- 02-09-2013, 07:15 PM #2
I disagree. Sometimes I might want lower sharpness. I'm a photographer by nature and am looking to explore some new projects, so options like this are a godsend.Windows Phone Central Moderator "Fortune cookie said: 'Outlook not so good'. I said: 'Sure, but Microsoft ships it anyway'." - Apparently you can have an iPhone transplant...
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02-11-2013, 12:15 PM #8
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The unsharpened photo is the actual captured image, the sharpening is algorithmically added. I always shoot on the softest setting and sharpen the photo later, at the same time as I am doing any cropping and color correction.
02-11-2013, 04:36 PM #10
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in addition to cases where you just want a soft-focus aesthetic, you might not want it sometimes in general. I haven't looked into how it works in the WP8 camera app specifically, but it probably darkens areas along edges and increases contrast to increase sharpness. This can introduce noise and artifacts that you might not want if its not needed.
- 02-12-2013, 07:44 AM #11
Over sharpened images can get a "Halo" effect on edges, this can make photos of people appear to have been pasted on to the background and was very common in early digital point and shoots.
Sharpening also depends on end use of the photo, printing requires more sharpening then viewing on the screen. Best advice is to try the different settings and see what you like for your use.
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