Software Review: Noiseware|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Friday, March 2, 2007 - 21:11 EST)
A plug-in that can clean up your high ISO images while protecting detail sounds like just what the doctor ordered for today's high ISO digicams. And we test it on a wide range of them.
While our camera reviews often point out that a camera's high ISO images just don't hold together well enough to print, there is a solution. Photoshop-compatible plug-in Noiseware from Imagenomic uses artificial intelligence to analyze the noise in an image without requiring a profile for your camera. And the more you use it, the better it gets, learning from each image it processes.
Over the past year, we've been using it to salvage high ISO images from a number of recent cameras and have, as part of the review, built a gallery of the most representative of them so you can see exactly how Noiseware performs. We used a droplet that ran the plug-in in its default mode, about as easy as noise recovery gets. But you can also tweak the default with a full set of controls or work on just part of an image if you like.
Read our review for the whole story.