Are there certain types of photos that work best with the sharpening/detail slider set at 100% ?
For me, these are the characteristics that would encourage me to try the detail at 100:
- Low noise image (in LR, I find high detail brings out the noise and if you use noise reduction that will undo the high detail)
- Lots of fine detail in the image
- I am interested in mild "capture sharpening" only. In other words, high detail but low amount.
- The image is just slightly soft at 100%, perhaps due to lens characteristics, diffraction at small apertures, or the anti-alias filter on the sensor (in other words, typical "capture sharpening" territory.)
Really though, I would normally not do this in LR unless I was in a hurry or didn't have PS or Focus Magic available.