Photoshop: provide sharpening in "save for web"

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Since "save for web" often means a dramatic downsampling from a high res image, sharpening is a must to regain image clarity. Provide a Smart Sharpen capability in the Save for Web control panel to save us a lot of work of downsampling and sharpening images in Photoshop before using Save for Web. Don't forget to make sharpening apply to animation frames in animated gif images too.
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You can set the Quality in the Image Size section of Save For Web to use Bicubic Sharper which is a resampling method that helps retain sharpness of the image when downsampling.
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Thanks for the suggestion, that option may be adequate for some image work. Unfortunately, the uncontrollable effect of Bicubic Sharper isn't a match for the results I can get with Smart Sharpen after bicubic resampling.