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by Scott Fairbairn on Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:37 am
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Hi,
I've not kept up with Noise reduction software development so I'm wondering what software anyone could recommend. I've been playing around with a lot of different software packages since the demise of Aperture(NR was terrible with it as well, so I used plugins). Capture One doesn't impress me with NR and I'm wondering about this product, as I use Luminar 2018 occasionally.
https://skylum.com/noiseless
Thank you for any suggestions!
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by E.J. Peiker on Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:37 pm
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I primarily use DFine which is a part of the Nik suite and have always been pretty happy with it. That said, it's old technology. I am going to start testing Topaz AI Clear as the concept behind it is next generation from what I have been using.
 

by Mike in O on Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:55 pm
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Nothing comes close to dxo's prime NR.
 

by Scott Fairbairn on Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:36 pm
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IMike in O wrote:
Nothing comes close to dxo's prime NR.



I haven’t been following DXO much, the last I heard they were bankrupt and filing for protection? I’d be a little concerned buying their product right now if that’s the case. 
 

by Mike in O on Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:18 pm
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It is under French equivalent of Chapter 13...still viable for all the camera and lenses. Think of it this way, if they go under, your software is not a subscription and will work fine forever and you will not be burdened with an expensive upgrade.
 

by Ed Cordes on Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:37 pm
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I have been using NIK Define for a long while.
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by Rocky Sharwell on Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:53 am
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E.J. Peiker wrote:
I primarily use DFine which is a part of the Nik suite and have always been pretty happy with it.  That said, it's old technology.  I am going to start testing Topaz AI Clear as the concept behind it is next generation from what I have been using.



I for some reason have really disliked the Topaz studio interface but having looked at the web 
page for AI clear might take another look.
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by E.J. Peiker on Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:03 pm
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Rocky Sharwell wrote:
E.J. Peiker wrote:
I primarily use DFine which is a part of the Nik suite and have always been pretty happy with it.  That said, it's old technology.  I am going to start testing Topaz AI Clear as the concept behind it is next generation from what I have been using.

I for some reason have really disliked the Topaz studio interface but having looked at the web 
page for AI clear might take another look.

I actually like it now that I'm used to it.  Attending a few Topaz webinars has helped that a lot.  I find myself using it as a Photoshop plug-in quite a bit now.
 

by DOglesby on Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:38 pm
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Mike in O wrote:
It is under French equivalent of Chapter 13...still viable for all the camera and lenses.  Think of it this way, if they go under, your software is not a subscription and will work fine forever and you will not be burdened with an expensive upgrade.



That works until you upgrade your OS or applications that run their software.  Then all bets are off.
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by WJaekel on Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:38 pm
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I'm using Neatimage Pro which does a good job so far. It can be used as stand alone application or PS plugin. I also used Define a couple of times but didn't see a reason to switch. I have no experiences with Topaz, though.
BTW, the noise reduction algorithm in DxO actually seems to be superior to the one in C1. Apart from that I prefer C1 for colors & details and have used it since v1. That said, the recent version of DxO is very good, too. So it's a matter of personal preferences and priorities, of course.

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