ABSoft Neat Image Pro (plugin, for Photoshop [Mac])

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Neat Image is computer software that removes digital noise from photographic images and also performs other image quality improvements.

Neat Image is available as a standalone application for Windows, OS X, and Linux, and also as a plugin for Photoshop (Windows, OS X) and Aperture (OS X).

Neat Image improves digital photos from cameras, scanned negative and positive films as well as scanned printed photos.

Neat Image works as a special-purpose digital filter. The filter is specifically designed to reduce visible noise in digital photographic images. In digital camera shots, image noise generally comes from two key sources: random nature of the captured light and imperfect nature of image sensor and camera circuitry, especially in high ISO modes. In scanned images from legacy sources, silver halide grain from high speed film is the main source of noise.

Wherever your images come from, Neat Image can deliver beautiful images with noise and grain notably reduced. Digital images taken with any equipment, processed with Neat Image, will often look as though they were taken under optimal conditions with more expensive gear. Scanned archive images and prints can look contemporary, and can be as grain- and pattern-free as possible. Neat Image greatly improves the visual quality of digital images by reducing the objectionable noise and grain and at the same time preserving the true image details.

Neat Image effectively reduces these kinds of noise:

  • Luminance noise
  • Color (chroma) noise
  • Banding noise
  • Salt-and-pepper (impulse) noise
  • Electronic interference noise
  • Film grain
  • JPEG artifacts
  • In-camera noise reduction artifacts
  • Some other image imperfections

When can Neat Image help?

Neat Image improves image quality by reducing noise, when you have no control over the shooting conditions or the origin of the images.

As an experienced photographer, you know how to minimize noise your photos. You use a top quality camera. You select moderate, not high ISO settings. You use a tripod so that you can take sharper pictures with longer exposures. You can choose to shoot still or slowly moving subjects.

But these optimal conditions don't apply to many real life photography situations. Whether you're a professional paid by the shot, or you're an experienced amateur who wants exhibition quality images, you'll always need better quality from less than ideal shooting situations.

That's where Neat Image comes in. It cleans and enhances images taken from real life.

Neat Image helps with

  • Action, children, wildlife and high-speed photos
  • Available light (no flash) photography
  • Compact cameras with small sensors
  • Night shots and time lapse photography
  • Narrow aperture shots (high F-stops)
  • Using an incorrect shooting mode by mistake
  • Compression artifacts, film and photo grain, and other imperfections

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System Requirements


  • Intel Mac
  • Mac OS X 10.4+
  • 1 GB RAM or more
  • 1024x768+ display
  • Compatible plug-in host application
    • Photoshop CC 2015 / CC 2014 / CC / CS3 - CS6
    • Photoshop Elements 8 - 14 / 6
    • Photoline 15 - 18
    • GraphicConverter

Optional GPU support

    • CUDA driver for MAC version 5 or newer.
      (please refer to Neat Image's known issues for more information)
    • NVIDIA GPU with CUDA compute capability 1.2–3.5

  • AMD GPUs:
    • Mac OS X 10.7.5 or newer
    • ATI Radeon HD 5770/5870
    • AMD Radeon HD 6750M/6770M/6970M
    • AMD Radeon HD 7950
    • AMD FirePro D300/D500/D700
    • AMD Radeon R9 270X/280X/290X
    • Some other models of AMD/ATI cards
      (please directly try the plug-in or contact support to verify)


  • Windows 10 / 8.x / 7 / Vista / XP; 64-bit or 32-bit
  • Pentium-IV class machine or better
  • 1 GB RAM or more
  • 1024x768+ display
  • One of supported host applications
    • Photoshop CC 2015 / CC 2014 / CC / CS - CS6/ 5, 6, 7
    • Photoshop Elements 2 - 14
    • Corel / Jasc Paint Shop Pro X - X8 / 7 - 10
    • Corel Photopaint X3 - X7 / 12
    • Ulead PhotoImpact X3 / 12 / 11 / 10 / XL / 8
    • Photoline
    • Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006
    • Microsoft Digital Image Pro
    • Serif PhotoPlus
    • IrfanView
    • XnView
    • etc.

Optional GPU support

    • The latest video drivers supporting CUDA 4.2 or newer
    • Any CUDA-capable NVIDIA GPU

  • AMD GPUs:
    • Catalyst 14.9 driver - please refer to known issues for more information
    • ATI Radeon HD 57xx/58xx/59xx
    • AMD Radeon HD 67xx/68xx/69xx
    • AMD Radeon HD 77xx/78xx/79xx
    • AMD Radeon HD 7790
    • AMD Radeon HD 87xx/88xx/89xx
    • AMD Radeon R7 250X, 260/260X
    • AMD Radeon R9 270/280/285/290, 270X/280X/290X/295X2
    • Another AMD/ATI GPU based on one of the following chip series: Juniper, Cypress, Barts, Cayman, Cape Verde, Pitcairn, Tahiti, Bonaire, Hawaii, Tonga

Hassle Free Returns

At Motion Media, our goal is to ensure your complete satisfaction with your purchase. If, for whatever reason, you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you may return it to Motion Media within 30 days. Claims for missing items or items damaged in transit must be received within three business days of receipt of merchandise.

Refunds on returned items will be issued in the same payment form as tendered at the time of purchase. If payment was made by credit card, once we receive the product we will credit your account. Please allow 7-10 days for a credit to appear on your credit card statement. If payment was made by check, please allow 10 business days for a refund check to be issued.

Please read all conditions below. If conditions are not met, Motion Media reserves the right to refuse the return or to charge a restocking fee of up to 25%.

How to return or exchange an item:

  • In order to return an item you need to first obtain an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) number.
  • To request an RMA number, please visit our contact page and send us an email with the request.
  • To request an RMA number by phone, call Customer Service at 310-450-4000.
  • Place the original package into a shipping carton.
  • Include the invoice and the reason for the return. If defective, please specify the defect.
  • Please do not place stickers or shipping labels on the original manufacturer's package.
  • The RMA number must be clearly written on the outer box. If you received a label in the email, print the label and tape it to the carton.
  • Ship via insured ground service with a tracking number. Return shipping charges are the responsibility of the customer. We are not responsible for lost or damaged packages.
  • Send pre-authorized returns to:

    Motion Media, LLC
    Attn: RMA#XXXXX
    709 N. Douglas St.
    El Segundo, CA 90245

  • Alternatively, you may return an item at our office at the above location, with an approved RMA.


  • All returned or exchanged items must be in new condition, in the original box, and must include all packing material, blank warranty cards, manuals, and all accessories.
  • Motion Media is not responsible for personal data or items left in returned merchandise.
  • Defective items may be repaired or exchanged at our discretion for the same model or manufacturer's equivalent model.
  • RMA numbers are valid for 10 days.
  • Motion Media is not responsible for any consequential or incidental damage resulting from the sale or use of any merchandise bought from us. We are responsible for the monetary value of the merchandise only.

No Return/Exchange On:

  • Any Electronically Delivered Software*
  • 3D Printers & Accessories
  • Custom systems built or modified by Motion Media to customer's specifications
  • Educational dvd's and books once unwrapped
  • Motion Media Gift Cards are redeemable for merchandise only and may not be redeemed for cash.

*We offer 30 day returns on Autodesk licenses, excluding monthly terms.