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Real World Image Sharpening with Adobe Photoshop, Camera Raw, and Lightroom, Second Edition by Jeff Schewe, Bruce Fraser

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Preface: Real World Sharpening

For almost 20 years, ever since it first shipped in 1990, Bruce and Jeff have labored in the vineyards of Photoshop, coaxing pixels to do our bidding. In that time, we’ve seen huge advances in the handling of image tone and color. When Bruce started digital imaging, getting the image to look the same on two different monitors was a major breakthrough, and matching the print to the screen appearance was the stuff of science fiction. Nowadays, it tends to be the rule rather than the exception.

We’ve made gargantuan strides in the handling of image tone and color, but when it comes to control of image detail, which is what this book is really about, we’re still only a little more advanced than we were in 1990. It’s just ...

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