Wasn't this question answered on the Lightroom forum?
Profiles in ACR/Lightroom only affect tone and color. Sharpness is
controlled only by the Detail panel.
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Thank you all. Yes, it was already answered. Sorry
For those of us, like me specifically, who don't use Lightroom and therefore never visit that forum, the answer to the OP is that Adobe Camera Raw ignores those extraneous in-camera settings.
Thanks, but my original question was: does the profile that I choose in CameraRaw add sharpness? It seems that doesn't, but I could swear that images are sharper than those I open in CaptureNX with the same profile.
In CaptureNX I can keep the in-camera profile or choose one, but even if I choose one, I'm still able to change the profile parameters (contrast, saturation, sharpness, etc...). In CameraRaw I can't possible imagine what image settings have been assinged to the photo after choosing a profile and that is very annoying.
It's possible the Camera Raw algorithms are deriving more sharpness from your images, and/or that your default Camera Raw sharpening settings are causing your images to look sharper than those developed through the other software.
But as has been stated, the camera profiles in the Adobe software have nothing to do with sharpness.
Keep in mind you can save camera-specific defaults in Camera Raw, so you can create your own favorite set of settings (including Sharpening and everything else) and have them applied by default to your newly opened raw images in Camera Raw.
Thank you all