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Mar 31, 2011 22:09 |  #1

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?

Other options?


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Apr 01, 2011 00:58 |  #2

DavidAndrew wrote in post #12135315 (external link)
Other options?

Expose well, pixel peep less?

I hardly, if ever, use Neat Image on shots taken at lower the ISO 3200 (1D3)


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Apr 01, 2011 07:50 |  #3

I've got the same issue and my research shows that noise ninja is really good but I haven't had time to evaluate it. It's a plug in and I think you can try b/f you buy.


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Apr 01, 2011 09:44 |  #4

I don't think the noise reduction tool in Aperture is that bad. It isn't capable of removing all detail from your image like some other programs are, but it does an OK job. If you need to apply more noise reduction, look under the RAW Fine Tuning section at the top of the adjustment panel. There's a noise slider hidden away in there.

My favorite noise reduction program is Noisware, but that isn't available for Aperture. I use Nik Dfine instead. It does a good job and has some pretty decent options. You can manually set which areas do or don't get noise reduction applied, and you can specify how much noise reduction gets applied to any specified color range.


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Apr 01, 2011 16:44 |  #5

DavidAndrew wrote in post #12135315 (external link)
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.
Other options?

Noise Ninja is available for Aperture and works great. Be sure to watch the videos at their website to get the most out of the plug-in. Well worth it's cost.


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Apr 08, 2011 10:39 as a reply to  @ JBillings's post |  #6

Dfine by Nik is very quick good noise reduction software - highly recommended


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