ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 713 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4715 times:
I use Adobe CS5 for noise reduction. I think there is a benefit to applying noise reduction at the point of conversion from RAW as the system has the maximum data possible to work with, hence reducing the chance of banding or other unwanted artifacts from appearing.
However I'm not sure it is the best noise reduction. For major tasks I use neat image which offer more control (but this is more for extreme photography - max ISO, poor light).
For light clean up of skies etc. ACR works best for me.
Epten From Macedonia, joined Sep 2007, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4450 times:
I am really fond of Noise Ninja, I am truly amazed with the results. Some of the images that got accepted here looked like unusable rubbish with no hope of fixing. Imo much better than ps5 built-in nr.