MikeFromMesa wrote: a) Is Noise Ninja significantly better than RAW noise for RAW images? Or for different types of problems? Is one better for really high ISO shots (I sometimes find myself using 3200 or higher)?
Experiment and find out.
Raw impulse noise handles dead or blown pixels....
What mix of raw noise reduction and NN is best for your images is something hat needs a bit of experimentation.
Or try the Wavelet Denoise Plugin, especially if you only want a bit of chroma noise reduction.
b) Does Noise Ninja Registered have any extra functionality beyond Noise Ninja? Or is it only a more finely adjustable set of controls?
More controls. I personally think that NN without the additional controls is a joke.
c) How does one go about getting the Noise Ninja Registered functionality? I went to the Noise Ninja web site but saw nothing about buying functionality for ASP and also saw nothing on the Corel site about it.
Buy any NN license, it really does not matter. As I do like the standalone NN for my slide scans I bought the standalone license, but a PS plugin license would work equally as well for AS.
2) How does the ASP raw conversion functionality compare to the functionality in X4? Or CS5? From what I gathered on the forums Bibble was a very highly respected company but not doing particularly well financially. I assume this means that the raw conversion functionality should be first class but I don't know.
Bibble was he first independent raw converter on he market....
3) Is there any built-in connection between ASP and X4 as there is between LR and CS5?
Nope. Currently AS is just an improved Bibble 5, consider it Bibbble5+.
4) Is there any place to post bug or crash information? I have had ASP crash on me and have started to gather crash information for posting if I can only find out where to do so.
Try this: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ASPFeedback
I am still working with ASP and finding new stuff but would appreciate any help I can get with these questions (at least to start ...). Thanks.
You might want to follow the kickstart link in my signature.