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Product DescriptionSharpener Pro 3.0 is the most advanced and powerful sharpening solution eliminating the guesswork typically required for achieving superior and consistent results. New adaptive sharpening algorithms and award-winning U Point technology for selective sharpening ensure desired sharpness or creative softening of details are easily accomplished. The Sharpening Soft Proof that lets you accurately inspect results before printing saving money in costly test prints, improved handling of new output devices, and new output presets provide repeatable, professional results. Sharpener Pro 3.0 is the only tool that provides controls for both output and creative detail sharpening of different objects quickly and easily without the need to make different adjustment layers for each object or area. A recognized leader in digital imaging technology, Nik Software has developed class-leading solutions to specific challenges photographers face when sharpening images throughout the photographic workflow and packaged them in one convenient toolset. Use Sharpener Pro 3.0 to regain clarity in digital images, draw the viewer’s attention to the focal point of an image and achieve professional, high quality sharpened images every time.
Submitted by Doug MacMillan a Professional
Date Reviewed: February 27, 2013
Strengths: Sharpener Pro is a powerful sharpening tool. It's pre-sharpening does a better job in many cases than ACR. The real power is in the u-control, where you can specify areas for more or less sharpness. The output sharpener is device specific and if your output is to print, it will sharpen based on paper surface (glossy, matte, etc.). The results are well worth the use.
Weaknesses: For some, the price might be high when there are alternative methods to sharpen that cost less or nothing. I suggest you use the trial to determine if you feel the product is a right fit for you and your wallet.
Sharpener Pro is another well thought out and useful tool from NIK Software. I use all of their products and have been extremely impressed with the ease of use and results I've obtained.
Purchased At: Direct from manufact
Similar Products Used: Adobe Camera Raw
Type of photography: Other
Submitted by John D Alexander a Professional
Date Reviewed: September 1, 2009
Strengths: It looks niece
Ease of use
I expected more for $200. It works. It is difficult to use & learn. I used other products in the past . They worked better. By the way Nik Tech Support SUCKS!!
Price Paid: $99.00
Purchased At: Unique Photo
Similar Products Used: OnOne
Type of photography: Other
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