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Topaz DeNoise AI Review 2022 + Free trial & Discount

Topaz Denoise AI Photo Denoiser

In this Topaz Denoise AI review, I get hands-on with the latest version of Denoise AI 2022 version 3.6.2, and find it remains one of the best noise reduction applications you can buy today. With its powerful AI denoising algorithms, Denoise AI not only removes photo noise but preserves and enhances detail. As a result, photos processed with Denoise AI are cleaner and sharper than your original image.

For this reason, Topaz Denoise AI is vastly superior to traditional noise reduction systems. But like anything, Denoise AI is not perfect and it faces stiff competition from ON1 NoNoise AI. So, is Topaz Denoise worth it? Let’s find out. Jump to Conclusion | Denoise AI – Free Download

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What is Topaz Denoise AI

Topaz Denoise AI is a specialized noise reduction application from Topaz Labs, the creators of the wonderful Sharpen AI and Gigapixel AI. And depending on your needs, you can use Topaz Denoise AI as a standalone application or as a plug-in for Photoshop and Lightroom.

But however you choose to use Denoise AI, you’ll find it to be vastly superior to the sort of traditional photo denoising built into your smartphone, camera, and favorite photo editor.

With traditional noise reduction, removing photo noise also removes detail. Therefore, the best result depends on carefully balancing the loss of both. But often enough – even the most perfect of compromises still delivers poor results.

But Topaz Denoise AI is different. Thanks to its AI denoising algorithms, Denoise AI can look at a photo like you and I do. In other words, it can tell the difference between noise and detail. This means that Denoise AI can remove noise whilst preserving and enhancing your photo’s detail. As a result, you end up with a photo that’s not just cleaner, but also sharper and more detailed than your out-of-camera image.

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Who is Topaz Denoise AI for

Topaz Denoise AI is for anyone who takes photos. But if your favorite type of photography demands high noise-ridden ISOs, Denoise AI is a game-changer and all but essential.

In these cases, Denoise AI is as powerful an upgrade as buying a new camera or lens but at a fraction of the price. With Topaz Denoise, you will be able to expand your creative envelope by exploiting higher and noisier ISO’s knowing you can fix it later.

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How to use Topaz Denoise AI

Topaz Denoise AI is easy to use and suitable for beginners. Overall, it will take you less than 20 minutes to get to grips with the product.

1. Download Denoise AI for Free

Your first step is to install Topaz Denoise AI and you can download and try Denoise AI for free for as long as you like. However, the trial version of Denoise AI will add a watermark to the denoised copy of your photo until you pay up. Nevertheless, it’s a great way to see how well Denoise AI works on your own photos.

2. Select your Photos

Begin by Opening Topaz Denoise AI and click on Browse Images. You can select a single photo or batch. When opening your photo, Denoise AI will evaluate your image and automatically apply what it thinks is the most effective of its 5 noise reduction models. At this point, you could call it a day, export the image, and move on to the next. But in this case, we’ll make some adjustments of our own.

3. Making your own adjustments in Topaz Denoise

When you first use Denoise AI, it will be set to Automatic mode. This means it will choose the AI model for you. In fact, the automatic mode is very effective and reliable. But it is possible to get even better results with a few manual adjustments.

The first thing you need to do is choose one of Denoise AI’s five AI Denoising models. These are,

  • Standard
  • Clear
  • Low Light
  • Severe Noise
  • Raw

Browsing through each of the AI models requires just a click. But if you want to compare the effect of multiple AI models simultaneously, you can use Denoise AI’s 2 and 4-way split-screen modes. These are located next to the zoom option just above the top-right corner of your photo.

Having settled on your favorite AI model, you can adjust the model preferences. Like before, these default to automatic and often yield the best results. But if you prefer to manually adjust your image – you have 4 options to attend to.

  • Remove Noise
  • Enhance Sharpness
  • Recover Original Detail
  • Color Noise Reduction

As you can see, these adjustments are pretty self-explanatory. Simply adjust each until you like what you see.

4. Masking with Topaz DeNoise AI

Instead of denoising your whole photo, you can use Topaz Denoise AI to denoise select areas. This may be desirable if parts of your photo are noisier than others. To begin, click on the square icon. It’s discreetly located next to the trash can at the bottom of the screen.

Afterwhich, you will be presented with some Brush Settings. Use the brush to paint over the areas you wish to apply noise reduction. As you do, the area will be covered with a red overlay. Please note that the red overlay serves only to illustrate your brush strokes and will not be visible on your final photo.

In terms of settings, you can make the brush smaller and larger. I also recommend you set your brush to Edge Aware. This makes it much easier to mask between the lines. Another neat trick is Invert. If you want to make a large selection, it may be easier to mask the areas you do not wish to denoise and then click invert to reverse your selection. When you’re happy with the result, click Apply and you’re done.

5. Exporting your denoised photo

Once you’re finished applying noise reduction to your photo, click on Save Image. Here, you can give it a new filename and if need be, save it to a different folder.

