Akvis Noise Buster
Type of Program: Photo noise reduction
Supported Platforms: Win XP/NT/2Kx/Vista/Mac OS X 10.3.9-10.5
Company Name: Akvis
Price: $49.00 (Home License)
Yet again Akvis have produced a simple and effective solution to
a tricky problem, image noise or to the uninitiated those annoying grainy
patches on your digital camera images.
Noise is caused by many things such as heating of the camera sensor, long
exposure shooting, small pixel size (therefore digital compact cameras generate
much noisier images than digital SLRs), high ISO settings, etc. and getting rid
of it is time consuming and difficult. Not so with Akvis Noise Buster, its'
automatic setting usually will produce good enough results though if you are not
quite satisfied, you can tweak the parameters observing the changes in real time
in the preview window. The program's window shows Before and After images for
comparison. You can switch between the windows with a click on the image.
Separate setting areas for luminance and chroma noise allow you to deal with
each kind of noise in the most efficient way. For further adjustment you have a
few advanced parameters at your disposal. The histogram displaying the noise
level and noise components of the loaded image will help you to adjust settings.
AKVIS Noise Buster is available in two editions: as an independent application
(standalone) and as a plug-in to a photo editor: Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop
Elements, Corel (Jasc) Paint Shop pro, etc.
The plug-in version of Noise Buster offers Batch Processing support that allows
you to automatically convert a series of images. Just create an Action in
Photoshop or a Script in Corel Paint Shop Pro and apply the plug-in with the
same settings to a folder full of images. The program is equally useful both for
professional and home users.
A remarkable program which makes image editing so much easier and represents top
value for money. Try it now.
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Reviewed by Simon Baillie