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Noise Reduction the Open Source way

What are your options when you don’t run Windows or Mac and/or don’t want to use proprietary software?
Niklas Saers covers some of the options in this blog post. Thanks to him, I learned about ISO Noise Reduction, a GIMP plugin, which I’ll give a try tomorrow.
I usually use DCAM Noise, or selective blur to remove offending pixels but that can leave awful looking smooth areas next to unsightly pixels.

By Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Google+ and Twitter.

3 replies on “Noise Reduction the Open Source way”

Thanks for this! I didn’t even know this type of software existed! I took some shots early on Saturday morning (7:30) in overcast conditions. I’d set the ISO to 400 but I was really disappointed with the results. Hopefully I’ll be able to salvage something. can’t wait to try out this plugin.

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