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Old 11-19-2010, 07:20 PM   #5
John West
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Sharpening is one of interesting challenges of digital processing, and I do not pretend to be any kind of expert. But in my experience it is really easy to oversharpen, and not necessarily notice it until later. My guess is you are oversharpening after the conversion to jpeg, but that is only a guess on my part. The settings I typically use are a radius of .4. an amount of about 20, and set to remove Gaussian blur. But that is only after I have done my major sharpening on a larger version of the image. However, a lot depends on how and how much sharpening has been done prior to that. Because over sharpening really bothers me, my bias is to sharpen as much as I think looks okay, and then back off a bit. FWIW, my own experience since going from film to digital is it is a bunch easier to get good pix with digital, for a whole bunch of reasons, so don't give up.
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