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Sharpest images identification amongst several


I often shoot in burst mode to augment the chance to get a sharp images in low shutter speed situations. But then I end up having 10 frames or more, and it’s often difficult to pick the sharpest one.
Especially when you end up having 50 different situation, so that’s close to 500 images.

I also shoot several when doing hand panoramas, or I shoot in burst to do super resolution or reduce noise.
in those case, it’s very important to only keep the sharpest images to get a good result when you combine them.

So the feature would work like this :

The user would select a bunch of similar image (same scene), and the program will rank the by sharpness.
It can be the overall sharpness which is easy to do (Nikon BSS mode yes jpeg compression an keep only the one with highest weight), or even better the user could draw a rectangle on the part of the image to consider (and the program would, using basic pattern recognition, get the same region of the image without having the user to draw the region on each image).

There could be shortcut for auto detecting human or animal eyes, and to pick the image with sharpest eyes.

Of course those region and eyes refinements are harder to do, so overall sharpness would be a start (there’s the jpeg weight way, but I’m sure there’s some smarted way).

This would both work to avoid focus and motion blur.





16 comments on “Sharpest images identification amongst several”

  1. On July 19, 2016 at 11:48 pm Daniela Argandoña wrote:

    Excellent idea for wildlife photographers, I would really love this, and it would make my day a breeze, instead of spending hours looking in detail which is the best photo taken from a bunch of the same scene!

  2. On July 24, 2016 at 5:39 am Kenneth Hauen wrote:

    I would love this, as i take lots of landscape/waterfall photos, this would be a nice touch!
    This would make photographers day way easier :D

  3. On September 4, 2016 at 4:08 am Neil Steinmetz wrote:

    Identifying the sharpest areas in each of a set of images would also be a basic capability required if you want to add focus stacking capability.

  4. On September 5, 2016 at 3:57 pm Vincent MySelf wrote:

    Waow, so glad it’s in the Top 10 ideas !!!
    Many thanks, I’m dying to see it work !

    Best regards,

  5. On November 20, 2016 at 8:24 pm Stephen Rohrs wrote:

    Auto selection of sharpest images along with implementation of a photo comparison tool will go a long way towards saving time in post processing.

  6. On December 18, 2016 at 10:32 pm Ferry Kubatz wrote:

    That’s for me a timesaver in post processing. Excellent choice. Next release?

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