What is Neat Image?
Neat Image is computer software that removes digital noise from photographic images and also performs other image quality improvements.
Neat Image is available as a standalone application for Windows, OS X, and Linux, and also as a plugin for Photoshop (Windows, OS X) and Aperture (OS X).
Neat Image improves digital photos from cameras, scanned negative and positive films as well as scanned printed photos.
Neat Image works as a special-purpose digital filter. Our filter is specifically designed to reduce visible noise in digital photographic images. In digital camera shots, image noise generally comes from two key sources: random nature of the captured light and imperfect nature of image sensor and camera circuitry, especially in high ISO modes. In scanned images from legacy sources, silver halide grain from high speed film is the main source of noise.
Wherever your images come from, Neat Image can deliver beautiful images with noise and grain notably reduced. Digital images taken with any equipment, processed with Neat Image, will often look as though they were taken under optimal conditions with more expensive gear. Scanned archive images and prints can look contemporary, and can be as grain- and pattern-free as possible. Neat Image greatly improves the visual quality of digital images by reducing the objectionable noise and grain and at the same time preserving the true image details.
Neat Image effectively reduces these kinds of noise:
- Luminance noise
- Color (chroma) noise
- Banding noise
- Salt-and-pepper (impulse) noise
- Electronic interference noise
- Film grain
- JPEG artifacts
- In-camera noise reduction artifacts
- Some other image imperfections
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