How to reduce the noise in your photo

You may encounter such a problem in digital photography. After you take a shot of a scene, you will find that the photo turns out grainy. This is known as noise in digital photography. It is caused by many reasons. You boost the ISO level so that you can shoot better in low-light situations. The high ISO setting instructs the sensor of the camera to group pixels together in order to capture more light. The grouping makes your photo look noisy. You shoot a long exposure that makes your camera get hot. The heat will result in noise in the final photo. Underexposure is another factor that contributes to noise. If the photo is underexposed, you will see more noise in the darker regions of the photo. Then, how to deal with this problem in your post-production? As a matter of fact, you can take advantage of some photo editing programs to reduce the noise in a photo. Though the internet is flooded with photo editors with the function of photo noise reduction, it is hard to find one that is easy to use and suitable for beginners. If you are searching for user-friendly and handy software to handle the task, please continue reading this article. In this article, I will walk you through two beginner-friendly apps to help you eliminate the noise from your photo.

#1. Photo Effects by Vertexshare

Reduce the noise in the photo with Photo Effects

Photo Effects by Vertexshare is a piece of professional photo filter software. Coming packed with a generous assortment of parameters and decorative objects, it allows you to improve the quality of your photos and create stunning photos in a breeze.

You will be welcomed by a simplistic window after the program is launched. This window is composed of three panels. The left-side panel includes a collection of predefined effects. After you load the photo into the program, you will see small preview thumbnails of these effects. The middle panel occupies most of the window. This is the area where you preview the effects you apply to the photo. You can zoom and pan the photo, compare the original photo and the changed photo, and discard all changes you make. The right-side panel includes a series of parameter adjustment sections. You can adjust the exposure compensation, exposure compression, lightness, saturation, and contrast. What's more, you can change the shadows/highlights, dynamic range, tone mapping, and white balance. Other parameters you can adjust include local contrast, vibrance, channel mixer, soft light, and vignette filter. It is also possible to sharpen your photo and reduce the noise level in the photo.

Overall speaking, Photo Effects is a feature-rich photo effect app that enables you to apply a variety of effects to your photo. Owing to the intuitive layout and options, it is suitable for both experienced users and inexperienced users. If you wish to make amazing photos without any hassle, Photo Effects is definitely what you should go for.

Let's dive right into the part of how to reduce the noise in a photo with Photo Effects

How to reduce the noise in a photo with Photo Effects

Step 1.

  • Throw your photo into the working area "Drag and Drop Your Photo here". Or click on "File"->"Add Photo" to add your photo into the program. You can also click on the "Add" button to import the photo. To remove the imported photo, click on the "Remove" button next to the "Add button".

Step 2.

  • Navigate to the right side panel and scroll down to the "NOISE REDUCTION" section. Click on the "NOISE REDUCTION" button to activate the function of adjusting the parameter.


This parameter is used to vary the strength of noise reduction across the range of tones. The lower the value is, the more the darker tones to be affected by noise reduction are. The higher the value is, the more the brighter tones to be affected by noise reduction are.

  • Drag the slider to adjust the parameter to fit your needs. Click on the "View button" to compare what the photo had looked like before you made adjustments with what it looks like after you made adjustments. To readjust the parameter, click on the "Redo" button to discard the adjustments.

The "NOISE REDUCTION" section of Photo Effects

Step 3.

  • When you are satisfied with the adjustments, press the "Export Photo" button to export the photo to a desired location. Or click on "File"->"Save As" to save the photo into a destination folder.

#2. Online Photo Converter

Denoise the image with MoonPic Online Image Converter

MoonPic Online Image Converter is a browser-based app to post-process multiple photos simultaneously. It provides plenty of utilities to manipulate JPG and PNG images. One of them is the image noise reduction tool. No skills are required to figure out how to use the tool. You can denoise your image with button clicks. As for privacy and security, your image will be automatically deleted from the site in 2 hours after the denoising process is finished.

Let's see how to denoise an image with MoonPic Online Image Converter.

  • Head over to the site and select "Image Noise Reduction". You will be taken to a new webpage.
  • Click on "Choose a file" to upload your image or drag and drop your image into the drop box. The file upload size is up to 10MB. (Note: You can upload multiple photos if you want to process images in batch. The max file upload size for all image files is 100MB.)
  • Go to the "Denoise Level" section. Choose the denoising level in the drop-down list.
  • Go to the "JPEG and PNG quality" section. Specify the quality of the output image.
  • Click on "OK" to start the denoising process.
  • When the process is done, press the "Download" button to download your image. Your image will be automatically deleted from the site in 2 hours.

Eliminate the noise in the image with MoonPic Online Image Converter


Noise refers to irregular specks and grainy patterns that fill whole areas of the photo. It can seriously ruin your shot. Noise reduction is a useful technique that reduces the noise to a smaller degree on the photo. If noise is introduced into your photo, use the two apps above with this tech to get rid of noise that's hindering your shot.

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