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Old Oct 17, 2010, 12:04 PM   #1
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Default Aperture and Topaz desnoise

I downloaded Topaz Denoise, but I can't see the plugin in Aperture. How do you set this up?
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Old Oct 17, 2010, 12:23 PM   #2
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I don't have this combination, but apparently you also need Topaz Fusion Express -- it's a free download.

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Old Oct 17, 2010, 5:37 PM   #3
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Default K7 /Topaz sample

I just downloaded the Topaz De-noise demo. This was converted from raw, 3200 ISO K7.

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yes you need to download fusion also. As that is the interface that it uses with aperture.
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Sure looks pretty good - nicely done. Denoise is a neat program, I haven't really scratched the surface of the latest version.
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DeNoise 5 is my default starting point with most pics. I find it amazing what it can do and has allowed me to shoot at much higher ISO than I would have thought possible with my older bodies.

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Have you compared Topaz to Nikdfine? I really like the selection tools so you can isolate just what areas of the image you want to lower noise in. The split screen slide bar is also very handy.
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Have you compared Topaz to Nikdfine? I really like the selection tools so you can isolate just what areas of the image you want to lower noise in. The split screen slide bar is also very handy.
I haven't. But for now I'm happy with Topaz and the plugins work with my really old Elements 2 so I stick with them. DeNoise and Detail are used on pretty much every shot I take. I've played with Adjust but never thought it was as good for what I want to do.

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is denoise the best noise reduction software going? not sure what to go for but not been overly impressed with photoshops efforts it just seems to blur everything - like a very small radius guassian blur - wondering if some are better than others at retaining detail in the shots
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I can't say whether it is the best or not but I'm pretty satisfied at what it will do to a noisy shot w/o killing the detail. It somewhat depends on how much time you want to spend on each shot. The preloaded settings are a great starting place and sometimes all you need but if you are willing to spend 5-10 minutes on each picture you can tweak them to near perfection. Most of the time I'm not that patient

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