Soft image in print

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asolov
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Soft image in print
2 months ago

I have recently started using Lightroom and a retina MacBook to process images and encountered a new issue: the images on screen look too good, pretty much all of them. Apparently.

I have printed one picture at Costco as usual, to the size of 16x20 and the print looks "soft". I had printed multiple images to this and larger size and had not encountered an image that looked fine on screen but soft in print.

One difference in my process is that I used to use SilkyPix and do "natural fine" sharpening. Here I did not touch the default settings in LR.

So, here's a question: is the image actually soft, especially the icefall in the background? Is it me not being steady enough with 1/500 shutter speed? Am I missing the depth of field (should have gone with f/8)? Hopefully the oroginal metadata and resolution are preserved by the forum software.

Thanks in advance for your input!

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