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The Nik Collection is free and compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 through 10.10; Windows Vista, 7, 8; and Adobe Photoshop through CC 2015. We have no plans to update the Collection or add new features over time.

Sharpening based on what appears on monitor

Should I base my sharpening on what I see on my monitor?

No. Optimum sharpness in an image judged on a monitor or display is not sharp enough for optimum sharpness in a print of that image. The printing process introduces a softness to the image. Therefore, the image seen on the monitor or display may look too sharp on the monitor. Sharpener Pro 3.0 was designed to apply the right amount of sharpening to the image to achieve optimal sharpness in the print. The Output Sharpener filter was designed to overcome the softness for each printing technology, and is able to calculate the right amount of sharpening for the image from the image size, viewing distance, printer resolution, and paper type.

Sharpener Pro 3.0 also has a sharpening Soft Proof feature that enables you to preview what the printed image will look like.

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