Thanks for your assistance.
I use Gen Fractals for several things but mostly for the uprezing the larger pano prints and the gallery wrap extension function.
I print quite a few 36 X 96" panos and many 40 X 60" images and GF 6 has worked real well for me in that regard.
Over half of these saved print files are either HDR or panos. Which means alot of work has gone into the processing of these images and its the only place I have saved them. Thinking they would be safe out away from Lightroom. How do I find out what level of sharpening has been added. Is their a way to get them all back to the same sharpened level?
I have CS4 and can proof but this seems like an almost impossible task.
Dan, I sometimes also use your technique for storing "print ready/sharpenend" images on my hard drive. I have found the following works for me:
- If I do a lot of processing I try not to forget to save an unsharpened tif or jpg as well, just to leave the option for a resize and subsequent print sharpening open.
- If I save the sharpened version I put the dimensions of the print size in the filename and add "_pr sh". so the filename would look like: abcdefg_30x40_pr sh.jpg or tif.
- I never reimport sharpened/processed files into lightroom. If I want to reprint them I do that out of photoshop CS
Hope this helps with your forward planning
For the past, assuming you correctly sharpened the files for the actual print size you might be able to find the information back with the "image size" data (and you didn't use any additional up/downrezzing in the program you printed with or in the printer driver)
On your last question, once an image is sharpened it's almost impossible to restore it back to an unsharpened version. Maybe someone here knows a technique, but I haven't found any good way yet (and yes I have made mistakes and only saved the sharpened version and had to start all over again for a different print size).