Sharpening of images
To what extent is sharpening of images (i.e. values of radius, intensity) in photoediting softwares yeild optimum results?
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elec164 Nikonian since 15th Jan 2009Tue 08-Jan-13 03:11 PM | edited Tue 08-Jan-13 03:12 PM by elec164
In my experience sharpening is more of an art than a science. As such I feel that there is no hard fast iron clad setting that will yield optimal results in all circumstances.
If you want a better understanding of the whys and how to's of sharpening, I would recommend reading Real World Image Sharpening.
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robsb Nikonian since 23rd Aug 2006Mon 14-Jan-13 04:45 AM
Capture NX2 gives you many options in sharpening your images, and defaults to sharpening Luminance as the standard method rather than RGB. This would be like sharpening in LAB in old versions of Photoshop or selecting Luminance sharpening in newer versions.While there are valid numbers that you can set for capture sharpening, the final sharpening of an image depends on how it will be viewed as printed images can be sharpened more than those you post to the web. So there is no one size fits all solution, as it depends on the image. So you essentially use your eyeballs while viewing the image at 100% and sharpen until you just see a halo start to form and back off. You also need to remember that the subject is an issue as well. for example no female model wants you to sharpen her face so that all the flaws show. The best book that covers sharpening is Dan Margolis book Photoshop Professional. Don't let the Photoshop title fool you as the discussion is good for any edit tool that does sharpening.
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