I recently made a video talking about how I’ve moved my Noise Reduction (and some sharpening) over to Topaz’s plug-ins. Well, they just released an update to DeNoise AI so I wanted to take a few minutes to show you what’s new in the latest version. Enjoy!
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Thanks for the update video Matt.
Question on workflow: When I first started using DeNoise AI, I read that it works best, by starting with DeNoise AI first. Supposedly it works better that way. Honestly, it was a pain. Any thoughts on that?
I loved the workflow that you used in the video: LrC > PS (if necessary) > DeNoise AI last.
Matt, I have used the Topaz Labs suite of software for many years. There is also AI presets/options within Topaz Studio that should not be overlooked. I am extremely satisfied with their customer service and the firm’s fair pricing in updates. Your readers should also know that Topaz Labs has a sale around November-December.
I just updated Topaz DeNoise AI to ver. 3.1. It is simply amazing. I recommend it to anyone shooting ISO Images.
Do you have to buy a separate deNoise plugin for Lightroom and one for Photoshop?
Hi. No, it works for both.
Another great video, Matt. I shoot with a Nikon D850. I’ve been using Topaz sharpen for my wildlife and birding for about two months and love it. I find that I use mask to sharpen the objects and typically leave the rest of the photo alone which does sometimes leave a noise factor. Why DeNoise over Sharpen? Do you ever use both? DeNoise first then Sharpen with Masking only or, would that leave the photo looking over processed? Just trying to determine the best Topaz tool and why. Thanks!
Great question. I see almost the same tabs in AI sharpen .
Which do you use when you want to sharpen and Denoise?
It looks like AI sharpen can do both..
Hi. I covered that in my blog post as well as my Topaz Deep Dive course:
FWIW my workflow is the following:
1) Open image in RAW editor of choice.
2) If RAW supported by Topaz open in Denoise AI.
3) If RAW not supported by Topaz, perform basic tone adjustments in RAW editor and then send as a tiff.
4) Perform creative edits in RAW editor of choice.
5) Depending on output destination send to Topaz sharpen (I use the mask feature in most all circumstances).
Matt, which do you recommend Topaz DeNoise AI 3.1 or ON1 NoNoise AI?
Hi Greg. I haven’t tried ON1’s yet. When it comes out I’ll give it a try though.
I would like to see a demonstration of the difference between the new ON1 noise removal program and Topaz denoise. What is the same and what is different between them. You do give honest reviews. ON1 wants to charge for their program which should be included in there plus program which I have. I have Topaz denoise and it works well for me.
Hi Paul. When it comes out I’ll give it a try and post my results. Thanks.
Just downloaded this last night and didn’t have time to experiment. As always, your tutorials are succinct and easy to understand. Thanks for the post.
I have been curious about how NoNoise will perform as well, however it is such a new product that I think we are going to have to wait and see some real world performance from it.
My guess is that Topaz will still be better as far as quality goes, but On1 will likely be better than Photoshop, but not as good as On1…although it will be much faster. That is purely a guess based on comparing Gigapixel AI to Resize. Resize does a good job, but nowhere near as good as Gigapixel. However Gigapixel is painfully slow.
I will also say that these different applications and plugins can sometimes be image dependent as well…meaning actual results may vary using different applications or plugins on the same image.
In general however, my opinion has been that Topaz, at least in the current versions, seems to provide the overall cleanest results.
Thanks for the update Matt; I would have probably missed this if I hadn’t seen your e-mail about it.. I used it on a 102k ISO test shot and even without the update, it did an excellent job. I appreciate the discount, too!