UnitedJumboJet From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 77 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4435 times:
I've had pretty much all my pics rejected for noise, so I need some advice on reducing it. I use a cheap Sony Cybershot DSC-W80 7.1MP P&S(totally inadequate, but I still try) and always shoot at ISO 100(no manual settings, which kinda sucks).
Dazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2962 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4424 times:
Apart from using the lowest possilble ISO setting of your camera, you've pretty much stuck with having to deal with noise. It's one of the problems with compact cameras. There are various pieces of software you can use to reduce noice such as Neat Image, but you need to use it liberally as it'll soften and produce an over-processed look to images if you're not careful. You can use noise reduction in your photo processing software, I've been impressed with what Photoshop 7 does in it's basic form.
Equipment: 2x Canon EOS 50D; Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, 50-500 EX APO DG, Canon 24-105 f/4 L, Speedlite 430EX
Stil From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 345 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4323 times:
As Darren said, noise is one of the problems you'll find with most of compact cameras. To have such meganumber of pixels on a small surface as your sensor is produces noise due interference.
I have used Neat Image before, but it seems too agressive to me and now I only use it on unsalvageable pictures.
I bought Noise Ninja a year ago and now I'm quite happy with it. And you can use it as a PS plugin.
On the other hand, you should crop your pictures on a better way while editing, as the two you show us needs a better crop. The 340 needs to be centered and, if you can, show the whole of the left wing. The 757 need some centering as well.
RonS From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 763 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4258 times:
Forgive my ignorance. I'm interesting in learning more about noise reduction also. On Photoshop (I'm using CS3) let's say you have a sky scene and it is a little noisy. I've been selecting the sky only using the magic wand, and then clicking on the Noise>Reduce Noise, using a strength level of 6 or 7 and leaving all the other settings alone, i.e. what standard. Does this actually even do anything? My monitor stinks so I can't really tell, but is this a way to reduce noise? thanks
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