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Luminar Neo Noiseless AI Review | Good, but not the Best

Luminar Noiseless AI

In this Luminar Neo Noiseless AI Review, we’re assessing the production version of Skylum Software‘s new AI photo noise reduction extension for Luminar Neo. Like HDR Merge, Noiseless AI is an optional extra and is part of the Luminar Neo Extension Pack.

And like most AI-powered noise reduction applications, Noiseless AI does sound job denoising your photos. While Noiseless falls short of the best noise reduction applications, its native integration with Luminar Neo means you can confine your photo editing workflow to a single system. So, let’s find out if Luminar Noiseless is worth your coin. Jump to Conclusion | Read Luminar Neo Review | Read Luminar Neo Extension Pack Review


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What is Luminar Noiseless AI

Noiseless AI is an AI-powered photo denoiser for Luminar Neo and part of the Luminar Neo Extension pack. As an extension, you need to own a copy of Luminar Neo to use Noiseless AI. For more information, visit my comprehensive Luminar Neo Review.

Noiseless AI offers precise control over noise reduction.

Like other AI-based noise reduction applications, Noiseless AI analyzes your photo and removes noise while leaving your photo’s detail intact. In contrast, traditional noise reduction cannot tell noise from detail and reliably removes both.

As a result, Noiseless AI is likely to be far superior to the sort of traditional detail-sapping noise reduction algorithms built into your camera and smartphone.

How much does Noiseless AI cost?

Noiseless AI is part of the Luminar Neo Extension Pack and can be bought outright or paid for via subscription.


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Includes Luminar Neo Photo Editor, All Present and Future Extensions, and Upgrades.

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$119 $99

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How to add Noiseless AI to Lumiar Neo

Having purchased Noiseless AI, you must add the extension to your copy of Luminar Neo

1. Upgrade to the latest version of Luminar Neo (Luminar Neo v1.3 or later)

Right-click on the Luminar Neo logo and access the Help > Check for Updates menu. Please note that updating Luminar Neo can take up to 30 minutes.

2. Add the Noiseless AI Extension

Right-click on the orange jigsaw piece to the right of the Luminar Neo Logo. This will open the Extension window.

The Extension window lists all available extensions. Simply click on the Noiseless AI option, and you’re done. P.S. Make sure you’re signed into Luminar Neo with the email address you used to buy the extension pack and Neo.

How to use Noiseless AI

Noiseless AI is straightforward to use. Launch your photo into edit mode and access Noiseless AI from the Tools menu.

Noiseless AI includes three noise reduction presets, Low, Middle, and High, with Luminar Neo recommending which preset will best serve your photo.

Of course, you can ignore Luminar Neo and dial preferred adjustments. Currently, you have four sliders for adjusting Luminosity Denoise, Color Denoise, Details, and Sharpness. Simply slide each until you like what you see.

Is Noiseless AI in Luminar Neo any good?

Noiseless AI is easy to use and effective at removing noise. However, applying noise reduction does take a few moments, and once applied – Noiseless AI will pause to rerender the image whenever you zoom and pan around your photo. While such delays are present in other AI Noise Reductional applications, Noiseless AI is slower than some.

As for noise reduction, the quality is good, and the detail retention is high. As a result, you can dial Noiseless AI to its maximum settings without negatively impacting your image.

Yet Noiseless AI falls short of competing products as some can enhance detail beyond what’s present in the original image. As a result, photos processed in competing products can look cleaner, sharper, and more detailed than those processed with Noiseless AI.

But you might prefer to use Noiseless AI simply because it’s integrated with Luminar Neo, and there’s great efficiency in containing your photo editing workflow to a single application. Nonetheless, this first iteration of Noiseless AI is decent but outperformed its mature competition.

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Noiseless AI Compared

Let’s see how Noiseless AI compares against the best AI noise reduction applications – Topaz Denoise AI and ON1 NoNoise AI.

Luminar Noiseless vs Topaz Denoise AI

With its five different AI models, Topaz Denoise AI is a spectacular noise reduction application, and the way it preserves and enhances detail is stunning. Plus, Denoise AI comes with a simple but effective masking tool for applying noise reduction to select areas of your photo.

Denoise AI – Read Topaz Denoise AI Review

Both Topaz Denoise AI and Noiseless AI take their time to apply noise reduction to your image. And both take a moment to rerender the image as you zoom and pan around your photo. However, Denoise AI is a little bit faster.

Of course, NoNoise AI is more convenient since it’s already built into Luminar Neo. But if all you care about is applying the best noise reduction, Topaz Denoise AI exceeds expectations. Read Topaz Denoise AI Review

Luminar Noiseless vs NoNoise AI

ON1 NoNoise AI is almost as good as Topaz Denoise AI, better than Noiseless AI, and considerably faster than both. Furthermore, NoNoise has some interesting peripheral features, including AI masking and subject removal.

Like Denoise AI, NoNoise AI is an external app and, therefore, less convenient to Luminar Neo users than Noiseless AI. But if you want great noise reduction and swift performance – you’ll love ON1 NoNoise AI. Read ON1 NoNoise AI Review for more information.


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Conclusion

Noiseless AI finally brings AI-powered noise reduction to Luminar Neo. And thankfully, it’s both effective and easy to use.

Outgunned

However, better noise reduction is available elsewhere so long as you’re willing to suffer the inconvenience of using a separate application. While Noiseless AI does a good job removing noise, it does not enhance detail like Topaz Denoise AI. Nor can it match the outright speed and quality of ON1 NoNoise AI.

Of course, Noiseless AI is built into Luminar Neo, enabling you to contain your photo editing workflow in a single system, and that’s certainly worth something.

Is Noiseless AI worth it

Because Noiseless AI is one-seventh of the Luminar Neo Extension Pack, it’s impossible to assess its value independently of the other six extensions. I certainly don’t think that Noiseless AI singlehandedly justifies the cost of the extension pack, and such an expectation would be unreasonable.

But if you know you want HDR Merge, Upscale AI, and Background Removal AI – Noiseless AI and the Luminar Neo Extension Pack represent great value.

Overall

Noiseless AI is a good, rather than excellent, noise-reduction application that’s well integrated into the Luminar Neo ecosystem. But if you care for nothing but the very best noise reduction – there are better options elsewhere.

Let me know your favorite Noise Reduction application and which I should test next.


Get the Luminar Neo Extension Pack

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Deals are valid until September 26th

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Includes Luminar Neo Photo Editor, All Present and Future Extensions, and Upgrades.

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Includes Luminar Neo Photo Editor, All Present and Future Extensions, and Upgrades.

$119 $99

BUY OUTRIGHT

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