Thanks for reply....I am viewing images 1:1 and this seems to be new just recently as I don't seem to have it on earlier photos when I started with Lightroom about 4 weeks ago
I am now using Lightroom cc for images and noticed that a lot of images have noticable noise, and colour noise, than when I was using another program with the same camera and lens with iso at 100!
Any suggestions ?
Are the pictures that now show noise also shot at ISO 100? Please post a 1:1 view screenshot showing the noise you are seeing.
Noise is controlled in the Detail panel in LR Develop. What settings are being applied, there, to the images that have noise?
The factory defaults for LR are Luminance noise reduction of zero and Color NR 25.
Lum NR of 0 will likely show some grain even at low ISOs, especially in the darker areas and especially if the images has been adjusted to increase the contrast or brightness of dark areas both of which are effectively increasing the ISO digitally in LR.
The default Color NR setting is usually enough unless the images are shot a higher ISO or more severely adjusted.
You don't mention what "other software" you're using. If it is software that only looks at the camera-embedded JPG and doesn't attempt to decode the raw data, or if it is a Nikon-licensed program, then you'll only see the image after the Nikon NR has been applied, whereas in LR you can see the raw data with as little or as much NR as the adjustments are set to do.
As Todd asks, it would be good to see a screenshot of an image at 1:1 in Develop with the Detail panel settings shown as well.
I assume the posted screenshot is with the Basic panel controls all set to 0. If so it requires ~+4.0 Exposure setting, which is the equivalent of a camera ISO setting 16 times higher! If the camera was set to ISO 100 then this image is equivalent to ISO 1600. So what can you do to "fix" it?
Not sure why the image is so badly under-exposed other than an improper camera setting (i.e. left in manual exposure mode). What camera model and shooting modes are you using?
Here are a couple steps in adjusting the image. These illustrations are using the Camera Raw filter for Photoshop, but the adjustments are the same as in Lightroom.
First, I increased the Exposure up to +3 EV and didn't touch anything else in the Basic toning area, especially not Shadows. This leaves things a little darker than a properly-exposed photo but I want to keep the darks subdued because that's where the worse noise would be:
Next, I used the Detail panel to remove most of the noise, first the Color noise, then the Luminance noise. The tradeoff is that the brighter areas look too smooth, so I backed off a bit:
Here is an example of how bad things look if you start with the Auto toning and then increase the Luminance NR to get rid of most of the noise in the darker areas:
Thanks for reply ....as a newbie I have a lot to learn!
Thanks for reply, agree this shot was underexposed and thanks for walking through the process...I used to use Aperture where I did not see so much noise in my images but with lightroom I am seeing it often