I've traditionally used Photokit Sharpener and like it a lot - particularly the simplicity of the capture sharpen (where I can select wide, medium, narrow or superfine edge sharpen). Also, with output sharpen, I have a range of options re inkjet sharpening according to the printer resolution (e.g Inkjet 480 Matte, designed for Epson printers with 2880 dpi).
I'm aware LR uses algorithms from PKS and I've seen Jeff Shewe on this forum recommending simply using LR.
I have a few questions about this.
First, I'm not sure how the simplicity of the PKS capture sharpening (wide, medium, narrow or superfine edge sharpen) translates into Lightroom (with its amount, radius, detail and masking settings). What settings should I use (at least as a starting point) in LR for wide, medium, narrow or superfine edge sharpen?
Second, can I adopt a hybrid workflow? i.e Using Lightroom for capture sharpening (with the advantages of parametric adjustments to the DNG file, instead of memory hogging layers), then Photoshop for output? Given most of my final editing is done in PS, it's easier for me to print proofs from PS (rather than dropping back to LR)
Finally, LR's print output sharpening simply distinguishes between matte and glossy, but there is also an entry for print resolution (set to 240ppi by default). If I simply set this to (say) matte with 480 ppi, is this the same as Inkjet 480 Matte on PKS? Or is this setting unrelated to sharpening?
Thanks in advance