Back In Focus
Back In Focus
1.0.5

3.5

Back In Focus free download for Mac

Back In Focus

1.0.5
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

15 Back In Focus Reviews

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Chucky3000
17 January 2012

Most helpful

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?
Like (9)
Version 1.0.2
Uncoy
22 July 2018
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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Version 1.0.4
Renaissance_Man
04 February 2015
Don't expect miracles.
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Version 1.0.4
gryphonent
02 September 2014
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.
Like (3)
Version 1.0.4
AndrewG7666
02 February 2014
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.
Like (7)
Version 1.0.4
T-Kennedy
27 May 2013
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.
Like (5)
Version 1.0.4
Sstaylor
21 November 2012
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.
Like (1)
Version 1.0.4
Energizer
16 September 2012
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.
Like (2)
Version 1.0.4
1 answer(s)
Energizer
Energizer
16 September 2012
should be: the apps keeps quitting...
Like (3)
Jsantunes
22 April 2012
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.
Like (6)
Version 1.0.3
Chucky3000
17 January 2012
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?
Like (9)
Version 1.0.2
LeMerlot
09 January 2012
"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.
Like (2)
Version 1.0.2
1 answer(s)
AndrewG7666
AndrewG7666
02 February 2014
I love to know how to use it, please tell me what you did or where I can find something better than whats on the developers webpage to learn? 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.
Like (1)
$99.95

3.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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