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johnkraus

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Noise Reduction solutions using Aperture?
« on: November 19, 2014, 11:22:37 AM »

I'm an Aperture Diehard. Though NR is way behind other software. And I wish Aperture applied lens corrections.

Any solutions out there for Noise Reduction using Aperture and images with high ISO? Only option at moment is creating a batch process in PS using Noise Ninja, Dfine 2 or similar.
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Richard Marcellus

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Re: Noise Reduction solutions using Aperture?
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2014, 08:38:22 PM »

I am not aware of any solution that works non destructively and automatically on the raw file. I use the Nik Dfine plugin for Aperture, but because that requires conversion to a .tif, I only do it for my final selects.

With Apple's decision to stop development of Aperture, I switched to C1Pro 8 and I have been impressed with the noise control with my older camera.

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Re: Noise Reduction solutions using Aperture?
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2014, 10:31:48 PM »

I, too, use (and have since it came out under Nik) Google's Nik Dfine.  The default settings have been all I've ever needed (I don't have any professional use of noisy files).

Aperture is not as helpless in NR as it first seems.  The default settings are (by design) conservative (and negligible).  There are three things to try in Aperture:
 - use the NR control in the RAW Fine Tuning Adjustment Brick
 - change the settings in the NR Adjustment Brick
 - add a second (and third) NR Adjustment Brick with custom settings and a custom mask (created using the Brush).

None at that is as convenient as round-tripping through Dfine (or other good tools), but there really is much more available within Aperture than I ever see mentioned.

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