View Full Version : Any Tips For Removing Blue Sky Noise?

03-24-2005, 10:47 PM
Anyone have a PSP7 tip for removing blue sky noise? It seems to happen everytime I take photos at ISO 400 with extra sharpening turned on and when using lower quailty jpeg settings.

No, I'm just kidding about those settings! :-)

But really my Panasonic FZ15 makes a lot of blue sky noise, even at ISO 64, at middle-range apertures and shutter speeds on well-lit days.

What's a quick, effective way to remove it? (Besides throwing the camera in a passing hopper, ha ha)

03-24-2005, 10:52 PM
Here is what I use:


Works great!

There are other options available as well.

03-24-2005, 11:08 PM
I also use the Neat Image plug-in with PS CS.

Although there is some sky noise it won't remove:



03-24-2005, 11:27 PM
I see... It looks like LA smog!

Is this photo from a dSLR? I tried to find out on my own. I thought pbase groups galleries by camera type.

BTW Does pbase have a specific advantage over free sites like ofoto, flickr, etc. that is worth paying for?

Dave S

E.M. Bell
03-25-2005, 12:02 AM
Its already been said, but neat image is one handy little program. Its helped me save a lot of older material that wouldn't have seen the light of day other wise.

Another trick to get rid of some of that grain is to use a lower ISO speed. 100 or 200 iso seems to be great (even for digital) and will help keep the grain down. The higher the ISo, the more grain you will have.