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Someone on this, or another, List gave a web site address (neatimage.com) for a software program called Neat Image. Being curious, went there, tried the demo, then purchased (just $30) the software, promoted primarily for removing "noise" from digital camera images, which is apparently inherent in these cameras. I have been disappointed in the appearance of blue skies on Nikon CoolScan 4000 35mm slide scans; they usually appear mottled, splotchy or irregular rather than smooth and uniform. So I tried the software on an image with lots of sky and was pleasantly surprised by the result. I did not find the software easy to use, probably because I don't understand what is happening most of the time, and have had only one experience so far. One must have an image with some uniform areas for creating the noise filter, which can then be applied to images not suitable for creating a new filter. With my 500MHz chip, it took some minutes to apply the filter. I applied the noise filter to an unedited scan (~55MBs), saved as a .tif file. The software will open TIFF, JPEG and BMP formats but not PSD, and apparently can not be incorporated as yet as a plug-in in Photoshop. Maybe my note is premature, but thought it might generate some useful input from others with more experience with this program, or stimulate some to utilize it. It seems a bargain at $30. Donald - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.