PhotoLab 4 advertises new noise reduction algorithms using AI, called "DeepPrime". Here is a simple comparison on a Z50 image at iso6400.
I can't see much difference in this example. Maybe the difference is actually minimal, or maybe it takes a more extreme example than this to see it.I’m on my phone so I couldn’t tell
What do you think ?
This is a crop from the 100% view.I can see so little difference that I have to talk myself into thinking there is an ever so slight difference. The difference might be apparent if the image was viewed at 100% or as a large print.
I added no sharpening in processing these. The only thing I did was apply noise reduction. Could the apparent increased sharpness just be from reduced noise?From a noise perspective Prime and Deep Prime look the same. Where I can see a difference is in the applied sharpening similar to Topaz. If you look at the eye area and the fur on the shoulder it definitely looks a tad sharper.
Yes, I looked at those and I think your results were similar. But I had to try it for myself.I pasted a series of a hummingbird earlier, https://www.nikoncafe.com/threads/dxo-pl-4-released.324820/page-2 (starting with post #30)
Considering that the webinar was produced or sponsored by DxO, I'm skeptical enough to wonder if the samples that were created using Prime NR were intentionally made to look a bit inferior so people would be impressed with DeepPrime and purchase the upgrade.I just watched the DxO Webinar on the new features of PL4 by PhotoJoseph (not my favorite presenter). He has some DeepPrime examples which really display how much better it is than the original Prime NR.
I didn't get that impression.Considering that the webinar was produced or sponsored by DxO, I'm skeptical enough to wonder if the samples that were created using Prime NR were intentionally made to look a bit inferior so people would be impressed with DeepPrime and purchase the upgrade.