Neat Image plug-in
for Mac OSX
· Mac OSX 10.4+
· Intel-based Mac
or PowerPC Mac
· Photoshop or
· 1 GB RAM or more
· 1024x768+ display
Highest-Quality Noise Reduction and Sharpening
- Advanced Noise Filter to reduce noise and grain in
Neat Image incorporates the most advanced noise
reduction algorithms in the industry that surpass the quality of
all classic noise reduction methods and even that of the wavelet-based
methods. Although the wavelet-based methods were developed relatively
recently, Neat Image uses an even newer and more efficient approach to
noise reduction. This approach enables drawing a more clear distinction
between noise and details in noisy images. This helps Neat Image
reduce more noise and better preserve true image details in digital photos
- Complete control over the noise filter to achieve desired level of
Neat Image provides direct access to virtually all
important noise filter settings. For every channel component and spatial
frequency component of input image, you can adjust the noise level
estimation and specify how much of the detected noise must be removed.
The default filter settings work very well and if you want to tweak
the filter settings then all the controls are directly available.
- Smart Sharpening Filter to make images look sharper without amplification
Neat Image includes an intelligent sharpening
filter. Working together with the noise filter and avoiding the
noise, the sharpening filter makes the actual image details look sharper
without any degradation of image quality (which is usually inevitable
with noisy images). Neat Image sharpening also has a halo-free mode
providing even better visual results.
- Support for 16/32-bit per channel images to support
modern imaging devices and HDR post-processing workflows
The Pro edition of Neat Image supports 16-bit
and 32-bit per channel images (RGB and grayscale). This capability complements
the advances in both hardware and software technologies used in professional
digital imaging (higher bitdepth images from modern DSLRs, HDR workflow
using 32-bit data, modern image editors like Photoshop CC, etc.).
- CUDA- and OpenCL-accelerated filter to speed up processing
using computation-capable GPUs
Neat Image works faster on computers with modern
NVidia GPUs supporting CUDA technology and with certain OpenCL-capable
AMD/ATI GPUs. Neat Image can use multiple GPUs and combine the computation
power of GPUs with regular multi-core CPU for maximum performance.
- Photoshop-compatible plug-in to integrate
Neat Image noise reduction in Photoshop-based workflow
Using Neat Image plugin in Photoshop (or Photoshop
Elements, or another compatible editor) environment you can apply noise
reduction exactly where it is required: in a layer, channel or selection.
Using Photoshop's selection tools, you can apply noise reduction with
different strength to different parts of the image. You can use Neat
Image Pro plug-in as a smart filter in Photoshop CC
/ CS6 / CS5 / CS4 / CS3.
Neat Image plug-in can be used with the following plug-in hosts:
- Adobe Photoshop CC / CS6 / CS5.x / CS4 / CS3 / CS2 / CS / 7
- Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 / 10 / 9 / 8 / 6 / 4 / 3 / 2
- Photoline 17 / 16 / 15
- GraphicConverter X
- other hosts supporting PS plug-ins
- Any file format supported by Photoshop or other used plug-in
Any file format supported by the plug-in host can
be processed by the Neat Image plug-in. For example, you can open a PSD, TIFF,
JPEG, JPEG2000, RAW, DNG,
etc., image in Photoshop and then directly process it with the Neat Image
plug-in. This streamlines the use of Neat Image noise reduction in your
Device Noise Profiles
- Device noise profiles to make noise reduction device-specific
and more accurate
Neat Image uses device noise profiles -
analysis of noise properties of particular image acquisition device
(digital camera, scanner, etc.) working in a certain mode. This makes
Neat Image noise reduction custom-tailored for example to a specific
digital camera and specific shooting mode and that provides the highest
accuracy of noise reduction for images produced by that camera.
- Auto Profile to automatically build profiles for your camera or scanner
Neat Image can automatically make necessary noise analysis of the input image to build a custom noise profile specifically for this image.
You can also manually select a featureless image area for noise analysis and let Neat Image do the rest automatically.
- Batch Profiler to automate profiling with the Calibration
Neat Image includes a special Calibration
Target to shoot a series of test shots and then automatically build
noise profiles for the whole set using the Batch Profiler. This helps
you easily develop your own set of profiles for your digital camera (or
- Profile library: a rich set of free pre-built noise
library contains many free pre-built sets of noise profiles
for digital cameras and scanners prepared by Neat Image users and shared
with the community.
- Auto Match to select the most suitable pre-built profiles
to process input images
When a ready-made profile set is available, Neat
Image can automatically select the profile that best matches the input
image based on its EXIF data. This capability is especially useful in
batch processing and in Photoshop actions.
Actions and Batch Processing
- Support for Photoshop actions to automate use of
You can record a Photoshop action with Neat Image
plug-in and later automatically re-apply (or play) it to other images.
Neat Image behavior in actions is fully configurable.
- Support for Photoshop-based batching (based on Photoshop
actions that include Neat Image)
Once you have recorded Neat Image into a Photoshop
action, you can use that action in Photoshop's batch processing to
automatically process many images.
- Easy preview for any selected image area
When adjusting the filter settings, you can immediately
see the preview results in a selected image area or in the whole visible
part of the image. You can manually select any area or just move across
the image and zoom in to specific parts to get a better feeling of
how the filtered image will look like as compared with the original.
- Channel and frequency component preview
Per-channel and per-frequency preview modes help
to identify most noisy components that require special attention. You
can adjust the filter settings corresponding to those components and
immediately see the results.
Some features are available only in certain editions of Neat Image. Please see the detailed feature map.