Auto high low or no sharpening

How do I know what settings to use? There are two schools of thought for deciding when and where to apply sharpening to your images. Some shooters apply sharpening in camera, using one of the specific settings (high, normal, low) or the auto option. Others prefer to leave their images untouched, or use the minimum setting so that they can use the sharpening tools built into their favorite image editing program to enhance their pictures.

Most basic digital cameras provide the option of turning the sharpening feature off. Doing this does means that you take back control over 'where and how' sharpening is applied to your image, but it also adds another, sometimes unwanted, step to the enhancement process. For situations where you have plenty of time to tinker, and where absolute quality is required, this approach certainly does produce great results, but for most day-to-day imaging applying a little sharpening in-camera is the best option.

Digital Camera and Digital Photography

Digital Camera and Digital Photography

Compared to film cameras, digital cameras are easy to use, fun and extremely versatile. Every day there’s more features being designed. Whether you have the cheapest model or a high end model, digital cameras can do an endless number of things. Let’s look at how to get the most out of your digital camera.

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