Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
09-21-2009, 11:35 PM   #1
Inactive Account




Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 3
wedding blues

i shot a wedding this past weekend and some of the images came out slightly blurred and out of focus. is their anything i can do to fix those images?and the sad part is i shot in jpeg instead of raw. please help !!

09-22-2009, 03:06 AM   #2
Ash
Community Manager
Loyal Site Supporter
Ash's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Toowoomba, Queensland
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 22,679
Welcome here, but a sad way to introduce yourself...

Depends on how bad the blur comes out and where the blur is as to whether something can be done to improve them.

Even shooting RAW cannot really help a blurry image.

You just have to try out several methods of sharpening using the software of your choice and hope for the best.
09-22-2009, 03:31 AM   #3
Veteran Member
Barnster's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Mid North Coast,Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,013
QuoteOriginally posted by WTurnerphotography Quote
i shot a wedding this past weekend and some of the images came out slightly blurred and out of focus. is their anything i can do to fix those images?and the sad part is i shot in jpeg instead of raw. please help !!
You can try what Ash said,but if they are blurry,then trying to get them back into focus will be big ask.
09-22-2009, 06:55 AM   #4
graphicgr8s
Guest




Every once in a while I have gotten lucky with using a small gaussian blur and then smart sharpen. It still won't be razor sharp but more like I used a soft focus lens. Again it totally depends on how bad it is to start. You just can't really make an out of focus picture magically in focus.

09-22-2009, 07:03 AM   #5
Pentaxian
Moderator Emeritus




Join Date: May 2007
Location: Edmonton Alberta, Canada
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 10,648
There are several methods in Photoshop to help but nothing will bring a soft image back to what you hoped for.

A good tool is Recover Detail and Sharpen Your Blurred Photos and worth buying if you have a number of shots to correct. It has a free trial to see if you like what it does. That being said any of these shots that have heavy post processing done to them will not hold well to big enlargements. I would recommend converting every image to a TIFF before you do any editing to try and preserve as much detail through the edits as possible.

Tough way to say hello on the forums.
09-22-2009, 06:27 PM   #6
Inactive Account




Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 3
Original Poster
Thanks folks...the help is greatly appreciated !
09-23-2009, 04:59 AM   #7
Veteran Member
ChooseAName's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Southeast USA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 390
I've saved a few blurry pictures by applying obvious/deliberate effects, such as high contrast, high contrast black and white, Gaussian blur overlays for the "dreamy" look, sepia, etc. Use sparingly though; overusing effects could make it look gimmicky.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, pentax help, photography, shot, wedding
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Landscape Grassy Blues Jimbo Post Your Photos! 15 08-28-2010 03:29 PM
Black & White Silvertown blues axl Post Your Photos! 7 05-12-2010 06:18 AM
Blues Shanek54 Monthly Photo Contests 0 08-03-2009 10:55 AM
The clipping blues blues snigelben Pentax DSLR Discussion 2 04-15-2008 03:04 PM
2x extender blues dermc Post Your Photos! 8 01-19-2008 04:02 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:11 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top