EasySharp is a cheap, easy-to-use alternative to the unsharp mask filter and gives improved sharpening results in most cases.
- EasySharp is ideally suited to sharpening images for presentation on the web, producing beautifully sharp results without touching noisy or busy areas of the image. It includes an "auto" setting, allowing it to be used in actions and scripts as part of an automated workflow.
- EasySharp is particularly effective when sharpening enlargements. Unlike the unsharp mask, it effectively restores sharpness to the blurry edges that result from up-sizing an image to higher dimensions. (Examples of this can be seen here.)
- A complete, multi-pass sharpening workflow can benefit from the use of EasySharp. Such a workflow typically includes separate source- and output-specific sharpening steps, as well as an intervening, content-specific sharpening step in which the photographer applies sharpening subjectively according to the character of the image. EasySharp can replace the edge masks which are usually used in this step, doing a better job with much less hassle.