View Full Version : Remove blur from out of focus camera
12-27-2005, 12:47 PM
I am trying to perform some image restoration on an out of focus image that is the result of a camera out of focus. What is the best way to do this? I'm playing around with Unsharp Mask but am not having a great deal of luck.
12-27-2005, 05:56 PM
Sorry mate. It cant be done.
The principle is this: blur = loss of imformation. Photoshop cant invent that information.
There are various plugins and techniques (mostly involving unsharp masking) that claim to be able to go some way.... but I have never seen a satisfactory result. Unless anyone out there knows different?
12-27-2005, 06:27 PM
... jup this is practical not posible... you can sharpen it in few different ways, but i guess the result will never satisfy you ... as Jack said, information which the camara dont caught cant be recreated with a computer progam ;)
12-28-2005, 12:33 AM
Thanks for your input. I thought that might be the case - I have *improved* the image with Unsharp Mask but I suppose there is only so much you can do.
Just to clarify - if you have a single image is Unsharp Mask the best way to do it? I have seen there is a new Smart Sharpen feature on CS2 - is this any better?
12-28-2005, 12:39 AM
dont know about smart sharpen (no cs2 yet ;)).
best way = a mix of unsharp mask and blending original image with adjusted one. Cant remember how exactly.... just play and see.
01-12-2006, 07:54 PM
if you have a single image is Unsharp Mask the best way to do it? I have seen there is a new Smart Sharpen feature on CS2 - is this any better?
Yup. It is basically U.M. with parameters you can change, in highlights/shadows area and removal of gausian/motion blur.http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b378/evanfotis/Pictures/smartsharpen.jpg
post the picture you're trying to fix. I mean it's true that you can't "make-up" information, but you can take nearby colors to complete your image. Again, this is situation specific, would need to see the pic first.
01-12-2006, 10:50 PM
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