enchanted afternoon [deleted] 4:33am, 17 February 2010
If you're like me, you'll reduce the quality/reduce the size of your image if you're posting to the web or emailing. To achieve the maximum picture quality in these smaller version, wait and sharpen until AFTER you reduce the size.

Random factoid:
While shooting bears, never stand straight, move slowly, and watch their ears. Supposedly, if the bears right ear is twitching, there's another bear coming from the right. Also, always make yourself noticeable. If the bear has food and you do these things, you should be able to get within 100ft of the bear (or was it 100yds? Lol!). Oh...and make sure you can run faster than the other person.

These are two things I learned tonight while safely sitting in Barnes and Noble.
parsimonious peace [deleted] 8 years ago
You are supposed to sharpen after initial capture, after editing, and after sizing down/up. Obviously if you overdo it at any stage, it will just look really terrible.
JustinSinks 8 years ago
I don't know if you're "supposed" to sharpen the photo at those points. I think it depends on the photo. A lot of the time I don't even sharpen the photos at all. In fact, now that I think about it, I don't remember the last time I sharpened a photo.
I was always under the impression that you should never sharpen until all of your other processing is complete.
parsimonious peace [deleted] 8 years ago
Yeah, you can do whatever you want. The initial sharpening (which I am sure you all do, but may be unaware) is turned on in Camera Raw by default if you are editing RAW. It sharpens any detail lost in the capturing process (if you are scanning negatives, inherent softness in digital sensors, etc...).
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