Experts please help newbie :)

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by jzt88, Jul 27, 2003.

  1. jzt88

    jzt88 Guest

    I took a photo from a cheap digital camera. The photo is blured. How
    can I make it look better and more clear?

    Thank you,
    jzt88, Jul 27, 2003
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  2. Depends on the source of the blur.
    If it is motion blur, try:
    If it is lack of resolution, then there is not much more you can do than
    simulate resolution, e.g. with unsharp masking (USM), or interpolation
    techniques that invent detail (stair step interpolation, Genuine Fractals,
    Qimage, etc.).

    Bart van der Wolf, Jul 27, 2003
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  3. jzt88

    AFM Guest

    Erm... Take the photograph again with the camera in focus and at the
    correct shutter speed!

    AFM, Jul 28, 2003
  4. jzt88

    Craig Flory Guest

    Hi ; I see a lot of digital camera users hold the camera out a foot, or
    more, from their face. This leads to camera shake and fuzzy photos. In the
    future, hold it tight to your eye , at the optical viewfinder, with just
    enough space to see the digital lcd screen. As you squeeze the shutter
    release, hold it while not moving at all till you see the image come up on
    the lcd screen. Unlike pro digital cameras which instantly capture an image,
    point & shoot digital cameras have a lag time for transfer of the image.
    Till the image appears , you will get movement & fuzzy photos if you move
    before the image shows.
    Secondly , be aware of the best quality setting on your camera and
    what the maxiumum size it will allow. I'm a professional portrait
    photographer, who still uses pro film cameras but I do own a 4 megapixel
    digital camera. At the highest quality, it gives me about a 250 ppi 8" x 10"
    image. I am able to go bigger on some images but not all. If yours is less
    then it will allow a smaller image. The rule of thumb is a size less for
    each drop in megapixels. So a 3 megapixel camera would give a really good 5"
    x 7" and a 2 megapixel a 4" x 5" . A 1 would give a good wallet size.
    Cameras vary so those figures could vary as well .
    So first know the limitations of your camera, hold it steady as
    you photograph as well as holding it till the image apperars, hold it tight
    to your eye to the optical viewfinder, and use a tripod whenever possible.
    As to fixing what you already did... try going to a size or two
    smaller. Chances are you are trying for too big an a final image.
    Craig Flory
    Craig Flory, Jul 28, 2003
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