[quote name='pom' date='Mar 18 2009, 05:24 AM' post='268737']
Hi, firstly you save a lossless TIFF so there will be no image degredation. It's not a jpg. Secondly, the smart object idea won't work, as far as I know, yup, just confirmed it. Opened an image as a smart object, resized it, double clicked on the smart object and it brought up ACR showing the original size.
I just tried several version of using the smart object:
1. Open image in CR-correct and capture sharpen-open it as smart object in PS
2. Resize using image size command (keeping the pixel counts the same) and add adjustment layers-double click smart object so it opens in CR
3. Add output shapening click done
Back in photoshop the image is output sharpened, no flattening of layers etc.
When resizing (actually cropping so that the pixel counts change) is when things get problematic and the sizes for the sharpening don't match back properly in PS.
You probably know all this already, but I had to try it out myself so as to get a better understanding of it.
In addition, I printed an image with some fine detail first using CR for capture and output sharpening and another version using CR capture and Martin Evening's (Bruce Fraser's High Pass) output sharpening in PS. The CR in and out version is somewhat soft and less defined compared to the CR in and PS out version (which to my eye is preferable).