How To Sharpen An Image

Most images can benefit from sharpening to address three main issues: decrease image blur, increase text legibility, and drawing attention to your subject. The sharpness of your image is affected by changing the acutance which controls the contrast of the edges of an image. The higher the acutance, the more defined the image is. Sound confusing? Don't worry, just fire up PaintShop Pro and keep reading to learn how to sharpen an image.

1. Install PaintShop Pro

To install PaintShop Pro photo editing software on your PC, download and run the installation file above. Continue following on-screen instructions to complete the setup process.

2. Select Unsharp Mask

Choose Adjust > Sharpness > Unsharp Mask. The Unsharp Mask dialog box appears.

3. Adjust Radius

Type or set a value from 0.01 to 100.00 in the Radius control to specify the distance (radius) within which dissimilar pixels are sharpened.

Note: Photos with close-up subjects and softer details usually require higher Radius settings; photos with lots of fine detail usually require lower Radius settings.

4. Set Strength

Type or set a value from 1 to 500 in the Strength control to specify the overall strength of the command.

5. Adjust Clipping

Type or set a value from 0 to 100 in the Clipping control to specify the lightness values that adjacent pixels must have in order to be sharpened. Click OK.

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PaintShop Pro's image editing tools allow you to quickly and easily sharpen photos removing blur and creating a sharp crisp image.

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