October 18, 2011
Adobe admits using 'synthetic blur' image in deblur demo

Digital Photography Review has an article where Adobe admits using 'synthetic blur' image in deblur demo. That deblur demo that I posted here and said "We'll see how well it works in real life though." Yea, guess there isn't much difference between magic and a carefully done stage demo. They basically took a sharp image, applied fake blur to it from a real source, then de-blurred it to (*shock*) amazingly good results.

I really wonder if this'll blow up in their faces, causing them to lose the customer's faith and have a huge PR disaster, or if it'll blow over as a "duh" and "it was a tech demo anyway". Guess time will tell.

Posted by Arcterex at October 18, 2011 09:09 PM