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rgs

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Nik dFine vs LR5
« on: June 16, 2013, 07:55:28 PM »

I'm interested in thoughts about or experiences with noise reduction in these two programs. Thanks for your input. 

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Re: Nik dFine vs LR5
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2013, 09:17:52 PM »

I have LR4, which I believe is the same as LR5 as far as noise reduction go.  IMO, Dfine is both easier to use and a more powerful program.  It is easier to use because it's automatic noise reduction setting is good most of the time.  No need to worry about adjusting sliders, which can be a daunting task for newbies or those who have trouble deciding how much noise reduction to apply.  It is a more powerful program because you can choose where to measure noise as well as use control points to target noise reduction.
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Re: Nik dFine vs LR5
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2013, 05:46:35 AM »

Same for me. The locality is everything. LR defaults sensibly to zero luminance noise reduction because that kills resolution. So I keep LR's default noise reduction, which is very good, but then use DFine to apply luminance noise reduction to skys. I do lanscapes.
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