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Old Oct 28, 2005, 2:27 PM   #1
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Hi,

I was wondering what settings to use mostly for my FZ20, like sharpness, saturation etc but mostly noise reduction. I always put it on low, but I have been noticing considerable noise, especially on plain surfaces, and green colors, like leaves and grass in backgrounds.

Should I turn the Noise Reduction to normal or high, or just use noise reduction software to remove the noise?
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Old Oct 28, 2005, 2:32 PM   #2
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i use the 'normal' or 'std' setting.i still have to use noise removal programs on some shots, but for the most part, the 'std' setting produces satisfactory results.
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Old Oct 28, 2005, 3:37 PM   #3
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If noise is showing in a normal view its usually because the photo is underexposed

I use NR set to low and very seldom use any NR program.

Noise will be visible if you view at 100% of the original size but why do that?

At full screen, noise should not be objectionable in fact hardly visible.

And it should not be visible in prints.
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Old Oct 28, 2005, 11:51 PM   #4
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Thanx everyone. Yes noise is not visibleat full screen, only when I view it at 100%. And when I use Neat Image it comes out perfect. I was just worried if my camera was doing something weird.

Thanx again.
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Old Oct 29, 2005, 9:34 AM   #5
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the important thing is not to use HIGH NR: it will spoil the pics (especially with much grass or foliage and similar textures)

Also Neat Image, Noise Ninja and others must be used carefully, eventually only on determined areas of the image: they can do more than degrading resolution. They can smooth what must not be smoothed
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