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Jun 21, 2018 21:08:24   #
Howard5252 Loc: New York / Florida (now)
 
Topaz has just come out with a new adjustment to clean up noise. I have several programs now that do
a reasonable job but this new one by Topaz has really impressed me - I already owned Topas Studio
(I believe you must own Topaz Studio but it would be worth checking this) so I bought it. My very first
photo is posted ... Before & After
There is a Detail Boost option which I set to low (there is a high). There are sliders for adjusting the
percentage of adjustment of both the noise reduction and the Detail Boost. I have no financial or any
connection what so ever with the company; I am just letting Hogs know about what I consider
to be a good product. Hey, I loved their Remask too.
Before
Before...
(Download)
After
After...
(Download)

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Jun 21, 2018 21:22:18   #
loosecanon Loc: Central Texas
 
Nice!

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Jun 21, 2018 23:42:21   #
AndyH Loc: Massachusetts and New Hampshire
 
Impressive! I'll check it out.

Thanks!

Andy

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Jun 22, 2018 00:21:30   #
mwsilvers Loc: Central New Jersey
 
Cancelled

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Jun 22, 2018 06:54:53   #
Dngallagher Loc: Wilmington De.
 
Howard5252 wrote:
Topaz has just come out with a new adjustment to clean up noise. I have several programs now that do
a reasonable job but this new one by Topaz has really impressed me - I already owned Topas Studio
(I believe you must own Topaz Studio but it would be worth checking this) so I bought it. My very first
photo is posted ... Before & After
There is a Detail Boost option which I set to low (there is a high). There are sliders for adjusting the
percentage of adjustment of both the noise reduction and the Detail Boost. I have no financial or any
connection what so ever with the company; I am just letting Hogs know about what I consider
to be a good product. Hey, I loved their Remask too.
Topaz has just come out with a new adjustment to c... (show quote)


Interesting, but where is the pilot?


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Jun 22, 2018 07:37:32   #
LVP
 
To my eyes, it's a nicely constructed model photographed in a realistic setting.
Good job😁

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Jun 22, 2018 07:47:44   #
ronichas Loc: Long Island
 
I have a 15% discount.
PM me if interested.

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Jun 22, 2018 07:54:39   #
davefales Loc: Virginia
 
Thanks for the education.

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Jun 22, 2018 08:04:55   #
rmm0605 Loc: Sarasota, FL
 
Howard5252 wrote:
Topaz has just come out with a new adjustment to clean up noise. I have several programs now that do
a reasonable job but this new one by Topaz has really impressed me - I already owned Topas Studio
(I believe you must own Topaz Studio but it would be worth checking this) so I bought it. My very first
photo is posted ... Before & After
There is a Detail Boost option which I set to low (there is a high). There are sliders for adjusting the
percentage of adjustment of both the noise reduction and the Detail Boost. I have no financial or any
connection what so ever with the company; I am just letting Hogs know about what I consider
to be a good product. Hey, I loved their Remask too.
Topaz has just come out with a new adjustment to c... (show quote)


Two nice shots. I don't see much difference: they're both excellent.

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Jun 22, 2018 08:38:15   #
Dngallagher Loc: Wilmington De.
 
Howard5252 wrote:
Topaz has just come out with a new adjustment to clean up noise. I have several programs now that do
a reasonable job but this new one by Topaz has really impressed me - I already owned Topas Studio
(I believe you must own Topaz Studio but it would be worth checking this) so I bought it. My very first
photo is posted ... Before & After
There is a Detail Boost option which I set to low (there is a high). There are sliders for adjusting the
percentage of adjustment of both the noise reduction and the Detail Boost. I have no financial or any
connection what so ever with the company; I am just letting Hogs know about what I consider
to be a good product. Hey, I loved their Remask too.
Topaz has just come out with a new adjustment to c... (show quote)


AI Clear, while not solely for noise reduction, will do noise reduction, sharpening, detail enhancement along with suppressing artifacts. Reduce Noise is the Studio plugin that targets noise though, you might want to give it a trial - it might not be quite a powerful tool as Denoise 6 is, but it will appeal to some for the one click approach, although I will make use of Denoise 6 with ISO presets for my 80D that get me in at least in the ballpark with 1 click.

