Tue 11-Jan-11 01:06 AM | edited Tue 11-Jan-11 03:51 AM by dm1dave
I agree with Bob.
Capture Sharpening Needs to be done at the start of your work flow before starting any local or selective editing.
Selective Sharpening and/or Creative Sharpening needs to be done after of your global adjustment if needed.
Output Sharpening should be the last step before producing your final output.
People who shoot raw should know that it's best to set camera sharpening to zero in CNX2 Camera settings and do capture sharpening as an adjustment step using Focus -> USM.
I also disagree with this statement.
As both Bob and I have pointed out Capture Sharpening is a low level (not aggressive) application of Sharpening.
While it is true that USM will give you more control many images (the vast majority of my images) do not require such control over this level of sharpening. The primary reason that I would choose USM over in-camera sharpening is if I need to control image noise. If noise is not an issue then the in-camera sharpening is adequate for the task of Capture Sharpening.