This image has a lot of noise. Noise in photography is usually caused by ISO or other settings being off. This was the first test image of a set. As you can tell it’s pretty much unusable for many printing situations.
Now we present the same photo as an Auto Painting. This version used an algorithm which used a small brush setting. In these re-sized images it’s hard to tell much difference. However, in the full size version you can easily see the brush strokes, and see that the 99% of the noise is actually gone. What looks like noise in the smaller version here is actually the edge of brush strokes.
Here is the auto painted version. Again with the images above in these smaller versions it’s harder to tell the big difference. However, you can actually see a little difference. The image looks much better in the auto painted version, because the blur has been blended into the brush strokes. All noise is completely gone in the auto painted version as well. This photo we used a bigger minimum brush size, which worked a lot better.
Auto painting is not the only way to remove noise, but it is our favorite way.
We can do all sorts of auto paintings with any of the photos we have. However, note that the only way we are willing to use some of the original photos with lots of noise is as auto paintings.