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Old Apr 18, 2005, 7:56 AM   #1
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Hello experts.

I'm not sure if this can be fixed or not. Being out of focus I have my doubts. I would appreciate all efforts in trying to correct this photo.

Straight from camera only resized.

Thanking you in advance.
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Old Apr 18, 2005, 5:52 PM   #2
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No expert here, but here's an attempt at a soft grainy effect.
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Old Apr 19, 2005, 2:22 AM   #3
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Thanks so much for your attempt. You bought out a good lot of detail from a severely out of focus shot. Good work.
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Old Apr 19, 2005, 3:37 AM   #4
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Can't you just retake the photo?? Here's my try..

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Old Apr 19, 2005, 4:36 AM   #5
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Here is my go using Focus Magic, http://www.focusmagic.com/.


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Old Apr 19, 2005, 7:34 AM   #6
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Jeff- That would be the best way (retaking the shot). Unfortunately, every time i get the camera out she turns shy, shelooks away or hides, so stealth is about the only way to photograph her (she's 2 by the way). Only had the camera for a couple of months and am still learning it,so this is about the best shot i've got with her looking at me - SO FAR!!!! Trust me, I wont give up trying to get that ONE great shot of her. I only have her every second weekend (separation is &%@$#^ when you have kids) so photo op's are limited a little. Also, my PP skills are very basic so I am trying to pick that up as I go.

Thanks for giving it a try. Good job



Stevekin - Thanks for the link and your attempt. I'll have a look at the program. From your attempt it looks as if its a great out of focus fixer.Brilliant stuff!

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Old Apr 19, 2005, 10:36 AM   #7
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You're welcome, but as you can see, you will never get a great result. They can look better but not great.

Another attempt with a different program called FocusFixer from Fixer Labs, http://www.fixerlabs.com/pages/fixer.html

A side by side comparison. This type of program can take a bit of getting used to, (my excuse :-)).


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Old Apr 20, 2005, 1:13 AM   #8
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Here is my attempt using Picturecooler, a free download from http://denoiser.shorturl.com He has recently added the deconvolution section, and it is still in beta testing, but seems to work fairly well.

After the refocus, I edited in Photoimpact, selected and softened the background and added some grain to help hide some of the sharpening artifacts and add texture to the highlights.

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Stevekin - Another great effort (and program). The side by side really shows the difference. I really didn't expect a great shot. I knew that starting with a bad photo (not subject) its always hard to correct, I just wanted to see how good the results would be from other people. As stated i'm still a noob with PP so its interesting to see how good you more experienced people can get a bad looking pic to come out after working on it. Thanks again.

VTphotog - Yet another program to add to my computer!! Thanks for your attempt. You've done well.

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What really got me interested in this photo was the resemblance to my own daughter. This is what she looked like some years back. (If I told you how many, I'd be in trouble)

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