- Measure and reduce noise in two easy steps
- Saves time
- Maintains sharpness and details throughout image
- Optimizes image quality
Top Customer Reviews
One thing to be aware of is that the noise reduction is done at the expense of sharpness. I typically use the software to reduce the noise and then apply a layer mask to limit the noise reduction to where the noise is the worst and where sharpness is not critical. Using this method, I have been very pleased with the results. There is also the possibility of masking in the Define software itself, but I prefer to use Photoshop to create the masks.
One other thing to be aware of is that NIK currently does not support the 64 bit version of Photoshop. I am currently using Photoshop CS4 as part of the Creative Suite using the Windows XP Professional 64-bit operating system. During the installation of the Creative Suite, both a 32 bit and a 64 bit version of Photoshop were installed on my machine. I just need to make sure that I am using the 32 bit version of Photoshop if I want to use Define.
A bonus is that Define also works with Lightroom 2.3 or later versions as an external editor. It will not work with Lightroom 1.
This software is available on the NIK website as a 15 day trial so you can try it before you buy it. I highly recommend giving the trial a go, especially if you have photos with a lot of noise in them. I think that you will be pleased with the results.
My D80 had the in-camera noise reduction settings ON while Dfine 2.0 recommends turning it OFF. So I am curious if even better results will occur. Still to be tested.
I was so impressed with NIK editing software and the effective controls it offers that I bought two others(Viveza and Silver Efex).
Try the free 15 day, full-version trial.
I would recommend the software to a friend.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great working program, helps save them bad photos. You can do a lot of this with it, lighten backgrounds or darken. help correct color and so many things.Published on June 8, 2013 by squeek
I like the ability to reduce noise in my photographs without much or any change in the clarity of the photograph, especially when I do not own a newer camera with the better... Read morePublished on March 4, 2013 by Brad D Smith
I've owned other noise reduction programs but nothing compares to Nik Software's "Dfine 2.0". And although noise reduction can be accomplished using Adobe products, i.e. Read morePublished on January 7, 2013 by Bill Oterson
Define works like all other Nik software - Great! It reduced noise on several of my images with little distortion. Read morePublished on August 3, 2012 by Amazon Customer