Every Friday for the past few weeks I’ve been looking at another of the photo apps in the new Creative Kit suite of photo apps. Here’s another. Guess what? Your photos have ‘noise.’ That’s right. Noise. This image noise is more visible in low light photos, of course, but it’s the bane of everyone with photos they love.
Photographic noise appears as visible grain or texture in low light photos. How can you get rid of such noise? Photoshop gurus have plenty of secret tools and methods they employ to rid a photo of visible noise. For a price. Or, you can use Noiseless CK instead.
Sound Photos, No Noise
First of all, noise is everywhere in photography, but most visible in low light photos, or from point and shoot cameras where settings are mostly automatic. Noiseless CK gets rid of photographic noise.
The way Noiseless CK works is disgustingly simple. Instead of palettes of arcane tools with confusing settings and endless configurations, Noiseless is mostly point and click. Drop in a photo, select a setting to match, and view the results instantly on the Mac’s screen.
It works much like this.
Using some proprietary digital magic, Noiseless CK detects the amount of noise in the photo, then chooses a preset to match for the best results. You still maintain control over settings to adjust the tonal range to allow for more or less detail in the photo.
Presets are your friend. Photos can be compared easily for before and after adjustments, which are nearly instant. Noiseless CK also works with RAW noise reduction, Adobe’s RGB color space, and has more more presets, plus plug-in support for Photoshop and Lightroom (and Apple’s lame duck Aperture, if you’re still stuck there).
Apple does something similar with the slider bars in the new Mac Photos app, but Noiseless CK takes the functionality of noise reduction to a whole new level.
This is actually fun to use.
I’ve tried many filtering apps which claim to remove noise from photos, but Noiseless CK is the best yet. It won’t remove chromatic aberrations from HDR photos but some artifacts can be cleaned up easily, but even the presets get you into uncharted territory with just a click.