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    WillyC Posts: 2, Reputation: 1
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    Mar 3, 2013, 10:57 AM
    How can I sharpen an out-of-focus digital photo?
    I took a photo on my iPhone that is out of focus. I have downloaded it to my WinXP PC and tried cleaning it up with Picasa, but cannot find a "sharpen" option in Picasa.

    Retaking the pic is not an option.

    Is there any software that will correct an out-of-focus photo?
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    Curlyben Posts: 18,505, Reputation: 1860

    Mar 3, 2013, 10:58 AM
    Really depends on how far out of focus you're talking here as sharpen is really only useful for slight differences.
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    WillyC Posts: 2, Reputation: 1
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    Mar 3, 2013, 11:36 AM
    Thanks, but what I'm asking for is the name of software that has a "sharpen" capability. Picasa does not.
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    cdad Posts: 12,701, Reputation: 1438
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    Mar 3, 2013, 02:02 PM
    There are many out there. It is more of how much you would like to spend on a program. Also depending on how blurry the picture is trying to push it too far may ruin what you started with. One program I like for general picture management is ACDSEE. It does have a sharpen feature. Its not adobe but it works well.
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    Milo Dolezal Posts: 7,192, Reputation: 523
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    Oct 9, 2014, 08:44 PM
    Photoshop is the benchmark in image manipulation. In Photoshop, there are several ways of sharpening photos - from very simple to complex. However, as mentioned above, even Photoshop won't be a big help if it doesn't have enough information (sharpness) to work with... Give it at try


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