This chapter focuses on the capture sharpening stage, which is also referred to as 'pre-sharpening'. In this chapter, the author will be discussing which types of images need pre-sharpening, which don’t, and what are the best methods to use for camera captured or scanned image files. It is critical that the people get this part right because capture sharpening is one of the first things the people do to an image before they start the retouching work. All digital images will require sharpening at one or more stages in the digital capture and image editing process. There are too many variables that have to be taken into account and it actually makes things a lot simpler to split the sharpening into two stages. The majority of this chapter focuses on the capture sharpening stage, which is also referred to as ‘pre-sharpening’.