Most of the standard noise reduction tools on the market today employ wavelet-based algorithms that often introduce other problems into the image, such as detail blurriness, when reducing noise levels. Contrary to this, the advanced methodology used by Topaz DeNoise actually has the ability to improve image quality as it reduces noise.
When making adjustments to your digital photos with this plugin, you can actually focus in on the precise type of noise that you want to correct. For example, if the problem with the image you are trying to correct is really due to JPEG artifact noise resulting from high levels of compression, you can navigate directly to the Advanced tab of the plugin and adjust the JPEG Fixer slider.
One thing to note is that when working with RAW images, you’ll want to make sure that any noise reduction and sharpening tools used by your RAW converter are turned off so that you’re editing the original true image. This way you won’t be trying to apply one noise reduction algorithm on top of another, which could result in much poorer results.
Another great feature of Topaz DeNoise is that if you find a certain set of parameters that achieves the results you want, you can name and save the settings so that future modifications using these parameters can be performed simply by selecting the option on the Presets tab. To get you started here, a small collection of presets is included with the plugin.
Not only can you save preconfigured settings for your own future photo editing projects, but the Share button located on the right-hand side of the application makes it easy to distribute newly created styles with other users of the plugin. Clicking on this button will bring up a new window listing the current parameters being used in the noise removal tool. One more click copies the settings to your clipboard, allowing for easy pasting into email or other documents.