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AuthorSubject: PK Sharpner and USM settings for FlexTight   [Go to Bottom of Page]
Mitch Alland
Posted on Mon Oct 20, 2003 12:20 AM

I am starting to worry about improving my sharpening and am thinking about getting PK Sharpener. The trouble is that I want a ready-made, preferably "black box-type" solution so that I won't have to spend a lot of time testing various approaches, so I am wondering whether the flexibility of PK Sharpener is overkill? (This is a question stemming from true ignorance). The other questions are:

1. Currently, I'm scanning Ektachrome 100S at full optical resolution of 5,760 dpi (100% size) on a FlexTight Precision II with the following FlexColor 3.6.2 USM settings:

-Amount 100
-Dark Limit 10
-Grain Limit 0
-Radius 1.0

I'm not sure how I ended up with these settings, but what do you think of them? Should I try other settings? Should the settings be quite different for scanning, say, Tri-X?


2. I print on the Epson 7600 using ImagePrint and to do so place the 5760 dpi file into IP and resize in IP to either 16x24" or 24x36". This means that I apply the output USM on the 5760 dpi PS file, not varying according to output size. I've been using Deadman's Super Sharpen actions, and judging the results at 12.5% and 25% views and changing the opacity of the sharpened layer on this basis, but always on the 5760 dpi un-resized file. Should I be resizing in Photoshop before applying the output USM? Would using PK Sharpener involve a different workflow?

(I must say the USM is what makes me the most nervous and insecure about my workflow.)

--Mitch/Paris


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