The ACR sharpener isn't very delicate. I usually sharpen only after doing any other manipulation, like curving or resizing. ACR has a settiing in the preferences where you can have sharpening apply to the preview only, then not be applied to the image after conversion.Greg Giesing said:Interesting comment about the sharpening. I don't recall doing much other than the typical sharpening in the raw converter of PS. Once I got it into edit mode I didn't do any more sharpening of any kind. I'll check it tonight.