Imagenomic Noiseware Silences High ISO Noise

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Today’s digital cameras boast of high (some very high!) ISO settings to be able to shoot in low light conditions or to help in counteracting blur by jacking up shutter speed and dialing in a higher ISO sensitivity. Some are quite good at it, but most do this at the expense of letting in more digital noise to the image.

Image noise, of course, is false data and it shows on your photos as wayward specks of off-color pixels that become more evident as you zoom in. It is ugly.

Imagenomic Noiseware is software that tackles the problem of noise. And from what we gather from a review by Imaging Resource’s Mike Pasini, this Photoshop plug-in works more effectively than others in eliminating image noise.

It’s more powerful that Photoshop’s own Noise Reduction filter, and more practical than Nik Software’s Dfine. The latter, while very good, requires a module for every camera you use.

Noiseware’s default settings are more than enough for most needs; in fact, you can leave it at that and it will serve you well. But its advance settings offer more controls to fine-tune frequency, color and tonal range adjustment and noise reduction parameters as well as dedicated controls for luminance and color noise filtering.


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.