Ruby-throated Hummingbird: Noise reduction using Aperture 3 versus Lightroom 4

The following photo of a Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) was post-processed using Apple Aperture 3, including adjustments for noise reduction and sharpening.

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The same photo was post-processed using Adobe Lightroom 4, including adjustments for noise reduction and sharpening.

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Although neither photo is high quality, the noise reduction adjustment in Lightroom is clearly superior to Aperture.

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