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slothead Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   Frederick, US  Nikonian since 12th Aug 2009 Sun 24-Apr-11 01:38 PM
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"Noise Ninja versus NX2 Noise Reduction"



I'm not sure exactly where to post this, but I'll start here.

I've been trying to compare the noise reduction function of Capture NX2 to the Noise Ninja (of which I have a trial version). Obviously I can't do a lot of comparison because there is such a wide range of effect that to compare them in all levels is very time consuming.

Those of you who have used both, do you have an unbiased conclusion of which you feel does a better job? Personally I think I see a slightly better effect in Ninja than NX2, but I'm not sure I have exercised either appropriately to bring them to comparable states.



Tom
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FrankSRGB Silver Member  US  Nikonian since 09th Aug 2009 Mon 25-Apr-11 06:31 PM
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#1. "RE: Noise Ninja versus NX2 Noise Reduction"
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I use CNX for NR and have tried NoiseNinja and other stand-alone NR apps.

The big difference that I can see between CNX and the stand-alones is with global NR. The stand alones tend to preserve edges/details better.

However, I rarely apply NR globally in CNX and almost always apply it selectively. In this regard I don't see much advantage to paying extra for the stand alones.

Regards,
Frank

  

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mklass Platinum Member As a semi-professional involved in all manner of photographic genres including portraiture, sports, commercial, and events coverage, Mick is always ready to help Nikonians by sharing his deep knowledge of photography and printing. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   Tacoma, US  Nikonian since 08th Dec 2006 Mon 25-Apr-11 07:20 PM
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I've never been happy with CNX's noise reduction, compared to dedicated noise reduction apps. I use Noiseware and Dfine, but also tried Noise Ninja and liked the results.

Maybe I'm just not using CNX's noise reduction feature properly, but it seems to do a poor job of retaining detail.

Mick
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