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Poll - Do you apply sharpening to your images in post production?

Discussion in 'Weekly Poll' started by Chrissie_Lay, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. Chrissie_Lay

    Chrissie_Lay AP Editor's PA

    This week we ask - Do you apply sharpening to your images in post production?

    Cast your vote on the poll.

  2. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    Yes. And a right mess I make of it most of the time!

    Cheers, Jeff
  3. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    No option for 'I usually use the default for the RAW processor I use, unless a particular image has special needs, or a particular area in the image needs special attention' otherwise known as 'yes, sometimes more than others'.
  4. Dorset_Mike

    Dorset_Mike Grumpy Old Fart

    A minimal amount on most images
  5. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Usually use a standard amount but not high on strength. The example looks a bit contrived to me. I'd bin anything that soft.
  6. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    Yes and the amount applied depends on the output format.

    I suspect that sometimes I apply a bit too much and have been making a conscious attempt to reduce the levels used. It also seems that I need to apply less sharpening to Nikon images than Canon - not sure why, different strength AA filters might be the reason. I have noticed that curved and diagonal lines on my D50 are more prone to 'jaggies' than my 20D.
  7. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    I was shown an interesting technique using an alpha channel to create a mask that allows you to sharpen only the edges of things and only those edges that you want. I don't bother sharpening anything until it's ready for print though and never bother for stuff to bung up online.
  8. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Standard Lightroom settings usually. Very rarely bump it for specific purposes/images as required.
  9. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    I sharpen as part of the raw processing, checking it at 100 %
    I then out put sharpen as necessary.
    I use the Pete Bridgwood method for Fuji raws.
  10. Mark Adams

    Mark Adams Well-Known Member

    It all depends on the photo I take and what equipment I take it on.

  11. Stelsher

    Stelsher Well-Known Member

    I sharpen to suit the output, different approach for printing versus putting something on the Web, although as a rule it's on the subtle side.
  12. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    If I feel it needs it. Usually a 'sharpen edges' in PS6, which I then use the 'fade' function to reduce it to the desired level.

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