With A S or P modes the user can select the level of sharpening but there is no choice when using iA mode. I load all photos on to a MacBook Pro and increase the sharpening with the built in iphoto editor. If the same level of sharpening is applied by the computer then the iA photos look the same as say my A mode photos taken at + 2 sharpen. What I am saying is that I am no worse off, in terms of sharpness, using iA mode. All that is just to set the scene. My question is : why would anyone set or not set + 2 sharpen, and what is the general view regarding sharpening ? I am a fully paid up member of the JPEG Only Club.