Nice effect for personal photos. I wont't fix and sell anything using the software, but it is a nice tool for those who want to save photos that can be fix with the software. I believe the software is intended or directed for home or personal use.
Thats a pretty incredible fix. Is the example one that you did yourself? It does look like the "fixed" photo suffers from a little too much sharpening (there are some halos around the highlights), but if it's the only way to fix a once in a lifetime photo, it may be worth it.
I bought it at the link provided in my first post.
I took some time to read through the Help files and the stuff on their site.
It takes a little experimenting to find the right combination, but it's a pretty straightforward program with a very simple interface. You get 10 free images to work with using the free trial version...give it a shot!
As I learn more about it, I'll pass along any tips in this thread.
Nothing personal Mr. J but the fixed photo looks terrible. I would imagine that the Focus Magic program is for less severe motion blurs and realize that your example is the extreme.
You've passed on some good software finds that have been helpful (Neat Image comes to mind) but even the examples on the website leave a lot to be desired. They don't even show full images to show how the software performs.
The corrected photo looks much lighter than the original. Is this part of the correction process or was this as a result of correcting for the darkness of the initial photo. Also there seems to be a slight shift in saturation - again not clear as to whether this was as a result of the sharpening.
Looks good generally although I noticed on the sample images at the manufacturer's web site that some of the focused pics had visible grain. It seems unlikely to me that you can sharpen the image without introducing other artifacts which is a general problem with digital filtering operations.
Considering how soft the original image is due to motion blur, the result is remarkable. However, the corrected version looks bizarre, almost like a high-end digital illustration rather than a photograph. It's not just the extreme sharpening, but the weirdly smooth textures and tonal gradients.