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Old 25th of August 2010 (Wed)   #1
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Default Which settings for sharpening in LR?

Which settings do you use under Amount, Radius and Detail in the sharpening tool in LR?

1) for print

2) for web/slideshows

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Default Re: Which settings for sharpening in LR?

You might want to read this article carefully. It was written for Lightroom 1.1 but the principles are still the same: http://lightroom-news.com/lightroom-...te/sharpening/
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Default Re: Which settings for sharpening in LR?

Amount differs with subject, ISO/noise level and personal taste. For low ISO shots that are landscape/scenic/high detail shots I'm fairly generous with my amount, say at 90-100.

Radius I honestly never mess with, never delved into it.

Detail is pretty dramatic with LR3 -- use with care, but it could make certain things really "pop" (or it can make an image look like trash if you overdo it).

I use Masking a fair amount with high ISO images with a lot of noise, to smooth out noise/lower sharpening in areas of smooth tones and colors like a blue sky or whatnot.
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Default Re: Which settings for sharpening in LR?

I would also carefully read the LR3 Help for the Details panel, and also check out the brush adjustment for sharpening/smoothing.
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Default Re: Which settings for sharpening in LR?

Thanks to both of you! I will do more reading in the help info in LR (I already am reading, but not up to the sharpening section yet). You are right that it varies depending on the type of image, and I definitely want to learn how to apply the masking and adjustment brush for sharpening certain parts of an image.

And thank you for the article, PixelMagic!

So much to read/learn!
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Default Re: Which settings for sharpening in LR?

It also depends on your final output...

You'll usually want to apply slightly more aggressive sharpening to images for print than you will for electronic viewing. This helps offset the tendency of the ink to "spread" on a print.
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It also depends on your final output...

You'll usually want to apply slightly more aggressive sharpening to images for print than you will for electronic viewing. This helps offset the tendency of the ink to "spread" on a print.
Interesting, thank you!
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