AKVIS Refocus
AKVIS Refocus 4.0.344.10160
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Improve the sharpness of out-of-focus images.   Shareware ($39.00)
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AKVIS Refocus improves sharpness of out-of-focus images. The program can process the entire photo, or bring into focus only the selected part to make the subject stand out against the background.

Even if a photo looks sharp enough, there is always room for improvement. To create a special effect and draw attention to certain details, you can use selective focus.

In digital photography the selective focus technique is used to shoot portraits, macro, and close-up photographs. For this purpose, one switches to aperture mode and adjusts the settings till the
What's New
Version 4.0.344.10160:
  • Added the Share option that lets users post pictures from the program to the social services: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, Google+.
  • Added compatibility of the plugin with Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Photoshop Elements 12, and Corel PaintShop Pro X6.
  • Added support for Mamiya RAW format(*.MOS) and extended the list of supported digital cameras from FUJIFILM, SONY, NIKON, etc.
  • Changed the options of displaying the Hints Panel (removed the old "yellow" style).
  • Fixed minor bugs and interface glitches.
Version 4.0.344.10160:
  • Added the Share option that lets users post pictures from the program to the social services: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, Google+.
  • Added compatibility of the plugin with Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Photoshop Elements 12, and Corel PaintShop Pro X6.
  • Added support for Mamiya RAW format(*.MOS) and extended the list of supported digital cameras more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.4 or later



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Magosilvan reviewed on 28 Feb 2013
The all new "Iris Blur mode" is amazing and easy to adjust to one's need by changing orientation and form.
It only seems to miss the "undo"(present in other modes).
[Version 3.0.281.9653]


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Peterpan23 commented on 19 May 2011
I did try to redo the tutorial "The Gift of Flowers" on http://akvis.com/en/refocus-tutorial/examples/flowers.php with exact the same settings like recommended. My result is far away from that result-pic shown in the tutorial. If you take a closer look to their compare the akvis-result with the original unprocessed picture with 200% you clearly see, that this can't be the same pic. Tons of more details in the structure of the petals are never ever a result of a "refocus" or any other filter in the real world ;-)
[Version 1.0]

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Deltam replied on 15 Jun 2011
I do not know which images you think but I see the difference betwenn them:
http://akvis.com/img/examples/refocus/flowers/flowers-start-big.jpg
http://akvis.com/img/examples/refocus/flowers/flowers-result-big.jpg
I saved both images and explored with 200% and 300% - the difference is even more visible. ;)
Actually, you write the opposite things, I do not understand what you mean.
Either you did not like the result or you mean that the result is identical the source image. If second, it's not the truth.

Also, sure that even larger copies do not have original size because they were prepared for web, resized.
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AKVIS Team replied on 15 Jun 2011
Hi!

This example was really made by our technical writer with AKVIS Refocus. And she used the image _larger_ x4_ than you can see on our web site.
(We bought the image on Fotolia and we can not share the full sized version.)

To get the exact same result on the same photo you need the same size.
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Snake-One reviewed on 03 May 2011
The program is a time saver, but I am not ready to pay $39.00 for it. I think 19.95 would be more fair price.
[Version 1.0]


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Helmo Hass had trouble on 27 Feb 2013
just gave it a try and all i get is the application crashing upon saving the image. tested on mountain and snow leo
well...
[Version 3.0.281.9653]



Markl55 rated on 29 Oct 2012

[Version 2.0.206.8566]



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Deltam rated on 03 May 2012

[Version 2.0.206.8566]



Gregory Hogan rated on 20 Feb 2012

[Version 1.5.198.8427]



Nigel Ralf rated on 03 May 2011

[Version 1.0]



+7

Deltam rated on 03 May 2011

[Version 1.0]


Downloads:1,425
Version Downloads:170
Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Shareware
Date:15 Oct 2013
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $39.00
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AKVIS Refocus improves sharpness of out-of-focus images. The program can process the entire photo, or bring into focus only the selected part to make the subject stand out against the background.

Even if a photo looks sharp enough, there is always room for improvement. To create a special effect and draw attention to certain details, you can use selective focus.

In digital photography the selective focus technique is used to shoot portraits, macro, and close-up photographs. For this purpose, one switches to aperture mode and adjusts the settings till the subject is in focus.

In AKVIS Refocus you can use two pencils to separate the subject from the background and adjust the settings to get the selective focus effect. There are also AKVIS presets which provide different degrees of sharpness.

To achieve a more realistic selective focus effect, you can sharpen one part of the photo and blur the rest. The Defocus feature that allows blurring the background is available only for Home Deluxe and Business licenses.

AKVIS Refocus is also helpful with landscape photos. When shooting an object or a landscape at a distance, you may notice that the picture looks hazy. AKVIS Refocus will make the photo more distinct and thus more impressive.

AKVIS Refocus is available in two versions - as an independent program (standalone) and as a plugin to a photo editor.


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