Adobe Camera Raw sharpen?

Started Dec 2, 2011 | Discussions thread
Dsnoir Contributing Member • Posts: 863
getting back to the image you shot

I must admit to being a tad confused by how and when to sharpen. I have my acclaimed super sharp lens and a 24 million sensor, and sitting in between a piece of Corning glass designed to add a mosaic effect, so that the sensor can use the information. Like others I have in the past followed the 'normal' route of sharpening as a final process - assuming that I had turned off the slight sharpening that ACR applies automatically - click on the 'Detail' button in ACR to see 25-1-25, with a bit of colour noise reduction thrown in as well - this is referred to as 'capture sharpening'

I now us ACR to sharpen as the very first process, working on the theory that this is the image I, the lens and the sensor took, and that whereas before I was working on a defused image, I am now applying different manipulations to the origional scene.

I do not recall softening images in the dark room before manipulating them.

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