You don’t even need to read my post just follow this link and buy it! It is really that good…

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I have been waitng seemingly forever for this new release from Nik Software. I absolutely love their products and literally use them every day. Every image I take gets touched by at least one piece of NIK software. The biggest “problem” with sharpener has been the size of the image that could be seen while you were working. It was very small and while you could enlarge to 100% and beyond it was still quite hard to see what was going on. All better now! Taking the same UI as Dfine and the filters it really gives you an ample workspace. I also love that all of the filters dock together and I can NIK whatever needs “Niking” all at once.
I say it is must own software. Here is what NIK has to say about their latest technological marvel. OK those were my words and now here is theirs:
Professional Image Sharpening Every Time

Sharpener Pro 3.0 is the most advanced and powerful sharpening solution eliminating the guesswork typically required for achieving superior and consistent results.

New adaptive sharpening algorithms and award-winning U Point® technology for selective sharpening ensure desired sharpness or creative softening of details are easily accomplished. The Sharpening Soft Proof that lets you accurately inspect results before printing saving money in costly test prints, improved handling of new output devices, and new output presets provide repeatable, professional results. Sharpener Pro 3.0 is the only tool that provides controls for both output and creative detail sharpening of different objects quickly and easily without the need to make different adjustment layers for each object or area.

A recognized leader in digital imaging technology, Nik Software has developed class-leading solutions to specific challenges photographers face when sharpening images throughout the photographic workflow and packaged them in one convenient toolset. Use Sharpener Pro 3.0 to regain clarity in digital images, draw the viewer’s attention to the focal point of an image and achieve professional, high quality sharpened images every time.

Read the rest of what they have to say on NIK’s website here.