How to Fix Shaky Pictures

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How to Fix Shaky Pictures
Shaky looking pictures can sometimes be fixed using digital editing software. (digital camera image by bright from Fotolia.com)

Whether someone is an amateur photographer or the most-skilled professional, nothing can ruin an otherwise excellent picture like having it come out looking shaky and slightly out of focus. A significantly out of focus picture can't be helped, but one that looks just a little shaky can be saved by using one of many digital editing software programs that are available either for purchase or for free download. The best thing about using these different programs and tools is that they have automatic settings that allow for quick and easy repair of shaky pictures.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Instructions

    Adobe Photoshop Elements

  1. 1

    Click the "Start "menu and select Adobe Photoshop Elements.

  2. 2

    Click "File" and select "Open." From that window, choose the picture to and click "Open."

  3. 3

    Click on the "Enhance" menu and scroll down to select the "Autosharpen" tool. This will automatically sharpen the look of your image.

  4. 4

    Select "Save" or "Save As" to finish the picture.

    Photoscape

  1. 1

    Click the "Start" menu and open Photoscape.

  2. 2

    Select "Editor" which is where a picture can be opened, edited and saved.

  3. 3

    Choose the picture you wish to fix by selecting it from the menu listing the computer's available folders.

  4. 4

    Click the "Sharpen" button. This allows the user to adjust the amount of sharpening desired by using the horizontal scrolling bars.

  5. 5

    Choose "Okay" when the desired amount of sharpness is achieved.

  6. 6

    Click "Save" to save the original image. Choose "Save" to save the picture with its original name, "Save in the designated folder" to move the image to a new area or "Save As" to save the image under a new name.

    Unshake

  1. 1

    Click the "Start" menu and open Unshake.

  2. 2

    Select the picture you wish to correct by either choosing it from your menu of pictures or adding it to the menu by browsing the files in your computer and dragging an image into the picture folder.

  3. 3

    Adjust the shape of the window you have opened your picture in and use the scroll bars to focus in on the part of the image you wish to sharpen.

  4. 4

    Click "Estimate" to choose how long the program should spend sharpening the image. You can select from 1 time up to 100 times with the longer the time the better quality the work will be.

  5. 5

    Click on "Deblur," which will allow the program to correct the image to what it has estimated it would have looked like. When completed, the image is automatically saved into a folder called "Results." To save the picture elsewhere, click on the "Save" button.

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