This plugin allows you to apply certain noise-related develop settings
automatically, in bulk, based upon the camera that created each image, and
each image's ISO sensitivity and Lightroom exposure boost.
This plugin works in Lightroom 5 (and older versions as far back as
Lightroom 3, though some features depend on the
version of Lightroom).
The same download works for both Windows and Mac. See the box to the upper right for the download link (in orange) and installation instructions.
How To Use
Most people will find it most convenient to apply bulk settings
immediately after import, and/or after a rough exposure-adjustment pass
through just-imported files.
Select the photos you want to bulk adjust, then invoke:
“File > Plugin Extras > Apply Bulk Develop Settings”
and you'll get a dialog along the lines of:
(screen shot is as of plugin version 20130704.31)
For each camera type used in creating one of the selected photos, you
create a profile that describes how to calculate the noise-reduction
settings based upon the ISO and any post-processing exposure compensation. For each photo, the plugin calculates a straight-line proportional values
between the lower and upper bounds you specify.
You can choose to apply the calculations only when they're not already
set, or a blanket application regardless
A discussion of this plugin in a pro-photographer workflow is seen at sidecar: post in
“Parameter Based Noise Reduction – Part 1”.
This plugin is distributed as “donationware”. I have chosen
to make it available for free — everyone can use it forever, without
cost of any kind — but unless registered, its functionality is
somewhat reduced after six weeks.
Registration is done via PayPal, and if you choose to register, it costs
the minimum 1-cent PayPal fee; any amount you'd like to add beyond PayPal's
sliding fees as a gift to me is completely optional, and completely
Note: a Lightroom major upgrade, such as
from Lr4 to Lr5, de-registers the plugin in the upgraded version, so if you
want to maintain registration, a new ($0.01 if you like) registration code
is needed in the upgraded version. It makes for a hassle every couple of
years, I know. Sorry. See this
note for details.
For details on plugin registration and on how I came into this hobby of
Lightroom plugin development, see my Plugin
Update Log via RSS
Fixed an issue with Creative-Cloud revalidation.
Lr5.5 and later Creative-Cloud installs can now revalidate themselves if needed.
Sigh, had a bug in the Creative-Cloud support.
Now supports Lr5.5+ Creative-Cloud Installs.
Sigh, introduced an error for some folks with the rebuild the other day.
Added the ability to isolate updated/unmodified images to a collection
Fixed a bug in the "smoother revalidation" stuff recently added.
Make the revalidation process smoother, especially for folks using Lr5.4 and later.
Squelch an error that popped up if you canceled the import-settings dialog.
Found that with certain settings some math errors would pop up.
Added the ability to set/clear keywords based upon bulk-develop processing.
Switched ISO interpolation to logarithmic, which should provide for more-balanced results.
Linear interpolation, which the plugin used to do, is still available as an option.
Holy cow, discovered a bug (thanks Cody Sims!) that could cause appropriate bulk settings not to be
updated, depending on what order what settings needed to be applied. This was a huge bug with a major
impact on some kinds of shots... I can't believe that I never noticed this one myself... I use this plugin
myself with every photo I take. Just dumbfounded, but glad it's fixed.
The plugin was leaving cruft in one's "Plugin Develop Presets" folder; now cleans it up.
Update to handle the Mac App Store version of Lightroom.
Tweak for Lr4.1RC2.
In Lr4, images with PV2012 were being processed with the Exposure from the prior process version. Doh!
Added the ability to export and import settings.
Enhanced the send-log dialog to hopefully make reports more meaningful to me, yielding, I hope, the ability
to respond more sensibly to more reports.
Update to the debug logging to better track down timing issues that might arise.
Add a bit of bullet-proofing against corrupt catalogs.
More on the march toward Lr4, including upheaval in the code to handle Lightroom APIs being discontinued in Lr4.
added some extra debug logging to try to track down a bug.
Update for Lr4 beta: explain in the plugin manager that the plugin can't be registered in the beta.
Had issues with the registration button sometimes not showing.
Fixed the bug I was trying to track down with the previous version. As best I can tell, a bug in Lightroom caused
the plugin to not work for images with a period in the camera-make name, such as those from Olympus
(which give the make as “OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.”)
Added extra debug logging, when “enhanced logging” is selected in the plugin manager, to try to debug an issue.
Added a system-clock check and reports to the user if the system clock is more than a minute out of
date. An incorrect system clock can cause problems with various kinds of communication and authentication
with some of my plugins, so I've just gone ahead and added this to every plugin.
When doing a plugin upgrade, offer the ability to flush all the old copies of the plugin.
Added the ability to update the sharpening mask.
Big update adding support for color noise reduction, and the segregation
of non-raw and raw. Best to make a backup of your catalog before trying this update,
just in case.