Vladimir Yuzhikov
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Here you can find useful and interesting information about image processing and analysis.

SmartDeblur

We are pleased to release SmartDeblur 2.2
SmartDeblur 2.2 now supports both Windows and Mac OS.
This version also comes with a completely re-designed graphical user interface. It is also equipped with a more advanced kernel editor, and a ringing suppression feature for out-of-focus deblurring.
Web-site: http://smartdeblur.net/

My articles

Restoration of defocused and blurred images

Restoration of distorted images is one of the most interesting and important problems of image processing - from the theoretical, as well as from the practical point of view. There are especial cases: blurring due to incorrect focus and blurring due to movement - and these very defects (which each of you knows very well, and which are very difficult to repair) were selected as the subject of this article. As for other image defects (noise, incorrect exposure, distortion), the humanity has learned how to correct them, any good photo editor has that tools.

Why is there almost no means for correction of blurring and defocusing (except unsharp mask) - maybe it is impossible to do this at all? In fact, it is possible - development of a respective mathematical theory started approximately 70 years ago, but like other algorithms of image processing, deblurring algorithms became wide-used just recently. So, below is a couple of pictures to demonstrate the WOW-effect:



I decided not to use well-known Lena, but just found my own picture of Venice. The right image was really made from the left one, moreover, no optimization like 48-bit format (in this case there will be almost 100% restoration of the source image) were used - there is just a regular PNG with syntetic blur on the left side. The result is impressive... but in practice not everything is so good.
Part 1
Part 2


My projects

SmartDeblur - see Projects page for details.