Microsoft researchers battle blurry pix

A team of researchers has tackled the issue by coming up with a set of algorithms to help sharpen blurry photos.

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For a long time, blurred pictures caused by shaky hands were one of the biggest issues for many photographers. Sure, there are optical and sensor-shift image stabilizers (IS) to help shutterbugs get sharper shots, but their effectiveness is limited: Typically, IS won't work well if you're shooting at 1/10 second and slower, and this figure is affected by the focal length of the lens as well.

Instead of working on hardware IS, a team of Microsoft researchers took the software approach and tackled this digital-imaging issue by coming up with a set of algorithms to help sharpen blurry photos. They presented their findings last week at the Siggraph 2010 computer graphics conference.

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