Did you realize that a photo taken earlier actually was completely blurry?

Don’t worry, you can still improve a blurred or blurry photo by focusing on a specific area or subject.

Discover all the ways to improve a blurred or blurry photo, but remember that the final results will depend a lot on the conditions of the photo.

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Improve blurry or blurred photos from Windows or macOS

If you intend to improve blurry or blurred photos on your computer, then we recommend using these two very effective and intuitive programs:

  • SmartDeblur (Windows/macOS)
  • Focus Magic (Windows/macOS)

SmartDeblur (Windows / macOS)

SmartDeblur is a paid software, but in reality you can use it for free for a limited period.

Here are the steps to take:

  1. First go to the official website, click on Download the free trial version and download the software on your operating system.
  2. If you are using Windows click on the downloaded file, and from the screen that opens, click on Next, then put the check mark next to I accept the agreement and click on Next four times in a row, and finally on Install.
  3. If you are using macOS start the file inside the downloaded package and follow the various indications that they will give you.
  4. Now run the software on your computer and from the screen that appears, click on Trial Mode to use the free version.
  5. At this point then click on Open at the bottom left to select the photo to be improved.
  6. To improve the photo it is necessary to use the drop-down menu next to Defect type, where you can choose the defect to be corrected, while to adjust the intensity of the blur use the slider below.
  7. Finally, to save the changes made, click on Analyze Blur on the left, and then on Save in the lower left to save the file in a folder.

Focus Magic (Windows/macOS)

Focus Magic is another software that allows you to focus only on ten blurred or blurry photos, and to continue using the program you need to purchase the license. It is also available for macOS, but as a plugin (ie an extension) of Photoshop.

Here are the steps to take:

  1. First go to the official website and click on Download in correspondence with your operating system.
  2. If you are using Windows click on the downloaded file, and from the screen that opens you put the check mark next to I accept the agreement and click on NextNext and Install.
  3. Now start the software and click on Open an Image (the top left icon), select the file to be improved and click on Open.
  4. At this point, from the drop-down menu next to Filter, select Focus to improve a blurred image, or on Fix Motion Blur to improve a blurred image.
  5. To adjust the blur percentage, use the drop-down menu next to Amount, while to adjust the blur intensity use the drop-down menu next to Blur Width.
  6. Finally, to save the changes made, click Focus This Entire Image (the green traffic light icon at the top), and from the File menu click Save us to save the file in a folder.

Improve blurry photos or online moves

You can improve blurry or blurred photos through some services on the Web, and as a result it is not necessary to install any program.

Here are the best sites to visit:

  • Lunapic: then go to the official website, click on Upload at the top left and if the photo to be improved is present on your computer click on Choose file; if instead the photo to be improved is online click on More options and paste the corresponding URL. Finally move the slider at the top to the right to adjust the sharpness of the selected photo.
  • Enhance.pho.to: go to the official website, click on Choose if the photo to be improved is present on your computer, or on Put URL if the photo to be improved is online; You can also upload a photo from Facebook by clicking From Facebook. Finally select the Deblur or Denoise option to improve the quality of the selected photo.
  • Photopea: go to the official website, click on File and select Open if the photo to be improved is present on your computer, or Open from URL if the photo to be improved is online. Finally click on Filter, select Sharpen first and then Unsharp Mask, and move the three cursors (corresponding to QualityRadius and Threshold ) to adjust the respective parameters.

Alternatively, you can also rely on Mara.photos, an online service that allows you to improve photos using specific sliders.

Improve blurry or blurred photos from Android or iOS

If you prefer to improve blurry or blurred photos from smartphones or tablets, both Android and iOS, then take a look at the apps we’re about to recommend:



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