what to do with noise when shooting raw?


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erictan8888

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hi,

dun know if it is true or not, but i feel that when i shoot in raw, the noise level is so much higher than in jpeg...

like to ask:

what is your best method to deal with the noise when shooting raw?
(i mean what is your digital workflow?)

thanks in advance for sharing... :)
 

zerartul

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Mmm did you use the noise reduction tools in the software? For me i do noise reduction after changing the exposure settings. Find that that works fine with me.
 

theRBK

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jpgs have gone through in-camera noise reduction... for RAW, you have the option to control the strength applied by your RAW conversion program's noise reduction system...:)
 

zac08

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Also consider using a 3rd parrt noise removal program at the end of the workflow.
 

erictan8888

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when do you all normally remove noise? before or after sharpening?

i think noise removal does make the image a little less sharp right? or are my eyes not working liao... :)
 

Redsun

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when do you all normally remove noise? before or after sharpening?

i think noise removal does make the image a little less sharp right? or are my eyes not working liao... :)
Yes the more noise you remove the less sharp the pic is
i usually view at 100% and remove noise before sharpening
 

zac08

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Yes the more noise you remove the less sharp the pic is
i usually view at 100% and remove noise before sharpening
Well, it's a balance... some sharpening may induce noise as well... so watch out carefully. ;)
 

jmmtn4aj

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Yeah, software NR. It's not as convenient as in-camera since you have to manually do it, but software NR tends to do a much better job than in-camera NR. Noise Ninja is a good example.
 

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