23 Oct 2011 New Noise Reduction function in ACR 6
Adobe Camera Raw 6 have included a new noise reduction function. The performance of this noise reduction is so well that could render my noise ninja plugin in photoshop useless. Better still, as the noise reduction is built in to the camera instead of photoshop, it make an integral flow in my raw process workflow very nicely.
To use this function, you go to the detail panel (1 in the below screen shot) of camera raw. In this panel, you could find the color slider (2 in the below screen shot) under the noise reduction section. You could zoom in to 100% and look at an area where noise is most prominent before you start with this adjustment. Then drag the color slide from 0 up slowly until you find all color noise is gone. Wow, that is it. I am impressed by default the kind of detail that is preserved with the noise removal.
Below is an example of what I did to a photo from my cell phone：
The below is the effect at 100%:
acr 6, Camera Raw, cs5, features, noise, photoshop, reduction