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?

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

    I hope you can help.

    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
  4. The family is not comfortable with the image being widely available,
    however I will email to an address.

    The Old Bloke, Nov 30, 2009
  5. I gave it a good try without a better image
    The Old Bloke, Nov 30, 2009
  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
  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.

    Michael J Davis


    Photography takes an instant out of time,
    altering life by holding it still. - Dorothea Lange
    Michael J Davis, Dec 2, 2009

  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.

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

    Michael J Davis, Dec 3, 2009
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    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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