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Before Topaz Denoise

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After Topaz Denoise

These are low-light, high-ISO image samples from the Fuji X100s. While the images from the Fuji X100s at ISO 3200 are great (considering the ISO) when you shoot with this or any other camera in a low-key situation, you will get the worst of it in the noise department. Topaz Denoise. AT $79,99 it’s a bargain. It works easily and quickly. It offers noise reduction from both horizontal and vertical banding. Removes color casts. Smooths uneven areas. Gets rid of pattern noise, and does just about anything else you could want your noise reduction software to do.

There are a few things I like about Topaz’s approach compared with other noise reduction software I’ve tried. First off, it’s fast. Secondly, it offers useable, understandable, valuable presets that will solve most major noise problems with one click. In my opinion, Topaz’s presets are better than anyone else’s in this regard.

If you want to dig deeper and learn what the program can really do, you can restore black levels, sharpen the edges while removing the noise and more.

This is part of the entire Topaz Bundle, which I find myself using daily. If you want to get all sorts of control over your photography, try The Topaz Labs Image Enhancement bundle. Open up a world of creative possibilities with a seamless, integrated workflow. You don’t need to be a Photoshop wizard to look like one. Click here and use the code photofocus to get a 15% discount.


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