for Mac OSX
· Mac OSX 10.4+
· Intel-based Mac
or PowerPC Mac
· 1 GB RAM or more
· 1280x800+ display
Highest-Quality Noise Reduction and Sharpening
- Advanced Noise Filter to reduce noise and grain
in digital images
Neat Image incorporates the most advanced
noise reduction algorithms in the industry that surpass
the quality of all classic noise reduction methods and even
that of the wavelet-based methods. Although the wavelet-based
methods were developed relatively recently, Neat Image uses
an even newer and more efficient approach to noise reduction.
This approach enables drawing a more clear distinction
between noise and details in noisy images. This helps
Neat Image reduce more noise and better preserve true image
details in digital photos and scans.
- Complete control over the noise filter to achieve
desired level of noise reduction
Neat Image provides direct access to virtually
all important noise filter settings. For every channel
component and spatial frequency component of
input image, you can adjust the noise level estimation and
specify how much of the detected noise must be removed. The
default filter settings work very well and if you want to tweak
the filter settings then all the controls are directly available.
- Smart Sharpening Filter to make images look sharper
without amplification of noise
Neat Image includes an intelligent
sharpening filter. Working together with the noise filter
and avoiding the noise, the sharpening filter makes the actual
image details look sharper without any degradation of image
quality (which is usually inevitable with noisy images). Neat
Image sharpening also has a halo-free mode providing
even better visual results.
- Support for 16/32-bit per channel images to support
modern imaging devices and HDR post-processing workflows
The Pro edition of Neat Image supports
16-bit and 32-bit per channel images (RGB and grayscale). This
capability complements the advances in both hardware and software
technologies used in professional digital imaging (higher bitdepth
images from modern DSLRs, HDR workflow using 32-bit data, etc.).
- CUDA- and OpenCL-accelerated filter to speed up
processing using computation-capable GPUs
Neat Image works faster on computers with modern
NVidia GPUs supporting CUDA technology and with certain OpenCL-capable
AMD/ATI GPUs. Neat Image can use multiple GPUs and combine the computation
power of GPUs with regular multi-core CPU for maximum performance.
Device Noise Profiles
- Device noise profiles to make noise reduction device-specific
and more accurate
Neat Image uses device noise profiles -
analysis of noise properties of particular image acquisition
device (digital camera, scanner, etc.) working in a certain
mode. This makes Neat Image noise reduction custom-tailored
for example to a specific digital camera and specific shooting
mode and that provides the highest accuracy of noise reduction
for images produced by that camera.
- Auto Profile to automatically build profiles for your
camera or scanner
Neat Image can automatically make necessary
noise analysis of the input image to build a custom noise profile
specifically for this image.
You can also manually select a featureless image area for
noise analysis and let Neat Image do the rest automatically.
- Batch Profiler to automate profiling with the Calibration
Neat Image includes a special Calibration
Target to shoot a series of test shots and then automatically
build noise profiles for the whole set using the Batch Profiler.
This helps you easily develop your own set of profiles for
your digital camera (or scanner).
- Profile library: a rich set of free pre-built noise
library contains many free pre-built sets of noise
profiles for digital cameras and scanners prepared by Neat
Image users and shared with the community.
- Auto Match to select the most suitable pre-built profiles
to process input images
When a ready-made profile set is available,
Neat Image can automatically select the profile that best matches
the input image based on its EXIF data. This capability is
especially useful in batch processing.
- Extensive batching functionality to automatically
process many images
Create several filtration tasks (one
task is one input image) and let Neat Image process the tasks
one after another. You can create such tasks manually one by
one or automatically using the Batch tool.
- Background processing (images are processed as you
prepare new ones)
Neat Image can automatically process batches
of many images in background while you still can use Neat Image
to prepare new images and batches, manually process individual
images or verify processing results. You can also use other
applications too since Neat Image behaves nicely in a multi-task
- Easy preview for any selected image area
When adjusting the filter settings, you can immediately
see the preview results in a selected image area or in the whole
visible part of the image. You can manually select any area or just
move across the image and zoom in to specific parts to get a better
feeling of how the filtered image will look like as compared with
- Channel and frequency component preview
Per-channel and per-frequency preview modes help
to identify most noisy components that require special attention.
You can adjust the filter settings corresponding to those components
and immediately see the results.
Some features are available only in certain editions of Neat Image. Please
see the detailed feature map.