***edit*** I added an image on post #8 :biggrin:***edit*** I probably going to start a war between the Ninjas and the Neatnicks BUT I don't like to spend money until I cause a little carnage...:biggrin:... On my previous thread about croping the Egrets, Andreasb mentioned a piece of noise reduction software called NeatImage. Their website is http://www.neatimage.com/. Here is a close up example of a recent pic I posted. All I did was the free version of Neat Image, no ACR noise reduction I did do some pre sharpening and cropping and all of the other Fluffernutter in ACR, but all noise reduction I intentionally left blank.. Before: After: NIKON D300    ---    440mm    f/11.0    1/125s    ISO 1000 I also downloaded the free version of Noise Ninja; WAY more difficult for what I needed. And it has an added "little" feature, because it's free, it adds a grid: NIKON D300    ---    440mm    f/11.0    1/125s    ISO 1000 I haven't used any "plug-in" noise reduction software before much less bought it...but this one I just might, just so I can use it in 16 bit mode. I am going to do more trials with other images. But I'm liking what I'm seeing. Has anyone else at Nikon Cafe' used this program? Any good/bad reports/examples? Thanks.