How do Noise Control and Focal Blade compare?

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How do Noise Control and Focal Blade compare?

Postby jieh » Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:12 pm

I have been using Focal Blade on m iMac. What advantages does Noise Control have?

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Re: How do Noise Control and Focal Blade compare?

Postby HaraldHeim » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:05 pm

From the NoiseControl FAQ:

"The noise reduction feature in FocalBlade is not as sophisticated and convenient as NoiseControl. It is only meant as a bonus feature. FocalBlade's noise reduction requires much more tweaking and is not really effective on images with strong noise. Try both and you will see."

"... the sharpening feature of NoiseControl has a big advantage. NoiseControl always sharpens a 100% noise removed version of the image, even if you set the intensity of the luminance noise removal e.g. to 50%. This makes sure that no noise is emphasized by the sharpening. So if you apply NoiseControl with less than 100% luminance noise removal to an image, FocalBlade may emphasize the luminance noise again. So it is a good idea to at least use NoiseControl's sharpening feature to presharpen the image, so that you later do not need to apply a strong sharpening in FocalBlade."

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