Step 8: Sharpen Image

After automatically sizing the image, the action sets the image to 100% and opens the Unsharp Mask dialog box shown in Figure 7.11 so that you can make any adjustments to the image that are needed to sharpen it.

■ I suggest that you set Amount 150%, Radius to 1.0 pixels, and Threshold to 2 levels. Click OK to sharpen the image.


The latest versions of JPEG, TIFF, PSD, EPS and PDF files all allow a wide-range of information or data (known as metadata) to be added to picture files. Depending on the application, this data can be viewed, added, or modified for a wide variety of uses. For example, if you enter a title, caption, copyright information, credits, or other information to an image file, the Photoshop 7 Web Photo Gallery feature can use this information to create HTML pages that display the metadata.

■ Once again, the action automatically opens the next dialog box — the File Info dialog box shown in Figure 7.12. It also displays some default values. Type Eastern Tiger Swallowtail in the Title box and Papilio Glaucus Linnaeus (the scientific name of the butterfly) in the Caption box. Click in the Copyright Status box and choose Copyrighted Work from the pop-up menu. Type Alt+0163 to put a copyright symbol in the Copyright Notice box. Then type 2002 and your name to complete the copyright notice. If you want to add a URL, then type the URL in the Owner URL box.




■ Click OK to save the information in the image file.

Incidentally, you can view all of the camera settings that I used when I shot the photo by clicking in the Section box in the File Info dialog box and selecting EXIF. Now you know my secret in being able to know exactly what camera, lens, ISO setting, image setting, F-Stop, Exposure time, and so on were used to take each and every digital photo!

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