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Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:13 pm


I got a large number of photos rejected because of Oversharpened.

No additional sharpening was applied, I only reduce my normally 4000+ pixel picture to 1200pix.

Is there a tool in PS or else to reduce sharpness?

Help is appreciated, Rgds, Carl.
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Re: Oversharpened

Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:06 pm


there could be several reasons for it, most likely the way you resize. I only use the bicubic option in Photoshop, not bicubic sharper or bicubic automatic (which is the preset) both will sharpen the shot significantly.
Otherwise it might be helpful to resize in steps.

To reduce sharpness you can use gaussian blur in PS, but I would rather work on the resizing, at least that's my guess. Otherwise hard to tell without seeing the shots or knowing your worklfow.

Hope it helps a bit,

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Re: Oversharpened

Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:57 pm

Thanks Julien, very helpful tips. I used the bicubic option but now found the bicubic smoother option. This may help. Thanks again, Rgds, Carl.
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Re: Oversharpened

Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:12 pm

In the past is has also helped me to resize in steps. So not directly down to 1200 from 1400, but for example 4000 -> 1600 -> 1200. Not saying it will solve your problem, but maybe worth a shot if everything else fails.
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Re: Oversharpened

Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:57 pm

If you shoot Canon, there is one of the parameters hidden in the Picture Style setting that specifies how much sharpening does the camera apply to your original shot. I think by default it's set to 3 in a scale of 0 to 7 and I personally find that to be way too high, and to produce the effect you mention. If shooting RAW, you can adjust the value in Canon's own DPP in post-processing as well. I can only guess that Nikon has something similar.



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