Topaz Labs Upgrades Noise Reduction Software

Dallas-based Topaz Labs, a maker of plug-ins for photo editing software, said last night that it has released a major upgrade to the firm's Topaz DeNoise plug-in. The firm said the software is specifically aimed at reducing heavy noise in high-ISO images. Topaz makes software which connects into image editing software such as Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Aperture, iPhoto and Lightroom. The firm said the upgrade is twice as fast as the prevoius version, among other features.