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Old Feb 7, 2005, 5:02 AM   #1
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This is really annoying my teenage daughter who hates having her picture taken ("I'm ugly!" syndrome) and I get one chance and look.....argh blurred badly and I can't seem to improve it any.....is it improve-able or do I bribe her with a bag load of new music cd's foranother chance of a shot:lol:




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Old Feb 7, 2005, 6:32 AM   #2
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There are some programs, probably even some free ones, which are specifically for fixing out of focus images and do a quite credible job. I did this in Paint Shop Pro. Although it isn't very good, it does show that there is hope for the image using the right software.
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Old Feb 7, 2005, 6:37 AM   #3
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had a go, not that great though


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Old Feb 7, 2005, 6:44 AM   #4
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Old Feb 7, 2005, 7:10 AM   #5
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I'll do some research.....your attempts are great...I think camera shake is the main problem, I like the little bit of colour added too Thanks....
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Adding a bit of texture
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Old Feb 7, 2005, 6:23 PM   #7
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lol, that syndrom is a bit off, she's beautiful!

i like the picture

it doesn't need to be 'perfect' technically to be a great shot..
this has nice mood like this, but might be worth a bag of CDs to try again
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Old Feb 8, 2005, 11:10 AM   #8
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I often take ID pictures of colleagues at work - usually in a hurry in an inadequately lit corridor. I keep one user mode on my Oly set to a resolution of 1280x1024 (I only need a finished res of 220x180), ISO 200 and burst mode. Then I get them talking and hold the button down for a dozen shots. Then I do it again. So far, even in the worst conditions I've always got at least one good, crisp shot.

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Old Feb 8, 2005, 11:20 AM   #9
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Padsnbon wrote:
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This is really annoying my teenage daughter who hates having her picture taken ("I'm ugly!" syndrome) and I get one chance and look.....argh blurred badly and I can't seem to improve it any.....is it improve-able or do I bribe her with a bag load of new music cd's for another chance of a shot :lol:
If that's ugly, I wonder what she is going to look like 10 years from now.. I like the photo as it is.. In the film world people spend many $$$ on glamour filters to get that effect. It works best in B&W for me.. Can't help you with focusing it though..

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Old Feb 8, 2005, 11:22 AM   #10
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Give focus magic a try http://www.focusmagic.com/ The program gives you 5 or 6 attempts before it stops and wants you to buy a copy of it.

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