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Old Dec 12, 2003, 7:44 AM   #1
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Default Sharpening file formats???

Hi all,
Typically, is sharpening done only on Tiffs and Jpegs or can they be done on RAW?

Some of the plugins (like Fred Mirandas) will not handle RAW directly. Is there any advantage to working with Tiffs as opposed to Raw when sharpening an image?
....If RAW is best - what sharpening plugins work DIRECTLY on RAW?

Same question regarding Noise reduction - should this be done on a RAW file or a Tiff/Jpeg file?

Lastly - what is the workflow? Which should occur first, sharpening or noice reduction?

Eric (D100)
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Old Dec 14, 2003, 4:41 AM   #2
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Hi Eric

The advantage with RAW is exactly that you can adjust almost everything - and save it afterwards if you please. You can even bring it back on and undo your settings.

If you use Nikon Capture, I see you got a D100, you are able to adjust (and really FINE-ADJUST) i.e. curves, sharpness (very good), noise, colors, exposure, whitebalance and much more.

I haven't yet tried an editor (not even PS CS) that has a better sharpness feature than Nikon Capture 3.5.2.

You may download a trial version from my website under "Downloads".
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