have the option of choosing from ISOx Level 1
to Level 10.
Level 1 will provide the lowest noise reduction intensity and Level 10 the highest.
1 is a perfect setting to remove image artifact
while keeping 100% detail intact. When editing
JPEG files straight from your digital camera,
Level 1 or 2 will clean up your file while maintaining
a detailed and natural look.
3-6 should be used with high ISO speeds. It is
recommended to use Level 6 with "Opacity
Tweak" checked, in order to fine tune your
results. More info about Opacity Tweak will be
discussed later in this manual.
7-10 are very drastic and should only be used
with very problematic files. (Detail will be
There is a perfect threshold level for every
photo. Since the ISOx Pro plugin works with all
image files, it offers many levels of intensity.
That does not mean that each of the included
levels will provide the optimal results you need
for all of your images. Actually, I do not recommend
using very high intensity levels when striving
for natural results. A safe level range for pretty
much all photographs is from 1 to around 6.
personally concentrate from levels 1 to 4 when
editing my own files, but understand that sometimes
users may need even more intensity, and that is
why ISOx Pro offers the additional levels.
It is advisable to always check in the Opacity Tweak, and then adjust the opacity
slider for your image needs. (More information about Opacity Tweak is addressed
later in the manual.)
my overall recommendation is to concentrate between
Level 1 to 4, but of course this could change
depending on the camera and image used.
you choose your desired intensity level, ISOx
Pro will duplicate your file and do its work.
Duplicating your file is an important step to
protect your original layers. This also provides
a safer way to experiment and compare your results
side by side.
Color Noise ONLY
you check mark the "Color noise only" option,
the plugin will only reduce Chroma (Color) noise
from your files. Color noise is the worst side
effect a CCD and CMOS sensor produce. It gives
our images a digital look and it gets worse when
shooting at higher ISO speeds. Photographers
can choose from three (3) Color reduction intensities:
Low, Medium and High. Color noise Only will keep
100% detail intact even when using the High intensity.
Luma sharpen option will sharpen your files while
reducing noise (Low recommended). It can be used
with the ISOx or Color Noise Only intensities.
from Low and Medium depending on the image needs.