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KODAK DIGITAL GEM Professional Plug-In Clarity Controls
The Clarity Controls allow you to fine tune the overall sharpness or softness of an image.
Removing noise at the default settings and below should not remove detail and theoretically, the sharpness remains the same as the original. However, the image may appear less sharp. This is because your eye may identify the noise or grain as the sharpest part of the image. With these artifacts gone the image appears less sharp.
The Clarity Controls allow you to recover sharpness that appear lost. It also allows you to soften the image even further in cases where image detail detracts from the image.
The Amount slider lets the user soften (left) or sharpen (right) the effect on the image. The slider ranges from -50 to 50, with 0 being the neutral (no effect), default setting. The radius slider allows the user to control the amount of surrounding pixels that will be affected by the sharpen/soften filter. The slider ranges from 1 to 8, with 1 being the default setting. It is important to note that if the "Amount" slider is set to zero, the radius slider has no affect. Moving the radius slider to the right increases the amount of surrounding pixels affected for a more aggressive result on the image.
The Blending Slider can be the final adjustment you may choose to make. The Blending Slider controls the strength of the KODAK DIGITAL GEM Professional Plug-In effect. Setting the blending slider to 100% is the strongest effect and setting it to 0% is no effect. At 50% blending, the final image is half of the processed image blended with half of the original image.
If you are using Windows, you can move a slider in single increment steps using the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard once you have selected it by clicking on it or using the tab key. You can also use the page up and page down keys to move the slider in larger increments, or the home and end keys to move the slider to the minimum and maximum values. This feature is not available using a Mac.