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Raghu Dec 8, 2005 8:51 AM

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Caught with FZ3, telemacro, handheld. This first one is so small that I have to really zoom up the pic to show the insect. I don't have a good noise remover yet.

Raghu Dec 8, 2005 8:52 AM

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This is the regular variety.

suze Dec 8, 2005 12:14 PM

You're right - there is a lot of noise in the first pic. The second is very nice tho - good detail :cool:

tiger98 Dec 8, 2005 12:18 PM

Both nice shots Raghu but the second one is especially good! Jim

Raghu Dec 9, 2005 10:24 AM

Thanks, Suze and Jim. It has started raining here, I hope to see more dragonflies when the rain stops.

d-sr Dec 9, 2005 11:59 AM

Second shot is better but both are nice. Careful with noise removers. I have PSPx and the noise remover in it messes up my shots when I print, more than it helps.Even when I use the Auto just once. - Don

rduve Dec 9, 2005 12:15 PM

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Raghu, nice shots, but yes, too noisy. Go to and download the free version. It'll do wonders. Here is the first one run through it. Naturally you will get better results with the full sized version of the image.

Raghu Dec 9, 2005 8:42 PM

rduve wrote:

Go to and download the free version. It'll do wonders.
Thank you. Yes, it does wonders. Pl see the replacedpic.

rduve Dec 10, 2005 12:44 AM

Very nice, which program did you use? Yours looks better now than the one that I cleaned up.

Raghu Dec 10, 2005 4:35 AM

Credit goes to you. Noise reduction with Neat Image; a little bit of PP with Picasa.

Narmer Dec 10, 2005 5:24 AM

Sadly many times NR software remove both noise and details, even when they are used by persons who have carefully read the operation instructions.
Best results occur when the color and brightness of the part of the image which has to be cleaned is different from the one of the main subject.

In any case it is important to use NR plugins to have more control on the part of the image to PP and eventually UNDO or soften the entity of the NR effect in the parts of the image which were meant not to be processed, which are the main subject and have become unwillingly "watercolored".
This can be done both to the full 5MP image and to the resized one.

Beware not to apply NR in batch mode and to the original image: you risk to spoil your pics which will never give good Middle size prints anymore.

Raghu Dec 10, 2005 6:54 PM

True. Noise removal also smudges details. You have to be very careful where you are using it.

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