Sharpening

bam28_4_13-3436-edit-editA SHORT INTRODUCTION TO SHARPENING YOUR IMAGES

Sharpening digital images is something that people sometimes get wrong and confused about. All digital image files, whether from a digital camera or scanned film are ‘soft’ (not unsharp) and require sharpening to add contrast – normally on the subject edges – to make them appear sharper. Indeed, most software, even with sharpening set to zero will still apply a level of sharpening to help make your shots look better on first looking at them. There are many different ways and methods of doing this and some very good software packages and plug-ins to help you – and people with much bigger brains than me have written volumes about the technical details. Continue reading “Sharpening”

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