best noise reduction software =?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by qveda, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. qveda macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2008
    I'm taking landscape pictures with my 10m-pixel point&shoot. There are a few images that I'd love to print up to 20x30 if I can. One of my favorite images was cropped down as to approx 1200x800 pixels. I know this would be challenging to enlarge much more than 11x14.

    I'm considering using Genuine Fractals plug in for CS4 which can do a great job of enlarging while retaining sharpness, but it doesn't help noise.

    Anyone have experience with Noise Ninja or such programs?
  2. art gardiner macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2007
    Cairo, Egypt
    Noise Ninja is considered the standard, a great program... but, it does have limitations. It works best when you remove noise prior to any other digital manipulation. i.e. - crop, levels, curves, etc. The best results can be obtained this way, but it all depends on how close you nailed your exposure to begin with. Stand alone, or PS plugin - both are excellent. I use both.

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