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Mastering Apple Aperture by Thomas Fitzgerald

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Sharpening

Sharpening your images is essential in digital photography because of the way the demosaicing process softens images. It is often perceived to be a tricky technique to master because the controls involved can appear confusing and difficult to figure out. With a little knowledge though, you should be able to get the most from sharpening in Aperture.

There are three places in Aperture where you can sharpen your images. These all work a little differently, and will give you different results. The three are mentioned in the following:

  • RAW presharpening, in the RAW Fine Tuning controls
  • Sharpen adjustment
  • Edge sharpen adjustment

Of the three, Apple doesn't recommend you use the Sharpen adjustment. According to the Aperture documentation, Sharpen ...

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