Custom Iris in Lens Blur (and related features)

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It would be nice with the ability to load a custom image for the iris (aperture) in the Lens Blur filter. This would allow more realistic and artistic options for custom blur/bokeh shapes.

Realistic bokeh is not a perfect clean shape. It is not perfectly symmetric and clean, and it can have pronounced or soft edges.


Example implementation:

Example realistic images that that could be loaded:

Example of an artistic bokeh shape:


Other possible (related) features:

* Chromatic aberration settings.
Example from DOF Pro plugin:

* If you want to go all the way, and I consider this overkill, have different iris shape for "front" and "back" blur. At this point we could start saving the settings as lens profiles...

Example of how front/back bokeh can differ:

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Jonas M. Rogne

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