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DeNoise AI v3.3 – New RAW model, improved Comparison View, and better DNG support

Brian Matiash
September 29, 2021
Time to read:
10 Minutes

DeNoise AI v3.3 at a glance

  • New RAW model – Our newest AI model has been trained to provide superior noise reduction, detail, and color accuracy by using RAW sensor data.
  • Improved Comparison View – Simultaneously display the same model using different settings in multiple quadrants and compare up to four models at once.
  • Updated Low Light v3 model - Faster processing and improved image quality
  • Updated DNG saving process – We’ve improved the way we save DNG files so that they’re more color accurate than before
  • New Suggested Mode – We’ll automatically suggest the most appropriate AI model to use based on the qualities of your photo. You can override the suggestion at any time.
  • Performance improvements and plenty of bug fixes – Process improvements to the AI engine, usability improvements throughout the right sidebar, and better handling of how we open image files. Plus, lots of squashed bugs.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: If you use Adobe Lightroom Classic, you will have to re-select Topaz DeNoise AI as the External Editor after installing this DeNoise AI update. This will allow you to save images back into Lightroom Classic. Click here to learn more.

New RAW model

We’re taking the next step towards providing even more remarkable noise reduction with our newest AI model. We built the RAW model to give you cleaner results with fewer artifacts and more edge detail. Each RAW file contains all of the original sensor data written by your camera and DeNoise AI now taps into all of that information to give you the cleanest possible results.

Check out our article on why we built the new RAW model and how it fits within your photo editing workflow. After that, you should watch this short video to see the new RAW model in action.

Improved Comparison View

The Comparison View is one of the most used features in DeNoise AI and it has now gotten even better! One of the most requested features for Comparison View has been to compare the same model using varying settings. For example, let’s say you want to compare the Severe Noise model using different noise reduction and sharpening slider values. You can now easily do that using Comparison View. We also built a new toggle that gives you the option to take over the top left quadrant previously reserved for displaying the original version of your photo. Now, you can customize all four quadrants to display exactly what you want. Here’s a brief video walkthrough of the improved Comparison View.

Updated Low Light v3 model

We're also introducing the third version of the popular Low Light AI mode. This model now retains details better than the v2 model and is also much better at removing color noise. The Low Light v3 output also has much less residue noise in flat areas of your images.

Updated DNG saving process

We’re constantly striving to output the most color-accurate image files possible, especially when working with the DNG file format. Now, when you save a DNG file from DeNoise AI, the resulting image will have even greater color accuracy when compared to your original file. We’ve also improved how we handle EXIF metadata when saving DNG files.

New Suggested Mode

We know that it can sometimes be tricky it quickly identify which model would be best suited for your particular photos. That’s why we built the new Suggested Mode. When you load an image in DeNoise AI, it will analyze the qualities of the photo and automatically select the most appropriate model. You can easily disregard the selection by clicking on the Change button to select a different model or switch to the Comparison View for a more fine-tuned model selection.

Performance improvements and plenty of bug fixes

One of the most common causes for slow performance is not choosing the ideal AI processor option in the DeNoise AI preferences. If your computer has a powerful GPU, you may not get maximum performance because the default AI processor setting has been "CPU." With DeNoise AI v3.3, we've added a new default "Auto" option that automatically chooses the ideal AI processor setting based on your computer hardware and the model you select.

We’ve made overall improvements to the AI Engine, which will give you faster performance. We also improved how we handle opening files in DeNoise AI and migrated the masking pipeline from Sharpen AI. As far as bug fixes, we fixed a number of memory leak issues and improved how we preserve GPS metadata.

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Brian Matiash

Brian Matiash is a South Florida photo educator who serves enthusiast photographers looking to grow their landscape, travel, and wildlife skills. Learn more on his website and YouTube.