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Fuji I figured out LR sharpening

Dec 31, 2013
124
Louisville, Ky
I have been playing around with the current version of LR classic to see if I could lose the worm artifacts. And I think I figured it out. The issue lies in the detail slider. Keeping it at 0 seems to do the trick. This is shot at iso 200. The settings were
Sharpening
Amount 75
Radius 1
Detail 0
Masking 44
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marlof

Trying to focus
Dec 25, 2010
124
The Netherlands
Marlof
I guess that’s just my misunderstanding the issue at hand. I thought you’d regularly get worms when sharpening, but changing the settings made them stay away. I was just curious about the difference the detail slider makes as opposed to the sharpening presets in Lightroom Classic.
 
Feb 6, 2015
124
Central Ohio, USA
Andrew
This is interesting. I've read other articles that claim that the AMOUNT slider in LR coupled with the demosaicing algorithm was the culprit. They recommended using low AMOUNT and all DETAIL with a MASKING around 45 and RADIUS of 0.7.

I've tested this with good results.

Perhaps there is more than one way to skin this cat. I'll definitely be investigating this approach as well. It could be that both have merit depending on the type of image and the ISO.
 

nippa

Top Veteran
Aug 7, 2010
104
Cheshire UK
Dennis
I've read other articles that claim that the AMOUNT slider in LR coupled with the demosaicing algorithm was the culprit. They recommended using low AMOUNT and all DETAIL with a MASKING around 45 and RADIUS of 0.7.

I've tested this with good results.
When I can't be bothered to use Iridient X Transformer I use similar LR settings to those published earlier to achieve decent results.

For me the key is in the detail slider staying high which I read means high deconvolution....the secret behind Focus Magic my all time favourite sharpener.
 
Dec 31, 2013
124
Louisville, Ky
This is interesting. I've read other articles that claim that the AMOUNT slider in LR coupled with the demosaicing algorithm was the culprit. They recommended using low AMOUNT and all DETAIL with a MASKING around 45 and RADIUS of 0.7.

I've tested this with good results.

Perhaps there is more than one way to skin this cat. I'll definitely be investigating this approach as well. It could be that both have merit depending on the type of image and the ISO.
I gave these settings a try. And the results were really really close to the settings I used above. Nearly indistinguishable. So there are two ways around the worm issue.
 
Feb 6, 2015
124
Central Ohio, USA
Andrew
I gave these settings a try. And the results were really really close to the settings I used above. Nearly indistinguishable. So there are two ways around the worm issue.
So it sounds like the moral of the story is that you should use either amount or detail, but never both.

Interesting. Thanks for taking the time to do a side by side of the two methods.
 

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