Name: AKVIS Noise Buster
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.7 or later
Includes: Pre-Activation (install and play)
Web Site: http://akvis.com/en/noise-buster/index.php
No More Noise on Your Digital Pictures!
AKVIS Noise Buster is noise reduction software. It efficiently reduces noise and grain in your 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 artifacts or 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 is efficient noise suppression software. It reduces both luminance and color noise on digital images without spoiling other aspects of the photo.
The automatic settings usually give a good result. If not quite satisfied, you can tweak the parameters observing the changes in real time in the Quick Preview. The program's window shows Before and After images for comparison. You can switch between the windows with a click on the image.
Separate setting areas for luminance and chroma 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 histogram displaying the noise level and noise components of the loaded image is very helpful and shows which settings to adjust.
With AKVIS Noise Buster your photos look neat and accomplished!
What's New in Version 10.0:
AKVIS Noise Buster 10.0 introduces a cutting-edge noise reduction technology with the moiré removal feature and new post-processing tools, a redesigned user interface, updated presets, and other usability improvements.
In Version 10.0:
● Improved Algorithm & New Features
The innovative noise reduction algorithm provides advanced capabilities for better processing quality.
The new Remove Moiré check-box allows to reduce the moiré patterns in digital images and remove halftone from scanned newspaper photos. The check-box is accompanied by the new Blur parameter which regulates the degree of smoothing.
Note: The Remove Moiré check-box and the Blur parameter are available only for Home Deluxe and Business licenses.
● New Tools
The tool range has been extended with the Smudge tool and the Crop tool.
The Crop tool is available only in the standalone version.
● New Interface with Support for Ultra HD
The new version features a modernized user interface with support for Ultra HD 4K & 5K resolution screens. The texts and new vector based icons now scale correctly even on super high resolution monitors.
You can choose between two interface themes: Dark and Light.
● New Presets
The software brings new built-in presets specially designed to illustrate the new algorithm's performance.
● Image View Modes
The program offers multiple View Modes which allow the original and the resulting images to be displayed in various ways in the Image Window.
● Also in the new version:
- improved support for GPU;
- increased the Quick Preview area: default value is 600 px, the max value is 1,000 px;
- added the possibility to choose a drive where the program shall be installed,
- added support for more RAW formats;
- added new print options;
- fixed minor bugs and some interface glitches;
- and other changes.