My apologies if this is redundant. I've noticed that RAW Conversion, whether in Adobe DNG, Canon's Imagebrowser, or Digital Photo Processor results in converted images that are not as sharp as the RAW file. RAW sharpening does not make up for the loss. In fact, if I quickly process an image on my iPad in Snapseed it's often sharper than the same image converted on the PC. Thoughts? Advice?
1. Some programs will show sharpening in the preview while working the setting for conversion, but ONLY apply the sharpening in the preview and not the converted file. ACR and Lightroom both have that option.
2. Each program may be adding a different amount of sharpening to the image as a default and even set to identical values, they may not represent the same amount of sharpening. I suspect the iPad app is setup to sharpen specifically for display on the iPad!
3. As to resolution, each program may be set to a different resolution for opening the file. For example, in Camera Raw I can set it to open at basically any resolution I want with the standard being the native resolution of the file.
4. Contrast, sharpening, ect are really only visible at 100%. You can get an idea at other evenly divisible multiples of 1:1 ratios, but it just isn't the same.