April 4, 2006
AKVIS Noise Buster: Noise Suppression for Digital and Scanned Images
Press Release: AKVIS LLC announces the release of new software – AKVIS Noise Buster V.1.1 for Windows and Macintosh. AKVIS Noise Buster is software for noise suppression on digital and scanned images.
Digital cameras opened the door to easy and entertaining photography. However, consumer digital cameras also have their drawbacks: they often produce the so-called digital noise. It can be seen as grains that compromise the smoothness of the photo. It is especially annoying on the skin as it makes it uneven. This kind of noise is called luminance noise. There can also be chroma (color) noise which is perceived as random red and blue pixels spoiling the color accuracy of the snap-shot.
Digital noise can be produced by a number of factors: heating of the camera sensor, long exposure shooting, small pixel size (therefore digital compact cameras generate much noisier images than digital SLRs), high ISO settings, etc.
AKVIS Noise Buster reduces both luminance and color noise on digital images without spoiling other aspects of the photo. Now your photos look neat and accomplished.
Look up examples at: http://akvis.com/en/noise-buster/examples-reduce-noise.php
The plug-in’s window shows Before and After images for instant preview and easy tweaking of the parameters. You can switch between the windows with a click on the image. Separate setting areas for luminance and color noise allow you to deal with each kind of noise in the most efficient way. For further adjustment you have a few advanced parameters at your disposal. The program is equally useful both for professional and home users.
AKVIS Noise Buster is a plug-in. It requires image processing program that supports plugins. AKVIS Noise Buster is compatible with Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Jasc paint Shop pro, etc. The software runs on Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/NT and on Macintosh Mac OS X 10.3, PowerPC G3 and above.
AKVIS Noise Buster sells for $49.00 US. One license key allows activating the software on two computers, for example, on a desktop and on a laptop. AKVIS Alchemy Bundle (a bundle of 6 photo correction and restoration plug-ins, including Noise Buster) sells for $270.00 USD, saving you $150.00 USD over buying each plug-in separately.
For a free trial, AKVIS offers 10 days of fully functional use.
Details are available at http://akvis.com/en/noise-buster/index.php