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Old Oct 13, 2011, 9:49 AM   #1
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Default Good noise reducing plugin for elements 9

My Old Canon 400D is not the best when it comes to noise up above ISO 400. I still dont want to upgrade yet, and dont want to be limited.

I believe a good plugin should help me.

Can anyone recommend a good quality plugin for Photoshop that helps remove noise/grain caused by High ISO?
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 9:40 PM   #2
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The one I have found that is easiest to use and does the best job of noise reduction while maintaining detail, is Topaz Denoise. I have tried it out at ISO 1600 on my old Pentax *istD with very good results.

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I use Neat Image and like it. You can try a stand-alone version that works on JPEGs and strips out EXIF data for free. But, for using as a plug-in, you need one of the versions you have to pay for. It comes in an inexpensive 8-bit version and a more costly 16-bit version. FWIW
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+1 Topaz Denoise, athought it has some overlapping results with Topaz Clean.
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When I had a PC I used Neat Image and liked it, thought it was worth the fee, which at the time wasn't that much.

When I switched to a Mac, I bought Noise Ninja without trying it first. While others are able to get excellent results with it, I couldn't figure it out at all and hated it.

Then I downloaded the 30-day trial of Topaz Lab's DeNoise - really loved it and bought it. I later bought Nik's suite for Lightroom, which has a noise reduction plug-in also (I actually wanted a couple of the other plug-ins, enough that buying the suite was less expensive). I tried it since it came with other plug-ins I wanted. It does a reasonably good job and is very simple to use. But I think DeNoise is better.

My suggestion would be to download some of the trial versions (I think all are available with a short-term free trial). Just because a plug-in works well for one person doesn't necessarily mean it will work well for you (as I found out with Noise Ninja, which was very highly rated at the time).
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