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Noise Ninja vs. DeNoise. Which to get?

 
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Oct 22, 2010 04:21 |  #1

I recent got Photoshop CS5 (need to learn how to use it) and curious whether I should get Noise Ninja or DeNoise? They both do similar things at the end, but is there such thing as one is better than the other? Thanks


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Oct 22, 2010 04:40 |  #2

I used to use Noise Ninja which was fine, I now use Nik Software Define.


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Oct 22, 2010 04:47 |  #3

A faitr while ago a UK mag ran a series of tests using a variety of different software. They concluded that there was no overall winner.

Each had its own speciality, at which it excelled but was not as good elsewhere. So different images responded to different software. Sadly thats totally impractical, even if we could afford all the different products, it would be impossible to come up with a practical workflow.


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Oct 22, 2010 06:39 as a reply to  @ Lowner's post |  #4

I've never tried Noise Ninja, but am very satisfied with Denoise 5. Topaz labs has a very good rep....sorry, not the definitive response you were looking for! ;)


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Oct 22, 2010 06:48 |  #5

Lowner wrote in post #11143534 (external link)
A faitr while ago a UK mag ran a series of tests using a variety of different software. They concluded that there was no overall winner.

Each had its own speciality, at which it excelled but was not as good elsewhere. So different images responded to different software. Sadly thats totally impractical, even if we could afford all the different products, it would be impossible to come up with a practical workflow.

+1 the other side of the coin is that each of the different software options has different controls and menu options so its not just a case of affording, but also learning to use the varying tools to their best effect.


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Oct 22, 2010 06:54 |  #6

i have nn and i trialled denoise. they are both good in their class but neither really live up to their hype imo. they all soften the image to some extent. i am trying to learn to ignore noise, that seems to be a better solution.




  
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Oct 22, 2010 06:54 as a reply to  @ Overread's post |  #7

I have not tried any 3rd party noise reduction but noise reduction has been improved in CS5. The first time I tried it in CS5 I actually said aloud "WOW".

Now that being said, the only other noise reduction I had tried was in PS Elements. So you might want to check it out in CS5 before buying any other program.


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Oct 22, 2010 07:07 |  #8

"....they all soften the image to some extent...."

Of course. But thats where our post processing skills can shine. Its all a balancing act and often the main subject or part of it need different treatment to the rest of the image. I like noise free sky and am often able to live with it in livelier parts of the image.


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Oct 22, 2010 07:15 |  #9

I used Neat Image and Dfine. Since I got CS5, I haven't used any of those, once.


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Oct 22, 2010 08:36 as a reply to  @ bohdank's post |  #10

I use Noise Ninja and have pretty good results. Problem is, you'll have some people saying "Yeah, NN is great DN is rubbish" and yet others saying the opposite. Try 'em out and see which one you get on with. That's the best advice i can offer.


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Oct 22, 2010 08:39 |  #11

Acidomoduso wrote in post #11144142 (external link)
I use Noise Ninja and have pretty good results. Problem is, you'll have some people saying "Yeah, NN is great DN is rubbish" and yet others saying the opposite. Try 'em out and see which one you get on with. That's the best advice i can offer.

Generally speaking such viewpoints about other noise software being poor is because of the different menu interfaces they have - not everyone masters controlling them all to the same level of skill so it can seem that one is vastly superior over the other when infact its just the users lack of skill with one compared to the other


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Oct 22, 2010 11:41 |  #12

The bigger question is: which has the lower learning curve?


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Oct 23, 2010 00:07 |  #13

magwai wrote in post #11143802 (external link)
i have nn and i trialled denoise. they are both good in their class but neither really live up to their hype imo. they all soften the image to some extent. i am trying to learn to ignore noise, that seems to be a better solution.

I'm of pretty much the same mind. I have Noise Ninja, yet find I dislike the image softening so I use it less and less.

I have not tried any others.


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Oct 23, 2010 01:03 |  #14

I use Neat Image for Mac, along CS5. Very easy to use, and does a great job.


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