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Old Mar 3, 2005, 12:56 PM   #1
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Remove Noise without loosing details, with Free software? It's possible!

During the last months I tried many software tools (with mixed results) to remove noise from FZ20 pictures. Most programs remove the noise, including the fine photo details.

Recently, Helicon came with a new versionof their Noise Filter. Version 2.03.1 is much better as ther previous versions (blurred results). The program is small, Free, and it does a great job with FZ20 (ISO80 and ISO100) pictures.

Just try it yourself, it's easy, and even the free version delivers great results while using the standard settings.

The software calculates the amount of noise while openingeachpicture, and it advises how much noise you have to remove (without using a camera profile). You can even sharpen your pictures a bit (+15 gives a good result). Other nice features are Batch processing, the Plug-in function and the Double View option (CTRL+F2).

I even tried the new Helicon Noise Filter 2.03.1 on the FZ20 resolution chart (ISO 12233) and after processing, all details were still there, while 90% of the noise was removed.

Just one easy step to get noise free, and sharp FZ20 pictures. It worksgreat for ISO80 and ISO100 images.

http://www.heliconfilter.com


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This may be athinly disguised ad but I tried the software and it works pretty well IMO. Sorry if I have jumped to an incorrect conclusion Paul, and welcome to Steve's.
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I've used it. There are better noise reduction programs that are also free.
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Old Mar 3, 2005, 2:44 PM   #4
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I've used it. There are better noise reduction programs that are also free.

Okay Redhouse. You made the statement. Tell us which are better and why. This is a forum where we share information, right?
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Seems to me theinitial post on this thread is an ad. I know ad copy (especially bad ad copy...) when I see it. As such...

The Helicon Noise Filter 2.03.1 must be destroyed!
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Old Mar 3, 2005, 3:35 PM   #6
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I tried it. Not very impressed.
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Old Mar 3, 2005, 3:54 PM   #7
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Hey herk................use google:arrow: It's an ad Herk. Wise up.

http://www.neatimage.com/
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Remove Noise without loosing details, with Free software? It's possible!

During the last months I tried many software tools (with mixed results) to remove noise from FZ20 pictures. Most programs remove the noise, including the fine photo details.

Recently, Helicon came with a new versionof their Noise Filter. Version 2.03.1 is much better as ther previous versions (blurred results). The program is small, Free, and it does a great job with FZ20 (ISO80 and ISO100) pictures.

Just try it yourself, it's easy, and even the free version delivers great results while using the standard settings.

The software calculates the amount of noise while openingeachpicture, and it advises how much noise you have to remove (without using a camera profile). You can even sharpen your pictures a bit (+15 gives a good result). Other nice features are Batch processing, the Plug-in function and the Double View option (CTRL+F2).

I even tried the new Helicon Noise Filter 2.03.1 on the FZ20 resolution chart (ISO 12233) and after processing, all details were still there, while 90% of the noise was removed.

Just one easy step to get noise free, and sharp FZ20 pictures. It worksgreat for ISO80 and ISO100 images.

http://www.heliconfilter.com
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Doesn't read like an ad to me, but that wasn't my point Redhouse. I just said if you got something that's better, tell us about it

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http://www.neatimage.com/

http://www.imagenomic.com/

http://photography.about.com/gi/dyna..._neatimage.htm
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Old Mar 3, 2005, 4:20 PM   #10
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Is that the community version of neat image?
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