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The Image Doctors #228

Our Workflow for High ISO Images

Newer digital cameras do an excellent job with handling noise at higher ISOs, but they are not noise-free. When you shoot action like sports or wildlife, especially if you’re not using fast (read: expensive) lenses, you can easily find yourself shooting well over ISO 6400. The good news is that modern AI-based software tools for noise reduction can handle these shots and deliver results that look like you were shooting at low ISOs!

This week, we’ll share our fundamental workflow for high-ISO photos, and we’ll be doing a demonstration for our show sponsors in an upcoming bonus video.

The Image Doctors #184

Dealing with High ISO images: AI-based noise reduction software for photography

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Blue-chested hummingbird on the grounds at Tranquilo Bay, Panama. Photographed at ISO 12,800 and processed with Adobe Lightroom Classic and DXO Pure Raw 3.

We’re back this week as Jason has returned from his photo safari to Isla Bastimentos in Panama. Many of Jason’s images were captured at ISOs well above ISO 6400. Today we’ll discuss the latest AI-based tools for noise removal, including Adobe Lightroom, DXO Pure Raw 3, and Topaz Photo AI. All of these tools are excellent, but we use them differently depending on our workflow needs.

The Image Doctors #110

AI Noise Reduction Software Review

This week, we look at three AI-based noise reduction tools and look at how they stack up against each other. We tested:

We found that although all three of these programs did a good job removing noise, there were some significant differences in workflow between the products. Listen to hear which of these tools came out on top, and why!

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Dealing with noise in digital photos

What, me worry?

Collared trogon (female), Trinidad, West Indies
Nikon D850 at ISO 6400

Do your high-iso images seem noisy? Chances are that it has nothing to do with your camera, and a lot to do with your image processing. Here are some tips for dealing with noise in your raw digital images.

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Does the D500 lose detail at high ISO?

After my Nikon D500 ISO post yesterday, seems as though people didn’t agree with my assessment that the Nikon D500 handles noise very well through ISO 6400. In particular, several people were pointing out that the D500 obliterates fine details at higher ISOs.

My findings: Not true, Unless you are shooting JPEGs with High-ISO NR enabled, that is. In that case, the in-camera NR is definitely smearing out details. Continue reading Does the D500 lose detail at high ISO?