I've been using Noise Ninja for a couple of years, though now I only need it for high ISO captures. Recently I've started using Photokit Sharpener to improve my sharpening. My question is should I reduce the noise in the image before or after running Photokit capture sharpening?
While Photokit adds layers, Noise Ninja alters the background layer. Since Photokit gets it's data from the background layer, altering the background after running Photokit seems like a bad idea. But I figure someone here knows more about this process than I do, and this sort of scenario wasn't covered in the manual.
If you use this pair of plug-ins, do you flatten the image afterward? I can always go back to the raw capture (DNG), so it's not REALLY permanent.
Thanks in advance,