I use Noise Ninja, as a plug-in in Photoshop CS. Got pretty good results with the standard setting but usually I'll lower the setting to suit my taste.
I only used neatimage and the thing I like is that the company lets you get all the upgraded versions since I got it like 2 years ago. EVen major revisions.
I prefer Noiseware, I've done some tests on the same photo using Noise Ninja, Neat Image, Noiseware.
In My Opinion
Noise Ninja has very aggressive noise reduction. Even though edges are smooth etc, you will find that textures are lost as well
Neat Image is a little better,
But Noiseware manages to reduce noise while keeping details. There are lots of options in the CS3 plugin, even doing sharpening etc.
there's another program called dfine.
even though i'm using D3, but when pics shot at 6400, there's still some slight visible noise and i use that program to remove it.
works for me.
i like neat, i think it retain better details at same noise level reduction compare to ninja.
but end of day just use watever that u like best and suit your budget. :P
Try shooting at a dark alley with your usual hand holdable shutter speeds. The dark scene will not resolve more details digitally compared to say shooting the same scene at ISO 6400.
I'm using Neat Image Pro version. Works fine for me
Noise Ninja works for me
It was strongly recommended by another friend of mine.
Never tried the later two, cannot comment much
Last edited by giantcanopy; 25th June 2008 at 06:43 PM.
CS3 coz im too lousy to get other softwares.