New, better, denoising for Lightroom

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Adobe! Please implement the denoising method featured in this cool paper from ... geophysics. Yes, you heard that right. Some crack scientists came up with a better way of denoising than Adobe, in order to make their satellite pictures of Titan more likeable.

Come on, Adobe, I know you read scientific papers. This one here would give you a winner: A denoiser that stands above the rest. And we could have better-looking photos in Lightroom (and Photoshop, ok.).

Kurt Thomas

Antoine Lucas, Oded Aharonson, Charles Deledalle, Alexander G. Hayes, Randolph Kirk, and Elpitha Howington-Kraus: Insights into Titan’s geology and hydrology based
on enhanced image processing of Cassini RADAR data. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets. DOI: 10.1002/2013JE004584.
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LIKE if you would like to see your noisy pictures being denoised better in Lightroom!
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I wonder what skin looks like with this algorithm applied.

And I wonder if it is patented and Adobe would have to pay a licensing fee to implement it.
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Steve: Conceptually, it seems to be a mixture of the current denoising (find the outliers, replace with average) and the healing brush (transfer the pattern). I think it would work well on pictures with skin and high noise levels, keeping the skin texture intact.

I doubt that the method is patented --- the article does not mention a patent, and if they publish it without having applied for a patent first, they cannot later patent it.