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Sony RAW Import Always Has Sharpness = 40

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Since using my new Sony A7 R III (42MP), I now notice when I import my RAW photos, they

automatically show a sharpness value of "40".  I am not telling in to sharpen as a import preset,

they just show up this way.  I usually sharpen myself.

My older Sony camera A6300 (24MP) did not do this, was always 0 and I sharpened it.


Can somebody explain to me what is going on and what this means?

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Correct answer by JimHess | Adobe Community Professional

That means that when Adobe created the default settings for your camera Adobe determined that was a good starting point for sharpness when they created the default settings. If that isn't suitable in your situation, then create your own default settings.

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Sony RAW Import Always Has Sharpness = 40

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Since using my new Sony A7 R III (42MP), I now notice when I import my RAW photos, they

automatically show a sharpness value of "40".  I am not telling in to sharpen as a import preset,

they just show up this way.  I usually sharpen myself.

My older Sony camera A6300 (24MP) did not do this, was always 0 and I sharpened it.


Can somebody explain to me what is going on and what this means?

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Correct answer by JimHess | Adobe Community Professional

That means that when Adobe created the default settings for your camera Adobe determined that was a good starting point for sharpness when they created the default settings. If that isn't suitable in your situation, then create your own default settings.

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That means that when Adobe created the default settings for your camera Adobe determined that was a good starting point for sharpness when they created the default settings. If that isn't suitable in your situation, then create your own default settings.

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40 is the default - if you find that you start out with a different setting you can create an import preset with that adjustment.

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How do we do that?

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I personally like the method outlined in this video. I'm kind of a slow learner, and I had to watch it a couple of times to fully understand it. But it works for me.

Setting camera defaults in Lightroom Classic 

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Yeah, thats for LR i use Bridge and CR. I've tried just now to change setting in CR to use my camera settings and Sharpness is still at 40 grrrr

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Set your defaults in ACR in Photoshop- (See the link)

In Ps Menu: Edit > Preferences > Camera Raw

Create a Preset with Sharpness set as you want it and make the Preset your camera default.

The method is the same in both ACR and LrC Preferences- As in the link given by Jim Hess.

More detail is given in the Blog from Julianne Kost-

ACR v12.3 RAW DEFAULTS Julieanne Kost's Blog

 

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Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.0, Photoshop 22.0.1, Lightroom 4.0, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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FINNALY! Thanks dude

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I am having the same issue and this is completely ridiculous! Why would they change what worked ok and make it complicated? I was unwhare of this change and now I have tons of photos of 40 sharpness aplied wich ruined all of them!

Before it was so much easier, just ALT and press a button and all new importes would have sharpness 0!

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and as I can see, my sharpness is back to 40 after I've edited RAW DEFAULTS. Maybe when they update the program it goes back to 40? 😕

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