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p.1 #1 · How many photogr. are using Nik Sharpener Pro 3 ?


From what I've seen here, a lot of you guys are using Color Efex 4 and Silver Efex Pro 2 and other goodies from Nik Software. But from what I remember, I've never seen anyone debating Sharpener Pro 3's utility ! So


Jan 08, 2013 at 10:39 AM
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p.1 #2 · How many photogr. are using Nik Sharpener Pro 3 ?


I'm using it with PS. Not every time but rather often


Jan 08, 2013 at 01:13 PM
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p.1 #3 · How many photogr. are using Nik Sharpener Pro 3 ?


I use it primarily for initial sharpening of raw images.

Jack



Jan 08, 2013 at 01:41 PM
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p.1 #4 · How many photogr. are using Nik Sharpener Pro 3 ?


I rarely use it but have the Suite. I need more practice and testing to determine how well it works. When I look at sharpened versions on screen they always seem to end up with some busy looking artifacts that seem to relate to sharpening at micro level. I havent figured out how to mask that, or if it makes any difference in print. I suspect the later.
I do like the control point control.
Bottom line: I wouldnt buy it unless it is part of a suite. I am usually happy with LR and/or PS for global/selective sharpening.

Scott



Jan 08, 2013 at 02:21 PM
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p.1 #5 · How many photogr. are using Nik Sharpener Pro 3 ?


Jforkner,do you really prefer Sharpener Pro 3 over Lightroom 4's sharpening capabilities ? I've never tried it for Raw files, only for Tiffs and jpegs in PS.


Jan 08, 2013 at 02:48 PM
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p.1 #6 · How many photogr. are using Nik Sharpener Pro 3 ?


Yep - I use it EVERY time before printing an image.


Jan 08, 2013 at 04:23 PM
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p.1 #7 · How many photogr. are using Nik Sharpener Pro 3 ?


I have used it in the past but generally the inverted high-pass technique in Photoshop produces even better sharpening results in much quicker fashion without any additional financial cost.


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p.1 #8 · How many photogr. are using Nik Sharpener Pro 3 ?


High-pass technique in PS is what I use very often,too.


Jan 08, 2013 at 06:16 PM
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p.1 #9 · How many photogr. are using Nik Sharpener Pro 3 ?


I have it, used in extensively in the past, now use it only ocassionally to add some "Structure" to images that need a little pop. If you have PS, Smart Sharpen is all you really need, as long as you take the time to understand what it can do.

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Jan 08, 2013 at 07:09 PM
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p.1 #10 · How many photogr. are using Nik Sharpener Pro 3 ?


slight hijack:

anyone else see the busy, detailed sharpening artifacts on screen with Sharpener Pro?
I usually use settings of 100-120% adaptive sharpening, some bump in structure, local contrast, occ slight focus correction, then mask effects.

Scott



Jan 08, 2013 at 08:32 PM
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p.1 #11 · How many photogr. are using Nik Sharpener Pro 3 ?


Keep in mind if you are pixel peeping your image can look "crunchy" on screen but will print just fine out of the printer. That is why Sharpener Pro gives you those different output options. Plus you have all those wonderful "Control points" to knock out the sky or non-texture areas.


Jan 08, 2013 at 09:12 PM
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p.1 #12 · How many photogr. are using Nik Sharpener Pro 3 ?


I use it for printing, if I were to print from Lightroom I'd probably just use that.


Jan 09, 2013 at 01:03 AM
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p.1 #13 · How many photogr. are using Nik Sharpener Pro 3 ?


gabimaster wrote:
Jforkner,do you really prefer Sharpener Pro 3 over Lightroom 4's sharpening capabilities ? I've never tried it for Raw files, only for Tiffs and jpegs in PS.


I don't use LR; just PS CS6. I only use it on raw files before any other processing---that's how it was recommended somewhere I read. Anyway, I found the default setting a bit strong for my taste and typically set it for about 40%.


Jack



Jan 23, 2013 at 04:04 PM
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p.1 #14 · How many photogr. are using Nik Sharpener Pro 3 ?


Another vote for high pass in photoshop.


Jan 24, 2013 at 11:42 AM





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