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    Sharpening an image enhances the overall visual impression of that image, and isan essential step in creating a good digital print. nik Sharpener Pro 2.0 offersfeatures and controls necessary to achieve optimal sharpness in any image. This tool simplifies the process by providing you with controls that are both easy touse and understand.

    Compatibility :
    nik Sharpener Pro 2.0 is an Adobe Photoshop compatible Plug-In that is compatible with the following operating systems:
    · Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
    · Macintosh OS 10.2.4 and later

    nik Sharpener Pro 2.0 is compatible with the following image editing applications:
    · Adobe Photoshop 5.5 through CS2
    · Adobe Photoshop Elements 1 through 3.0
    · Adobe PhotoDeluxe
    · Adobe Photoshop LE
    · Corel Paint Shop Pro
    · Corel PHOTOPAINT
    · Microsoft Digital Image Pro
    · Ulead PhotoImpact

    nik Sharpener Pro 2.0 comes in two different editions:
    · The Complete Edition: nik Sharpener Pro 2.0 Complete Edition provides all of the tools necessary for optimal image sharpening for every output device.
    · The Inkjet Edition: nik Sharpener Pro 2.0 Inkjet Edition is designed for professionals who use Inkjet printers as their primary output device.

    Please Note : This Version is the Complete Edition

    nik Sharpener Pro 2.0 applies optimal sharpening to an image based on image resolution, viewing distance, paper type, and printer resolution rather than the traditional radius, amount, and threshold values used by other sharpening software. Many digital photographers do not know how to correctly select the optimal radius, amount, and threshold for sharpening their digital images and frequently over, or undersharpen them. nik Sharpener Pro 2.0 removes the guesswork and provides controls that photographers understand. The software then does the work of calculating and applying the optimal sharpening for an image.

    When preparing an image for printing, it is important to consider the printing process before sharpening the image. Each type of printing process has its own image rendering characteristics that influence the sharpness of detail in the print. nik Sharpener Pro 2.0 is designed to address the image rendering characteristics of different printing processes (traditional halftone, dye sublimation, inkjet, and digital photographic) and even differences between inkjet printer manufacturers (Canon, Epson, HP, and Lexmark).

    For photographers and digital artists who want to apply different amounts of sharpening to selected areas of the image, there are two sets of tools that allow users to apply selective sharpening: the sliders in the Advanced controls menu and the Selective tool. The Advanced controls menu in nik Sharpener Pro 2.0 provides five slider controls that can be associated with different colors in a digital image. The five sliders can be adjusted independently.


    [​IMG] New in nik Sharpener Pro 2.0 [​IMG] 16-bit:
    Now you can work on 16-bit images and sharpen them without having to reduce the image to 8-bits. [​IMG] nik Sharpener Pro 2.0 Selective:
    A powerful new feature of nik Sharpener Pro 2.0 is the Selective tool. Use the nik Sharpener Pro 2.0 Selective tool to apply sharpening to your images using selective brush strokes. [​IMG] Advanced Panel for more control:
    The Advanced Panel provides you with additional controls to set the amount of sharpening both to the entire image, as well as to specific areas within the image. The Advanced Panel consists of five sliders that can control the amount of sharpening applied to specific areas within the image [​IMG] Raw Presharpening:
    The RAW Presharpening filter is a new sharpening tool within nik Sharpener Pro 2.0 that was designed to enhance images converted from a RAW file format. [​IMG] Larger Preview:
    The preview area allows you to see how the sharpening alters the image. With thelarger preview area you see more of the image and get a better understanding of the results. [​IMG] Analysis Modes:
    The two different overlay modes enable you to see a visual representation of thesharpening that will be applied to the image.

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