Improved: Noise reduction

Improved: Noise reduction

Adobe's been touting its overhauled noise-reduction engine, and with good reason: it's much improved, and I think one of the best engines now available. Plus, compared with much of the software out there, it's easier to understand and tweak the settings. I do think Adobe is a little conservative with its default, however, which only performs color NR and no luminance NR. Since luminance NR controls sharpness, I can understand why it's harder to pick a good default value--everyone has differing opinions on the appropriate sharpness/noise trade-off--but just a bit of luminance NR really did make a significant improvement without sacrificing much sharpness in most of the photos I worked with.

June 7, 2010 9:01 PM PDT

Photo by: Lori Grunin/CNET

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