|Digital Noise -- the equivalent of film grain -- just went on a diet.|
A new, final version of the iNovaFX Photoshop Action Filter that appeared in Beta form last November is now available to all digital photographers.
The iNovaFX iDeNoiseHiISO2.1.atn folder can be downloaded from this page without cost.
It only runs in the full version of Photoshop 6.0, but it does three things that are very good for your high speed, grainy digital images.
1. It reduces visible grain. A lot.
2. It reduces high-ISO color noise artifacts. Without diminishing fine color detail.
3. It reduces most compression artifacts. Contour-following (single pixel checkerboarding) and large-scale square-block artifacts are reduced dramatically. Many images can be shot a full level higher in compression (lower in file size) without resulting in poorer looking prints.
Special care is given to isolating and preserving fine contrast and contour detail as well as fine color detail. Grain is suppressed so ISO 800 images end up with less grain than ISO 200 images from most cameras.
The original Beta version has been tweaked and improved in several ways, and now the final result is available to all as the DigitalSecrets.Net Action Filter of the Month.
New iNovaFX Photoshop Action Filters will be released for free download throughout the year. And at free, you can't beat the price.