I have not yet had the chance to test this software but will do so in the near future and should be able to put a YouTube video up of my experiences. Preliminary images provided by ON1 (below) appear to show a good balance between removing noise and retaining detail (although as mentioned I have not yet had the chance to review this myself).
In information provided by ON1, there are a range of features to this software which include:
- AI based noise reduction which leverages machine learning to build an AI network which removes luminance and color noise whilst maintaining details.
- Fast and easy to use controls with quick preview of results, and fewer controls to adjust without the limitation of sacrificing sharpness to reduce image noise.
- AI based demosaicing which for raw photos, combines the denoise process with the demosaicing process to achieve better noise reduction, as well as help increase detail and sharpness.
- Support for RAW photos from over 700 cameras as well as common file types (DNG, JPG, TIFF, PNG) and also provides the ability to create DNG raw files with complete tonal and color range for use in most editors
- Combine and Mask, allowing the ability to combine multiple renditions of a photo with multiple photos as layers. This allows you to use the powerful built in masking tools to blend and combine photos with different levels of noise reduction and sharpening
- Auto mode analyses the photo and determines the correct amount of noise reduction, but also can apply user preferences to help maintain a specific style (e.g. maintain some grain in photos)
- Progressive Sharpening, uses an exclusive ON1 algorithm to enhance sharpness and details based on the size of the detail in the photo, whilst avoiding other artifacts and halos that other sharpening techniques can create
- Presets allowing you to create and save your own style as well as having some presets to help you get started
- Batch processing allowing you to batch process an entire folder of photos. For each photo the correct amount of noise reduction and sharpening can be added, but you can also open a series of photos and adjust each photo to your own desired settings, or copy and paste settings from one photo to another
- Plugin support, ON1 NoNoise AI works as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, Capture One, Affinity Photo, Corel Paint Shop Pro, or Apple Photos.
A press release provided by ON1 is below:
ON1 Press Release (for May 6th, 2021)
ON1, creators of ON1 Photo RAW and a line of Professional Photo Editing Plugins for photographers, announce the June release of a new state-of-the-art application for image noise removal. ON1 NoNoise AI aims to give better results than any other noise reduction application on the market today. The app will intelligently remove image noise by leveraging ON1’s AI-based machine learning to remove luminance and color noise while maintaining the ultimate amount of details in photos. It will separate itself from other noise reduction applications by producing ultra-fast results, along with recovering and enhancing an amazing amount of detail.
“This product has been in development for quite a while. We’ve constantly been training the AI models, reviewing results, and comparing those results with other noise removal products out there today. It was no easy task. We knew there was a high bar to clear to say this is the fastest and best product for removing image noise while giving photographers the best results,” says Dan Harlacher, VP of Product.
The ultra-fast live previews will give photographers the speed and results they demand with straightforward controls, including an Auto mode that takes user-guided preferences into account. It will fully integrate into existing workflows by supporting the most common photo editors and file formats, including saving DNG raw files that maintain the whole tonal and color range. The all-new ON1 NoNoise AI will be available as both a standalone application and plugin for Adobe® Lightroom® Classic and Photoshop®, Affinity Photo®, Corel® Paintshop Pro®, Apple Photos, and Capture One®.
“Our dedicated AI team is hitting their stride with this release. Last fall, Portrait AI was the team’s first AI-based product release, which has been a huge success. From the start, we didn’t want to build an AI-based product just because AI is the new trend in software development. The team realizes the potential benefits of implementing AI methodologies in photo editing applications. When AI is done right, it can be a beneficial technology for the photographer. AI can greatly simplify the editing process for the photographer while creating amazing images,” says Craig Keudell, President of ON1.