Reduce Noise on Digiscoped Images

Image Before and After Reducing Background Noise. Photos courtesy of Mike McDowell.

While post-processing your digiscoped images in the digital darkroom adds a creative element to your work, various noise reduction software programs will help to speed up the processes.

After years of utilizing a technique of painstakingly separating layers and applying blur filters to background areas, I've recently benefited from utilizing such software. While there are a multitude of options out there, I've found Imagenomic's Noiseware 2.5 (freeware) to be one of the fastest and easiest to use. Noise Ninja is another great noise reduction package.

Article and photos contributed by Mike McDowell, an avid digiscoper, amateur naturalist, and Eagle Optics employee. Visit Mike's Birding and Digiscoping Blog.