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Powerful Noise Reduction

I would like a very powerful noise-reduction capability; something on-par with (ideally, better than) DXO prime.  You could have the current noise profiles for less computer-intensive work.

30 comments on “Powerful Noise Reduction”

  1. On June 28, 2016 at 4:24 pm Gustav Nerenberg wrote:

    I really like noise in images and find that removing it makes lots of textures very unrealistic, more important would be a nice grain generator that takes into account underlying colors, brightness, etc and a la Capture One and not some grain texture overlay.

  2. On June 30, 2016 at 9:39 am Jeanne Girard wrote:

    That would be wonderful, as right now your noise removal is really not that good, and I need to use another company’s

  3. On June 30, 2016 at 10:20 am Peter Funken wrote:

    on1 Raw shoould have both automatic (dxo prime) and manual noise reduction. I have dxo and for many pictures prime looses detail (inside old cathedrals at 3200 ISO) In these cases I need to reduce color noise but leave most of the luma noise as is to conserve detail. RawTherapee is a bit confusing but it does the job admirably, second best: Topaz denoise.

  4. On June 30, 2016 at 2:22 pm Grant Colhoun wrote:

    One of the reasons I’ve stuck with LR is noise reduction. I’ve not shopped around for a better solution for NR but looking at the On1 Plus turtorials that have touched on this topic this early stage of workflow is the place to get this right.

  5. On July 18, 2016 at 8:37 pm Daniela Argandoña wrote:

    My ideal tool for denoising, would be a selective tool… With a marquee tool or a circle tool, that let’s us select where to denoise, some photos with noise are really awful, specially when you have to shoot at higher ISOs , My usual workflow with LR is to get the brush, and carefully manually select how much to denoise and where on a single photo! A really exhausting job. But, I have tried many tools ,and none of them provide selective denoising. I don’t want my photos flat, I want to remove noise , where it really bothers. If I need then to sharpen another area of the photo , to make it more appealable then I have to do the same process mentioned above and sharpen…. I don’t like too much working with masks, it takes much longer time to select something like a feather or a string of hair than simply going over it with the brush tool…. In any case , I haven’t found yet the correct tool for this issue…If there is any I would love to hear about it.

  6. On July 25, 2016 at 1:59 am ron schelpe wrote:

    Please please make noise reduction as good as or better than dxo. I would buy Raw 1 just for the noise reduction. I shoot stars and lots of low light material. Thanks.

  7. On July 26, 2016 at 9:56 am Clinton wrote:

    DXO OpticsPro’s Prime noise reduction is bar-none head and shoulders above everyone else. The only reason why I purchased that software. Would love to see that capability in ON1 as LR and PS algorithms simply cannot match DXO’s.

  8. On August 4, 2016 at 2:34 am Nicole Vlug wrote:

    Noise is the one thing that you always seem to need a separate app for – why?? I would love good noise reduction added before anything else!

  9. On December 20, 2016 at 10:18 am Kimmo wrote:

    Definately improvement required, at the moment lags severely behind Lightroom, and not to even mension DxO. Leaves annoying colour bloching with (also recent) Canon sensors with high iso (4000…6400 ISO), where even Lightroom removes larger color bloches by default (leaving “graing” and luma-noise, but looking much better).

    1. On December 29, 2016 at 1:29 pm Christian von Ow replied:

      also my opinion. At the moment, I would say the noise reduction in Photo RAW is a no-go…

  10. On December 7, 2017 at 1:44 pm Greg Boyle wrote:

    I am converting a boatload of slides to digital and I need more noise reduction than On1 can provide currently. This would be a great addition to your product.

  11. On January 18, 2018 at 7:36 am Frank Novak wrote:

    Photo Raw’s NR is one of the reasons I do not use it as a RAW editor. I was using LR forever and wanted to migrate my entire workflow to ON1 but NR and WB keeps me from doing it. I recently quite LR (more to do with Adobe than anything else) and am using ACDsee and/or DxO as my RAW editor. IF and when ON1 enhances/improves their NR and WB algorithms I will switch entirely to Photo RAW.

  12. On February 18, 2018 at 5:09 am Arnfinn Nilsen wrote:

    Please also add detection and removal of BANDING NOISE just like you can with Topaz DeNoise.

