View Full Version : Do you sharpen before you print?
7th of January 2012 (Sat), 23:54
When printing photos for your clients, do you sharpen them before you send them to be printed? Why or why not?
8th of January 2012 (Sun), 00:01
For me there is not a simple yes or no answer, it depends on what I am printing and how it came out of the camera. Some folks say all DSLR shots require sharpening, this is not a hard and fast rule I go by as I've gotten shots that really don't need any, and others that need a lot.
8th of January 2012 (Sun), 03:29
Sometimes, not always.
8th of January 2012 (Sun), 12:30
Most of the time but it depends on the image.
8th of January 2012 (Sun), 21:23
In the old days lot of sharpening was needed for Kodak format slide scans..
today its a feature of RAW adjustments. All photos are a case by case situation. When I'm doing fine art prints color correction steps are planned in...
8th of January 2012 (Sun), 22:44
I usually apply some sharpening to most photos although some do not need it IMO. As far as to why, it's because I think they need it. As to the why not, it's because I think they don't need it. Pretty simple ;)
9th of January 2012 (Mon), 02:37
Import sharpening: yes.
Export sharpening: no.
10th of January 2012 (Tue), 03:19
I'm going to go with the masses here and say, "Sometimes." It really depends on what the subject is.
10th of January 2012 (Tue), 05:35
I will sharpen at least a portion of all photos, but not everything in an image. And this is done as the last step of processing, typically to adjustment layer for selective effect. I rarely apply this to the RAW image. In portraits, at the the very least the eyes will get it. In many of my landscapes it will typically be the foreground area or that portion of the image where I want the eye drawn.
10th of January 2012 (Tue), 20:56
I will sharpen at least a portion of all photos
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