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The Photoshop® Elements 10 Book for Digital Photographers by Matt Kloskowski, Scott Kelby

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Camera Raw’s Noise Reduction

If you wind up shooting in low light (at night, indoors, at a concert, etc.), then you’re probably used to cranking up your ISO to 800 or more, so you can hand-hold the shots, right? The downside of a high ISO is the same with digital as it was with film—the higher the ISO, the more visible the noise (those annoying red and green spots or splotchy patches of color), especially in shadows, and it gets even worse when you try to lighten them. Here’s what you can do in Camera Raw to lessen the noise.

Step One:

Open an image in Camera Raw that has a digital noise issue, and double-click on the Zoom tool in the toolbar to zoom in to 100%, so the noise is easily visible. There are two types of noise you can deal with in ...

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