Make your images less sharp

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allineedislight Contributing Member • Posts: 920
Re: Make your images less sharp
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You could try the (well known?) trick to work first in black and white in monochrome mode, and then but the color back by using the output from the b&w image as luminosity layer (so you need to export both a colour and a monochrome version from SPP, and subsequently merge the two back together in a different program that offers layers and blending, such as Gimp, Photoshop etc )

I don't know about how this would work for the Quattro sensor, but for the Merill sensor it greatly reduces the "grittyness" which I can't really define or quantify ( but it is not just sharpness).

In fact, I also reduce sharpness a bit with the Merrill, but only to get rid of the oversharpening halos that you get in the default 0 setting in SPP (very obvious when you take an image that contains many small objects, such as grass).

So in short I do like it sharp, but don't like oversharping artifacts, and I don't like the "grittyness" which creates fake (?) details, which are particularly unpleasant in skin tone..

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