I have been fighting with the noise reduction of the following image in darktable:
I used this website: https://tomassobekphotography.co.nz/articles/reducing-noise-in-Darktable.php
and tried all the methods available in Darktable, which seems to be the best of the open source software choice.
Is there any better solution to do this? My images have been taken with ISO 1600 and 2500. Why is my RAW noisier than jpeg?
The answers here:
don't solve my problem, as I have to pay for those apps. On the other hand, The RawTherapee is quite poor at it, as per: Why doesn't noise reduction have any effect in Rawtherapee?