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DeNoise AI from Topaz Labs takes noise reduction (NR) to new levels! Get it, new levels? :-) I have been using various NR packages ever since I started with digital photography, and my go-to software has been DeFine in the NIK Collection. That is about to change meet DeNoise AI!
Topaz Labs Says
Noise reduction technology has basically been the same for a decade, with only minor incremental improvements here and there. (We would know – we made one!) DeNoise AI is different: we fed an algorithm millions of noisy/clear images until it actually learned what noise is and how best to remove it.
Not only are the sophisticated algorithms in DeNoise AI great at noise removal, but they also preserve and enhance pixel-level sharpness. DeNoise does both reduce noise and also protects the details. This software really will let you shoot at virtually any ISO. It’s also super easy and blazing fast. Take a look!
This is a Moustached Grass-Warbler, and it was photographed with my 16mpx, Nikon P1000. I used it here because that camera does not have excellent high ISO performance. As you can see, this image is pretty noisy, and it was shot at ISO 640! Considering the limitations of that camera, DeNoise did an admirable job.
This jaguar was photographed as the sun was nearly set. I moved the ISO up to 6400 and still only had 1/640th second shutter speed, I was lucky to keep the action in focus.
The sun was already set, and we had finished our sundowners and were heading back to the lodge when a very rare Black Rhino made an appearance. Due to the rarity of the sighting, I went for it! With virtually no light, I cranked the ISO to 36,000! That ridiculous ISO gave me 1/1250th second exposure. I got the shot, but until I bought DeNoise AI, I could not get rid of the noise!
Should You Buy DeNoise AI from Topaz Labs
I’m convinced that it is the best noise reduction software on the market. It’s fast, easy, and works better than I expected. The jaguar image is the one that sealed the deal for me. The fact that DeNoise AI could differentiate bugs from noise is incredible and sold me on the product.
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Share your experience with any of Topaz Labs software in the comments, I own them all and would love to compare notes!