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I am struggling with blurry text on product labels. My image is just on focus but I am not getting the labels to sharpen. What camera settings or lens do I need for?

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    Can you please upload 1-2 sample images that show the issue? That really makes it easier for people to give you a suitable answer. Additionally, could you describe what process you use to take the photos? I.e.: what settings did you use, do you use a tri-pod, what lighting do you use? Jun 7 at 11:11
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It is difficult to say without seeing your images.

First, see if the labels are actually well printed. Sometimes they have a print error where two colors making the text are not aligned.

From there see if:

  • You have enough resolution
  • It is not noise due to high ISO
  • The aperture is not too wide, try using F8 - F11.
  • You do not have motion blur, due to slow shutter speed, camera shake, lens stabilization.
  • If your lens is simply not capable of making sharp images.

And last you can apply some sharpening in post.

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If you keep the aperture narrow in your camera setting when you are taking a photo of the product, you will be able to keep the entire object in focus. Along with this you can also use wide angle lens.

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