Lightroom Presets

Presets – Noise Removal

I’ve been using Lightroom 2’s noise removal sliders more and more lately and getting some decent results. I won’t lie. Personally, I still go to Nik’s Dfine for my heavy lifting when it comes to noise removal but LR does do a good job when the noise isn’t quite that bad. One of the issues I’ve had is that tiny little preview in the Detail panel in LR. Normally, it should be easy enough to adjust the sliders without presets. But that detail panel is just too small and I usually wind up zooming to 100% view in the main window. I found that having a few presets to just click on became more useful to me so now, you have ’em too. On a side note, I also noticed that the low/medium settings worked well for most photos. I also threw in just a bit of sharpening to each one so keep that in mind as well. Have a great day!

• Click here to see a sample of the preset.
• Click here to download Matt’s Noise Removal Presets
• Click here to see a video on how to install presets.