Neat Image user guide / Filtration process details
Stage IV. Apply filter to the input image
Use the Output Image tab in the Filtration Job Editor:
1. Select output image type
- Select the output image type from the list in the Filter Output box (24-bit RGB/48-bit RGB; 8-bit/16-bit Grayscale). The output image type can be made different from the input image type. In this case, the input image will be internally converted during processing.
2. Apply the filtration
- Click (the Apply button) on the toolbar or select the Filter | Apply menu item.
Processing may take some time (from seconds to minutes, depending on the speed of your computer's processor and size of the image). During this time, you can minimize the Filtration Job Editor window.
|On the processing speed|
|Neat Image is a processor-intensive application, and in the current implementation, the processor's speed is the most critical. On Core Duo 2.0 GHz processing a 10-megapixel image takes about 5 seconds (Neat Image v6.0).
On a computer of typical configuration, the processing time is linear with respect to image size (in megapixels).|
When the filtration is completed, you can compare the output and input images. Click (the Compare button) on the toolbar or just click the output image. If the filtration result is not satisfactory, please return to Stage III to change some of the filter settings, or to Stage II to build a new or improve the current noise profile to make it better match the noise of the input image.
See Filtration options for more details about the following filtration-related options of Neat Image: Auto recalculate preview and Filter process priority.
Stage I :: Stage II :: Stage III :: Stage IV :: Stage V