Free sharpening plugin?

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Dec 26, 2004
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Can anyone recommend a free (and worthwhile) sharpening plug-in? regards
PeterH

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Ron
Dec 26, 2004
"My View" <reply to > wrote in message
Can anyone recommend a free (and worthwhile) sharpening plug-in? regards
PeterH

http://www.ultrasharpen.com/

The Lite version is free.
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Hecate
Dec 27, 2004
On Sun, 26 Dec 2004 09:03:03 GMT, "My View" <reply to
wrote:

Can anyone recommend a free (and worthwhile) sharpening plug-in? regards
PeterH
In Photoshop:

Filter/Sharpen/Unsharp Mask…



Hecate – The Real One

veni, vidi, reliqui
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Stephan
Dec 28, 2004
Ron wrote:
"My View" <reply to > wrote in message

Can anyone recommend a free (and worthwhile) sharpening plug-in? regards
PeterH

http://www.ultrasharpen.com/

The Lite version is free.
And the pro version is a waste of money also.
Learn to use Photoshop since you already have it.

Stephan
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NIK
Dec 28, 2004
duplicate layer.

Bottom layer Filter/ other/ high pass

Top layer blend mode = overlay

NIK

"Stephan" wrote in message
Ron wrote:
"My View" <reply to > wrote in message

Can anyone recommend a free (and worthwhile) sharpening plug-in? regards
PeterH

http://www.ultrasharpen.com/

The Lite version is free.
And the pro version is a waste of money also.
Learn to use Photoshop since you already have it.

Stephan
MV
My View
Dec 29, 2004
Thanks – I just ordered the pro version, although the price was so low I am willing to see what it does or doesn’t do.

Can you suggest a good (pay) plugin for sharpening – the PS CS USM seems to give mixed results.

PeterH

"Stephan" wrote in message
Ron wrote:
"My View" <reply to > wrote in message

Can anyone recommend a free (and worthwhile) sharpening plug-in? regards
PeterH

http://www.ultrasharpen.com/

The Lite version is free.
And the pro version is a waste of money also.
Learn to use Photoshop since you already have it.

Stephan
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Aerticeus the Third
Dec 29, 2004
My View wrote:
Thanks – I just ordered the pro version, although the price was so low I am willing to see what it does or doesn’t do.

Can you suggest a good (pay) plugin for sharpening – the PS CS USM seems to give mixed results.

PeterH

"Stephan" wrote in message

Ron wrote:

"My View" <reply to > wrote in message

Can anyone recommend a free (and worthwhile) sharpening plug-in? regards
PeterH

http://www.ultrasharpen.com/

The Lite version is free.

And the pro version is a waste of money also.
Learn to use Photoshop since you already have it.

Stephan
Hi – I wonder if there is much difference between them?

Ah well – soon you’ll know I suppose

I wonder if you could keep us in the picture (oo-eee-ooo) about comparative results

Much obliged m8

Aerticeus
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Clyde
Dec 29, 2004
My View wrote:
Thanks – I just ordered the pro version, although the price was so low I am willing to see what it does or doesn’t do.

Can you suggest a good (pay) plugin for sharpening – the PS CS USM seems to give mixed results.

PeterH

"Stephan" wrote in message

Ron wrote:

"My View" <reply to > wrote in message

Can anyone recommend a free (and worthwhile) sharpening plug-in? regards
PeterH

http://www.ultrasharpen.com/

The Lite version is free.

And the pro version is a waste of money also.
Learn to use Photoshop since you already have it.

Stephan

I use Focus Magic and like it. I don’t know how it compares to other addin tools though. I used to use some actions that I downloaded. They masked just the edges and then used USM.

Focus Magic finds lines and makes them thinner. It works very well if you are sharpening by up to 4 pixels. It works pretty well up to about 7 pixels. After that there usually isn’t enough detail to sharpen enough to really help.

It also has a motion blur fixer that also works pretty well for small corrections. The big stuff doesn’t really help. Large motion correction will add artifacts and/or a very plastic look to the picture. It has helped me a few times though.

Most of my sharpening happens at 2 or 3 pixels for the first pass. It seems to help to run another pass at 1 pixel – most of the time. This doesn’t leave any artifacts. It gives me max sharpening that works at all sizes.

I would recommend Focus Magic.

Clyde

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