Denoise: awesome concept in theory, but not so much in reality.

I was lamenting on Saturday night that I was getting seriously tired of grainy photos due to the a serious lack of lighting in my place after sun down. I know it’s my fault, I know I need a better camera, I know I shouldn’t be so damn cheap on the lights, but that doesn’t mean both my digital cameras need to be bitches and take crappy photos.

Much to my chagrin I stumbled on a "de-grainifying" application that will take all those over pixelated and spotty photos and turn them into the works of art they really are–in theory. But in reality, all I noticed was the photo lightened up and came out a bit brighter. I could have done that crap in photoshop. Maybe, I don’t know what I’m doing, which could be the real problem here, but Denoise doesn’t live up to its promise. Feel free to prove me wrong though, because I would really love to see an application like this that works properly.

Now to be completely fair here, I’ve spent 20 minutes with the application and I haven’t put it through the paces of adjusting settings. At this exact moment, it seems like I was mislead. "Remove noise and grain from photographs" they said, but what I really got was some color enhancements.

I’m no "photographer" so maybe my "untrained" eye couldn’t see any improvements, but shouldn’t this applications key demographic be me, and people like me? I don’t really see pro, and semi pro photographers paying for this applications, and I really don’t see them giving up the power of photoshop.

But, just in case you don’t believe me here’s the photo conversion. Before and after. As a quick aside I really hate the bumblebees.

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