A&P Sharpening before printing?

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  1. 19Godfather86

    19Godfather86 New Member

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    I'm thinking of getting some prints done at 8x10 and 4x6. Before I upload them/bring them in on CD, should I sharpen them in photoshop as I would when posting on the web? I don't want them to come out soft, but I really don't want them to be crispy and digital.
     
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    I dont. But try some of each. :dunno:
     
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    sharp = digital now? :ugh:
     
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    yes, that's exactly what he was saying :rolleyes:


    i dislike the oversharpened look too
     
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    I really don't want them to be crispy and digital.
     
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    When you oversharpen something in photoshop it looks crispy. You don't get that look from anything other than digital oversharpening, and so to me it looks distinctly digital...
     
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    Oh, I didn't see the word oversharpening in your first post.


    Most mf/lf are way sharper than my 5d.
     
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    I've read that you should oversharpen just a little when you want to have it printed. I haven't tried this since I really don't make any prints so your best bet is to print one with a little sharpening and one that looks a bit oversharpened on the screen then compare the prints.

    http://www.imaging-resource.com/TIPS/SHARPEN/SHARP1.HTM
     

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