DIGITAL GEM Professional Plug-In adds new features and functionality to the award-winning DIGITAL GEM Plug-in to give users more control and better results for reducing distracting noise and grain in their 8-bit or 16-bit digital images. The DIGITAL GEM Professional Plug-In provides two unique and powerful algorithms: Noise suppression; and Grain suppression. Each algorithm is customized for different types of image noise and grain, and each algorithm has separate controls associated with it. The Noise Suppression algorithm is very similar to the algorithm used within the original DIGITAL GEM plug-in. This algorithm is very aggressive and works better for more extreme noise problems. The Grain Suppression algorithm is not as aggressive, but is specifically tuned to remove grain problems while preserving more detail within the image.