The DIGITAL GEM Professional Plug-In provides two unique and powerful algorithms: Noise suppression; and Grain suppression. Each algorithm is customized for different types of image noise and grain, and each algorithm has separate controls associated with it. The Noise Suppression algorithm is very similar to the algorithm used within the original DIGITAL GEM plug-in. This algorithm is very aggressive and works better for more extreme noise problems. The Grain Suppression algorithm is not as aggressive, but is specifically tuned to remove grain problems while preserving more detail within the image.
The DIGITAL GEM Professional Plug-In also offers a new "Noise Preview Screen" which enables users to view just the noise or grain that they want to reduce. Adjustments can be made to define how much noise/grain versus how much image detail they want to affect. Users can then toggle back and forth between the Before screen, the After screen, and the Noise Preview screen as they make adjustments in order to see the how the plug-in will improve their image.
Greater Control for Greater Results
The new "Clarity" controls allow users to further customize the plug-in effects by providing additional sharpening or softening to the overall image. A "Radius" slider is also available to control the amount of surrounding pixels that would be affected by the sharpening/softening. The higher the radius, the more dramatic the effect.
The DIGITAL GEM Professional Plug-In has a "Blending" control to mix the final noise/grain reduction effect with the original image at a range of 0% (all original) to 100% (Full plug-in effect). This is a final, fine-tuning step to achieve the most desirable result.
The DIGITAL GEM Professional Plug-In also supports the use of 16 bit color images, as well as the standard 8 bit color images.