Thursday, January 11, 2007

De-noising Photos Using Neat Image

Removing noise from pictures due to high ISO or long exposure in 4 quick steps:
A trick I leaned lurking in various digital photography forum

Download the freeware copy of Neat Image here and install.

Fire up Neat Image and select the image to be cleaned

Click the "Device Noise Profile" tab. For illustration purposes and speed click on "Auto Profile" where a sample area would be chosen

Click "Noise Filter Settings" tab then Preview. The noise filter setting will be applied to the image area. Note you can actually tweak the settings here.

One the Desired result is found, click Save Output Image tab then save the resulting image.

Note the freeware version can only save lossy JPEG format. Buy the licensed one to process in other formats.

Always better though to avoid using high ISO settings for less noise (something hard for me since i'm using just the basic camera kit lens which is slow and crappy)


  1. This is wonderful! I can use it. Pwede ba din ito sa Mac OS od Windws lang?

    BTW, are you planning to attend Yuga's Blogger's Party?

    I might attend; good place for all of us to meet!


  2. You might as well try to review . It is available from this link: I tried both and found Imagenomic to better than Neat Image. While working on my Tanay photos, I notice Neat Image tend to destroy what was photos of grass and trees. Imagenomic did it better...