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I just read an article from 2014 by Peter Bridgwood on sharpening X-Trans files in Lightroom 5.
There’s a video later in his blog in which he discusses sharpening in Lightroom version 6.1 (it’s the same, more or less).
[The current version of Lightroom is 6.1.2]
I am posting this particular shot of the roof at Norwich Cathedral because it happened to be the file I picked out to work on in Lightroom. I sharpened the file as I wanted and exported the file to my desktop.
I then followed the article on sharpening X-Trans files in Lightroom 5 and redid the sharpening using Peter Bridgwood’s ‘standard’ sharpening.
Finally, I opened the two files in Photoshop and looked at them side by side. Peter Bridgwood’s standard sharpening is less aggressive than I had used, and it looked better.
Education Is A Morality Play
And the moral of this is that although today was an exception, I still find it painful to get down and actually think about what I am doing rather than just slide the controls in Lightroom or Photoshop without much thoughtful analysis.