Cure those camera shakes
By Ian Burley
Here’s a handy and free digital photography utility, called Unshake, that could critically retrieve some, otherwise, good shots from the Recycle Bin. Unshake cleans up pictures that suffer from the blur of camera shake. It usually makes the resolution of a blurred picture two or three times better than that of the original.
Unshake’s creator, Mark, explains: “I was first sure that I had a useful program on my hands when I used it on a picture of my Grandad, who is sadly no longer alive. I took it in 1969 with an old black and white camera, but I was new to photography, and I moved the camera. Suddenly in the year 2000, I could see my Granddad's smile - in effect I now had a new photo of a man who died a quarter of a century ago.
The latest release of Unshake is available to download from Mark’s Web site now. He adds: “So that's why I'm enthusiastic about it and why I'm offering it over the web; I do not have time to turn it into a sophisticated program, with all the bells and whistles which people expect of software nowadays, but I do want people to be able to use what I have, to rescue photographs of their own which matter to them. If anyone starts making money out of it, I feel I should get a cut, but I want ordinary people - I mean non-professionals, and those without access to much money - to be able to use it for nothing.”
Click here for Mark’s Unshake home page.