    Some of my camera sensors has a tendency to add an extra level of noise visible in colored bands/lines. This is especially visible in deep shadows at high ISO. On those images I’m prevented from revealing/enhancing shadow details without the banding noise becoming visible. The banding noise has to be detected and handled correctly so it doesn’t affect the ordinary noise reduction levels. I can fix the banding noise easily with DeNoise, but it’s a real pain to use separate programs when I have all my primary workflow within the ON1 Raw ecosystem.

    View how elegantly DeNoise handles this issue here: youtu.be/F-8AmCxmnF8?t=49

  13. On February 18, 2018 at 5:17 am Arnfinn Nilsen wrote:

    Also another great takeaway from DeNoise is the “AUTO BRIGHTEN PREVIEW” buttons “Off”/”Normal”/”Strong”. This helps immensely when working with noise as its visual luminosity becomes exaggerated through a view mode.

    Actually it could also be a very good feature to have available in the GUI for spot detection/removal as well.

  14. On February 25, 2018 at 3:34 pm Greg Boyle wrote:

    I currently use Noiseware to remove noise as it does a great job especially on digitized slides. If On1 had noise removal on par with that product that would be tremendous.

  15. On March 21, 2018 at 8:28 am Peter Gunnel wrote:

    I sometimes use noise reduction from Neat Image, and sometimes add averaging via layers (although the latter isn’t as good for long exposure, i.e. random, noise – this when I wish we had ‘median averaging’ as that helps – and it help to remove people, cars etc)… auto-align would help here too.

  16. On April 4, 2018 at 5:21 pm Mike Downs wrote:

    Improvements of the noise filter are a much needed item, IMO ON1 is in the back of the pack in regards to noise reduction. I currently use Topaz DeNoise with great results.

  17. On August 23, 2018 at 8:26 am William Westerhoff wrote:

    Any improvement that you can make in Nose Reduction would be greatly appreciated. This is one of the areas where Lightroom seems to do a better job than ON1. Thanks

    1. On September 26, 2018 at 9:55 am Kimmo replied:

      Fully agree with this!

      I have been following up On1 Raw development for few years (my comment from 2016 above), and Noise Reduction is where On1 still lags so bad that it prevents me from changing my workflow into it.

      And I do not mean that results should be silky smooth nor plastic like. What LR does is a good example on how to balance noise reduction with nice looking grain. Now On1 results are “wormy like”. I have sent sample on this to On1.

  18. On November 20, 2018 at 9:58 pm Gus Panella wrote:

    The “fire and forget” operation of the original NIK Dfine2 is useful.

  19. On December 30, 2018 at 6:46 am jordan paw wrote:

    this request for better NR dates back to 2016. What has on1 been doing? NR is still very weak in the 2019.1 version.

  20. On January 31, 2019 at 1:55 am Luca Fontana wrote:

    Spero in un miglioramento del filtro di riduzione del rumore, perché penso che in questo momento non sia così efficiente.
    DXO Prime is a good algorithm for denoising.

    1. On January 31, 2019 at 1:58 am Luca Fontana replied:

      I’m sorry….
      I hope for an improvement of the noise reduction filter, because I think it’s not so efficient now.
      DXO Prime is a good algorithm for denoising.

  21. On April 8, 2019 at 1:32 am Akos Szalkai wrote:

    The current noise reduction is useless for very noisy photos. For both luma and chroma noise, it’s just horrible.

    I purchased ON1 a few weeks ago, and while there are quite a few improvements I would love to have (like dual monitor support or a better white balance tool or a history feature), noise reduction is the one thing that prevents me from using an ON1-only workflow. I have to first reduce noise in Lightroom/Camera Raw, which makes the whole workflow a lot more inconvenient. I definitely will not renew my Plus subscription or upgrade ON1 until there is usable noise reduction.

  22. On May 1, 2019 at 12:00 am Marcus Kunzmann wrote:

    For me a powerfull noise reduction tool is really esential. Something like in DXO Photolab 2. In the essential version of DXO PL2 the noise reduction functionality is not so good like the prime version in the elite version of SXO PL2.
    The nr function in ON1 is okay, but i think the software developers could do it a little bit better….and i´m sure they can do that cause ON1 2019 is a very fine piece of software. Respect!

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