6 Sharpening and noise reduction

How to make full use of the capture sharpening and noise-reduction controls in the Detail panel


Photograph: Ashridge Forest, Hertfordshire, UK © 2016 Martin Evening

Sony A7rII | 165mm | 200 ISO | f9 @ 1/100

Digital capture undoubtedly offers photographers the potential to capture more detail than was previously possible with film, but it is also important to understand that presharpening has always been an integral part of the digital capture process. There are many reasons why it is necessary to sharpen. The process of converting the light information that hits the photosites on the sensor and subsequent digital ...

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