Sharpener Pro 3 Review

November 11, 2008 | Mark Goldstein | PhotographyBLOG | 3 Comments | |

Sharpener Pro 3Sharpener Pro 3 is a brand new version of Nik Software’s application for sharpening your photos. Effectively replacing Photoshop’s Unsharp Mask, version 3 of Sharpener Pro now features U Point technology for selectively sharpening objects, removing the need to create complicated selections and layer masks. Other new features offered by Sharpener Pro 3 include soft-proofing and compatibility with Adobe Photoshop’s Smart Objects. Jon Canfield discovers if it’s really worth spending $199.95 on Sharpener Pro 3.

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#1 nikky

has anyone used this photography software?

8:14 pm - Tuesday, November 11, 2008

#2 Prognathous

Sharpener Pro 2 made noise very visible compared to USM. Does the new version solve this problem?


1:02 am - Wednesday, November 12, 2008

#3 Jon Canfield

Hi Nikky - Not sure what you're asking here. Obviously I used it as part of the review, but I also use it now over USM in my normal workflow.

Prog - It's much improved over version 2 including noise handling.

7:25 am - Saturday, November 15, 2008