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13-04-12, 12:48 PM
Join Date: Mar 2012
I'm sure this subject has been covered before but after reviewing a couple of pages in this room I couldn't see a posting.
I'm still slightly confused about sharpening. I use Photoshop CS for post-processing and Canon DPP to convert my RAW files. DPP has the option to sharpen in RAW with Sharpen and 'Unsharp Mask' in the RAW tools; there's also the ability to sharpen in RGB from 0 to 500. I know RAW files as a rule need some sharpening and JPEGs apply sharpening as a matter of course. I understood sharpening should be applied at the end of the editing process not before, is this correct, this is the way I've done it? However, I've just started to apply it in the RAW conversion stage and wanted to know if it's better to do it this way.
In addition, I would like to start getting individual prints from a professional printer, how do I know how much sharpening to apply for an A2 print, not knowing the viewing distance or where it will be hanged, if at all? It's a skill in itself getting the image from screen to print.
I know there are many books/websites etc on this topic but I just can't seem to get my head round it. When should you use Sharpen/Unsharp Mask/High Pass filter etc?
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