HIGH ISO- how do I fix the noise??

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sadieruth's picture
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HIGH ISO- how do I fix the noise??

Lost the light wayyyyyy too quickly. I had to shoot with an ISO of 2500. How can I fix this in PSE8?? Any tips?!

TracyF's picture
Joined: 08/14/06
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Someone probably has a better answer, but with my P&S's small sensor, I often have to shoot at an ISO that produces a lot of noise (for me, that's ISO 400!! :o), and I usually edit my photos as I'd like and then when I'm done, I run them through Noiseware. It works pretty well.

sadieruth's picture
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How much is Noiseware?

Ladybugsteph's picture
Joined: 06/21/06
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Download Noiseware Community Edition. It works GREAT, and it's free!

sadieruth's picture
Joined: 06/09/05
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WOW! That has helped a BUNCH! Thanks SOOOOO much! Smile

Ladybugsteph's picture
Joined: 06/21/06
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You're welcome! I was so surprised how much a free program could help with the noise in my photos. If I go up to 800 with my XTi, I get a bunch of noise. I know it sounds like a paid advertisement, but it really opened up a whole new world to me. Wink I'm not afraid to bump my ISO anymore.

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Joined: 08/23/07
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That is what I use too and I love it! I used to have it on my work PC too but then when the Tech Department had to redo my drive a few months ago, I lost it and wasn't able to reinstall it Sad

When the noise isn't too horrible and I don't have access to Noiseware, I use a light-handed airbrush tool that works ok.