I have used Neat Image extensively for the past 5 years. Great program and works very nicely. I would be lost without it. My D300 is pretty good at high ISO anyway but in combination with Neat Image, noise is quite easy to deal with in all kinds of low light conditions.
DT admins, if i have removed noise (that ugbly colorful dots) but the background remains dotted/grainy due to high ISO, would that be acceptable? or should I remove that grain/dots too (ie blurring the area)?
Or is that high-iso generated dots/grain also called as noise?
Katlyn, it takes a 5 years of experience to see the noise in every photo we upload :) The buyer would not probably mind little noise, as the world needs sometimes also some edge and not always botox filled beauty.
But DT has their rules and we must obey or stop uploading. Frustrating, yes, what can we do, nothing.
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Thanks to all here for the Q & A plus tips on removing noise by Achilles. It's a very informative thread. I've just download and install this plug-in software for Photoshop, DeNois. It seems it works well as I have done some trials already. Does anybody have use this noise reduction plug-in software? Feedback please.
I submitted two images of pre-dawn hot-air balloons being prepared for ascension. There were very dark areas contrasted by the light from the balloons illuminating the operators and spectators. Very dramatic images. They were rejected for noise in the dark areas and, as usual, I was told I could clean up the noise and re-submit.
I did just that, and I re-submitted after using professional noise removal software. The images were very clean and detailed. A day later they were rejected for being too dark - taken at the wrong time of day.
This has happened before - being given a reason for rejection and after correction and re-submission there's another rejection with another reason. It's frustrating and a waste of time.
From now on I'm going to shoot all my pre-dawn images at mid-day.
Dear Nikon and Canon, can you please solve the noise from your sensors at some point (during our lifetime, if possible)? This is a 2004 thread, can't we have some research put into this noise problem after so many years? Pretty please?
Still not helpful......... How is "noise detected". I wrote editors - and had NO response......... I had a very very clear shot of a penguin that was rejected. Another site accepted it........ I had reduced "noise" with my software....... So the confusion - and fear of rejection - adding to the "rejected count" - is very concerning.
I use from a while Noiseware professional from imagenonic in photoshop with default settings and I`m very content so far. It seems I had decided my problem with noise. I`m shooting with Nikon D3200. I hope this works for you :)