Aperture users - what sharpening do you do to your RAW images?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by VirtualRain, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. VirtualRain macrumors 603


    Aug 1, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    What sharpening do you do to your low ISO RAW images?

    I started out doing just "Edge Sharpening" with intensity set to 0.9-1 and edges set to about 0.3. This provided good results until I compared this with an image I ran through Canon's DPP software - which appeared sharper with less artifacts.

    In trying to match DPP's result, I found that the regular "Sharpen" tool in Aperture provided a better result. Using it set to intensity 1 and radius to around 1.5-1.75, seemed to provide nice sharpness without any artifacts.

    Looking closely, Edge Sharpen appears to increase edge contrast and in doing so, can easily create halo edges which can actually sacrifice fine detail in textures.

    What are you guys using and what have you found?
  2. toxic macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    I tried sharpen a long time ago...didn't like it over USM. edge sharpen is supposed to be a much more advanced tool than sharpen, so I tried that recently, but it still looks clumpy. so I export to PS and sharpen with USM when I'm lazy and high-pass when I'm not.

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