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A Look at Lightroom's AI Denoise Feature

Adobe recently released AI-driven noise reduction in Lightroom, which represents a major step forward for the program. How good is the new feature? This great video takes a look at everything you can expect. 

Coming to you from Mark McGee Photos, this excellent video takes a look at Lightroom's new AI-powered noise reduction capabilities. Before this, I very rarely used Lightroom's noise reduction capabilities except for very light adjustments, as it generally just smoothed over noise and cause a lot of loss of detail. This meant I was often round-tripping from Lightroom to other programs and back again, and while that is not the end of the world, I far prefer the convenience of being able to get it done in one program. Furthermore, I frequently work with large batches of photos taken at high ISOs to which I apply the same adjustments, so being able to simply sync the same noise reduction settings across an entire set is a great convenience. While it does not quite match or exceed the performance of some purpose-specific programs, I have found it good enough for 95% of my shots, and that has made it a net gain for my workflow efficiency. Check out the video above for the full rundown from McGee.

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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