If you take a digital photo that turns out fuzzy, you can use computer software, such as Photoshop, GIMP or Paint Shop Pro, to fix your image. Graphic-editing programs such as these allow you to apply a filter called "Sharpen" that will clarify and focus blurry pictures. You can then use the edited photos for websites, social networks, photo sharing or in digital documents.
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Launch Photoshop on your computer and open your photo in the software.
Click "Filter" from the top toolbar, then click "Sharpen."
Click "Smart Sharpen" from the menu.
Adjust your sharpening settings using the sliders. You will see the changes to your image in the preview screen.
Click "OK" to apply the changes, then save your edited photo.
Launch GIMP on your computer and load your photo into the software.
Click the "Filters" option from the top menu.
Click "Enhance," then select "Sharpen."
Adjust the sharpness intensity using the slider, then click "OK" to sharpen your image.
Save your edited photo to your computer.
Launch Paint Shop Pro and load your fuzzy photo into the software.
Click "Adjust" from the top toolbar, then click "Sharpness."
Click "Sharpen" to focus a slightly fuzzy image or "Sharpen More" to focus a very fuzzy image. You may need to apply the filter more than once.
Save the changes to your photo.
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Tips and warnings
- Although the Sharpen feature can improve the quality of many fuzzy pictures, if your photo is too blurry, Sharpen may not be able to fix it.
- Do not overuse the Sharpen tool as this can make your image look grainy.
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