Adobe just released a pretty substantial “dot” update to Lightroom Classic bringing it to version 12.3. And the same updates are also included in Adobe Camera Raw. In this video we’ll take a look at what’s new including brand new (and really good) Noise Reduction as well as some masking improvements. Enjoy!
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Perfect timing in finding this video, THANK YOU for sharing your knowledge on the updates. When saving file as .dng why is the file size SO large yet the image pixels are smaller than if saved as a .jpg file? Is this limited by the megapixel capability of my Nikon D7500? Please help me understand this as I am confused how this affects the size of any prints? Thank you
Hi. Please check the FAQ I posted on my blog. Just click the BLOG link and look for the full DeNoise FAQ. Thanks.
Thank you Matt!
You are one of my most preferred photographers to learn the new updates from because you simply your method and make it easy for me to understand.
Thanks, Matt. I can always count on you to bring me up to date on Adobe changes to the software in addition to the great tutorials you send out. I have really enjoyed your products as well.
Matt, your video updates are so much easier to follow and more interesting than what Adobe put out. Thank you so much for doing these (Adobe should pay you for your excellent work)
I heard that the Denoise feature only works on certain kinds of raw files. Is that correct?
I can speak to my limited experience. The new denoise feature works on the dng files Lightroom Classic creates when I import the RAW files from my Panasonic G9 and GH5.
Thank you Matt
Thank you. I’m just getting started both with computers and Photoshop/Lightroom more than 50 years in film cameras.
Matt K, you are the best! You make things easy to understand.
Thanks a lot for the tips Matt!! Always great information!!!
Great job. Convinced me I need to look into the wildlife editing course.
The link to this in your e-mail is bad and takes you to a site trying to trick you into adding toolbars to your browser.
You obviously need to look at this.
Video was good once I got to it on your website.
Hi John. That’s probably going to be something on your side that you should investigate. It’s not on my end as my email service wouldn’t allow it. Thanks!
Very helpful. Thanks for taking the time. Much appreciated.
This is great, thank you for keeping us up to date. Do you think they’ll ever add focus stacking? It’s the only thing missing and they already merge images for HDR.
My system is a 6-year-old PC, quad-processor w/16GB of RAM and an equally old NVIDIA GPU. My results with the new ACR noise reduction are quite different from yours. I typically use either TOPAZ Photo AI or DXO PureRAW 2, depending on the photo; PureRAW always gives better results on high ISO above 800, and is faster, but the workflow with it is more cumbersome. I ran some tests with the new Adobe noise AI and, while the results are quite good, it takes forever on my machine. A typical ISO 3200 file took 4 minutes compared to 1:15 for TOPAZ and 45 sec. for DXO. Of course both TOPAZ and DXO did sharpening as well as noise reduction. As for quality, I rank them DXO first, then TOPAZ, and Adobe last (probably because of lack of sharpening). So, no change in my processing until Adobe improves its efficiency or I get a newer system!
Sorry, I replied to the wrong video; should have been the one on noise reduction.
Is the new Lightroom Denoise better than Topaz AI?
Hi Ken. Check out the other video. Thanks.