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I have pictures of handwritten text and some of them are blurred, because the camera was shaky. If someone could point out any techniques that I can use to bring it to readable quality would be great. It is really a closeup, and I'm pretty sure it is doable. If you can recommend a specialized software or you know some techniques in photo-shop or any other software that would help please comment.

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not really an Photoshop solution but few days ago I found this application on Lifehacker.com

Unshake, the free program which analyses photos which are blurred, poorly focused or shaken, and which uses the results to give clearer pictures.

http://www.zen147963.zen.co.uk/Unshake/Download.html

Haven't got chance to test it, but it could be good idea for you to give it a try!

good luck

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  • The program has horrible user interface and works slow, but does the job. Results weren't perfect but were sufficient to work with. Thanks.
    – m0s
    May 28 '10 at 23:00
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I have a client that uses this it has a free trial for 10 images, it is a very good piece of software

Focus Magic uses advanced forensic strength deconvolution technology to literally "undo" blur and recover lost detail. It can repair both out-of-focus blur and motion blur (camera shake) in an image. Can you read the license plate number in the "Before" image (below) ? Can you even vaguely make out one letter ? Imagine how you could use this technology on your photos.

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