Out of focus photo

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by The Old Bloke, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. Hi People,

    Is there anyway to fix/enhance an out of focus photo? I think the
    answer is no, but this is a really special case.

    A Mate of mine lives in a remote part of Australia. His son turned 18
    recently and there was a rare family reunion to celebrate the day. The
    young lad is in a wheelchair, and maybe has another year to live.

    The family photo was badly ourt of focus.

    Does anyone have a magic technique?

    Regards
    Doug
     
    The Old Bloke, Nov 28, 2009
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  2. Mike, I have emailed the photo to you.

    I hope you can help.

    Regards
    Doug
     
    The Old Bloke, Nov 29, 2009
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  3. The Old Bloke

    Joel Guest

    It seems like there are plug-ins that can make several combinations like

    - Making a duped layer

    - Moving the layers around to darken the edge

    - Then blending/removing the blurry edge etc..

    But to me if the photo needs heavy repair then it ain't worth the trouble.
     
    Joel, Nov 29, 2009
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  4. The family is not comfortable with the image being widely available,
    however I will email to an address.

    Regards
    Doug
     
    The Old Bloke, Nov 30, 2009
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  5. I gave it a good try without a better image
     
    The Old Bloke, Nov 30, 2009
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  6. I am a mere beginner with images, bit it looks like camera movement as
    the image looks like a TV ghost, albeit all looks blurred.

    Remove the "X" s to reply directly
     
    The Old Bloke, Nov 30, 2009
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    tony cooper Guest

    It's not like you to make rye comments, Mike.
     
    tony cooper, Dec 1, 2009
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  8. Yes it does - 10 attempts.
    It rescued a couple of problem photos of mine (1 camera shake, 1 subject
    movement) and I decided to buy it. v. useful.

    However 20 pixels with 'doubling effect' will give some harsh effects in
    Focus magic. I suspect it would need some pretty sophisticated
    algorithms to resolve that.

    Mike
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    Michael J Davis, Dec 2, 2009
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  9. Hi Mike,

    I calculated the blur at 16 pixels. I tried with focusmagic without
    success. I was able to "recombine" the image, but at the expense of
    introducing major artefacts.

    Regards
    Doug
     
    The Old Bloke, Dec 3, 2009
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  10. Yes, from the way you were describing it, I suspected that would be the
    problem.

    Mike
     
    Michael J Davis, Dec 3, 2009
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  11. The Old Bloke

    Joel Guest

    And the non-family member may be very comfortable making your
    uncomfortable being widely available.
     
    Joel, Dec 7, 2009
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