Hello all. New to the community with my first question..
I use Aperture 3 to process my photos but as is well known the noise reduction tool within Aperture is not very good. I'm looking for options to supplement Aperture 3 with a noise reduction plugin.
I've just finished a trial of Topaz Denoise and found it really good although on some photos, RAW perhaps, it appeared to add more noise. The only other option I know of is Neat Image and I'm going to start that trial now. Question about Neat Image - would I need the Pro version plug-in for 16-bit support or would the Home 8-bit version suffice.. since my final output is typically 8-bit jpeg? The lower price Home version of NI becomes an advantage over the Pro version and Topaz. Unless, are there promotions?