I thought a more concrete example of DxO in action might prove of more interest on this forum than my previous question in the thread below. Keep in mind that I do not yet own a copy of DxO, I am not in any way affiliated with the company, and have simply tried their free 21 day evaluative copy that they allow you to download from http://www.dxo.com/intl/photo . In any case, I have uploaded two originals from to a "DxO Comparison" gallery on pbase, for your examination. In it, I have included a jpeg at maximum quality derived by Photoshop Elements 4.0 from the original NEF file, and the DxO copy that the program produced in about :30 sec of processing time. http://www.pbase.com/hflphotos/dxocomparison To me the difference is pretty amazing, but I am not yet a really proficient photoshoper. But to the degree I have tried, I would probably have to spend at least 15 minutes in the Photoshop editor to begin to approach this...and I don't think "unsharp mask" would do this good a job of sharpening by itself. I am interested in your comments, reactions, and opinions. Have at it.