FWIW - I think Topaz makes some great plugins myself and I have the Photoshop Bundle.

BTW - Topaz Studio is FREE, it comes with 10 basic adjustments, and you can add additional adjustments (pro) for a cost. As older Topaz Plugins are upgraded to run within Studio they will become available as "in studio" versions. All of the Topaz plugins you currently own either become "in studio" based on your licensing, or will be available under the plugin menu.

Based on a quick off the cuff non scientific comparision I did with a noisy 25,600 ISO shot, Photoshop NR was not acceptable, Topaz AI Clear was better, but not great, Topaz Reduce Noise was better than AI Clear, and Topaz Denoise 6 was much much better.


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Jun 22, 2018 09:38:22   #
Howard5252 Loc: New York / Florida (now)
 
LVP wrote:
To my eyes, it's a nicely constructed model photographed in a realistic setting.
Good job😁

Close. It is a model and it is flying. I added the sky/clouds ... for realism; I felt this model really deserved it.

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Jun 22, 2018 09:38:43   #
Naptown Gaijin
 
Howard5252 wrote:
Topaz has just come out with a new adjustment to clean up noise. I have several programs now that do
a reasonable job but this new one by Topaz has really impressed me - I already owned Topas Studio
(I believe you must own Topaz Studio but it would be worth checking this) so I bought it. My very first
photo is posted ... Before & After
There is a Detail Boost option which I set to low (there is a high). There are sliders for adjusting the
percentage of adjustment of both the noise reduction and the Detail Boost. I have no financial or any
connection what so ever with the company; I am just letting Hogs know about what I consider
to be a good product. Hey, I loved their Remask too.
Topaz has just come out with a new adjustment to c... (show quote)


F-100 Super Sabre??

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Jun 22, 2018 09:49:23   #
AndyH Loc: Massachusetts and New Hampshire
 
Naptown Gaijin wrote:
F-100 Super Sabre??


I don't think so. Nose intake on those had a distinctive shape IIRC, it was more of a flattened half circle, not round, at least in its earlier versions. This one looks perfectly circular. The unit markings might give a clue.

Andy

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Jun 22, 2018 09:51:40   #
Howard5252 Loc: New York / Florida (now)
 
Dngallagher wrote:
AI Clear, while not solely for noise reduction, will do noise reduction, sharpening, detail enhancement along with suppressing artifacts. Reduce Noise is the Studio plugin that targets noise though, you might want to give it a trial - it might not be quite a powerful tool as Denoise 6 is, but it will appeal to some for the one click approach, although I will make use of Denoise 6 with ISO presets for my 80D that get me in at least in the ballpark with 1 click.

FWIW - I think Topaz makes some great plugins myself and I have the Photoshop Bundle.

BTW - Topaz Studio is FREE, it comes with 10 basic adjustments, and you can add additional adjustments (pro) for a cost. As older Topaz Plugins are upgraded to run within Studio they will become available as "in studio" versions. All of the Topaz plugins you currently own either become "in studio" based on your licensing, or will be available under the plugin menu.

Based on a quick off the cuff non scientific comparision I did with a noisy 25,600 ISO shot, Photoshop NR was not acceptable, Topaz AI Clear was better, but not great, Topaz Reduce Noise was better than AI Clear, and Topaz Denoise 6 was much much better.
AI Clear, while not solely for noise reduction, wi... (show quote)


Just so we're talking about the same thing - I'm talking about the AI clear PRO that is selling for about $60 and is then added into Topaz Studio. I am not talking about the AI Clear that comes with Topaz Studio. I should have been clearer on that point and if anyone Googled "Topaz Studio AI clear" they would be taken to the program I am talking about. I'm pretty sure you can get the PRO version on a trial basis; give it a try and let us know your opinion.

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Jun 22, 2018 09:54:35   #
Howard5252 Loc: New York / Florida (now)
 
Dngallagher wrote:
Interesting, but where is the pilot?

A...HAH! You noticed - it's a model; the pilot was standing next to me.

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