I was processing some photos this morning in my brand new copy of iPhoto ’08, and I noticed a new feature in the “Adjust” pane of the photo editor: “Reduce Noise”
It’s a slider that reduces the apparent “noise” or graininess in an image. This is prevalent in images taken at a high ISO setting, which is most of the shots I take in low light on my Canon SD700 IS.
Previously, you had to use a 3rd party tool to perform noise reduction on your photos. This feature wasn’t available in iPhoto 6, the previous version.
I’m quite happy to have this new feature – I’m already using it, and my pictures look better because of it. Thanks, Apple!