Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2011/06/02

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Subject: [Leica] Nathan's PAD 29/5/2011: under the table
From: hopsternew at (Geoff Hopkinson)
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2011 07:20:06 +1000
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Nope....well more precisely..... maybe ;-)
In current version, starting from your Raw file, if you export a version as
JPG there is an option for output sharpening
Only if you tick the box, you get the options screen, matte and glossy paper
and amount low, standard, high.

But sharpening is not a debate here really, just expressed preferences. Ten
people might look at Nathan's cat and have 12 opinions.  The Nathan
Heisenberg cat sharpening uncertainty principle. Mine is that the right
output sharpening would improve that particular JPG at that particular
resolution for this particular purpose. Different output sharpening would
work better if it was to be printed large on fine art paper for a gallery.
Another amount might be appropriate if this was a portrait for the cat's
graduation photo or the cover of Cat Retirement Village newsletter. All of
that notwithstanding any changes by the gallery software, resizing to
repurpose and even what kind of monitor you are looking with and how it is
set up.


*Life's not black and white, except at both ends*

On 2 June 2011 23:54, Robert Baron <robertbaron1 at> wrote:

> It does look sharp enough, I agree.
> I also have it in mind that when you export a RAW image file from Lightroom
> as a .jpg, during the conversion process Lightroom automatically applies
> some sharpening, but I could be wrong about that.
> And if I am, I am sure someone will point it out!
> ;-)
> --Bob
> ==On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 3:23 AM, Nathan Wajsman <photo at
> >wrote:
> > Another picture from Sunday on Tabarca. The island has no cars, so it is
> an
> > ideal place for cats. Everybody feeds them, and when you eat in the local
> > restaurants (outdoors), invariably they come to your table, hoping for
> > "accidental" food drops:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > This picture is also my contribution to the debate on the LUG about
> > sharpening. I believe it is certainly sharp enough; I shot RAW and
> applied
> > no sharpening in Lightroom.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Nathan
> >
> >
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