Topic: Remove digital noise, or how to fix grainy pictures

Noise in digital photos looks like flecks of random color in an area of an image that should consist of smooth color. It is somewhat similar to the "snowy" appearance of a bad TV signal. Digital photos shot in low light or with a high ISO setting often exhibit this undesirable noise. Digital noise is most visible in dark areas of the picture and in areas that have a similar color or tone:

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To quickly and efficiently remove digital noise from your photos, use the Denoise tool in Online Photo! Editor.

First of all, go to http://editor.pho.to/ and upload a photo that needs to be edited:

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When the photo is uploaded, click the Denoise button (in the Correct photos section):

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As soon as you clicked this tool, your photo is denoised. However, for best results, you can drag the sliders (they will appear above the image) to adjust the noise reduction strength and compensate for image blurring:

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  • Luminance denoising:  Luminance (or Contrast) noise can be identified by the lighter or darker spots appearing in a color of an image. Drag the slider to the right to increase the strength of denoising.

  • Color denoising: Color noise (or Chrominance noise) is seen as out-of-place specks of red, green or blue on your image. Drag the slider to the right to increase the strength of denoising.
    and

  • Crispness: compensates for image blurring. Drag the slider to the right to give more sharpness to the image.

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ginger wrote:

Nationwide auto transport thanks you for the information on how to clean up digital noise.  I have a few grainy pictures from years ago and the steps here really helped.

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Pho.to_admin wrote:

Noise in digital photos looks like flecks of random color in an area of an image that should consist of smooth color. It is somewhat similar to the snowy appearance of a bad TV signal. Digital photos shot in low light or with a high ISO setting often exhibit this undesirable noise. Digital noise is most visible in dark areas of the picture and in areas that have a similar color or tone.

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Thanks for the tip/.

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Grainy pictures are often the result of a low quality camera or using an ISO that is too high for the conditions while taking the picture. A substantial amount of camera movement also can cause graininess in the corner of a photograph. But there is a method using Photoshop that can help you repair your grainy pictures.
   1.Use the link in the Photoshop resources section to download the Imagenomics Noiseware Professional software.
   2.Open your picture in Photoshop and create a duplicate copy by selecting

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Re: Remove digital noise, or how to fix grainy pictures

Nice post on....
effect of Noise in digital photos really looks like flecks of random color in an area of an image

really its amazing creativity...

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Re: Remove digital noise, or how to fix grainy pictures

Pho.to_admin wrote:

Noise in digital photos looks like flecks of random color in an area of an image that should consist of smooth color. It is somewhat similar to the snowy appearance of a bad TV signal. Digital photos shot in low big_smile light or with a high ISO setting often exhibit this undesirable noise. Digital noise is most visible in dark areas of the picture and in areas that have a similar color or tone.

Nice looking software, the improvement in picture quality is very noticeable.

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Tomtom wrote:

pho.to is a great website. I has so many photorealistic templates that you can use yo create your own Photorealistic Montages.

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Re: Remove digital noise, or how to fix grainy pictures

I wondered how to clean up digital noise. Thanks for the information.

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SuzyEtte wrote:

My cell phone pictures are like that a lot!

It's great to know there is a way to fix it. I am an insurance adjuster so I have to take a lot of fast insurance pictures. I used my cell phone too. I am excited that there is a product to help clean them up!

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Wow that's amazing. I just digitalize all my pictures I made back in the days. Anyway, I have a bad noise in all of them because my scanner is not the best and the pictures are 30 years old. Well, your solution is great! I will do that on all my pictures. I tried photoshop and other tools but it's hard to handle them when you are just a newbie. I wish you all the best with that tool ! Greetings from the luxury boutique hotels in Manhatten, NY!

Jack

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There's nothing worse than taking a picture, it looking beautiful in your viewfinder and then seeing how much noise is in it after getting home!  My wife likes to take pictures and often does so at weddings.. it's usually pictures just like the one posted here that we take (night time settings) that usually come with the most

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Wow, that actually makes a pretty big difference. My old camera used to get noise if the lighting was not the best, but it does not seem to happen too much on my new one. I think because it is  a much better camera.

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very cool website.  I really like the contrast that you showed a picture.  I will be sure to check back often for more great information like this, there are not too many websites that give you such detail and accuracy as this one does.

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Oh great. I have many photos with small dust like particles captured in it. Usually i take lots of snaps in my mobile camera. The one that are shot in the night always trouble me with noise in the picture. Now i have got all my pictures corrected and its looking awesome.

Thanks
Ryan harris

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I really like this Denoise tool ! I think it's a step forward in photo editing and the after pic looks really good after removing the noise. smile

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This program just doubled up my keeper rate. I cannot even count how many times this saved a once-in-a-lifetime shot from being deleted.

Denoise also works way better than my Canon's built-in noise-reduction since there is little loss in detail after running it through the tool.

Simone
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Re: Remove digital noise, or how to fix grainy pictures

Nice blog, Noise in digital photos looks like flecks of random color in an area of an image that should consist of smooth color. It is somewhat similar to the snowy appearance of a bad TV signal.

Re: Remove digital noise, or how to fix grainy pictures

Hey Ryan harris,,

It's a nice to see your post. I wanna to inform that there are same case to me like your problem.
But i can see that you got up from your problem. But i can't still now.

Every picture is getting dusk. I can't shot any more as well.
can you tell me what is the problem? And how can i find the solution of this problem.

Thanks...

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We do a lot of photo editing and this is great for our Food Dictionary

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Some of the free plant images I have  has a lot of grains or digital noise. But i didn't knew how to fix them . I usually delete them. I search and find other free images. Now I can fix them.

Re: Remove digital noise, or how to fix grainy pictures

Can i use this online editor for .psd or .jpeg format to solve noise problem?


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Last edited by jasonbill (2010-12-19 13:56:01)

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Cool trick man. I used the trick for my Starcraft strategy website. I first fixed the digital noise of one of my photos I took at the release of the Wings of Liberty party. Then I removed the grainy picture that happened at night. The common problem with night time shots is that it is so blurry and the lighting is no good. I took a picture of the Terrans. It looks good. I'll post here in a second.

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Re: Remove digital noise, or how to fix grainy pictures

Nice post on....
effect of Noise in digital photos really looks like flecks of random color in an area of an image

really its amazing creativity...

Re: Remove digital noise, or how to fix grainy pictures

jasonbill, you can use it for .jpeg format (just uploading image from disk), but not for .psd format.
But for using in Adobe Photoshop you can first save the .psd image in .png or .jpeg format and them denoise it with our tool.

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