How to Remove Noise in Photoshop

In the above video, Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes shares how to remove noise in Photoshop. He highlights the use of the noise removal tools in Camera Raw, as well as hiding other noise by turning down the black levels.

The same controls are also available in Lightroom, so that portion of the tutorial applies to Lightroom as well. Additionally, you can use the image size and Smart Sharpen tools within Photoshop to combat noise.

Lightroom 3 Noise Reduction: To Be Used in Moderation

Yesterday, I showed off a little of what Lightroom 3′s noise killing prowess could do.  And then, I started looking back at some of my basketball photos from this season, most of which were shot at ISO 3200.  Some of them could use a little help from Lightroom 3′s noise reduction panel; however, some looked just fine, even with a little bit of grain. [Read more...]

Nikon D3S Sample Images from Times Square


ISO 6400 – HDR Composite of 9 Bracketed Images

I’ve just been getting to know the Nikon D3S a bit, but I brought it along with me on a quick trip to NYC to visit my good friends at B&H Photo. I had some time to kill last night and I couldn’t resist a walk down to Times Square with the D3S to see what the high ISO handling looked like in a real world environment.  [Read more...]

Poll: Megapixels vs. Noise

A commenter on the Sony A350 sample images got me thinking about who needs what.  So I’m putting it to you.  Do you really need all those megapixels or could we do without a few of them?  Have your say by voting in the poll below.  If you’ve got additional thoughts on the topic, sound off in the comments at the bottom of the post.