I've been playing around with photo editing software for some time now (ACDSee), but the one area I've been sort of afraid to tackle is sharpening. Just recently I began delving into it, but I'm not sure I'm going about it properly. Here's what I do: After I'm done with all my other adjustments, I sharpen the photo using the "unsharp mask" setting. I start by zooming in to a roof edge or hydro line or any other edge so I can see up close what effect my sharpening is having. I usually dial down the "amount" to 65-80% from 100%, dial down the radius to 3 from 5, and leave the threshold alone (it's set at 10). Once done, I apply noise reduction. I usually base the "amount" of sharpening on how much noise reduction I plan to apply. The more noise reduction, the more I sharpen the image first. Is this a good approach? If anyone has any neat tricks to produce tack sharp photos, it would be great to hear them. Thanks in advance. Here's a photo from my Christmas day outing that I've sharpened using the method described above. Does it look TOO sharp? Is there anything I might have done differently to improve on this?