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[filmscanners] Re: PS sharpening



> I find that the first sharpening, that applied
> to the image from the scanner, needs much larger
> strength and radius values than the second and
> later sharpenings. Do you turn on sharpening in
> the scanner?

No, I don't.  You never know when you'll need an image _without_ sharpening
(remember, sharpening degrades image quality).

I don't see much change in the initial sharpening, either, unless it's a
really good scan (read:  a scan of an image shot on a tripod, on slow film,
that really does show detail in individual pixels).  Subsequent 2x
downsamples always show visible improvement when sharpened, though.

> I haven't tried that yet, since my experience
> with in-camera sharpening (consumer dcams) is
> that it has too low threshold setting and aggravates
> noise something fierce, but maybe scanner sharpening
> isn't so obnoxious...)

I don't like to sharpen images even before I get them into Photoshop.  I
prefer that the raw image be free of sharpening, so that I get as much
quality as possible in that raw image.

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