Monthly Archives: February 2015

How to: Sharpening

After the last image of the train station, which is heavily sharpened, I thought it worth posting an article about sharpening.


I use sharpening discretely, depending on the subject and the overall image I am looking for. I rarely, if ever, find it helps my portrait images; however, on buildings I almost always do some sharpening. Although there are tools in Aperture3 and Photoshop, most of my sharpening is done using the Nik Collection tool: Sharpener Pro, as a plug-in to Aperture.

Example from the excellent Alex Nail website 

sharpen comparison

Sharpening Comparison