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DeNoise AI v3.1 at a glance

  • New Severe Noise AI model – tackle photos suffering from excessive noise due to very high ISO settings and low light conditions
  • Improved Comparison View – Select which AI models are displayed to quickly choose the one that best suits your image
  • Apple M1 plugin support in Adobe Photoshop – Access the DeNoise AI plugin from within Photoshop running natively on Apple M1 silicon without needing to use Rosetta emulation
  • Snappier performance – Up to 3x CPU and 12x GPU improvements on Windows and 4x improvements with Macs using discrete GPUs when compared to DeNoise AI 2.4.2

You know the feeling you get when you set your camera to ISO 8000 (or higher) and in the back of your mind, you’re sure that the shot you’re about to take is going to be a “throw-away” because of the crazy amount of noise it’ll undoubtedly have? But, you take the photo anyway and can already anticipate the disappointment when you try to get rid of all that noise. Still, you’re really digging the photo despite the excessive noise and, at this point, you’ll gladly try anything to salvage it.

If you can relate, then we think you’ll be very happy about the latest update to DeNoise AI v3.1. We want to help you turn photos that you never thought would see the light of day into something you’ll be excited to share with your family and friends. Let’s take a closer look at what we cooked up.

Making sense of the noise

Illustrating the Severe Noise AI model in DeNoise AI v3.1
This photo was taken at ISO 16000 and suffers from excessive noise. With the new Severe Noise AI model, we’re able to isolate and remove that distracting noise while also preserving important edge detail that would otherwise have been lost in other noise reduction apps.


The last thing we want is for you to throw away a photo you really love because it is riddled with excessive noise. It has happened too many times already and we wanted to do something about it. So, we built the Severe Noise AI model for those times when you’re looking for that one Hail Mary to save the day (or just your super-noisy photo).

The first challenge is learning which photos work best with Severe Noise. Unlike Low Light, our other high ISO AI model, Severe Noise works best on images that suffer from an extremely large amount of noise. Typically, photos taken at ISO 6400 and higher will have an excessive amount of noise that can negatively affect the end result.

Next, we had to figure out how to remove both the luminance and color noise that typically affects super high ISO photos without obliterating the natural edge details of your subjects. So, we fed our AI models with thousands of super noisy photos, letting it learn to identify the signal from the noise.

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Our hope is that with this new AI model, you’ll be able to recover all sorts of photos previously overlooked due to excessive noise.

A new way to compare AI models

Sometimes, it can be hard to see the effects that each of the four AI models in DeNoise AI have on your photos when switching between them. That’s where Comparison View comes in. We built it to quickly show you the results of multiple AI models in one convenient view. When you can see multiple AI models at once, it’s that much easier to decide which one works best with your photo.

Remarkable intelligent noise reduction

An animated GIF demonstrating the impressive noise reduction from DeNoise AI by Topaz Labs

We’re constantly striving to make DeNoise AI smarter and more effective in removing noise based on the specific need of your photos. Since 2018, we’ve made more than 100 new or substantially improved AI models for image quality and they’re only going to get better. We’re really excited to see how you use DeNoise AI to make your photos look their best. Be sure to tag us on social media and use #DeNoiseAI so that we can see your amazing work! If you don’t yet own DeNoise AI, purchase a copy or download a free trial.

About the Author: Brian Matiash

Brian Matiash serves as Product Marketing Manager for Topaz Labs and manages the Topaz Labs Learning Center. He is also a photo educator and author, with his work being featured in dozens of international publications. Learn more about Brian by visiting his website.
Published On: May 19th, 2021 / Categories: DeNoise AI, Product Update /