Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/12/22

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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Sharpening
From: jsmith342 at (Jeffery Smith)
Date: Fri Dec 22 16:04:29 2006

I am using sharpening less and less (I don't mean is often don't use it, but
I use it with very "weak" settings. It tends to sharpen my grain(!) when I
don't want it to, and it wreaks havok with faces older than Britney Spears'.
If anyone viewing the finished says "It looks oversharpened", its time to
start backing off.

Jeffery Smith
New Orleans, LA

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Jesse
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2006 5:33 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: [Leica] IMG: Sharpening

Hi, as a total newbie to digital I scanned a lot of my prints and put  
them up as galleries without sharpening them. I just thought that the  
softness you saw was a necessary part of scanning. Mark Rabiner  
enlightened me (thanks as usual, Mark). Sharpening makes a big  
difference on most of the pictures. They were photographed with a  
Leica, not a Holga.

So, I just sharpened (unsharp masked) all the pictures on my  
Transformations (Backstage at the Peabody Opera) gallery <http://> as well as the Mikado  
pictures in the Opera section. I'll try to get to the Spoleto  
pictures soon.

And I understand you sharpen pictures when you print them, too.

Any feedback will be helpful.


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