I'm trying the demo of Nik Sharpen Pro 3. Excellent so far. One of the interesting features is using the sliders to soften an image. The structure and local contrast sliders go from -100 to +100. On the minus side they soften, makes for a nice controlled portrait glow. This photo is not a great sample photo, it was the photo I used to test sharpening because it's ISO 3200 and I pushed it another 1/2 stop so it's 4800. I wanted to see how Nik handled high ISO, which it did VERY well. Didn't add any noise to the image while sharpening the eyes and mouth nicely.: Original on top, softened on bottom: 75% crops - orig left, soft right: This is a nice "added bonus" to a very impressive sharpening plug-in.