3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 24, 2012 9:02 AM by YahorShumski

    reduce film grain/noice

    magritte Level 1



      I scan mid format film, and I would like to ask you what is the best way to

      remove or reduce film grain/noice please?


      Thank you

        • 1. Re: reduce film grain/noice
          Jeff_N Level 1

          I prefer to scan everything as 16 bit files, it gives me the most amount information for color, contrast, saturation, etc. adjustments. Then convert to 8bit.


          I'd save the file out as a 16bit file, close, then open in CS5.1 Camera Raw and use the noise reduction feature. Another option would be to use NIK Define2.0 or another 3rd party noise reduction software.

          Noise Ninja, Topaz DeNoise, are some off the top of my head. Most have free trials.

          • 2. Re: reduce film grain/noice
            Noel Carboni Level 8

            I'll ask the obvious:  Have you tried the Filter - Noise - Reduce Noise feature that Photoshop provides?  It can produce quite good results.


            Also, opening your scanned TIFF through Camera Raw avails you of its luminance and color noise reduction facilities, which are also quite good.



            • 3. Re: reduce film grain/noice
              YahorShumski Level 1

              Topaz DeNoise is the best noise reduction plugin on my opinion.