updated 02:55 pm EDT, Wed June 13, 2007
Noise Buster 4.0
AKVIS has released Noise Buster 4.0, a new release of the tool that allows removal of noise from scanned and digital camera-captured images. The software reduces both luminance and color noise on digital images, purportedly without spoiling other aspects of the photo. Version 4.0 includes support for Photoshop CS3 and Intel-based Mac optimization. It also adds saved user presets. AKVIS Noise Buster sells for $50 USD. One license key allows activating the software on two computers. It requires Mac OS X 10.3.9, a G3 processor, and 512MB RAM.
There is an automatic noise removal function, and also custom settings. There are separate areas for luminance and color noise allowing the user to individually to deal with each kind of noise. It also offers batch mode that allows improving a series of photos automatically. The Noise Buster plug-in is compatible with Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements and Painter.