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    Output sharpening for enlargements

    Hi All,

    I have read and now apply capture sharpening and then a second sharpening after some adjustment and am happy with my results. What I would like to know and can't seem to fine anywhere here on cic is how much sharpening (what ratios) would I apply if I am enlarging an image to say (36in X 18in). I am processing an image to put on canvas and would like to know what is the best way to do the sharpening for such a large print.

    Thanks for any help
    Debbie

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    Re: Output sharpening for enlargements

    Hi Debbie,

    I do a lot of printing onto 22 x 44" canvas - and the short answer is "just don't worry about output sharpening", for 2 reasons ...

    1. The canvas testure will obscure any sharpening that you do anyway, and

    2. Because of the size of the print, people will view it from a distance that won't allow them to resolve the output sharpening anyway.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Output sharpening for enlargements

    Debbie,

    I would agree with Colin. I have printed a number of 20x30 images on metal with no additional sharpening for printing, infact, I don't do any addtional sharpening on what ever substrate I use. So far, everyone has been happy. Knock on metal.

    Mike

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    Re: Output sharpening for enlargements

    Thanks to both of you - that solves that problem.

    Colin I have seen a few of the images you have posted and I like the font you use on the bottom on the images. What font is it?

    Deb

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    Re: Output sharpening for enlargements

    Quote Originally Posted by wommby View Post
    Colin I have seen a few of the images you have posted and I like the font you use on the bottom on the images. What font is it?
    Hi Deb,

    I've used a few over the years, but the latest is Sanvito Pro.

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    Re: Output sharpening for enlargements

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Hi Deb,

    I've used a few over the years, but the latest is Sanvito Pro.
    Thanks Colin.

    Deb

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