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04/17/2008 11:47:19 AM · #1
allright,

so after spending much time on editing couple of portraits and they were looking great in photoshop.
i put the image on another ocmputer so that my wife can see them and she has adobe photo album installed.
and BAM they look overshaprpened, i man the face is "almost" ok but the hair is HORRIBLE.

ok so i thought it's adove's photo album issue, let's see how they look on prints, and BAM same thing oversharpened. so i went back tp photoshop , they are still looking fine there!!!

so it seems whatever looks fine in photoshop is sometimes oversharpened for prints, so how do i solve this problem, and how do i make the pictures in photoshop reflect the actual "sharpening condition" of the image?

thanks!
04/17/2008 11:52:08 AM · #2
Maybe resizing before USM to whatever your print size will be, then USM while magnifying to 100% with the preview box checked and watch the problem areas. That would be my first guess.
04/17/2008 11:56:07 AM · #3
that's going to sound like a stupid question now,

do i need to resize to the size of the print to print?

in other words say i edit the shot that's straight from the camera, no resize no crop.
then i save and i print on a 4x6 is that bad ? or should i resize my image to 4x6 then print it?
04/17/2008 11:58:30 AM · #4
Originally posted by zaflabout:

that's going to sound like a stupid question now,

do i need to resize to the size of the print to print?

in other words say i edit the shot that's straight from the camera, no resize no crop.
then i save and i print on a 4x6 is that bad ? or should i resize my image to 4x6 then print it?


This depends on the printer to some extent. Printing at more than the optimal dpi of the printer can degrade the print.
04/17/2008 11:58:56 AM · #5
I would always resize then print... Maybe first use your crop and set the size in.... Otherwise your printer will do the cropping for you. Each standard print size has a different aspect ration 4x6 5x7 8x10, etc... so different amounts of your picture will show up on each provide you want the print to extend to the edges of the paper. I always say better to do the crop yourself and know what you are cutting out than leaving it to the printer.
04/17/2008 01:30:22 PM · #6
Quick question... does the computer where it looks oversharpened have an LCD monitor, and if so does that monitor have a "sharpness" setting in its menu? I had this kind of problem when I set up my wife's machine with a new LCD monitor, and the out-of-box setting was way too sharp.
04/17/2008 01:35:29 PM · #7
well it is an LCd monitor but i am not home to check the sharpness will definitly do once i get home.
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