Common photo problems and how to fix them in Photoshop: #1 My photos are too noisy

Photoshop noise reduction
(Image credit: James Paterson)

You’ve got to get things perfect in-camera, right? Wrong! Lots of common photo problems are easily fixed in Photoshop, so you can often rescue a photo that is seemingly bound for the trash can. Over the next 15 days, we’ll explain how to fix a whole host of photo headaches…

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James Paterson

The lead technique writer on Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine and N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine, James is a fantastic general practice photographer with an enviable array of skills across every genre of photography. 

Whether it's flash photography techniques like stroboscopic portraits, astrophotography projects like photographing the Northern Lights, or turning sound into art by making paint dance on a set of speakers, James' tutorials and projects are as creative as they are enjoyable. 

He's also a wizard at the dark arts of Photoshop, Lightroom and Affinity Photo, and is capable of some genuine black magic in the digital darkroom, making him one of the leading authorities on photo editing software and techniques.