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NOISE REDUCTION TEST

Please hover the mouse over applications (algorithms) names to see the difference between applications.


 

White balance test

Demosaicing test

Highlight recovery test

Shadow recovery test

Noise reduction test

Sharpening test

Test images download page


 

Noise reduction test

Digital noise is hard to delete as it is really impossible to determine if a "dot" is noise or detail. A good denoising algorithm should preserve all edges and strong details getting rid of most of the noise (especially the colorfull one).

What we are looking at?

The default view shows the image without any post processing (no denoising, sharpening or other tools applied). Please notice that it shows how the noise is rendered by default demosaicing algorithm of the application. White balance was manually set using the grey card. 25% settings of denoising mean 25% of luminance denoising and 50% power of chroma denoising. 100% settings mean that both - luminance and chromance - were set to 100% power.

The linux software

Bibble Pro 5.0.1

25%

100%


 
DCRaw 8.88 (default AHD demosaicing)

-n 1000

-n 5000


 
Lightzone 3.6 (I used windows version as linux version has bug)

25%

100%


 
Raw Therapee 2.4.1 (EAHD 2 demosaicing)

25%

100%


 

The non-linux software

Aperture 2.1.2

Auto Noise Compensation

ANC + noise reduction 25%

ANC + noise reduction 100%


 
Capture One Pro 5.1

25%

100%


 
DxO Optics Pro 6.0

25%

100%


 
Photoshop Lightroom 3 (beta 2)

25%

100%


 
Photo Studio Darkroom 1.5

25%

100%


 
SilkyPix Developer Studio Pro 4.1

25%

100%


 

Other

DCB

FBDD 1 + DCB

FBDD 2 + DCB


 

 

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