Your friend has invited you to his birthday party. You got ready in a stylish manner. Nobody at the party would match your style. You have a smartphone with the best camera. You took so many group photos, so many selfies. But my dear you haven’t realised all those blurry pictures you have taken rest in your gallery unnoticed.
The reason for this could be your hand shaking from the excitement, the inappropriate speed of the camera’s shutter or substandard photography skills. You might feel frustrated because your only memories of those moments should now be buried. In today’s world, there is a possible solution to every problem.
With several platforms available and for each platform much more software available, it would be a difficult task to choose among them. How to unblur a picture would probably be the prime question going on in your mind.
PC or Laptops
Many Photoshop enthusiasts would be eager to know the easiest way to deblur a photo. The photo might not be as sharp as you expected but then Photoshop has an option which can save your day. Under the Filter menu, you have an option Sharpen. Then click on it and select Shake Reduction. It pulls of little blur due to shutter speeds or shaky hands.
You can then use the blur estimation tool to select the area of your preference to unblur the photograph. You have the options to control the amount of blur, noise reduction and smooth the image. Make a copy of the image, save it and then you are done. You can as well work on more than one blur region. Photoshop is excellent software to sharpen the blurred image. For Windows 7 or later CC 2017 is the latest version of Photoshop with latest update 18.1.1.
Smart Deblur is another tool available for download for the purpose of deblurring photos. It fixes blurry and defocused photos. Artificial blur produced by Photoshop and other editors are not a problem to this tool. Free trial version can be downloaded online for Mac and Windows.
Blurity is software used to deblur images. It uses military-grade blind deconvolution technology. It is easy to install and use. It doesn’t require extra tools for its assistance. It is available for download for both Windows and Mac versions. It requires 500 MB of drive space and requires Windows XP or newer else Mac OS X 10.10 or newer.
When we get to the Android platform, we have several mind boggling apps to deblur the images.
- After Focus
After Focus is one such app which is easy to use and set your mistakes right. After Focus has Smart focus area feature which makes it unique. Just draw few lines inside focus area, and this app highlights the area by blurring the remaining parts. After focus has 10 million downloads till date with a rating of 4.2 from 1, 33,169 users.
- Fix Photo Blur
Fix Photo Blur is another android app which says goodbye to the blur and gets you back the photos which you always wanted. It has 500 thousand downloads with lots of positive comments from the users. This app is frequently updated making the experience better.
Available in- Google App Store
- Deblur It
Deblur It is another unrivalled Android app which can easily remove blur caused by a motion of the camera, out-of-focus blur and gaussian blur. Sharpen your blurred images with Deblur It app effortlessly. It is paid app worth Rs. 170/-. It has about 1000 downloads.
- Perfectly clear
The IOS has premium photography software that helps to remove the boundaries of a quality of your camera, Perfectly Clear. This app uses advanced algorithms which help you automatically detect faces, smiles, eyes, etc. to take the best possible shot. It brings out a clear image. The current version is 4.3.1. It has about 155256 downloads. It costs you $2.99. It is the best money you can spend on phone-based photography.
- Sharpen me
Image sharpening can’t be easier. Sharpen me is an app on IOS platform which is one of the fastest and efficient apps. All you have to do is select the photo from your album and leave the rest to the app. You as well have the freedom to control the deblur settings manually. It creates an instant copy of the changes so that you could share the images with ease. Its new version 2.5 has much better performance and supports export. It is IOS 6 supported. Its size is around 6 MB. It is a free app.
When smartphone is not available, and Photoshop is not your choice, online deblur tools may come handy.
Fotor blur is one such online tool. You can make perfect alterations with this tool. It is popular for highlighting the required area and blurring the background. Fotor blur can be used in 4 simple steps. Open the photo, choose brush mode, apply blur effect and save changes. You can achieve perfection through Fotor blur effect. It has several more eye-catching features like photo editor, photo effects, stickers and text which allows collage making, graphic design and photo retouching.
Enhance photo is another online tool which enhances the photo in a single click. It solves common imaging problems in a blink of an eye. It performs denoising, image sharpening and removes red eye. You can select a photo from disk, by entering Url or by selecting an image from Facebook. Just upload the picture and enhance it instantly.
There are a lot more tools, apps and software each with unique features. All we need is a smart phone or a laptop with internet and have a solution on your doorstep.