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In our earlier movie, I talked about Edge Sharpening and how sophisticated it is and that it uses three passes to sharpen your image and that you can even control those passes to some degree. Well, that is the modern version of sharpening. And it actually came into being on Aperture 2. Prior to that, what Aperture had was the Sharpen tool, and it's still here; it's a Legacy tool. You'll see it in the Adjustments pop- up menu, and if you go to the Aperture Manual that came with Aperture 3, you won't see any discussion on Sharpen.
And the reason for that is because the Legacy Sharpen tool is not nearly as good as Edge Sharpen, and to the point where you really shouldn't use it, in all honesty. The reason why it's still here is because if you used it in the past, and you've upgraded your libraries, then Aperture will respect those adjustments that you made with the Sharpen tool in the current Aperture 3 library. But for any new sharpening that you do, we do not recommend it. Use Edge Sharpen instead.
And just keep in mind that our old friend here, Sharpen, has outlived its day. It's here for legacy only. In fact, I would go so far as to say even if you have legacy images with it, you may want to turn off Sharpen, and then go ahead and use Edge Sharpen and see if your image looks better. My money is on yes, it will look better with Edge Sharpen.
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