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Topaz Lab's, Clean
Clean your Images
Clean and make them POP!
The "clean" part of this plug-in works great, we'll see more about this below. It will also enhance detail and make an image "pop". Here's an example.
MOUSE OVER THIS IMAGE -- Second image - With POP
CLICK ON THE SECOND IMAGE -- Reverts back to original image
All processed in Clean with presets..
Enhanced detail will also make an image "POP" (make it stand out). Common things like flowers can be enhanced with "Clean". Here's an example with an enlargement. This image looks fine, you say? Nice Prickly Pear flower and there is detail. But how much was lost by the camera? Is it worth the trouble? When you look at the enlargement look at the new bud in the bottom left of the image and the detail in the flower petals.
This is a very simple program to work with. Nice presets with previews and 3 easy adjustments with sliders.
As you can see by the adjustment panel on the right, this program is easy to use. Topaz Clean let's you control 3 areas in your photographs, smoothness, edges and texture. No other software will do this.
Almost all cameras have anti-aliasing filters over the camera's image sensor. They are there for two reasons - one: smooth out curved or angled lines (do away with artifacts) and two: to stop moire. So they do work but in the process they also soften edges and because of this you loose detail. Sharpening programs like Topaz Detail work great, but often times you'll need a little more. The ability to sharpen and clean an image (get rid of noise). Here it is and it works great.
This software is also great for portraits. We do not normally do portrait work but found it to be great for a lot of other subjects.
Topaz Lab's Web Site -- HERE
Mouse over these images - then click on them to see the difference.