Topaz DeNoise v2.2


Topaz DeNoise v2.2Topaz DeNoise is a noise-reduction plug-in for Adobe Photoshop. Unless you’ve been living in a cave the past few years, you’re probably aware that there are many products that promise to remove noise from your digital images. Topaz DeNoise differs from the other noise-removal products in several ways.

First and foremost, it’s simple to use. I’ve tested some products with control options that looked like the control panel on the Space Shuttle. The UI on DeNoise is simple, with only a few sliders. In most of my testing, I was able to remove the noise using a single slider adjustment. There are several sliders for fine-tuning but in most cases, I didn’t use them.

Next, it does an excellent job of removing noise while preserving details in the images. I cleaned up some low-light images that were captured in a dimly lit church using a long lens. The photos looked like they were printed on industrial grade sandpaper. DeNoise effectively removed the noise, leaving only some very minor artifacts, which was an acceptable tradeoff considering how noisy these test images were. While removing noise and preserving details, DeNoise can also correct the slight blurring in the image that’s common when shooting at slow shutter speeds.

DeNoise is available for both Mac and Windows. It can work on both 8- and 16-bit images and allows the user to save and reuse settings as presets. Now for the best part—it’s inexpensive (or cheap, as we say in Texas). At $79.99, this jewel is a real bargain. Download the fully functional, 30-day, free trail and see for yourself. Just make sure you watch the video tutorial first before trying it.—Dave Huss

Company: Topaz Labs LLC
Price: $79.99
Rating: 5

Hot: Inexpensive and easy to use