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  1. #21
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    Re: Before and After Example Topaz 2.0.5

    That's not what I meant. Post the pertinent data with the images. What is the ISO for the images?


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  2. #22
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    Re: Before and After Example Topaz 2.0.5

    Quote Originally Posted by adot45 View Post
    OK, I won't bother with it anymore.
    I have been appreciating the examples. I do like it and ended up with the bundle but I have not used it very much because I have not had the opportunity to shoot much of late. It is nice to see someone putting it to good use justifying my investment.

    Hopefully I will get too it soon.
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    Re: Before and After Example Topaz 2.0.5

    Quote Originally Posted by adot45 View Post
    OK, here is the original photo and then after running through Topaz DeNoise (settings were 66 DeNoise and 66 sharpen)

    Attachment 342072

    I have no idea why the color shift, there was no color shift using Sharpen AI
    edit: Sharpen AI wasn't used on this image, just the first post and that is the "no color shift" I'm referring to.
    Hmmm. Those are really high from what I've ever used. I don't see anything in the original that would require that level of NR. I shoot wilfdlife at ISO 4000 and almost never get about 25. I'm guessing that within the blues the AI may have decided tere was color noise where it wasn't at that level and shifted everything? Just a guess. I always start with the default - move the window over top of the subject, click the preview update (hint: always turn off the auto-update preview box in Denoise and Sharpen), and see what's what. If it's not noisy to begin with I may even go from 15 to 10 to see if it removes enough.
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    Re: Before and After Example Topaz 2.0.5

    Quote Originally Posted by adot45 View Post
    OK, I won't bother with it anymore.
    I think your posts have been very worthwhile. Thanks for the work you did to show us your results.
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  5. #25
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    Re: Before and After Example Topaz 2.0.5

    Has anybody compared their results using Topaz Sharpen vs. Photoshop Shake Reduction or High Pass layers?
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  6. #26
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    Re: Before and After Example Topaz 2.0.5

    @adot45 if you are taking screen shots of your images, the EXIF won't show up automatically. I think what Fred meant is it is difficult to assess noise reduction when we don't know the starting point. Noise at ISO 1600 most likely will be different (less) than noise at ISO 4000 or higher. If you are going to post screen shots, just type in the ISO and possibly the aperture and shutter to cover the exposure triangle.

    OR resize your images to be 1024 pixels on the long/tall side. Then the EXIF should automatically be displayed.

    @BackdoorArts thanks for your info. I don't yet have Topaz but appreciate the settings you share for when I do get it.

    @Woodyg3 although I don't have Topaz, I tend to use Shake Reduction far more than the High Pass Filter. Even when I use the High Pass Filter, I tend to only set it at .5 pixels which isn't a lot. But HP seems to add more noise than I want.

    Jake, have you ever compared all three - Topaz Sharpen, Shake Reduction, and High Pass Filter?
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  7. #27
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    Re: Before and After Example Topaz 2.0.5

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post

    @Woodyg3 although I don't have Topaz, I tend to use Shake Reduction far more than the High Pass Filter. Even when I use the High Pass Filter, I tend to only set it at .5 pixels which isn't a lot. But HP seems to add more noise than I want.
    @hark Interesting. I find that shake reduction usually gives me strange, unnatural looking results. I use the high pass filter when things are a little unsharp and get very good results most of the time. Noise is a problem with both methods for me, though.
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  8. #28
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    Re: Before and After Example Topaz 2.0.5

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodyg3 View Post
    @hark Interesting. I find that shake reduction usually gives me strange, unnatural looking results. I use the high pass filter when things are a little unsharp and get very good results most of the time. Noise is a problem with both methods for me, though.
    Woody, I dial back the artifacting slider as well as the smoothing slider. Plus I usually lower the amount of shake reduction after it comes up with its own calculations.
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    Re: Before and After Example Topaz 2.0.5

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    ... Even when I use the High Pass Filter, I tend to only set it at .5 pixels which isn't a lot. But HP seems to add more noise than I want.
    Just out of curiosity... Do you desaturate before applying the HP filter?
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  10. #30
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    Re: Before and After Example Topaz 2.0.5

    Quote Originally Posted by Horoscope Fish View Post
    Just out of curiosity... Do you desaturate before applying the HP filter?
    No. Why would I want to do that?
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