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Published on December 4, 2014

Chapter 1 Introduction Introduction to Dfne ® 2.0 and the User’s Manual © 2008 Josh Haftel 3 Dfne ® 2.0 User Guide Introduction Welcome to Dfine 2.0, the most powerful tool for reducing noise in your digital photographic images. All digital cameras inherently create unwanted imperfections known as “noise.” The amount of noise in an image typically depends on the quality and type of imaging sensor with which it was created. High ISO speeds and low light can also add noise. New Dfine 2.0 gives you unprecedented control over exactly how much and where to apply noise reduction. This makes it ultra-easy to eliminate noise in your images while maintaining detail and sharpness, thus improving the quality of every digital photo you take. Dfine 2.0 is designed to prevent the loss of detail other noise reduction tools often introduce. Dfine 2.0 introduces a brand new, re-sizable user interface that includes Nik Software’s award-winning U Point ® technology for the ultimate in selective control. Busy photographers will appreciate the workflow improvements offered by the new interface, as well as improvements such as automatic camera profiles and batch processing. The result? Dfine 2.0 is a powerful, yet easy-to-use tool that anyone can use to perform high quality noise reduction without needing to understand the complex underlying theory. Because Dfine 2.0 is a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Apple Aperture and other compatible applications, you must have Photoshop or a compatible application installed on your computer. New Feature Highlights New interace • Navigator Loupe • Resizable • New, more professional look and feel Greatly improved noise reduction engine • Higher quality noise reduction • Better retention of fine details Profle creation • Profiles can be created automatically or manually • Profiles can be shared • Improved batch processing. Interface can be set to auto-profile or auto-load profiles based on image EXIF data (needs a profile to be created first for each camera/ISO combination) • Improved Selective Tool interaction. Selective Tool can be called from within the Interface, users do not have to access the filter from the Selective Tool in order to selectively apply the filter Chapter 1: Introduction