Export sharpening is a setting that's often overlooked when you generate images for online or on-screen viewing, but it makes a big difference to how sharp your pictures look. Every time you resample an image, you introduce a degree of blur because the software has to interpolate new pixel values – and this applies when you're downsizing images for web use too. In part 1 I … [Read more...] about Export sharpening part 2: DxO Optics Pro 9 and Capture One Pro 7
If you use Aperture or Lightroom, it's so easy to export pictures at specific sizes for web use or emailing that you probably don't give the settings a second thought. But in order to reduce your pictures to the required size, your software has to carry out a resampling process that can leave fine details softer than they need to be. That's why you need to be aware of any … [Read more...] about Do you sharpen on export? It makes more difference than you might think!
There is more than one type of sharpening. It's a common mistake for photographers to look at an image, choose a sharpening setting that looks right and imagine that they've fixed it. They may have made it worse... In fact, there are three types of sharpening, and they do three different jobs. These are 'capture sharpening', 'creative sharpening' and 'output sharpening'. The … [Read more...] about How to use creative sharpening in Lightroom