NoiseBuster is a Photoshop plug-in from AKVIS that reduces luminance and color noise from digital images without influencing other aspects of the photo, thus providing a much neater look to the image.
NoiseBuster is from AKVIS, a company based in Russia that specializes in graphics programs and scientific research. Apart from NoiseBuster, AKVIS also creates other Photoshop-compatible programs like Retoucher, Chameleon, Stamp and Enhancer.
You can learn more about AKVIS and Noise Buster at their site, and also download a 10-day trial version of the plug-in.Back
How To Use
Once you have installed the plug-in. Here's how you can use Noise Buster to remove noise from an image:
- Open any image in an image editor such as Adobe Photoshop.
- In Photoshop, choose the Filter | Akvis | Noise Buster option. Doing so opens the Noise Buster interface that you can see in Figure 1, below.
Figure 1: The AKVIS NoiseBuster interface
- The Noise Buster interface is divided into two areas:
- The left area shows a large preview of the image. The selection area within this preview shows the applied effect.
- The right area has a Navigator to adjust views. In addition, the Automatic Filtering option allows you to preview the filtration on the left side of the interface.
- At the bottom right, there are several parameters to reduce noise and smoothen the image like luminance, noise, and color noise.
- To apply filtration within the plug-in press the Apply button.
- And to apply the filtration to the entire picture within Photoshop (or another photo editor), click the OK button.
Here are some before and after samples:
|Photoshop Versions:||CS2, CS, 7, Elements, and compatible host applications.|
|Price:||Home: US$49 Business: US$62|
|Trial Version:||Download 10 days trial version of NoiseBuster free.|
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