Looking at the Aperture/Noise Ninja Marriage

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So I have this running battle with my flash. Specifically, I cringe every time I use it (particularly indoors). I’m just never happy with indoor flash shots. Anyway, as a result, I am reckless with my ISO often cranking it up 800 and even 1600 to avoid using the flash. The problem is at 1600 ISO, the Rebel can get pretty noisy.

As a result, I’ve been thinking about buying Noise Ninja to give me a hand cleaning up some of these photos but with the release of Aperture 2.1 it now appears the Noise Ninja developers are going to release an Aperture version as early as May. Needless to say I’m going to wait and see how this all shakes out. Noise removal seems to make more sense to me in Aperture than Photoshop so I’m crossing my fingers.

11 Comments Looking at the Aperture/Noise Ninja Marriage

  1. anthonyjross@mac.com

    David, In my opinion, nothing else that I have tried beats the results of Noise Ninja for addressing noise in digital photos. I use it regularly in PS and I am glad to learn that it will be coming to Aperture as it would eliminate my having to bring images into PS for probably the majority of my shots. I share your displeasure with indoor flash in most instances and the thing that has helped that issue the most was when I added a $300 Nikon 50mm f/1.4D AF Lens to my setup as I can now use ISO-Auto with a max ISO of 800 and still almost always get sharp, nearly noise-free shots in available light. I am quite pleased, beyond my pre-purchase expectations, with the low light flexibility provided by the lens.

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  2. anthonyjross@mac.com

    David, In my opinion, nothing else that I have tried beats the results of Noise Ninja for addressing noise in digital photos. I use it regularly in PS and I am glad to learn that it will be coming to Aperture as it would eliminate my having to bring images into PS for probably the majority of my shots. I share your displeasure with indoor flash in most instances and the thing that has helped that issue the most was when I added a $300 Nikon 50mm f/1.4D AF Lens to my setup as I can now use ISO-Auto with a max ISO of 800 and still almost always get sharp, nearly noise-free shots in available light. I am quite pleased, beyond my pre-purchase expectations, with the low light flexibility provided by the lens.

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  3. anthonyjross@mac.com

    David, In my opinion, nothing else that I have tried beats the results of Noise Ninja for addressing noise in digital photos. I use it regularly in PS and I am glad to learn that it will be coming to Aperture as it would eliminate my having to bring images into PS for probably the majority of my shots. I share your displeasure with indoor flash in most instances and the thing that has helped that issue the most was when I added a $300 Nikon 50mm f/1.4D AF Lens to my setup as I can now use ISO-Auto with a max ISO of 800 and still almost always get sharp, nearly noise-free shots in available light. I am quite pleased, beyond my pre-purchase expectations, with the low light flexibility provided by the lens.

    Reply
  4. anthonyjross@mac.com

    David, In my opinion, nothing else that I have tried beats the results of Noise Ninja for addressing noise in digital photos. I use it regularly in PS and I am glad to learn that it will be coming to Aperture as it would eliminate my having to bring images into PS for probably the majority of my shots. I share your displeasure with indoor flash in most instances and the thing that has helped that issue the most was when I added a $300 Nikon 50mm f/1.4D AF Lens to my setup as I can now use ISO-Auto with a max ISO of 800 and still almost always get sharp, nearly noise-free shots in available light. I am quite pleased, beyond my pre-purchase expectations, with the low light flexibility provided by the lens.

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  5. anthonyjross@mac.com

    David, In my opinion, nothing else that I have tried beats the results of Noise Ninja for addressing noise in digital photos. I use it regularly in PS and I am glad to learn that it will be coming to Aperture as it would eliminate my having to bring images into PS for probably the majority of my shots. I share your displeasure with indoor flash in most instances and the thing that has helped that issue the most was when I added a $300 Nikon 50mm f/1.4D AF Lens to my setup as I can now use ISO-Auto with a max ISO of 800 and still almost always get sharp, nearly noise-free shots in available light. I am quite pleased, beyond my pre-purchase expectations, with the low light flexibility provided by the lens.

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  6. marieboyer@comcast.net

    For noise reduction, I just settled on a Nik product called Define. I am hoping that Nik will make an Aperture plug-in for this fantastic noise reduction software (with the U-point technology). Looks like Viveza is coming, so I am hoping for all the Nik plug-ins!

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  7. marieboyer@comcast.net

    For noise reduction, I just settled on a Nik product called Define. I am hoping that Nik will make an Aperture plug-in for this fantastic noise reduction software (with the U-point technology). Looks like Viveza is coming, so I am hoping for all the Nik plug-ins!

    Reply
  8. marieboyer@comcast.net

    For noise reduction, I just settled on a Nik product called Define. I am hoping that Nik will make an Aperture plug-in for this fantastic noise reduction software (with the U-point technology). Looks like Viveza is coming, so I am hoping for all the Nik plug-ins!

    Reply
  9. marieboyer@comcast.net

    For noise reduction, I just settled on a Nik product called Define. I am hoping that Nik will make an Aperture plug-in for this fantastic noise reduction software (with the U-point technology). Looks like Viveza is coming, so I am hoping for all the Nik plug-ins!

    Reply
  10. marieboyer@comcast.net

    For noise reduction, I just settled on a Nik product called Define. I am hoping that Nik will make an Aperture plug-in for this fantastic noise reduction software (with the U-point technology). Looks like Viveza is coming, so I am hoping for all the Nik plug-ins!

    Reply

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