Little comparison between Topaz Photo AI, Topaz Denoise AI and Luminar Noiseless AI on a landscape/architecture image at night.
Canon CR2-RAW, 100% crop, no sharpening, only standard denoising. To be able to see the dark areas better, the shadows were pulled up completely.
First denoising with Luminar NEO Noiseless AI lowest level.
No colorshift. Relatively natural denoising. Residual noise still present, well seen in the water reflection. but the details all preserved. Overall quite natural result.
Here is the result with TPAI 1.1.0.
Not much to say here, the image has become completely unusable. In the dark areas all details are completely gone. Only gray area.
And here the result of Topaz Denois AI.
As you can see very well, there is a colorshift. That's not nice, you have to compensate it in the RAW converter. In the water surface partly complete loss of detail. Overall very unnatural and artificial looking. Result better than TPAI, but clearly worse than Noiseless AI from Luminar NEO.
I like the image with Noiseless AI the best. It has the most natural look with good denoising. Unfortunately, such a result is not always the case. There are many examples where Topaz performs worlds better and Noiselesse fails. Well, that's just the way it is. There is no software that can do everything.
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