Re: sensors, megapixels and such part 3

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Macro guy
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Re: Sharpening...

D Cox wrote:

Macro guy wrote:

Thanks, Mark

So, it seems to me that there's no set formula per se. It's whatever looks sharp is fine as long as there are no artifacts scene at a given resolution/viewing distance print or monitor. Do I have that down?

It also depends on the subject and the artistic intent. A picture of a rocky mountainside will probably look best when very sharp (but not obviously sharpened), while portraits are usually better more or less soft, without microscopic details of skin texture.

The less noise there is, the better sharpening works.

Is there any reason to use one sharpening technique over the other?  For example, is it better to use unsharp mask, rather than high pass sharpen?

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