I always did (and still do) my sharpening in PS using the Photokit Sharpener plugin. I like the output.
Since the update of LR to 1.1 you see more and more people using LR to apply the first sharpening, the Capture Sharpening. I have read the article of Martin Evening
and I understand the controls. … but I still have difficulties with some aspects.
I have always believed that the screen is unsuitable for judging the sharpness. An LCD screen renders the image different then an CRT for example. This was the reason the Photokit Sharpener plugin was created to begin with, based on experience and research and not on eyeballing. It seems we’re back again and eyeballing is the new approach.
My question, how do I know I applied the correct amount of sharpness (Capture Sharpening)?
… and second, maybe more important, what settings in LR corresponds with the presets in Photokit for SuperFine Edge Sharpen, Narrow Edge Sharpen, Medium Edge Sharpen and Wide Edge Sharpen. Let’s even forget the different type of input file.
I think doing Capture Sharpening inside LR can simplify my workflow, reducing the amount of mistakes.