Macphun, the Mac-only software company behind some of the most popular image processing products on the Mac’s App Store, has released a preview of its latest standalone application-cum-plug-in, Noiseless.
The preview is save-disabled so you can only sample its range of sophisticated controls and presets, not export your results, but the full version will be ready for purchase and download this week. There is a special pre-order price for early birds.
The full, non-demo version of Noiseless will be released during the week of April 13 and the countdown is on until release date. Meanwhile you may wish to download the demo and give it a whirl. I can’t give my verdict on Noiseless yet – I only have access to the demo myself at the moment.
But, from what I have seen of its results, Noiseless does a terrific job at noise reduction on images shot at high ISOs. I look forward to putting it to the test after the full version is released.
The Noiseless graphic user interface (GUI) has similar traits to other programs in the Macphun collection. It opens with a set of presets that you can apply with the simple click of a button. You can then click on the Adjust button to open a much more detailed slider interface where you can fine tune your choice. You can then save your customer settings as a preset if you wish.
Macphun’s Mac OS programs are developing into a nicely rounded set of imaging products that can used in their standalone forms or as Photoshop plug-ins. As the Noiseless Export dialog denotes, each program can export directly to another in the collection without ever opening Photoshop. I often run photographs through a sequence of Macphun products – for example, Snapheal to Intensify to Focus – to apply some very rich effects fast.
With the arrival of Noiseless, I can definitely see myself adding it that sequence as the first in line – Noiseless to Snapheal to Intensify or Tonality, depending on whether I am after a color image or a monochrome one. Not so long ago, I defaulted to shooting and processing only raw images, regarding camera-generated JPEGs as useful only if I needed to quickly share an unprocessed image with a client for approval.
The results I am getting by processing those same camera-generated JPEGs through one or more Macphun product are proving more than good enough for final use in on-screen applications. Judging by my quick-and-dirty tryout of Noiseless on a 6400 ISO JPEG from my GH4, I suspect I am going to be shooting more JPEGs at high ISOs from now onwards.
I recommend keeping an eye on Macphun even if you shoot movies more than stills these days. Several years ago Macphun hinted that it would be developing plug-ins for NLEs in the near future – a future I am hoping is looming ever closer now that its programmers have tackled the crucial noise reduction question. [bctt tweet=”Macphun releases demo of promising new stills noise reducer standalone & plug-in, Noiseless Pro”]
Noiseless | The Most Amazing Noise Reduction Software for Mac
No matter your camera or shooting conditions, give your photos the fighting chance they deserve.
Breathe new life into every photo! When taking photos in low light situations, every smartphone, compact camera or DSLR creates “noise”, small color or light speckles that can ruin an otherwise cool photo. Noiseless cleans up digital noise fast, with advanced technology to retain sharp details, one-click operation and an affordable price. Make hand-held shots look like you used a tripod!
Learn more at macphun.com/noiseless
(cover photo credit: snap from Macphun)
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