Sharpen Image: The Ultimate Guide to Sharpening a Photo

When it comes to the art you create, the details matter! You want to avoid blurry images or having the best features of your image be unclear. If you are serious about art or graphic design, you need tools to sharpen your images.

When you sharpen an image, you remove blurring, enhance critical details, and get rid of any glare. All photographers want their pictures to look sharp and crisp, and this is the way of getting those results. Whether your picture is out of focus or the camera shook when the image was taken, you can fix it with sharpening tools. Sharpening tools can also compensate for photos taken on days that lack natural light or whose background lacks clarity.

For each type of problem that can arise, algorithms have been built to solve it. The design of sharpening tools is an art as much as it is a science because you need to enhance key details without losing image resolution or making your image look strange. These results can only be achieved by blending programming with an artist's aesthetic. That is where CorelDRAW tools have an edge.

Different photo sharpener tools

There are various photo sharpening tools on the market, including Corel PHOTO-PAINT, a photo editing program included in the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite software. Still, despite the choice you have about what tool you select, there are particular features you should look for in a photo sharpening tool, including:

  • Fixes your specific issues: There are many tools on the market, so you can afford to be a savvy shopper. Ensure that you choose a tool that focuses on the problems you face most often, whether that is poor lighting or blurry faces. Ensure the tool is right for you.
  • Sectional: Sometimes, you don't want to adjust your entire image. Ensure that the tool you are using can select a section of an image that you need to fix while leaving the rest of the image untouched.
  • Good AI: An artificial intelligence will be making your adjustments. Ensure that you have an AI that is compatible with the way you think.
  • Batch processing: Sometimes, you'll need to fix the same detail on many images. You want to ensure your sharpening tool has batch processing, so you don't have to fix them individually.
  • It supports more than one file type: You want your tool sharpener to accept JPEG or RAW files depending on how you took your picture.
  • It's affordable and compatible: With so many sharpening tools on the market, ensure that the tool you use is well priced and is consistent with the rest of the software you are using.

How to sharpen an image

If you want to sharpen an image in Corel PHOTO-PAINT, which is a photo editing program included in the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite software, do the following:

  1. Click on picture, then correction, and finally sharpen.
  2. Use the percentage slider to control how much detail you want in the selected image.
  3. Use any of the tools in the package, including unsharp mask (letting you select a section to detail), adaptive unsharp (allowing you to blend an image with the surrounding pixels), sharpen, or directional sharpen to avoid having your photos look grainy.


Corel PHOTO-PAINT is the perfect program to sharpen any image. It has various sharpening tools, has an industry-leading AI, handles batch requests, is adaptable to any type of image file, is affordable, and is supported on almost every platform. CorelDRAW is a company that knows graphic design. Choose a tool from a company that knows what artists need and has tools that can make their ideas a reality.

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