Can anyone recommend a de noise tool

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ok so I dont know if you guys use de noise tools if so please tell me about it and if it works , are they worth using, buying? I use capture one 21 version at the mo so I dont know if that makes a difference to recommendations
 
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ok so I dont know if you guys use de noise tools if so please tell me about it and if it works , are they worth using, buying? I use capture one 21 version at the mo so I dont know if that makes a difference to recommendations
Topaz, it's really the best there is IMO. I use it as a plug in on Photoshop, but it works as a standalone. In my opinion, it's an essential tool in the armoury, especially for high resolution cameras like the A7RIV. I'd even say it's revolutionary.
 

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Topaz, it's really the best there is IMO. I use it as a plug in on Photoshop, but it works as a standalone. In my opinion, it's an essential tool in the armoury, especially for high resolution cameras like the A7RIV. I'd even say it's revolutionary.
Hi how is the product sold as an annual product or a one time buy? are there up dates, is trial worth testing first? thanks alot
 

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Hi how is the product sold as an annual product or a one time buy? are there up dates, is trial worth testing first? thanks alot
One time buy with free updates for a year, and then they try and get you to buy a new version if there is one, but I never have, because it works perfectly in it's current iteration. I would definitely take the free one month trial up, I did, and then bought it. Might as well get a free month first :)
 

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One time buy with free updates for a year, and then they try and get you to buy a new version if there is one, but I never have, because it works perfectly in it's current iteration. I would definitely take the free one month trial up, I did, and then bought it. Might as well get a free month first :)
thanks for info Gary
 

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To use Topaz with C1, I right-click on the image and select Edit with and Browse to the location of the executable file.
 

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I bought the Topaz product, a one time purchase. Not subscription. Works great and runs inside of Lightroom if you are so equiped.
 

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The biggest competitor to Topaz is DxO’s DeepPrime algorithm, built into DXO PhotoLab and another tool whose name escapes me. PhotoLab is like LightRoom, but not a subscription. Has some other useful tools built in, too.

I am no expert in PhotoLab, but thought it worth mentioning that there is more than one option.
 

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I use Topaz Denoise Ver 5 or Ver 6 depending on the image. When Topaz came out with Ver 3 (I think it was) there was a step huge improvement. This meant that my old 4 Mpx images taken with a 2001 Sony point & shoot camera could now be used for serious work. I have since tried later trial versions of Topaz Denoise, but found them to be not worth the extra investment. However, I doubt that you can buy any old versions, so the latest Topaz Denoise is what you need.

regards - Peter
 

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Thanks all for replies, so whats the wotk flow do I de-noise first given that I use c1 at the mo? I would be grateful for a bit more help, ps already bought the Topaz denoise after 10 minutes trial with it, I do see it makes a difference
 

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Thanks all for replies, so whats the wotk flow do I de-noise first given that I use c1 at the mo? I would be grateful for a bit more help, ps already bought the Topaz denoise after 10 minutes trial with it, I do see it makes a difference
Personal preference. Topaz recommend denoising first, I always do it after, it just makes more sense to me that way.
 

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Personal preference. Topaz recommend denoising first, I always do it after, it just makes more sense to me that way.
Yes I tried it first but it didnt make sense as you say as the programme seems to resize the image, I am just trying to get my head around it I am not great with tech
 

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Yes I tried it first but it didnt make sense as you say as the programme seems to resize the image, I am just trying to get my head around it I am not great with tech
Interesting. It doesn't resize in Photoshop, that may be a setting.
 

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I first apply lens corrections in Lightroom (for distortion and chromatic aberration) to the raw file. I then export as a TIFF file (ProphotoRGB, 16-bit, original size) to edit in Photoshop. I first apply Denoise, and then follow up with Topaz Sharpen AI Ver 2. However, if I intend to go monochrome, I might not apply Denoise at all.

In my case, applying Denoise at the end of the edit often does not work. This is because at that stage I will most likely have distorted parts of the image. This stretches the noise pixels. It seems the Topaz Denoise (the versions that I use in any case) then no longer recognizes the noise as such, and the result is not too pleasant.

regards - Peter
 
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Thanks for all who gave advise on this one as I say I bought topaz and seem to be getting on with it now in conjunction with c1 thanks all
 
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