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    Sharpness of embedded images

    I find that if i embed images in posts they are not as sharp as they look when viewed locally on my computer. I have tried embedding from Zenfolio, 500px and from the getup gallery. I am saving my pics with width 1200 pixels.

    How come other people's look pretty sharp? Are there any tips for saving images from LR suitable for embedding in getdpi?

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    Re: Sharpness of embedded images

    Do you sharpen after downsizing?

    This is a good reference to see why you should do that. Also loads of other good tutorials and articles on that site (I have no affiliation, I just read and learned a lot there)

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    Re: Sharpness of embedded images

    I use PhotoKit Sharpener. It has output settings for print and web.
    Last edited by DougDolde; 28th May 2017 at 11:30.

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    Re: Sharpness of embedded images

    Quote Originally Posted by DougDolde View Post
    I used PhotoKit Sharpener. It has output settings for print and web.
    Good advice, it does a good job on sharpening for a specific output medium and size. I used it for a long time.

    The lightroom export dialog actually uses the same algorithms when you sharpen for screen or print, but it's less flexible.

    These days for web presentation I use a low sharpening setting with my Lighroom export followed by a mild treatment of Topaz Detail (mainly the deblur option). For me it gives a slightly sharper look with less sharpening halos when you magnify, but I'm not convinced it's actually much better in practical use vs. the simple method of just using Photokit Sharpener or the default Lightroom export sharpening routines.

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    Re: Sharpness of embedded images

    FWIW - I'm using Capture One "Output Sharpening for Screen" (amount:115, radius:0.8, threshold:1.0)
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