1D Mark II CSpro Plugin is a new sharpening technology
specific designed to accommodate Canon 1D Mark II SLR
files. This plugin is compatible with JPEG files straight
from the camera or TIFF/JPEG files converted from RAW
Although 1D Mark II CSpro's interface appears simple and intuitive, complexity
makes this plugin very smart: It provides everything from haloless sharpening,
edgesharpening, luminance sharpening, mode sharpening, and more with just the
press of a button. With this plugin you can choose from low or high ISO settings.
Other options allow you to sharpen fine detail. There are pre-designed intensity
levels, and options to reduce color noise from high ISO files. You can even create
your own sharpening settings, preview settings and
plugin will work with 8-bit and 16-bit files
when using Photoshop CS. When using Photoshop
Elements 1 and 2, Photoshop 6.0 or 7.0, it
will only work with 8-bit files.
Canon 1D Mark II CSpro Plugin
is compatible with Photoshop
Elements 1 and 2, Photoshop 6.0, 7.0
and Photoshop CS.
and MAC FM plugins are offered as separate packages.
Make sure to download the correct one for your operation
agreeing to the license agreement "EULA",
the installer will automatically detect compatible
versions of Photoshop installed on your system
the 1D Mark II CSpro plugin interface:
Full instructions included in the Canon 1D Mark II CSpro
User Manual PDF file
Type options: The 1D Mark II CSpro plugin
works with most common file extensions including
8-bit TIFF and JPEG files. Under Photoshop CS, it
will work with both 8-bit and 16-bit files. Under "Image
Type", you will be able to select from "Low
ISO File" or "High ISO File".
ISO File: This option should be used
with clean files. It was tested with 1D Mark II
ISO 50, 100,
400 images. It works best with your landscape
and studio work.
ISO File: This option should be used
with "grainy" files.
(ISO 800 and up). It also works best with portrait
work. (It's not recommended to combine "Sharpen
fine detail" with this setting).
Level: You have the option of choosing from
Level 1 to Level 5. (Level 3 is the default sharpening
1 provides the lightest custom sharpening effect and
Level 5 the highest. If more strength is desired, you
could always run the plugin again. For example: Run
Level 5 followed by another run of Level 1. (However,
this is NOT recommended for optimal results since the
pre-selected intensities were carefully designed for
the 1D Mark II.)
choosing your desired sharpening intensity, you will
be able to "preview" the results on your
original file by clicking on the Apply button.
When you finish running the plugin you will see the
results of the selected intensity. At that point you
also have an option to tweak the intensity of the sharpening
effect by decreasing from 100 to 0. (Zero will be the
original state of the image before applying the plugin
and 100 is the result after applying the plugin --
so you have all of the options in between to work with).
For example, if you would like to see half of the sharpening
effect, move the "Intensity Tweak" slider
from 100 to 50 and you will be able to preview the
tweaked results on your file.
you desire to experiment with different intensities,
click on Undo and your file will be
brought to the original state. Otherwise, click on
the OK button if you are happy with
fine detail (slower): This setting can be
used with any Intensity level and will sharpen very
fine detail in your images. However, it will make
the plugin run slower (especially with 16-bit files),
but is recommended when maximum sharpening is desired.
It works great with landscape images but it's not
recommended to be combined with the "High ISO
Settings: The default halo setting is "Normal
Halo" and it's the best compromise between detail
sharpening and halo size. Under "Normal Halo",
the plugin will already provide minimal halo around
high contrast areas and therefore it's my recommended
setting. However, if you would like to tweak this
setting and sacrifice some sharpening for an even
smaller or non-existent halo, select "Low Halo" or
even the 0% halo option.
color noise: Check this setting if you desire
to reduce color noise from your files during sharpening.
This setting is recommended when editing High ISO
files but can be used with Low ISO files as well.
color noise" is included with this custom sharpening
plugin because in some cases it will improve the sharpening
and sharpening Tweak option: The
Levels and sharpening Tweak option is for advanced
users only. It provides photographers with the
flexibility to fine tune a pre-selected 1D Mark
II CSpro intensity.
Tweak slider: The
Intensity tweak slider is a powerful and flexible
option included with this
mentioned earlier, after selecting any intensity level
and clicking on the Apply button,
the Intensity Tweak slider will be available to tweak
the results you see on screen. As you move the slider
from 100 (default) to your desired level, you will
see the results changing on your image.
may choose from 100 to 0 within the selected intensity
level. The intensity you choose will bring you closer
to the desired effect works best with your files.
Example: When clicking on the Apply button to preview level
4 (High), you will be able to move the Intensity Tweak slider from
100 down to 50 ---by doing that, half of the level four sharpening effect will
be applied and shown on your image.
Below is an
example comparing a 1D Mark II RAW file
with no sharpening as camera parameter against a basic
USM setting and the new Canon 1D Mark II CSpro plugin.
Mark II file (no sharpening parameter)
USM (Unsharp mask)
1D Mark II CSpro plugin
accentuated halo effect from the Photoshop's USM
setting compared to the 1D Mark II CSpro result. Also
pay attention to
the amount of noise created by USM. The 1D Mark II
CSpro does not increase noise or artifact and sharpens
only what needs
to be sharpened.
noting that 1D Mark II CSpro can be used with any
type of images, from portraits, landscape, still-life
especially with HIGH ISO files. It sharpens your 1D
Mark II files without adding
noise or artifacts.
the Canon 1D Mark II CSpro plugin:
version | MAC version