Automatic sharpening in Photoshop CS6 or ACR?

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When I open a photo from camera raw and then crop it in CS6, it appears that there is some sharpening being applied automatically. I have RAW set to sharpen only previews, so that's not the problem. Is anyone else seeing this? If so, how can I turn it off?
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Katharine Schroeder

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Chris Cox

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The crop operation could involve resampling, which could include sharpening depending on the resampling you specified -- check the crop tool, and the default interpolation settings in Photoshop preferences.

But you also might have sharpening in ACR -- check the output settings (the line at the bottom of the dialog) in ACR.

You'll have to do a little testing to see where the sharpening is happening and get it reset to the way you want it.
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Oh, thanks so much! That was the problem - - the default setting for interpolation was for bicubic automatic which was adding too much sharpness. I switched it to bicubic and now I can make my own decision about sharpening.

One thing - - there is no "output setting" at the bottom of the preferences dialog in ACR that has to do with sharpness. Can you clarify this?

I really appreciate your help!
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At the bottom of the ACR dialog are the output settings: resolution, colorspace, sharpening, etc. It displays as a line of text, and clicking on that will open the options.