Understanding how sharpening works


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Understanding how sharpening works

Every image shot with a digital camera needs to be sharpened. This is because there is a filter that sits directly in front of the camera's image sensor, and that filter cuts out some infrared light to help improve color reproduction. It also blurs your image a tiny little bit to reduce stair stepping, those little patterns that can appear on diagonal lines in your image. It's a necessary part of capturing a good digital image, and it means that sharpening is a necessary step in postproduction. Now if you are shooting JPEG, then your camera will perform some sharpening internally.

And you can most likely adjust the level of sharpening from the camera's menus. After you watch the next few videos, you may find you have a different aesthetic for sharpening, and so you might want to fiddle with your JPEG sharpening settings. If you're shooting RAW, then there is no sharpening applied by the camera. This means that it is up to you to get your image properly sharpened before you print. Fo...

Understanding how sharpening works
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Understanding how sharpening works provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Inkjet Printing for Photographers

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