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Topaz DeNoise AI 3.2 announced with improved raw color processing and more

Topaz DeNoise AI 3.2
(Image credit: Topaz Labs)

Topaz Labs has just update its DeNoise AI 3.2 software to offer improved color and tone when processing raw and DNG files, better metadata support for HEIC and Canon CR3 files, and improvements to the performance and user interface.

Topaz DeNoise AI works both as a standalone application and as a plug-in for Lightroom or Photoshop. It’s generally best to apply noise reduction during raw processing, where Topaz DeNoise can be used in standalone mode, now with improved color and tone rendition and using the camera DCP profile, where available.

It could prove just as useful as a plug-in for Lightroom or Photoshop, especially for raw files, which are typically rendered with quite a lot of noise by both (they use the same Adobe Camera Raw processing engine) with high ISO images.

Topaz DeNoise AI 3.2 is designed for any kind of high-ISO shooting, such as wildlife, night photography, portraits and macro. (Image credit: Topaz Labs)

Topaz DeNoise AI and machine learning

As with many modern photo editing applications, Topaz DeNoise uses AI and machine learning to ‘intelligently’ distinguish image noise from genuine detail, and Topaz Labs says it has used data from millions of images to train its system and that it’s added more than 100 new or improved AI models since 2018.

Most photo-editing software offers its own noise reduction tools, of course, but as with most tasks, software designed specifically for one job is often more sophisticated and effective than built in tools, hence the thriving plug-in market for Lightroom and Photoshop.

Topaz DeNoise AI 3.2 pricing and availability

Topaz DeNoise AI 3.2 is available now from the Topaz Labs website and costs $79.99, but it’s also available as a free trial so that you can evaluate it first.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is the Group Reviews editor for Digital Camera World and across Future's entire photography portfolio, with decades of experience with cameras of all kinds. Previously he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more.