Lightroom Ecosystem: Sensei Noise reduction feature request

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IMO you know what Adobe needs next to attract customers? An AI NR option. NR Sensei. Keep the traditional method for fast developing. Out in forum land that is one of top gripes about LR and a reason to use a competitor. Tired of the export wait times using DXO and 3rd party AI software I have tried. Even if it takes a little more time it is under one roof.
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Simon Chen, Principal Computer Scientist

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How would you like the new Sensei NR work?
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It could have an auto function and based on the iso value, apply a correction(according to the many samples of corrected images fed to the AI), prioritising the shadow areas. 
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It is just like Floris van Eck posted. Take a look at DXO PL Prime. The regular NR option for speed developing and an AI option for more critical work. Not that there is anything wrong with LR's current method. I do send high ISO files to DXO PL but I'd prefer not to.  

Topaz is now offering Denoise AI which takes it to new level. Other competitors will follow. Having both a speed (or the traditional option) and an AI option for fine art work be a huge bonus for LR/PS. I think it would interest more people.  
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I'm not a programmer, etc so I really can't describe what it would do. My best example would again be DXO PL. There is are two selections for noise. HQ (fast) which LR/PS already have. Then there is the Prime option which is like AI for better words. Exports take can take longer depending on the device. Actually Sensei NR has a nicer ring to it.              
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Having more thoughts on this. DXO PL works within the software itself. Topaz as a plug-n which creates another file I believe. I think it would be better to have it work in LR/PS, not as a plug-in. Similar to your new Auto/Sensei addition, which was a very good improvement.   
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Like DxO PRIME noise reduction. For the last 10 years or so, they have been the undisputed king of noise reduction which they selectively apply (automatically) to parts of the image almost never resulting in a plastic look. It gives your camera at least 1 more effective stop (e.g. it pushes APS-C into FF territory, MFT into APS-C) Also: http://www.gpurendering.com/technology/nvidiaAiForImageNoiseReduction.html This type of benefit is what you would expect from Adobe's Sensei technology.

I am surprised how little progress Adobe is making in core image processing over the last few years. A lot of nice features are being added but almost none give me a better image processing result out of the box after an import. If you look at Adobe RAW processing, it is the "mushiest" between Capture One and DxO PhotoLab would both get much cleaner, pleasant looking images by default without messing with sliders. In general, DxO PhotoLab is like getting a free camera upgrade. My preferred way is to process there and then move to another application with the cleanest possible TIF file. 
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I fully support this feature request. I'm using the trial of Topaz Denoise AI and the results are (mostly) amazing! But they don't offer batch processing and the whole process of exporting and re-importing is cumbersome.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled noise reduction.

Enhancement for noise reduction.

recommend development in noise Reduction features in LR Classic.
there are other outlets offering superior features for reducing Noise Reduction and would like this feature in LR to be enhanced. 
This especially for people like myself that photograph birds, so the shutter speed being used is high and therefore the ISO is high and creates a lot of Noise. 
Attention to be focused on this area rather than adding new features.

thank you