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PictureCode Noise Ninja Noise Reduction Software

4.2 star rating
                      4.2 / 5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $39.00

Product Description

Eliminate noise and grain from digital images.
  • Based on a powerful mathematical approach called wavelet theory
  • Uses device-specific profiles for optimal noise-reduction
  • Four times faster than other solutions
  • Includes an innovative painting tool called the Noise Brush
  • Windows only
  • Batch processing (in professional version)

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    Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Saniok a Expert

    Date Reviewed: June 15, 2006

    Strengths:    Ability to work with 24bit materials.
    Good NR profiles (program do not spoil original colours)
    You can apply NR on those places of a picture, on which you want (NR brush)

    Weaknesses:    Can't see

    Bottom Line:   
    The best NR program on a market.
    You can set different parametrs of a NR process very precision and get result, which you have in plans to get.

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    Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

    Similar Products Used:   Neat Image NR;
    some different plugins to Adobe Photoshop;
    some programs has internal NR option (for example Capture One)
    and so on....
    Nothing can compare with NN

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Sebastian a Intermediate

    Date Reviewed: January 18, 2006

    Strengths:    Customization, speed, batch processing, interface, efficient masking.

    Weaknesses:    Some features a bit obscure, using it to batch can be confusing.

    Bottom Line:   
    Very flexible and powerful noise reduction. Using it in Photoshop actions was confusing at first. Trick is to use the actions pane of the plugin to set default behavior when called inside a PS action.

    Settings tend to be less aggressive, which I prefer. Rather keep some noise than to obliterate fine detail. But it's all easily adjustable, and the noise brush lets you mask areas very quickly if you don't want the filter to affect them.

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    Price Paid:    $80.00

    Purchased At:   PictureCode site

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Lionheart a Intermediate

    Date Reviewed: January 7, 2005

    Strengths:    Extremely easy to use and install. Excellent installation instructions and prompting during installation.

    Weaknesses:    Separate plug-in and standalone downloads. Expensive to get the pro key code that allows keys for both the stand alone and plug in.

    Bottom Line:   
    A product that works. Period. It is exceptionally good for noise reduction without losing detail-try it! If you shoot at any high iso's consistently, then you want this.

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    Price Paid:    $80.00

    Purchased At:   PictureCode website

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by quill67 a Beginner

    Date Reviewed: March 9, 2004

    Strengths:    Great noise reduction without creating blurred or soft images

    Weaknesses:    lack of raw converter

    Bottom Line:   
    I really like this product! I tried to remove the grainyness from some pictures I shot in raw mode on my Canon G2 using a butch of other software (Adobe, Painshop, ETC..) but they all blurred the images like a softing effect.

    Anyway, a couple of hints (maybe a pro can help with more). Load a noise profile for your camera and select the ISO it was shot at (your photo should have this info). Next, select "scan entire image for luminance profile" under noise profile by color. Then, simply filter the image. I found it can handle without loss of detail high levels of suppression and sensitivity.

    I love getting nice clean images without losing detail. I only wish it had a built in raw converter (for canon files) and that it was easier to understand how to do batch processing.

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    Price Paid:    $69.00

    Purchased At:   online

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by hsandler a Intermediate

    Date Reviewed: January 14, 2004

    Strengths:    Simple to use; open your file, apply reduction, you can toggle back and forth to see the before and after; save
    You can also apply a "history brush" to selectively take away the noise reduction from high detail bright areas that you may not want filtered.

    Weaknesses:    Separate program from Photoshop Elements 2; although a plug-in is apparently in the works

    Bottom Line:   
    I have a few before and after samples with my Minolta Dimage A1 at:
    I was concerned about noise when I moved up to a 5 MP camera with a small sensor. I have applied Noise Ninja simply using the default noise profile for my camera provided with the software. It works incredibly well. Noise is noticeably reduced without loss of detail.

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    Price Paid:    $29.00

    Purchased At:   Picturecode.com

    Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

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    Noise Ninja

    Can someone break this down for me, I just got it and I am wanting to use it to its full potential. Anyone who is familiar with it and can help give me some pointers - thanks in advance! Before this I have only ever used photoshops built in noise reduction, which is effective but doesn't usually d ... Read More »

    Noise Ninja

    Plug-in or standalone, which do you prefer?Read More »

    noise ninja?

    Whats the best way to use noise ninja, as a stand alone or as a plug in? I'm using pse2. full version. I'd like to get it as a plug in, but if it could cause problems It might be better as a stand alone. Any help appreciated, Mark.Read More »

    Noise Ninja rocks!!! Thanks Arctirus :-)

    some closeups before and after noise ninja.Read More »

    Amazing product: Noise Ninja

    I want to share some experiences with you. As you all know, one of the problems with digital photography can be noise, especially if you use high ISO values. A while back people developed a product called NeatImage; [url]http://www.neatimage.com/[/url] Even until this day I consider it one of the ... Read More »

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