Yes, they were, and I use sharpness -1 or -2 as well, and that one in particular had a slight crop. So thanks. Next week I will be getting photoshop ("student" discount, $199 lifetime license for Illustrator CS3, Photoshop CS3, Acrobat Pro, and something else) which is a more sophisticated sharpening tool than irfanview, which tens to sharpen like a sledge hammer. Maybe I'll even pick up on RAW...