Photoshop: Technology Preview - When will the Deblurring feature be released??

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I heard via the net that you have an amazing focusing tool for photos with motion blur or lens out of focus. Does a newer version of CS5 have this added and if so how can I get it? I have a lot of pictures that need to be blown up to read writing and it's too blury.
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Posted 8 years ago

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This technology was presented at MAX during the Sneak presentation. Sneak's are technology in development and make no promise as to when or if they will become a part of the future version of the product. Here is the video you've heard so much about:
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/max-2011-sn...
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Thanks for raising my interest. I can't wait for the latest version to include this.
Lanny
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As a studio feature film director, I would find Adobe's recently announced "De-Blurring" tool enormously useful. Is there any chance it will be available, even in Beta form, in the next release?
Would it be helpful to Adobe to use testimonials from film professionals to advertise this amazing feature? I can tell you now, that from Directors of Photography, to Directors, to Film Editors, to Producers, to Visual Effects Companies, if Adobe releases this feature in its next version of Photoshop it will generate tremendous excitement in the Hollywood creative community. Thank you.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
De-Blurring Function in Photoshop.
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The deblurring tool would be one of the most desireable features of Phtoshop, and hopefully it will be available on all Adobe imaging software. Right now, I'm using a trial version of CS.5, but if the deblurring function were made available I would purchase CS.5 outright.

Please seriously consider adding this feature. Thank you.

Francis Pivar
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The Filter/Sharpen/Smart Sharpen tool in CS5 will remove lens blur and motion blur. Of course it's not perfect but for minimal focus and blur problems it is useful. Give it a try. Select the kind of blur to remove in the drop-down box labeled "Remove."
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I downloaded CS6 Beta because I was so impressed with the deblur demo. Unfortunately it is not included. As this was my main reason for downloading the trial I see no reason to go on and purchase the product.

I will find another tool to help me.

Shame!
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We never said that this feature was being added to CS6. The Sneak simply said that this was something we were working, hoping to add it to a future version of Photoshop. Whether that was to be CS6 or some future version had not been decided because the feature is still under development.
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I'm in agreement with John Dunning. I also hope that the image deblurring feature would be available in CS6 but after checking it out on your website I see that it is not available. You should consider making this feature available as soon as possible so we don't have to wait for CS7.

You have a very desireable feature that a lot of people could seriously use and you would benefit (in sales) from it's release. In the meantime all I can do is wait.
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We are still developing this technology, and would definitely like to get it released as soon as it is ready. Remember, if you are a Creative Cloud subscriber (whether for all Adobe products or just for Photoshop itself), you get the newest technology right away and don't have to wait until the next major release.
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by the way, topaz's plugin only handles radius. http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimed...
handles deconvolutions. maybe getting both would be good. one of them ought to fix an image...
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the topaz plugin has an estimate feature. and is tweakable. it will take some work to make it look good. it looks like it might be better than some of the other plugins I have just searched for. infocus can smooth out the ringing that comes out as an artifact sometimes. watch their tutorials. I have some camera shake photos I would like to try this on. deconvolution MAY produce noise (a smoothing algorithm could fix that).
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I wonder what's cooking at adobe labs...
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Is it possible to bring any new option or any tools (from the next version of Photoshop CS7) to correct a completely blur image in its original clear form ??

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
RECTIFY A BLUR IMAGE IN PHOTOSHOP.
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Utterly amazed by what I've seen on the web, I'd love to get my hands on a version of Photoshop with the deblurring feature in. I'm shooting often in rather unpredictable lighting conditions or while walking, so messed up quite a few shots because of motion blur. Any clue about a release data?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Photoshop: When will the Deblurring Feature be released?.
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The standard answer seems to be along the lines of, "Sneak's are technology in development and Adobe makes NO promise as to when or IF they will become a part of the future version of the product." That's more than a little shady to me. At the time of MAX, the propaganda machine was in overdrive disseminating this story. And at the time of MAX, no one from the Adobe camp was front and center with this new found sentiment. The implication was to the contrary actually. Anything to generate some buzz? As no one from Adobe has made any references to status or current state of the feature [aside from the ‘we didn't promise we'd ACTUALLY give it to you']; I am going to chalk this up to PR stunt. Classify it as a 'Wouldn't it be cool if we could...' concept rooted in fiction just like the hover-board from ‘Back to the future’ and the flying car in the ‘Jetsons.’

Adobe,
As the users base has a memory and will follow up on alleged new features; leave the pretend world to Hollywood and Disney. It may play better for you longterm to focus your dog and pony shows on enhancements and features you actually intend on following through with.
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This technology is real, but what was shown in the video was a very early and clunky alpha. It's addition to Photoshop could be years in development or just around the corner. Or it may never reach the quality levels we desire and not get released. That is the meaning of my above statement. We aren't trying to trick people, we are showing off the kinds of things we are working on and hoping to add to Photoshop, not making up things at random.
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Adobe did make the same statements at the time of the demo, and the third party hype machine ignored those statements and made a lot of bad assumptions, which we are still trying to correct.
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Well, at least Adobe now knows that there is a definite interest in the deblurring feature. Clunky or not, I would stilll be willing to give it a try in its present form. Why not release a beta version for interested persons to at least try it?
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When I see the deblurring feature and the not releasing even a beta version in a year I can only assume, Vapourware. It will never come, it was a hoax
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Again, it was a technology demonstration, not a product announcement. It was something being researched, not something ready to ship. People have been working on this problem for 40 years or more and still don't have great results.
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If what I am seeing with deblurring technology for general user camera shake out in the wild is any indicator, I will agree. output is fuzzy and has artifacts. something like this is going to take an "aha" moment, and/or a select mixture of ideas from image processing,and maybe some new ideas.

wavelet transforms seem to bring some really nice image enhancements for sharpening and such. I wonder if that can be brought in somehow to fix things up.
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It's too bad we can't get NASA or the CIA to help things along - they've probably been doing this for years! But how many consumers can afford, or even have access to, super computers and mega-bucks software.

Even so, the basic idea is too intriguing to just let it fade away. I'm confident that with more advanced computers and more software tweaking that we will see some form of deblurring. If not next year, then probably two to three years from now. The encouraging news is that Adobe is quite aware of consumer interest in this feature and that in itself is a prod to bring the deblurring feature to market. It may not be perfect but it certainly won't hurt anything either!