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User currently offlineCanadaEH From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 1341 posts, RR: 4
Posted (11 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2040 times:

I use a Sony DSC-S70..

Is there a neat image noise profile for my camera?
Would you recommend I use neat image for my camera?

I just downloaded neat image and I'm trying to understand how I can best utilize the program.

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User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5068 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2021 times:

All the NeatImage profiles are listed here:


If you dont use a profile you do have to kind of play around with the settings to see what looks best. NI is very powerful so it can take away valuable details from the image if you are not careful.

NeatImage has a forum on their site, maybe if there is no profile listed you can ask on that forum and someone can upload or make one.


Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2742 posts, RR: 39
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1979 times:

I have a problem with mine, it seems to compress the file after I have got rid of the noise.


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User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5068 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1954 times:

Yes. But do you mean you can SEE the effect on the quality? I do not - but i definitely know that NeatImage reduced (big time) the file size. A file that would be over 1mb if saved in the highest quality normally can be as much as half that size after doing the neat image.


Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1952 times:

The filesize reduction is I think a reasonable expectation... let's see if I can analogise this...

Consider that a grainy image has millions and millions of individual pixels each with their own colour value... it's grainy after all!

When you run it through Neat-Image you are removing the grain and making the image colours "Smoother", so the number of individually coloured pixels is down and therefore more amenable to JPEG compression.

Hehehe! I'm sure someone far more verbose will have a better explanation for you guys very shortly!


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User currently offlineRindt From Germany, joined May 2000, 930 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1932 times:

I've found the best "trick" with NeatImage is to select a box in the sky of your photo, just big enough to be able to analyze high/med/low freqs. (but NOT very low freqs) - and then analyze it. Then on the next tab, use a "Y" value of between 40-60%, and have the very-low freq. box checked off. Usually does the job everytime without making the shot look like a fake painting.


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