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Edge Sharpen tool defaults

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William Porter Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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Aug 28, 2013 8:08 PM

Why does the edge sharpen tool default to about .8 (out of 1.00)? Leaves almost nowhere to go.

 

Will

Aperture 3, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
  • William Lloyd Level 6 Level 6 (19,205 points)
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    Aug 29, 2013 11:09 AM (in response to William Porter)

    I don't know.  The sharpening defaults are pretty aggressive.  I created a preset where I back it off to about 0.5 to start, as the sharpening at 100% is quite strong with the defaults, at least on my 30" Cinema Display.

     

    That said, you can create your own preset if you want.  Defaults are just a suggestion if you do nothing.  I have an "add punch" preset which adds sharpening at 0.5/default/default and then 0.2 for define, and it's a decent starting point.

     

    I do with there was some good documentation around Aperture's sharpening.  It's not really well documented.

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