Sharpening and high pass filter in your post processing workflow?

6 months 3 days ago #735180 by James F
As part of your everyday workflow with post processing, will you sharpen and run a high pass filter on your work?  I've been doing for long time and realizing, if the shot is sharp to start with, why bother?  


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6 months 3 days ago #735181 by Scotty
I usually do both.

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6 months 2 days ago #735184 by Nikon Shooter
I do neither!

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6 months 2 days ago #735188 by Scotty

Nikon Shooter wrote: I do neither!


You sharpen at all? :silly:

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6 months 2 days ago #735193 by Nikon Shooter

Scotty wrote: You sharpen at all? :silly:


No one shoots RAW and will not sharpen somehow. That said,
the method and the amount MUST be applied with good taste
to avoid nasty artefacts that will destroy any/all efforts.

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6 months 2 days ago #735262 by r1ch

James F wrote: As part of your everyday workflow with post processing, will you sharpen and run a high pass filter on your work?  I've been doing for long time and realizing, if the shot is sharp to start with, why bother?  

Depends on the image. If you feel it needs sharpening, then do it.
If you resize the image that process often reduces sharpness which you have to bring back. Anyone who says they don't do any sharpening is lying and will have to back pedal their answer.


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5 months 3 weeks ago #735570 by Uplander
Nearly 100% of the time


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5 months 3 weeks ago #735681 by Kenta
Not so much with my portrait shots, for nature and landscapes I'll sharpen them up just a tad and punch things up with a high pass filter, but just a tad only.  Very easy to get carried away with both of these.  


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5 months 1 week ago #736426 by Colorado Mike
People get in hot water with these from using to much, most photos you shouldn't need to apply either of these heavy at all.  Very little goes a long way.  But yes, I use both as needed for added 'punch'.


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5 months 6 days ago #736820 by EOS Man
Yeah, pretty much the echo here, and same applies with me.  Only when needed.  

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