Can the focus be saved on this picture of my family's dog?

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  1. Ben1989

    Ben1989 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Hi all.

    Went to the beach today with all the family and I finally got a good pose from Grover.

    However, as you can see the focus is out of whack. Are there methods to save this in PS or LR? The image is unaltered in RAW at the moment

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  2. gryphonslair99

    gryphonslair99 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Not really. A shot is either in focus or it's not. It could be sharpened a bit and that might help, but focus correction is not a post process function.
     
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    No but it doesn't look bad. I just keep photos that don't turn out well but I want to keep anyway smaller sized - no enlargements of those.
     
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    Draw a selection around the unfocused area. Hit the Sharpen command, then go to Filter>Fade Sharpen, and reduce to 40%. Make a new selection, very similar to the original, and repeat. Do this a grand total of three times, or four times. Then, down-size the final image to about 1600 pixels wide and apply an overall Unsharp Mask that yiou think is appropriate. I have done this many times. The key is working on the big file, and fading the sharpening after each pass,and down-sizing the final file,and then sharpening that.

    This is not a perfect method, but on a furry animal, it will work reasonably well,especially if the final image is down-sized.
     
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    Krell0 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    As above ^ and its not that bad really. Especially for a family dog pirtrait

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    While you're at it, lighten the shot a bit overall, and lighten the shadows even a bit more.
     
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    Ben1989 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Thanks guys! The picture is the unaltered RAW jpeg :)
     
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    It's either RAW or it's JPEG, but it can't be both (unless your camera was set to record both file types, then you'd have two files).


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  9. Ben1989

    Ben1989 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    I took the RAW and saved it directly to jpeg so Dropbox would accept it :)
     
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    Then it's a jpeg. You can't see raw files - they are not images, only raw data.
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    Camera: Nikon D3200
    Lens: AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G
    Shot at 46 mm
    Exposure: Manual exposure, 1/50 sec, f/7.1, ISO 200
    Flash: none

    You may also want to learn more about faster Shutter Speeds
    and learn about the Focus Mode and Area settings.
     
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    I don't have PS, so I can't do the sharpening that was outlined above, but I fooled with it a bit to lighten it anyway. And I straightened it and re-cropped it.

    So here:

    DSC_1480 - Version 2.jpg
     

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