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    Hi there ..

    So I am getting along ok with editing using Photoshop until it comes to reducing the size of the image... then things tend to go a bit blurry

    I have found I get good results reducing to 1200 x 800 image size and picking Bi-linear. I then apply any sharpening or corrections...

    So I thought I would try increasing the size of the image to 1280 or 1600.. although the original image is sharp.. the results for larger image sizes have been soft or a bit blurry

    Any thoughts or tips?

    Is it best to finish editing and sharpening first - THEN reduce the image size?

    I am a bit puzzled !

    cheers Phil

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    First of all you're probably going to need to resize to a maximum of 1280px for the long side for a while. I don't think it matters when it comes to when you resize. I've always done my lighting adjustments, then selected the aircraft and copied that to a new layer, then resized right before sharpening. If they just look soft you need to add some more sharpening. I've had quite a few photos where some extra sharpening and and resizing fixed a very small amount of blur, but blurry photos can't usually be fixed. This is where I learned to edit photos if it helps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0mpFOHOXJU&t=883s and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgPcE9S3MpQ&t=507s. There are ways to do everything he does in photoshop if necessary.

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    • #3
      Hi - thanks for the interesting links
      He doesn't say much about image size and the best way to reduce the size.
      Will keep experimenting.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by flyingphilnewson View Post
        Hi there ..

        So I am getting along ok with editing using Photoshop until it comes to reducing the size of the image... then things tend to go a bit blurry

        I have found I get good results reducing to 1200 x 800 image size and picking Bi-linear. I then apply any sharpening or corrections...

        So I thought I would try increasing the size of the image to 1280 or 1600.. although the original image is sharp.. the results for larger image sizes have been soft or a bit blurry

        Any thoughts or tips?

        Is it best to finish editing and sharpening first - THEN reduce the image size?

        I am a bit puzzled !

        cheers Phil
        I don't know much about PS anymore, but reading the following https://helpx.adobe.com/ca/photoshop...ing-image.html makes it sound like bi-linear is probably not the best method to use. Sounds like Bi-cubic or Bi-cubic Sharper are the way to go. Try and see if it makes a difference.

        Cheers,

        Alex

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        • #5
          Thanks for the link Alex,
          I seem to be getting better results in bi-linear for some reason?
          https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9337653

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          • #6
            I use bi-cubic sharper

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