Lightroom: Luminance Noise Reduction - Masking

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Is there anyway you can develop a check box button so that then the Luminance noise reduction slider will only reduce noise in reference to the masking applied in the sharpening panel?
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Matt Dirksen

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Posted 2 months ago

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John MacLean

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You’d probably want the reverse of the mask, whereby it does NR on the masked area. Most noise is visible in low frequency continuous tone areas like skies and walls, etc. I find that just increasing the masking with the Option/Alt key down (usually in the 40-80 range) does a good job of hiding the noise in those areas and overall.
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Michaelfromoz

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That is a great idea and probably what Matt had in mind and it is something that I, and many more I guess, having been thinking for some time and would be a very logical and easy step in the development of Lightroom.