Ron’s take on the new updates
Imagenomic has done a web site refresh and updated their products recently, so I thought I’d weigh in on the changes.
Noiseware gets a much needed visual appearance boost to match the more modern look of Portraiture. Functionally it appears to be mostly the same as far as the UI is concerned, but Imagenomic claims better noise reduction performance and results. From what I see the results are still the best in class as they always have been, so it’s still a great product that is a must for all photographers.
Portraiture seems unchanged at this point.
I’m not a Real Grain user so I didn’t run any tests on it yet.
Here’s the official press release with all of the details of the updates:
PRESS RELEASE: Imagenomic Announces Release of Noiseware 5 and Updates to Portraiture and Realgrain plugins
New Version Provides Faster Processing Speeds, Improved Algorithm, Unlimited Presets and History Control, and 64-bit compatibility for Mac OS X
Free Upgrade / Updates for Noiseware 5, Portraiture and Realgrain plugins for All Licensed Owners of Software
New York – July 12, 2012 – Imagenomic, an independent software vendor specializing in digital imagery enhancement solutions, has announced the release of Noiseware 5 plugin, the latest generation of its award-winning noise correction technology. Noiseware 5 features several new and improved enhancements, including a faster core algorithm that retains more image detail, a newly-designed user interface and controls, the ability to create an unlimited number of presets, and a new history control for an unlimited number of history steps. In addition, Noiseware 5 plugin provides 64-bit native support for Mac OS X to complement the existing compatibility for Windows systems, as well as full compatibility with Adobe Photoshop CS6.
"We know our customers have been looking forward to Noiseware 5 plugin and we are gratified by the enthusiastic feedback we have been receiving from the industry and the end-users. The progressive evolution and the continued improvement of Noiseware's core algorithm embody Imagenomic's commitment to a leadership position when it comes to the quality of the processed image, the ease-of-use, and the processing speed", explains Art Ghazaryan, Co-CEO and COO. "We are also pleased with the additional improvements and features we included with this update. The new preset manager, user interface and history controls will enhance the user experience with a product that has been an industry favorite for quite some time. Current owners of Imagenomic's Noiseware Professional plugin will be able to upgrade to Noiseware 5 at no cost to them."
Improved Processing Speed: The Noiseware 5 plugin offers improved multi-core support that renders processing speeds that are up to four times faster than version 4.0, and with its 64-bit compatibility for Mac OS X provides additional productivity benefits.
Improved Algorithm: An advanced algorithm has been incorporated into Noiseware 5 that
allows photographers to retain greater image detail and is up to 25% more effective in
reducing image noise.
New Preset Manager: The Noiseware 5 plugin now provides users with an unlimited number
of preset capabilities, along with an unlimited number of categories for easy-to-find settings
for most every type of photography and shooting environment they may encounter. In
addition, photographers can now store notes and other details regarding specific presets and
have the ability to import and export data.
New History Control: Noiseware 5 now includes a history control, which allows
photographers to create an unlimited number of history steps to manage levels of noise
reduction and return to earlier renditions as well as the ability to save them as presets.
Pricing & Availability
Noiseware 5 plugin replaces the Noiseware Professional plugin and is available for MSRP of $79.95. Noiseware 5 is free for existing customers of Noiseware Professional plugin. New users can try Noiseware 5 on a free 15-day trial basis. The Noiseware Standard plugin has been discontinued. A discounted upgrade pricing will be available for existing users of the Noiseware Standard plugin edition who wish to upgrade to Noiseware 5. Imagenomic will continue to support the users of the Standard plugin edition. Imagenomic also released minor updates to Portraiture and Realgrain plugins to ensure full compatibility with leading industry applications. These updates are free for existing users of Portraiture and Realgrain plugins.
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