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Through snowy forest

Through snowy forest
Copyright ©2007, Pekka Nihtinen
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Original RAW file of this picture is very very sharp, but somehow I manage to loose that sharpness when converting files into jpeg. I guess I do something wrong but haven?t yet fired out what is it.

Photographer: Pekka Nihtinen
Folder: Common area
Uploaded: 20-Mar-2007 18:21 CET
Current Rating: 9.00/1
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Camera: Olympus E330
Exposure time: 1/60
Aperture: 4,5
Focal length: 38mm
Lens: Zuiko 14-54mm
Focusing method: iESP
ISO: 100
White balance: Auto
Flash: no
Image format: RAW
Processing applied: Levels, wb, contrast, sharpness + frame added and resized.
Various: Tripod and Hoya UV
Image resized to: 700x536

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Looks crispy sharp to me. I guess you know this but sharpening *after* you have resized the image always leads to very sharp results, especially for websized display. If you use Photoshop CS2, there's this thing called smart sharpening. It is much better that "unsharp masking" or the traditional sharpen-filter (worst). If you know this all already - my apologies.
By the way - cool image! Could be improved by cropping out some of the lower part.
Regards Dietrich

Dietrich Gloger at 18:53 CET on 20-Mar-2007 [Reply]