Back In Focus
Back In Focus
1.0.5

3.5

Back In Focus free download for Mac

Back In Focus1.0.5

07 October 2018

Refocus blurry images.

Overview

Back In Focus is an application allowing to refocus blurry images.

If you ever took a great photo only to find out it's slightly blurry, Back In Focus can help you get in back in focus!

  • Supports most image formats
  • Is able to recover details smaller than the blur size
  • Makes it easy to explore different deconvolution algorithms
  • Has tools to refocus only the blurred area
  • Takes advantage of Grand Central Dispatch to use your computer power
Back In Focus implements advanced deconvolution technologies to recover lost details. It is best used before any image manipulation. Currently implemented algorithms:
  • Unsharp masking (fast and full)
  • Wiener finite and infinite impulse response
  • Richardson-Lucy (with a thresholding variant)
  • Linear algebra deconvolution

What's new in Back In Focus

Version 1.0.5:
  • Fixed a possible crash when using certain deconvolution types

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How would you rate Back In Focus app?

15 Reviews of Back In Focus

1
Chucky3000
17 January 2012
Version: 1.0.2

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Bought the last MacUpdate bundle in part for this app. And what a waste. It makes me wonder if anyone at MacUpdate vets the software before throwing it into a bundle. The interface is awful, the user documentation is minimal, the app runs slow, and the results are no better than Photoshop's sharpening tools. Consider the positive review here where the user said they spent a few hours figuring out how to use the software. It took you HOURS to figure out how to use a tool that you spent quite a bit of money on, and you're happy with that? Ridiculous. I, too, spent a few hours (Most of it waiting for "processing") and I still didn't get results that were anything like advertised. I tried a variety of images, and just for kicks I blurred a black and white check pattern in photoshop just to see if the app could fix it. It did no better than adjusting a contrast slider. Among the many other failings of this software, it dumps all these little 4k png files onto your HD. Seriously? This is a $100 app, and it can't find a better place to do it's scratch work?
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1.5
Uncoy
22 July 2018
Version: 1.0.4
My paid for registration code doesn't work. So it's hard work even to discover how shoddy the app is (thanks for previous reviews, I'll just drop the issue). 1.5 stars for trying to tackle a challenging issue.
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3
Renaissance_Man
04 February 2015
Version: 1.0.4
Don't expect miracles.
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StrictlyBagel
02 September 2014
Version: 1.0.4
Probably the worst user interface I’ve ever used in a photography app. Wasted 3h trying to figure out how this works to no avail. The brief manual doesn’t even explain all the settings. Complete rubbish. Save your time and money.
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AndrewG7666
02 February 2014
Version: 1.0.4
I paid full price for this $110(au) in october 2012 - there has been no update on how to use it other than the developers short written tutorial thats says as much as double click on a spot and play around with it ???? , No video tutorials have been added, I can't find anything on your tube and have waisted hours and hours using different images trying to get it to work on at least 6 different occasions. I would have gotten a better results buying alcohol with the money drinking it and taking my camera out on auto with the lens cap on, with no flash at night. If the developer is actually reading this please do some thing to make your product work or post something explaining how to do it and i will be more than happy to write a positive review.
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4.5
T-Kennedy
27 May 2013
Version: 1.0.4
I was a huge skeptic too. I also bought this software as part of a bundle or deal of some kind and didn't pay more than half price. Every time I launched it out of desperation and I just didn't have the patience to sit with it and figure out how to make it work. Then I had a bad shoot that I could not afford to have go wrong. So I sat down with the software and gave it a try. The interface took a little work. You choose a picture, you double click in a critical area, and then you get this screen of dots. Click a dot and it shows you the sharpening with that effect. Once you zero in on a look, you explore around with your keyboard arrow keys until you have just the right amount of sharpening. Each dot is a slightly different tweak. When you have what you want, you back out, choose the sharpen in the right column, and brush it in. Most of the time I'm lazy and just apply it to the whole picture. Man oh man it's now become my go-to tool for saving a soft picture. Worth every penny at full price. A great deal at what I paid for it. Crashes occasionally. Interface isn't intuitive and the documentation probably needs more fleshing out. But a great tool.
