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Old 02-21-2004, 05:39 AM
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Combining use of different sharpening types (my Sharpen and USM, or my Sharpen and the High Pass method) will most likely bring about the best results. The USM and High Pass methods work in an almost opposite way than the tool--though each enhances the edges. Working them together may help you avoid halos.

Glad you got the result you were looking for.
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Old 02-21-2004, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Richard_Lynch
Can you post a sample image?
yes, I'll post one. it may take me a few days as things are really hectic right now.

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Old 02-21-2004, 01:10 PM
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sharpening wood

Thanks everyone, lots to think about and try. I'll post a an image as soon as I can ( and as soon as I figure out how).

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Old 02-22-2004, 10:44 AM
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Furniture Images to sharpen

Here is one example - an important one because I can't retake the photos.

The full view shows what the overall image would sort of look like, although I have severely cropped it to minize fill size while still giving the basic idea (full photo would include much more ceiling and rug). At a minimum I'd like a high quality "8x10" print as sharp as possible or a larger print if possible while still being sharp. (original file 2940x1736, 6MB file from camera). Full size image was resized in 10% steps in elements to 1400x519, then saved for web with JPEG medium, qual 50% to get under 100KB limit.

Detail of panel is provided to show actual resolution for sharpening. As you can see the wood grain is almost at the limit of the file. If full image is 9.9" long, this detail would be 1.38"x1.38". Detail was saved at full resolution with JPEG to highest, 100%.
Processing so far: slight straigthening, some cloning corrections, tone/levels and color cast with a grey area of the TV. More color correction and I think brightening and increased saturation(??) for a better print will need to be done.

Thanks for any help. I'll also put up another image quite different.

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Old 02-22-2004, 11:30 AM
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Wall cabinet/mirror

Again, I'm trying to get as large and detailed photo as reasonable. The birds-eye maple and darker thistle make this harder. I think the swirlin nature of the "eyes" make it hard to look in focus. Image size was 1639 x 2198 (4MB cameral file), 7.5 x 10". Processing so far includes staighten, crop, reduce color noise, surves, colorcast and saturation increase (master +8). This copy is not yet sharpened but I had used "sharpen plus" on luminosity w/ radius 5 and then an USM at ? (probably something like 75%, radius 1-4, threshold 2). [how do people remember to write down what they do? I usually forget to in the middle of working! Wish there was a way elements would journal changes.]

To get full size down to 100kB I cropped close ot 5.3" x 9.3" 1173 x 2044, resized/resampled in 10% increments in elements to 800x1395, res 150; saved to web with JPEG 50%.

Detail is again at full resolution (1.7" x 1.6" if full image size is 7.5 x 10") and JPEG to 100%.

Thanks for the help any suggestions would be very helpful,

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