Topaz DeNoise is a useful and efficient piece of software functioning as a plugin for a variety of image editing software, the most popular of which are Photoshop CC, Lightroom, Irfanview, Iphoto, Aperture, Corel PaintShop and several others.
The utility features an executable installer, but depending on the host software, its installation may also require additional stepsvary. However, the help documentation provides step by step instructions for many of the aforementioned tools.
When complete, users can begin to work with Topaz DeNoise right away, as it does not require much experience in order to handle it properly, particularly if they managed to get passed installation, which is not precisely for beginners.
Denoising images with custom-built or preset values
The plugin allows users to open the picture they wish to process in the main window, while the left and right side panels enable them to select the preferred preset, or manually adjust the ‘Noise Reduction’, ‘Detail Recovery’ and ‘Debanding’.
The ‘Sample Presets’ include several JPEG and RAW degrees of noise reduction, which can be applied onto the photo, letting them switch between ‘Original’ and ‘Processed’ with a simple button press, in order to analyze the alterations.
The ‘Noise Reduction’ tool enables users to modify the ‘Overall Strength’, ‘Adjust Shadow’, ‘Adjust Highlight’, ‘Adjust Color’ or ‘Correct Black Level’. Similarly, the ‘Detail Recovery’ function lets users decide how much to ‘Recover Detail’, ‘Reduce Blur’ or ‘Add Grain’.
The ‘Debanding’ component allows them to set the ‘Banding Width’, applying it horizontally or vertically. When complete, users can press the ‘OK’ button and the picture will be processed in just a few moments.
A handy image denoiser
To sum it up, Topaz DeNoise is an intuitive and easy to understand plugin that aims to provide users with the ability to reduce the level of noise in their digital photos, while also trying to maintain details in an acceptable range.