Using Dfine for Noise Reduction

Dfine is a program used to correct Noise, or inconsistencies created by digital cameras. Here are some of the steps involved in the reduction of noise.

Step 1: Initial Procedure

You will need to first import or open the image that you want to improvise in Dfine's user interface. You can use this software along with Photoshop, but it creates a separate interface for noise reduction.

Step 2: Noise Measurement

To identify where the image needs to be corrected, you need to measure the noise on the image. The software has two ways of measuring noise: one is the automatic way and the other is user specific, where you can selects areas for noise to be measured. Once this is done, you will know the inconsistencies in the image that need to be corrected.

Step 3: Noise Reduction

There are many ways to reduce the noise in an image, depending on the complexity of the image.

Step 4: Automatic Reduction of noise

Here, the software automatically applies a noise reduction profile on the image, reducing the overall noise of the image.

Step 5: Selective Noise Reduction

With this, you can apply noise reduction to specific areas of an image without the need to reduce overall noise. This is done in three ways:

  • The color range method is suitable for applying noise reduction to a batch process and applies noise reduction only within a single color range.
  • The control points method is useful to apply noise reduction, by separating the entity based on the characteristics of the noise.
  • Last but not the least, the selective tool lets you apply this software through Adobe Photoshop, brush tool, etc., while also auto-managing layers and masks.