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Sharpness comparison LR Classic vs Capture One

Jimmsp

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OK. I guess I don't understand. No problem, we can move on to other things. :)
 
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By "the comparison doesn't make much sense" I was referring to the comparison of the two images in your original post. Obviously, an in-depth comparative review of software products is a completely different issue.
My original intent was not to compare the merits of LR and C1 - it was simply to investigate the various claims that sharpening in C1 was superior to that in LR. The only way to do this is to sharpen the same image in both editors and compare the end result, hence the comparison.
I found that the default sharpening in C1 is more aggressive than that in LR - that is neither good nor bad, just different. I then tried to sharpen the image more in LR to see if I could get something close to C1; I believe I was able to do that. I did have to very careful not to over sharpen in LR because that caused artefacts. So my conclusion, based on a comparison of the two images I posted (but also based on comparing many other images that I did not post) is that sharpening in C1 is not vastly superior to sharpening in LR. The end results, in my opinion, are not markedly different.
So while my comparison of the two images may not have made much sense to you, I'm not sure how I could have compared the sharpening of the two image editors, other than by sharpening the same images in both and comparing them. You obviously don't agree, so I guess we should just leave it at that.
I am certainly not claiming superiority of one editor over the other based on my limited testing. To my eyes, LR can produce a result, with respect to sharpening, that is very close to C1. That's it, nothing more, nothing less!!
 

tspear

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I think what could be interesting is to take an image and sharpen to the max in both. And both to the min sharpen. Compare the results.
This eliminates the subjective eyeball trying to make the two equal and instead focuses on the extremes.
It might be useful to do the same at 25% 50%....

Tim

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