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AuthorSubject: PK Sharpener: Not Sharp Enough   [Go to Bottom of Page]
Howard Cubell
Posted on Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:53 PM

I have been using PK Sharpener for a couple of weeks and find that it is not producing sufficiently sharp files compared to my prior workflow. My standard workflow is to scan medium format color transparency film(usually landscape images) with an Imacon Photo(3200 ppi) in 16 bit with USM turned off in the Flexcolor software, do all of my color and tonal correction work in Photoshop in 16 bit or 8 bit, res-up the 8 bit file to the print output size at 360 dpi, run an edge sharpening action on the output file using UltraSharpen 5.0, and then a regular dose of USM to the point where the file at 50% just starts to look a bit ugly(oversharpened). With a bit of trial and error(and sometimes some layer masks to protect certain areas)), this has produced well-sharpened printed output. With PK Sharpener, I am taking the 8 bit file for output, running the capture sharpener on it at the appropiate setting, and then running the output sharpener for an inkjet printer at 360 Glossy or 480 Glossy. (I use Epson Premium Semi-Matte paper at either 1440 or 2880 dpi.) In each case, I am finding that the file is not sharpened nearly enough for print. Contrary to the instructions for PK Sharpener, which advises that the file will(and should) look oversharpened on screen at 50% or 100%, it just does not look as "bad" as it should, in my experience.
Thoughts???
Thanks, Howard Cubell


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