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Sep 28, 2014 06:41 |  #1

Could someone explain over sharpened, I have seen photos on the board that I like and some have said they have been over sharpened. What am I missing, I like phots that are sharp so that I can see as much detail as possible.




  
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Sep 28, 2014 06:49 |  #2

I asked a similar question, some time ago.

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1362089




  
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Sep 28, 2014 07:08 |  #3

Thanks Sibil. now I can see what some people are talking about and agree when it is really over done but some times when it is subtle I would equate it to pixel peeping.
The phots that got me asking questions are at https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1398095. I like them and would only question one photo as being over sharpened.
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Sep 28, 2014 07:46 |  #4

I would ahave to agree that the linked lion shots are oversharpened. In those images the edge of each individual hair is so sharp and contrasty that the effect is noticable and unreal. As to what constitutes oversharpening it varies from image to image, subjects with fur can very easily show the effects while subjects with areas of smooth color with a single edge (cars for example) can take considerably more sharpening.




  
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Sep 28, 2014 09:47 |  #5

Keep in mind that there's also an element of "taste" involved also.....one persons oversharpened may be anothers "just right".




  
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Sep 28, 2014 10:31 |  #6

For me, a photo shouldn't appear sharper than it would with my bare eyes. That's my opinion. Many digital photos get lots of sharpening ... because it's easy, just a click or moving a slider.




  
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Sep 28, 2014 14:10 |  #7

cdiver2 wrote in post #17181635 (external link)
Could someone explain over sharpened, I have seen photos on the board that I like and some have said they have been over sharpened. What am I missing, I like phots that are sharp so that I can see as much detail as possible.

Hey, it's subjective!!:):)!

One thing to bear in mind, though....

Some/many people think of "sharp" actually as "contrast"-ness which is a bit different, but like I said it's subjective:)!


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Sep 28, 2014 17:37 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #8

Agree it is subjective. For animals with fur or feathers 'oversharpening' can cause the fur/feathers to look white or blown out in the highlights (too much micro-contrast), which is not how we see them.


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Sep 28, 2014 21:29 |  #9

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Sep 28, 2014 21:33 as a reply to  @ kjonnnn's post |  #10

^^^^^
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Sep 30, 2014 23:22 |  #11

The worst thing is sharpening a blurry photo


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Oct 02, 2014 05:37 |  #12

Sharpening is ok until you start seeing artifacts.


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