%, which gets
    a better balance between detail and noise reduction, as the opener on
    my "Basic Adjustments" action). This also lets you batch from RAW.
    Zed Pobre, Sep 6, 2006
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    TG Guest

    I use the downloaded version on occasion, mostly on scanned negatives
    and I am quite pleases with the results.

    I also am trying PSP X and and so far am quite impressed with its built
    in noise reduction filters, you may want to give it a boo'

    TG, Sep 6, 2006
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    John Bean Guest

    Sure, of course you can batch it in a a PS action. But
    that's a feature of the host program rather than the plugin
    - Photoshop in this case. You could be using a host other
    than Photoshop that doesn't have actions, so the NI plugin
    wouldn't allow batching... but the stand-alone NI program

    When you're running a plugin you have to keep it clear in
    your mind which bits are being done by the host and which
    bits by the plugin.
    John Bean, Sep 6, 2006
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    Ahle Wutz Guest

    I am using the Pro+ version and I'm pretty happy with it. I almost
    always use it in automatic mode (except that I choose the noise
    selection area) and never (yet) bothered to use the myriad of
    controls to fine-tune the result.

    I use both the plugin from within Corel Photopaint (which supports
    every format that PhotoPaint supports) as well as from within
    ThumbsPlus, my image database, as an external helper application for
    quick one-offs that don't require any other tweaking. As a stand-alone
    program, it only supports uncompressed TIFs, compression needs the LZV
    algorithm, for which they don't want to (make you) pay royalty.

    This is an affordable solution with excellent output for the money.
    I'm sure there are more advanced, more professional (and much more
    expensive) options out there, but this does the trick for me.

    Ahle Wutz, Sep 7, 2006
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    Alan Browne Guest

    mirror, mirror
    Alan Browne, Sep 9, 2006
  16. C'mon, Alan; you don't really need to practically stalk Tony.

    I dare say many of us occasionally fall into the above, albeit for
    moments and not a lifetime.

    Peace and out. (!)
    John McWilliams, Sep 9, 2006
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Stop stalking me. Plonk me. That'll be easier.
    Alan Browne, Sep 15, 2006
  18. Get real, Alan, as to any stalking on my part. I'm not about to plonk
    you; you are a real read 80% of the time. It's just the habit of
    twitting Tony at every turn that's exceptionally unnecessary and
    unwelcome except perhaps for a handful of guys.
    John McWilliams, Sep 17, 2006
  19. Not nearly as bad as your obsession with sigs.
    Ed Ruf (REPLY to E-MAIL IN SIG!), Sep 17, 2006
  20. Truly, Ed; it's bad. I see I've driven you to leave your sig delimiter
    outside of normal, so it doesn't work in some news readers. And I
    noticed that in another group, it was in proper format- so, are you
    punishing the readers here because I called you out on that a couple of

    It'd take only a minute or so to fix it.
    John McWilliams, Sep 17, 2006
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