Neat Image

This component is especially strong in images taken at high ISO/ASA rates. The noise reduces the visual quality of digital images and resulting printouts. Some image processing operations, like sharpening, make quality of noisy images even worse.

Download Neat Image

· Premium Noise Reduction and Image Sharpening
· Advanced Noise Filter to reduce noise and grain in digital images
· Neat Image incorporates the most advanced noise reduction algorithms in the industry that surpass the quality of all classic noise reduction methods and even that of the wavelet-based methods. Although the wavelet-based methods were developed only 10-15 years ago and still considered relatively modern, Neat Image uses an even newer and more efficient approach to noise reduction. This approach enables drawing a more clear distinction between noise and details in noisy images. This helps Neat Image reduce more noise and better preserve true image details in digital photos and scans.
· Complete control over the noise filter to achieve desired level of noise reduction
· Neat Image provides direct access to virtually all important noise filter settings. For every channel component and spatial frequency component of input image, you can adjust the noise level estimation and specify how much of the detected noise must be removed. Default filter settings work very well and if you want to tweak filter then the complete control is under your tips.
· Smart Sharpening Filter to make images look sharper without amplification of noise
· Neat Image includes an intelligent sharpening filter. Working together with the noise filter, the sharpening filter makes the image look sharper without any degradation of image quality (which is usually inevitable with noisy images). Neat Image sharpening has a halo-free mode.
· 16-bit image support to fully utilize capabilities of modern image acquisition devices
· The professional editions of Neat Image fully support 48-bit RGB and 16-bit grayscale images. This capability complements the recent advances in both hardware and software technologies (for example, Photoshop CS2 / CS) used in professional digital imaging.
· Photoshop plug-in and standalone application
· Photoshop-compatible plug-in to integrate Neat Image noise reduction in Photoshop-based workflow
· Using Neat Image plugin in the convenient environment of Photoshop (or Photoshop Elements, or another compatible editor) you can apply noise reduction exactly where it is required: in a layer, channel or selection. Using Photoshop selection tools, you can apply noise reduction with different strength to different parts of the image. You can use Neat Image plug-in as a smart filter in Photoshop CS3.

Neat Image plug-in is compatible with the following plug-in hosts:
· Adobe Photoshop CS3 / CS3 Ext / CS2 / CS / 7 / 6 / 5
· Adobe Photoshop Elements 5 / 4 / 3 / 2
· Corel / Jasc Paint Shop Pro XI / X / 10 / 9 / 8 / 7
· Corel Photopaint 12 / X3
· Ulead PhotoImpact 12 / 11 / 10 / XL / 8
· PhotoLine32
· Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006
· Microsoft Digital Image Pro
· Serif PhotoPlus
· IrfanView
· XnView
· and more
· Any file format supported by Photoshop or other used plug-in host
· Any file format supported by the plug-in host can be processed by the Neat Image plug-in. For example, you can open a PSD, TIFF, JPEG, JPEG2000, RAW, DNG, etc., image in Photoshop and then directly process it with the Neat Image plug-in. This streamlines the use of Neat Image noise reduction in your workflow.
· Standalone application to work directly with image files
· When Photoshop (or compatible plug-in host) is not available, you can use the standalone version of Neat Image to work directly with image files (TIFF, JPEG, BMP).
· Device Noise Profiles
· Device noise profiles to make noise reduction device-specific
· Neat Image uses device noise profiles - reusable analysis of noise properties of particular image acquisition device (digital camera, scanner, etc.) working in a certain mode. That makes Neat Image noise reduction custom-tailored to devices described by noise profiles and provides the highest accuracy of noise reduction.
· Auto Profiler to automatically build profiles for your camera or scanner
· Neat Image can automatically make necessary noise analysis of the input image to build a custom noise profile specifically for this image. You can use the automatics or override it and use the semi-automatic or fully-manual noise analyzers.
· Profile Viewer and profile quality indicators to help you build accurate profiles and control profile quality
· Profile Viewer provides detailed information about a noise profile: analyzed noise sample, measured noise levels, device data. The profile indicators show whether a profile was accurately built and fine-tuned. Using quality profiles is the most important step to quality noise reduction.