FocalBlade effectively sharpens photos for display and print, reduces noise and produces great looking blur, soft focus and special effects. FocalBlade is ideal for sharpening and enhancing all kinds of photo, e.g. snapshots, landscapes photos, portraits as well as high-ISO shots, because it effectively sharpens and reduces noise at the same time
The Magic of FocalBlade FocalBlade transforms the most lifeless image into something unbelievably sharp and artifact-free so quickly and with so little effort, that the whole process can seem like magic. In fact the secret lies in its sophisticated and painstakingly fine-tuned algorithms. These enhance and uncover the smallest details with radius values smaller than 0.1 pixel and sharpening up to 2000% without damaging the image.
Edges and surfaces are sharpened independently, which means a photo can be sharpened overall without destroying the softness of areas such as sky, walls, skin and other even surfaces. The Adaptive Radius method even sharpens each image pixel with a different radius depending on its details level. FocalBlade avoids halos at high radius settings and even provides sliders for suppressing white and black halos independently. Furthermore, it allows the user to protect shadows, highlights and certain colors.
FocalBlade produces unmatched sharpening results and offers a tremendous amount of control of the sharpening process. Unlike other tools it features automatic sharpening, does not add visible halos, does not increase noise, retains a photographic look, respects edges, allows precise adjustments and instantly achieves a great result. FocalBlade is flexible as well as very easy to use. Best of all, FocalBlade saves precious time and is available at an affordable price.
Sophisticated Features FocalBlade supports one, two and three pass sharpening workflows, incorporates modes for various tasks and experience levels and offers interactive explanations for each feature. FocalBlade even batch process images with the help of actions or scripts.
The Split View and Preview tab sheet features are great for comparing the original and sharpened versions as well as visually choosing the sharpening strength. Displaying the edge mask and sharpening halos in FocalBlade is a big help for manually fine-tuning the effect. Additionally you can apply grain to increase the impression of sharpness in low-quality images. More than 80 presets are delivered with FocalBlade and saving your own preset files is also possible.
During the seven years of its existence FocalBlade has gained an entourage of thousands of photographers worldwide and established itself as probably the most popular sharpening plugin for Photoshop and other compatible applications
Main Features #Effectively sharpen your images for display and print without unwanted side-effects # Reduce noise and produce great looking blur, soft focus and glow effects # Several modes for novices as well advanced users # Wide range of automatic and manual tools including a split view feature # Ultra fast rendering with hyperthreading, multiple processors and cores # Allows batch processing of image files # Can be applied to images with 8bit and 16bit per channel # More than 80 presets included