On many images, Denoise AI is miraculous. On many, however, I find it impossible to get a clean result. When there are large areas of sky, snow, or other open areas, it will remove noise from part of the image and not others. Here is a link to a file that I am struggling with and a screenshot of the Denoise AI interface.
The original image is a scan from a 35mm slide. There is a fair amount of grain as well as noise. Denoise AI does a wonderful job on the right half of the image, but not on the left. I also tried AI Clear. At low and medium settings, it makes it worse, creating a crisp leather like texture across the image. At the High noise setting, it cleans it up but takes away too much detail.
I am using Denoise AI 2.2.7. My system is a Mac (OsX 10.15.6). I have the GPU off and Open Vino on, though I have tried the other combination with no difference in results.
Any advice appreciated.