I am interested in obtaining opinions on “noise” software. I have currently downloaded 3 programs on a trial basis:
I gather Noise Ninja is a favorite but as far as I can tell does not use PS Layers, whereas the other two do. I think this is an advantage. Also, the UI on Define 2 seems to be excellent and allows very precise selection within the photo.
This is probably very subjective, and as far as I can tell all do a good job.
I would very much appreciate opinions from users as to pros and cons.
I use Noise Ninja as a plug-in in CS3 and if you duplicate the backgound you will be working on a seperate layer. As for selective work, that also is available by using brushes. As a side note, I notice that you have listed LR 1.1. I would suggest upgrading to the latest version-1.3 and make sure you also update Camera Raw and Bridge. All of these are free downloads through Adobe.