When I open a raw file shot in ISO 1600 in ACR there is very little noise in the photo. But after color adjustments when i save or export as a JPG file there is much more noise visible. How can I avoid this?
Michael has some good suggestions. You can also try
- Saving as a PNG (I've always found to be a better format at retaining details)
- In Camera RAW, zoom in to 1:1 magnification and see if the noise is present.
On the other hand, you are using ISO 1600 which produces noisy images on certain camera models.
If you want to reduce noise in ACR just go into sharpness and increase noise reduction, although this will make you lose sharpness. In the past, if I've wanted to apply some noise reduction on a RAW image, I've used the adjustment brush and manually added the areas I want fixed. For example, I might want the sky to be less noisy but the hills and trees to retain their detail.