Perhaps I am not the average user, but I shoot metal concerts and the light-guys think that light is optional, so I have to push the ISO as far as 25.600 and sometimes even up to 51.200.
The grain is terrible, but thanks to DeNoise AI and Sharpen AI I get pretty decent pictures.
I bought Photo AI for it all in one approach and been happy until a few weeks ago (v1.25?).
I noticed that some area’s in the picture got even more visible grain than in the original. I dismissed it as probably something I did wrong, but today I saw it again and did a little test.
On the left is Photo AI v1.28 and on the right is Denoise AI v3.7.2
I understand the 2 programs are not the same, but this kind of difference I’ve never seen before. Both are in autopilot and when I change the “Remove noise” setting in Photo AI to “strong”, I get about the same result.
In DeNoise AI the only setting I can choose to get the same (bad) result is “Low Light”.
The problem seems to be in the assesment of the picture; Photo AI thinks the grain is “Normal” and Denoise AI thinks the noise is severe.
I would like to have Photo AI assess the image in the same way als Denoise AI and Sharpen AI does; it saves me loads of time.
For reasons TBD (AI model selection?), it has been challenging for the devs to maintain consistency…even across DeNoise versions themselves, not to mention Photo-AI versus the sub-apps that it integrates. This remains a mystery.
You are right. The first posted file was somewhere down the workflow i notice. I tried to recreate it, but I could not get it to be the same, so I gathered some other pics from that same evening and tested a few on how they perform in the recently updated Photo AI.
These files are uploaded to the dropbox folder at your request. I’ve added the before/after compare screenshots where I have indicated the problem areas.
I know there are a few who’s problems that are not a big of an issue, but as long as we are at it…
You are right that the “strong” setting works better, but the fun part of the auto-setting is, that it is fire-and-forget. Not all images need “strong” and there is no possibility to save presets (at least not for this item) at the moment. (presets would be awesome too btw)