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December 23, 2016

Noiseless.app

The Noiseless app came out last year, but I only discovered it very recently. It's available for $4.99 in the App Store. There is no Windows version.

It's got only one purpose: to reduce visible noise in photos...and to do that with a really easy interface...without making the photo look blobby. I've tried software like this before and found it lacking. Most of the attempts just soften the image; some are so complex they become unwieldy to use. So, perhaps you can imagine my surprise when I discovered that Noiseless worked just about as well as any noise-reduction software I could hope for.

As a demonstration, I grabbed 23 (24 if you have your safe search settings turned off) noisy photos of mine and paired them up with their post-Noiseless versions, putting them all in this album on Flickr. Below are a few samples. Each image below links to a full-resolution version.

BeforeAfter
Tuolumne Meadows Lodge Campfire - Red Crocs (0575)Tuolumne Meadows Lodge Campfire - Red Crocs (0575) after Noiseless app
Placer County Courthouse (1166)Placer County Courthouse (1166) after Noiseless app
Nightwork (1290)Nightwork (1290) after Noiseless app
Candlelight Vigil (0078)Candlelight Vigil (0078) after Noiseless app
Arbys & Emerson (1002)Arbys & Emerson (1002) after Noiseless app

Filed under Photography | permalink | December 23, 2016 at 04:17 PM

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