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Re: Resolution and print quality

Why would one need to 'smart blur' a sky, and what reasons do you give for the
"you should certainly sharpen"?

Harvey Ferdschneider
partner, SKID Photography, NYC

"Maris V. Lidaka Sr." wrote:

> You should certainly sharpen.  Whether you need to smart blur depends on the
> image, perhaps one with a large expanse sky or something similar.
> Maris
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "john gale" <john@smadness.com>
> To: <epson-inkjet@leben.com>
> Sent: Sunday, June 02, 2002 12:50 PM
> Subject: Resolution and print quality
> >
> [snipped]
> > But what about some more general things that I've heard people refer
> > to, but am not quite sure how they might help / hinder?  In other
> > words, what's the general process that people usually go through to
> > get from a scanned image to a printed image?  Say I get a 4000ppi
> > negative scan, and want to print a 5x7 from it.  This gives me
> > roughly 800ppi, so I should scale it down to 720ppi.  But what about
> > other things that might increase the quality of the print?  Should I
> > sharpen / blur the image?  Should I smart blur to get a more
> > continuous tone?
> >
> >
> >            !john

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