Photoshop CC 2015.5.1: Image Resize using Bicubic smoother is less sharp than CS6

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When enlarging an image using Image > Image size, PS 2015.5.1 produces results much inferior to CS6. I used both programs to enlarge an image from 7360 x 4912 pixels to 10000 x 6674, using Bicubic smoother.

As you can see in the screenshot, the image from CC 2015.5.1 is noticeably less sharp.
Please make sure to view it at 100%.

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Per Berntsen

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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I just tried this myself and am not seeing a similar result to yours. Visibly my results looks the same between CS6 and 2015.5 and doing a difference blend mode results in black.
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Per Berntsen

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Mystery solved - user error.
I don't normally use Camera Raw, and had overlooked the sharpening setting in preferences - it was set to Previews only. (I was using a DNG edited in LR, with metadata saved to file)
My apologies.