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Old 12-06-2009, 07:09 AM
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I recently took some photo's for a friend and i am having trouble in correcting one of them. all the other photo,s are oK except this one.
can any one help on how i can recover or at least get a better image. I do have the raw file.
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Old 12-06-2009, 07:52 AM
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Re: out of focus

Well its hard to restore photos that are this out of focus. But you can try to sharpen it with "smart sharpen" or other methods.

In this photo I sharpened the image and adjusted the color some.
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Old 12-06-2009, 08:29 AM
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Hi Phil and thank you for your quick reply, i know i was asking for the impossible when i posted this picture and yes i came to the same conclusions as you did. i was looking for imput from my peers as to what additional software i could use or should i delete it and look to the future.
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:15 AM
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Re: out of focus

Hi

Sharp is relative, if you cant sharpen The People then blurr the Background.
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:06 AM
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athank you for your help, I will look further into what you say. In the meen time i have found the following http://meesoft.logicnet.dk/ it has remove the motion blur from the picture but still leave a lot of work to be done. If you you like the program pass it on.
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Old 12-06-2009, 11:04 AM
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I recently took some photo's for a friend and i am having trouble in correcting one of them.
Could you use the other photos to fix the bad one?
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Old 12-06-2009, 11:20 AM
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Re: out of focus

unfortunately no. I only took one picture at this particular time, for some unknown reason the colour is all wrong and does not want to be fixed. The software i found is good and has removed the blur but the colour is naff ( to much wood in the room and the colour has bounced back i assume).
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Old 12-06-2009, 01:39 PM
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Re: out of focus

hi,
first I am just a novice so a bunch of things wrong as far as work flow...

one problem i had was with the color... now not sure wht the wall colosrs were but to get rid of that bad red that saturates everything...
1. i selected just the room area , actually selected the outside first then inversed.. smiling.. ...
2. then i added a curve adjustment and set the grey point and the adjust a little the curve... and that eliminated a lot of the red made the color more natural ...
3. then did a inverses and used curve and shadow hilights tone down that outside brightness.....

4. once done then i expereimented with using the high pass filter to sharpen the image... i tried to doing this with just one big step and i tried using incremental step (repeating high pass several time just a little at a time) incremental seems to work better for me...

the end results the colors are better and sharpness was a little bit better but far far from good.. smiling.....

I could be all wrong this, i am just a novice... I don't think it mortion blue maybe but an issue with the camera having to distinguish between the high bright outside and the dark inside... and maybe the wrong iso setting for this which ended up causing a lot of red and noise which causes i think what appears to be bluring.... if i am wrong hope some one corrects me...



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unfortunately no. I only took one picture at this particular time, for some unknown reason the colour is all wrong and does not want to be fixed. The software i found is good and has removed the blur but the colour is naff ( to much wood in the room and the colour has bounced back i assume).
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Old 12-06-2009, 02:20 PM
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Hi Jerryb... this i will have to try ----- not tonight ( my wife will kill me ) but tommorow.

I will let you know how i get on
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Old 12-06-2009, 04:57 PM
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Re: out of focus

My try.
Remove color cast.
Making it shapener.
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