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4
Sstaylor
21 November 2012
Version: 1.0.4
My wife uses this for the yearbook class she teaches. This program has rescued many a critical photo of important events Steep learning curve, but really surprisingly good results. I was really skeptical, but I can't deny the results.
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Energizer
16 September 2012
Version: 1.0.4
When exploring the 'different algorithms with the keyboard arrows' on a 1 Mb jpg file the keeps quitting without crash log despite having a recent Mac with plenty of memory. A pity.
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1.5
Jsantunes
22 April 2012
Version: 1.0.3
requires a lot of manual work and trial/error to get any results. the example pictures are misleading in that it seems to be a simple process to improve your pictures; it isn't.
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Chucky3000
17 January 2012
Version: 1.0.2
Bought the last MacUpdate bundle in part for this app. And what a waste. It makes me wonder if anyone at MacUpdate vets the software before throwing it into a bundle. The interface is awful, the user documentation is minimal, the app runs slow, and the results are no better than Photoshop's sharpening tools. Consider the positive review here where the user said they spent a few hours figuring out how to use the software. It took you HOURS to figure out how to use a tool that you spent quite a bit of money on, and you're happy with that? Ridiculous. I, too, spent a few hours (Most of it waiting for "processing") and I still didn't get results that were anything like advertised. I tried a variety of images, and just for kicks I blurred a black and white check pattern in photoshop just to see if the app could fix it. It did no better than adjusting a contrast slider. Among the many other failings of this software, it dumps all these little 4k png files onto your HD. Seriously? This is a $100 app, and it can't find a better place to do it's scratch work?
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4.5
LeMerlot
09 January 2012
Version: 1.0.2
"Back In Focus" is absolutely not for beginners – but for ambitioned photographers and image perfectionists it is for sure one of the best image deconvolution tools on the market. I tried and tested every deconvolution software I could get for the Mac but "Back In Focus" beats them all in the consumer segment. It took me some days to learn how to use it – and here's room for improvement. But once you got how to use it – you'll get sharp pictures.
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Fong-kah-chun86
22 December 2011
Version: 1.0.2
Firstly, I thought it has an A.I. that can apply ‘deblur' like how iPhoto enhance photo with one button, but BackInFocus didn’t has. Secondly, I thought there will be some simple video tutorial available, but can’t find any even on YouTube. Lastly, I referred to the developer webpage but the instructions was more of a trial-and-error steps. Great disappointment.
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softblackstar
21 December 2011
Version: 1.0.2
No manuals, no explanations, horrible user interface. The only way to use this application is to go and guess.
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5
fedorb
20 November 2011
Version: 1.0.2
I had a few photos I thought were completely useless and Backinfocus was able to give phenomenal results. I have had no problems running it, no crashes or errors at all. Worth the high asking price. I hope they'll make a version for videos too. - fd
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4.5
F3rn4nd0d
11 November 2011
Version: 1.0.2
Assets of the app, nice algorithms to recover information from the image, independance of other programs such as Photoshop, good results with images not very blurred. To be improved are the zoom levels in the image and the view in the algorithms page that cannot be panned.
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3.5
Arthur-Saus-Md
10 November 2011
Version: 1.0.2
Although I don't used "Back in Focus" for every photo, it is amazing to find that a blurry photo can be improved with this software. This software presents many different algorithms, and strengths of each of them to improve the focus of either the entire photo, or particular areas within the image. The only weakness I found was my own understanding of trying to figure out which sharpening function to use on a particular blurry image, and this leads to a lot of "trial and error" use, instead of looking at the problem area of the photo, and knowing which approach to use to improve it.
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