Most of us have digital camera’s and mega-pixel camera mobile phones and we do keep clicking photos wherever we go. Sometimes, even digital cameras fail to give quality photos due to less amount of light. In some cases, wrong configuration of settings, extra light, automatic mode of camera results in producing grains (kind of dots) all over the photo. Noise is good thing in some cases if you are an artistic photographer, but commonly its of no use to normal people.
So what you do when a photo gets grainy in low light? Curse the camera and accept the photo as it is? Well, here is a simple solution (which is free of-course).
Noiseware Community Edition
Download Page: Here
Step 0: Download and Install Noiseware Community Edition
Download and install the software from links above. If you don’t know how to download stuff from internet you should read “what is download?” followed by “download managers”. I recommend FreeDownloadManager.
Step 1: Using Noiseware
Open Noiseware Community Edition which should show you this window: (Click on image for bigger version)
This screen needs us to press OK button every time as we are using free edition (not much trouble, is it?).
Now you will have to drag and drop photo in this window or use OPEN button or use File Menu-> Open.
Note: Noiseware is mostly useful for fixing grainy images and noise problems. There are some types noises but I don’t think we need to know technical theory stuff for now. So open photos and proceed to next step.
Step 2: Processing (Clicking a button ONLY)
Now we have this window: (See bigger version and notice grains and dots in image)
Here you can use set of predefined noise filters(see step Extra) Next is simple, just find GO button and press it. Its simple. Everything is automated. In this step, the software uses algorithms and stuff developed by Imagenomic experts to process the photo.
Step 3: Final
Now thing you see is cleaned photo which is far more excellent than original one. You can now save the photo with different name.(So that you don’t lose original photo). After Processing:(Click to enlarge)
Step Extra: More Options
You can just use DEFAULT settings in most of cases. There are few more options available if you click button labeled “Noise Filter” near to GO button. You will need some extra knowledge to use them. But believe me, we generally don’t need them.
You can find a great article about this at Connected Photographer. Any doubts? Fire away. And last but not least, don’t forget to use PICASA for further retouching and processing.
I use these softwares myself. You can see my photoblog here The Perspective.
Cheers. Happy Processing.
( Note: For screen shots I use FastStone Capture Free and Thanks to Hemant for allowing me to take his photo. Well I asked permission later 😀 )
thanks for the tips and the software.
i am not having time to read this post of urs..
having exams.. but, ll come back next week
btw,subscribed to ur blog:)
Great stuff. Thanks. Now I can work on some on my birthday photos. 😉
Glad to hear you found it useful. I have some other Photo Related software reccomendations coming up soon. Keep an eye here 😀
Hey first take the permission dude. 😛
Anyways u know that i will not say no to you.
So Permission granted. 😀
And a great tip tip to all the Rookie Photographers.
Well that day, you left early so I forgot 😛
but I knew you are nice enough to allow me 🙂
Remember when I took this? Remember the day when you were forced to work on Saturday LoL 😛
P.S. Rookie is good word to use here Thanks.
Yeah… I remember that.
And yes will keep giving u useful words for your bold 😛
Buddy start some F1 Bolgs… U’ll get a gr8 response, I am 100% sure.
Great stuff dude !
Thanks for the software. It’s really helpful.
Burp! You have been tagged!! 😀
cool tool !
cool man, this software will be mightly useful 🙂
cool man, this software will be mighty useful 🙂
Thank you for this post! 🙂 will try it on my photos soon!
Good, now you will never get frustrated by your photos Anamika. 😀
wow ///cool…just checked it out dude..
works like magic….
will go nw , lots of images to be processed… 😛
That was some information! thanks!
okk Today i used this software and its really good! thanks!!
sounds good, I will need something like this 😉 just got the cam and I am a newbie here
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Thank you for your site 😉
I made with photoshop backgrounds for youtube, myspace and even more
Hope you had a good day and thank you again!
Very informative ,thank you for your site
Thanks! This just fixed my very disappointing vacation pics. AWESOME!