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Panasonic S1R
Panasonic S1R

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Panasonic S1R: How Much to Sharpen During Raw Conversion in Adobe Camera Raw

This page looks at how much sharpening to apply for standard single-shot exposures during raw conversion when converting using Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) in Adobe Photoshop (also applies to Adobe Lightroom).

Three different crops are shown across a range of sharpening values.

About sharpening

Sometime you’ll read about “images processed without any sharpening”. But that approach is silly at best: for starters, the camera electronics may already in effect be applying processing equivalent to sharpening. The evidence for this is obvious; just compare a Nikon Z7/D850 to a Sony A7R III; the latter clearly has been preprocessed and rapidly degrades with more sharpening; the Nikon cameras can handle considerably more sharpening (and all them lack an anti-aliasing filter).

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