In a previous post,a member said he used Jason Odell's two step method of sharpening-high pass filter followed by usm.He said that the radius is 1%,intensity slider at 100% and threshold at 1%.After reading Jason Odells article,I noticed in the example that he had printed that the threshold was set at 5.Is 1 or 5 the correct threshold?If someone has better method that works for them,any comments would be appreciated.Thanks!Ted
The 5 to 1 confusion on radius sounds like Capture NX2 vs Photoshop settings. Because of different units of measurement, to get the same effect the radius using PS is 5 times the radius using CNX2.
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Thank you for your responses.Gary,I want to be sure that I have this right.With Capture NX2,the threshold would be 1.Rick,you said that with the D800 adjust the settings to a higher intensity.The intensity is already set on 100%.I am confused.What are the best settings for the D800?Thanks!
Sun 04-Aug-13 12:08 PM | edited Sun 04-Aug-13 01:38 PM by walkerr
I would probably up the radius setting a bit and watch for halos. You should be able to strengthen the effect a bit without problems. Keep in mind that what Jason was describing here wasn't a general technique that you'd use all the time, but something specifically for bringing out very fine detail. You'd probably only notice the difference on really big prints, and you wouldn't want to use it at higher ISOs or in portraits. One other thing that you can do is turn off noise reduction at low ISOs, as NX2 has a nasty habit of applying it at low ISOs at the expense of detail. It starts as low as 100, which is unfortunate. If you do that, you may want to increase the threshold setting a little.