CS5 Sharpening

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Apple Corps, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Apple Corps macrumors 68030

    Apr 26, 2003
    Over the years I have struggled to get the degree of image sharpening from PS2 or PS3 that I get from - of all things - iPhoto. I downloaded the PS5 trial and none of the sharpening filters work for me - I've tried them all. It is almost as if there is an "Apply" button that I am failing to see.

    In iPhoto it takes all of 30 seconds to manipulate the sharpness and definition sliders and I get the images I am looking for.

    Any ideas on what I may be doing wrong - surely the lowly iPhoto can't be better than PS for sharpening :confused:
  2. snberk103 macrumors 603

    Oct 22, 2007
    An Island in the Salish Sea
    I no longer use iPhoto (nothing wrong with it, just needed to simplify my workflow when I got Lightroom).... but I can tell you that the sharpening function for Lightroom 3 is astounding. Took me a few minutes with a bad image (scanned from an underexposed negative) to clear the noise, sharpen, and fix the colour problems (It was a very difficult shot).

    You can download a trial of Lightroom 3 from Adobe, fully functioning for 30 days. Based on the noise reduction and sharpening improvements over LR2 I will absolutely be upgrading. I use LR now instead of iPhoto, though I will sometimes move some images into iPhoto just to get some of the card/book/calendar printing features found there. But all of my image management is now done in LR. You should at least try it out.
  3. mtbdudex macrumors 68000


    Aug 28, 2007
    SE Michigan
    When I'm not inside Aperture 3, I use USM in PSE8 and CS5, more refined than iPhoto. Many tutorials, do a search.

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