PictureCode Releases Noise Ninja plug-in for Aperture

Austin, TX – August 5, 2008 – PictureCode today released the Noise Ninja plug-in for Aperture 2.1, Apple’s groundbreaking photo editing and management software. The Noise Ninja plug-in allows Aperture users to take advantage of powerful technology to remove noise and grain from digital images without having to leave Aperture.
“High-quality noise reduction has become an indispensable tool for the serious photographer,” states Jim Christian, founder of PictureCode. “As soon as Aperture was released, we started receiving requests to make Noise Ninja work with it. We worked closely with Apple, taking advantage of their new Software Developer Kit, to bring our solution directly into the Aperture application environment.”

“Professional-level noise reduction is one of the top requested features from our Aperture customers,” said Rob Schoeben, Apple’s vice president of Applications Product Marketing. “With the introduction of PictureCodes’ new plug-in, now Aperture users can have Noise Ninja right at their fingertips.”

Noise Ninja is ideal for low-light or fast-action shooting situations – including news, sports, wedding, and event coverage – where high-ISO photography is required and the resulting noise compromises the image. Using patent-pending technology developed by a former professor of computer science, Noise Ninja’s powerful, best-of-breed technology yields an unmatched balance of noise suppression and detail preservation, achieving natural-looking results with excellent avoidance of artifacts.

Pricing & Availability
Noise Ninja is available for download at www.picturecode.com/download.htm. The plug-in must be activated with a license key that can be purchased from the PictureCode website for US $79.95, which will activate all current versions of Noise Ninja. Customers who have an earlier version of the Pro Bundle key can upgrade to the new version for US $20.00.

About PictureCode
PictureCode LLC develops innovative software technology for digital photographers.  PictureCode’s noise reduction technology is used by first-tier news organizations and professional photographers around the world, and Global 1000 companies have licensed the technology for applications in medicine and photography. Founded in 2003, PictureCode is located in Austin, Texas and serves a worldwide market via the Internet and more than 450 authorized resellers.