Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Sharpening in JPEG mode, part of Inkjet Printing for Photographers.
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When you shoot in JPEG mode, the computer inside your camera takes care of pulling the…Raw image data off of the camera sensor and processing it into a full-color final image.…Part of that process involves applying sharpening to your image.…Now depending on your camera you may, or may not, find that you like the results of the sharpening.…Your camera probably offers controls for how much sharpening to apply, and it's worth experimenting…with these to see the different results.…However, if you're going to shoot JPEG, then I recommend turning the sharpening as low…as it will possibly go.…If you can disable altogether that's even better.…
There are a few problems within camera sharpening.…Obviously, the first is whether you like the level of sharpening or not, but also within…camera sharpening, you're giving up some other control.…Sharpening adds contrast to an image, so if the camera is sharpening, you've inherently lost…some contrast control.…The camera will have already upped the contrast a bit in its sharpening pass.…
After a discussion of how to choose a printer, the course covers the process of preparing both black and white and color images using Adobe Photoshop. Ben describes how to take images from looking good onscreen to being properly adjusted for best results on paper, covering details such as sizing, sharpening, and color management.
With photographer and master framer Konrad Eek, Ben explores the creative decisions that photographers should address before printing. What size print? How does print size relate to the message of the photo and to the space where the photo will be displayed? What kinds of paper choices do you have, and how does your photo's content relate to the paper you choose?
The course also describes how to properly evaluate a print and how to handle common challenges that crop up during the printing process.
- Why print with inkjet?
- Types of inkjet printers: dyes versus pigments
- Making image adjustments specifically for printing
- Printing black-and-white photos
- Resizing an image
- Choosing paper
- Working with sharpening and noise reduction
- Color management