Have you ever taken a picture that has a lot of noise in the background? If this happens its could be because you are shooting with a high ISO setting. Shooting with high ISO settings isn’t a bad thing, it just something you have to do. If you are shooting manual then you know why its done, if you are still using the auto or macro settings on your camera then the camera decides on what the best ISO is needed.
You can use denoise filters and plugins such as Topaz Labs’ DeNoise to remove the noise from the image. But if you use to much of the denoise filter it softens the image. If you use way to much denoise, it may even blur the image.
So once the image has been denoised you can go in and sharpen the image. But that defeats the purpose of the denoise filter. It just adds the noise back.
Sharpen High ISO Images Without Adding Noise
To get around this issue, photographer MarkP has created a short five minute video on how to sharpen High ISO images without adding noise. He uses Photoshop CC for the video.
I first saw the video on 500ISO and there the author tells you how to use Lightroom to sharpen images the same way as MarkP does with Photoshop CC. Make sure to check out the article to learn how both ways of doing this image editing trick.
Check out the video below.