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« on: May 17, 2005, 08:11:13 AM »

Of course I only use Noise Ninja when needed. But if it is, I use it first. It tends to reduce detail and therefore you may want to add a bit more sharpening than usual.

I do Input Sharpening right away. This is basicly a mechanical step, with the only decision being which level to use.

If I've used NN, then I'll apply a bit of creative sharpening, but otherwise usually not. What type to use is a highly personal decision and also one based very much on the particular image one is working on.

Then, after all the editing is done I save the image.

When I want to print, I load the saved file and apply whatever level of Output Sharpening the file needs, based on the print size and paper used.

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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2005, 08:45:22 PM »

While we're on the subject...

I've stopped using Noise Ninja and reverted back to my old standby Neat Image. Here's my problem...

I can't get NN to automatically select the correct profile based on the image parameters. It stays on ISO 100, 20D regardless of the fact that I shot a particular image at ISO 800. My file metadata is all there - I checked.

Any ideas? Am I doing somehting wrong?
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2005, 11:01:19 PM »

Boku, I had the same happen to me once but that was due to the fact that I tried to install the profiles without installing them through the plugin. Once I installed the profiles through the plugin all was well agian.
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2005, 06:46:49 AM »

Hi,
I just purchased noise ninja and photokit sharpener and ofcourse I want to make the most out of these powerful tools when using photoshop.
I was used doing noise reduction first and sharpening later, but now there are 2 or 3 stages in which to sharpen: capture sharpening, creative sharpening and output sharpening.
What is the best sequence for digital workflow considering the use of these tools?

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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2005, 02:16:33 PM »

My preference is to (if necessary) do noise reduction first, and then sharpen. I use Focus Magic in lieu of capture sharpening (radius 2, 100% or so does wonders on a 1Ds image) and then use my Sharpening Actions for creative/output sharpening. But that's my personal sharpening preference, Photokit is very good as well. But definitely deal with noise first, then sharpen.

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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2005, 02:47:26 AM »

thanks Michael, Jonathan, Bob for your replies. This will save me a lot of trial and error!
Bob, I did have the same problem, but I managed to get an autoprofile based on camera exif-data. The only problem is that now I don't know how I managed the software to do that... I'll try to find out, but maybe someone else here can give you a more adequate response.

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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2005, 07:44:07 AM »

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Boku, I had the same happen to me once but that was due to the fact that I tried to install the profiles without installing them through the plugin. Once I installed the profiles through the plugin all was well agian.
Thanks, I'll try that tonight.
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