Neat Image per Creative Pro

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Frank ess, Dec 14, 2004.

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    Frank ess Guest

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    bob Guest

    I used Neat Image to de-noisify some photos I shot of a lighted stage at
    ISO 800 with my Coolpix 5000. The final images weren't all that great,
    given how noisy they were to begin with, but Neat Image made them look a
    lot better.

    I just used the freeware demo version, but it's good enough to make me
    think about buying the version with the Photoshop Plugin.

    bob, Dec 14, 2004
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  3. I've got the PS plugin version, and on a Mac. The only limitation is
    that of the one making the settings.....
    John McWilliams, Dec 15, 2004
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    Hunt Guest

    Similar experience. I used demo on a high-rez scanned 4x5 image and loved it.
    Bought the complete ver that day. One caveat, the plug-in will often run out
    of system resources in PS, even on a big workstation, with really big images.
    I've never had an image that shut down the stand-alone though. Maybe I need to
    try it on some triple-truck hi-rez monsters, just to see where its limits are.
    So far, I'm in love with it for both digital capture and film scans. Just did
    a 9' x 5' output and it looked great.

    Hunt, Dec 15, 2004
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    Bill Hilton Guest

    "Frank ess"

    Another vote for this program ... my wife photographed an Alzheimer's patient
    (a friend's mother) in a nursing home using available light (no flash allowed)
    and had to go to ISO 1600 to freeze the frentic movements of the patient ...
    the images were way too noisy to print 8x10" so I tried Neat Image and was
    surprised at how well it did at removing noise without blurring details.

    I bought the 16 bit version but almost wish I had sprung for the Photoshop
    plug-in now ... highly recommended, especially for the price.
    Bill Hilton, Dec 16, 2004
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