For more options, deselect the Preserve Input Settings option. This will give you access to different image formats such as JPEG, TIFF, PNG, and DNG. And where applicable, you can adjust the amount of file compression and bit-depth.

To reiterate, your exported denoised photo will feature a watermark until you exit trial mode and buy Topaz Denoise AI.

Is Topaz Denoise AI any good?

Topaz Denoise AI is extremely effective and guaranteed to be better than any traditional non-AI-powered noise reduction tool. That being said, it does have limitations.

For instance, if your photo has already suffered from poor in-camera noise reduction, the damage is done and Denoise AI has less to work with. But even in these circumstances, Denoise AI may offer an improvement of some degree – as the sample below illustrates.

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Therefore, switch your camera to shoot raw or check your camera or smartphone’s settings to see whether you can reduce or disable its in-built noise reduction. This will result in a noisier more detailed out-of-camera image – perfect for Topaz Denoise AI.

Furthermore, Denoise AI does suffer from some latency. Every time you make an adjustment, change the AI model, or zoom/pan your photo – Topaz Denoise will pause a few seconds to re-render the image. Objectively speaking, the results are worth the wait. Nevertheless, NoNoise AI delivers similar results faster.

How much does Topaz Denoise AI cost?

Denoise AI costs US$79.95. However, you can get 15% off Denoise AI using the promo code friend15. Alternatively, you can buy the Topaz Labs Image Quality Bundle.

Within the bundle, you get Denoise AI, the magnificent Sharpen AI, and Gigapixel AI for much less than the total cost of buying each individually. You can also get an additional 15% off the Topaz Image Quality Bundle using promo code friend15.

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Topaz Denoise AI compared

Topaz Denoise AI’s noise reduction is vastly superior to any traditional photo denoising found inside your camera, smartphone, or photo editor.

Therefore, it’s hardly surprising Denoise AI’s main competitor is another AI denoiser. In many ways, ON1 NoNoise AI is similar to DeNoise AI. In practical terms, both Denoise AI and NoNoNoise AI are equally excellent at denoising photos and both cost the same.

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However, NoNoise AI is a little faster and has some extra secondary features such as photo cropping and an erase tool. On the other hand, Denoise AI has the flexibility of multiple AI models and a friendly user interface. Overall, I can’t decide between and for more info, read Denoise AI vs NoNoise AI.

Compared to older versions, Denoise AI v3.6.2 isn’t a giant leap forward from 2021’s Denoise AI v3.3.3. But if you’re using a much older version of Topaz Denoise, Denoise AI v3.6.2 is faster and more capable.

Is Topaz Denoise AI worth it?

Yes. If you shoot noisy raw photos at high ISOs – Denoise AI is a game-changer. In practical terms, Denoise AI offers a performance boost similar to having a larger camera sensor but at a fraction of the price.

Denoise AI can also be extremely effective at denoising JPEG photos. However, any pre-existing noise reduction applied to your photo by your camera or smartphone will likely get in Denoise AI’s way. Therefore you should turn it off.

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Conclusions

Topaz Denoise AI is amongst the best photo denoisers I have used. Whilst most noise reduction systems smudge away noise and detail, Denoise AI removes noise whilst enhancing detail.

Of course, your results will vary depending on the quality of the source material. If the photo you are processing has already been sanitized by your camera’s in-built noise reduction system, there might not be much left for Denoise AI to work with. But if you can turn off your camera’s noise reduction or save your photos as raw files, Denoise AI will deliver results on par with a camera/sensor upgrade.

Sadly, Denoise AI has a minor problem with latency. Each time you adjust an image, it will pause a second to re-render the image. In my opinion, the results are easily worth the wait. Nevertheless, ON1 NoNoise AI is faster and equally effective by many measures.

Choosing between Denoise AI and NoNoise AI is very tricky since both are outstanding AI Denoisers. On one hand, NoNoise AI is faster and has more peripheral features. On the other, Denoise AI has a simpler interface and multiple AI denoising models to choose from. But whichever you choose, you’ll be happy with the results.

Overall, it’s difficult to find any real downsides to using Topaz Denoise AI. It’s affordable, easy to use, and insanely effective. At worse, it will fail to recover an unrecoverable photo. But at best, it can convert a recycle bin-bound photo into a keeper. Therefore, there’s nothing to lose by using Denoise AI and plenty to gain. Try Denoise AI free

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is Topaz Denoise AI?

Denoise AI costs US$79.99

Is Denoise AI Free?

Denoise can be used free of charge. However, your images will be watermarked.

Is Topaz Denoise AI worth it?

If you shoot at high ISOs or use a camera with a smaller sensor, Denoise AI can vastly improve your photo’s image quality.

Can Denoise AI be used standalone?

Denoise AI can be used standalone or as a Lightroom plug-in.

Is Denoise AI easy to use?

Yes. It will take you about ten minutes to learn how to use Denoise AI.

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