Have you ever found yourself with a handful of images that just don’t give that ‘crystal clear’ or sharp look you wanted out of your images? Well, you are not alone. Many photographers run into the same problem. So why the problem and how to fix it?
Along with a high shutter speed for moving objects, and good depth of field, the quality of your lens has a lot to do with image sharpness. Shutter-speed may affect the sharpness of your image if you get to a point where you’re too slow to hand-hold. In general though, most digital images need a tweak in sharpening. A digital photo that was shot with a good depth of field and a high shutter speed will normally be blurrier‚ than the same image shot from a film camera. To go about sharpening, photoshop (or Gimp) have tools (like unsharp mask and smart sharpen) to help you make your images nice and crisp
For more information on keeping your images crispy.. err.. crisp, read more check out this link on our photography forum and this link to a podcast on getting sharper images.