AKVIS Noise Buster AI can work independently as a standalone program as well as a plug-in to a photo editor.
Standalone is an independent program; you can open it by clicking the program’s icon.
To launch the standalone version, run the program directly:
On a Windows computer - select it from the Start menu or use the program’s shortcut.
On a Mac computer - launch the app from the Applications folder.
Plugin is an add-on for a photo editor, for example for Photoshop.
To call the plugin, select it from the filters of your image editing program.
The AKVIS Noise Buster AI workspace looks like this:
Features of the Workspace:
Most of the AKVIS Noise Buster AI workspace is taken by the Image Window with two tabs: Before and After. In the Before tab, the original image is shown, while in the After tab you can see the result. You can compare the original image with the result by clicking any point of the image.
Note that when the After tab is pressed, it starts image processing with the current settings.
You can select how Image Window and Before/After tabs will be shown by adjusting the View Modes in the bottom part of the left panel.
In the upper part of the window, you can see the Control Panel.
Right-click this button to display the list of recent files. You can change the number of recent documents in the program's Preferences.
To the left of the main window there is the Toolbar. The tools' parameters are shown in a pop-up box after right-clicking in the image.
Pre-Processing Tools (in the Before tab):
Post-Processing Tools (available in the After tab):
Attention! If you switch to the Before tab and re-run the image processing , the changes made with these tools will be lost!
The tools' parameters:
- Size affects the tool's diameter.
- Hardness changes the blurriness of the edges of the tool. The lower the value, the more blurry the tool's edges are.
- Strength affects the force of the tool applied to the image.
Moving and scaling the image is done in the Navigator. In the Navigator, you can see the reduced copy of the image. A frame surrounds the part of the image visible in the Image Window; the area outside of the frame will be shaded. The frame can be dragged to display a different part of the image. To move the frame, bring the cursor inside the frame, press the left mouse button, and while keeping it pressed, drag the cursor.
Additionally, you can move the image in the Image Window with the scroll bars or by holding down the space bar, then holding down the left mouse button while moving the mouse. Use the scroll wheel of the mouse to move the image up/down, by keeping the Ctrl (⌘ in Mac) key pressed – to the left/to the right, by keeping the Alt (Option in Mac) key pressed − scale the image. Right-click the scroll bar to activate the quick navigation menu.
Use the slider to scale the image in the main window. When you move the slider to the right, the image scale increases. When you move the slider to the left, the image scale reduces.
You can also change the image scale by entering a new coefficient into the scale field. Frequently used scale coefficients can be found in a fall-down menu.
You can use hot-keys to change the image scale + and Ctrl++ on Windows, ⌘++ on Mac to scale up the image, and - and Ctrl+- on Windows, ⌘+- on Mac to scale down the image.
Under the Navigator, in the Settings Panel, you can choose a preset in the Presets field and adjust the noise reduction parameters.
Under the settings, you can see Hints for the parameters and buttons when you hover over them with the cursor. You can choose where the hints will be shown or hide them in the Preferences.