True sharpness is the lack of softness and blur. Traditional sharpening tools try to simulate this by just making edges brighter, but they don’t correct the actual source of the problem. Sharpen AI works differently by targeting and reversing three specific types of blur to create much more natural results:
The Motion model was trained to reduce motion blur caused by a shaky camera or moving subject. Often, you won’t even think there’s motion blur in your image… until you see the before/after from this model.
The Focus model reduces lens blur caused by missed focus. This is the toughest use case and won’t recover 100% of your photos. When it works, though, it works really well and can completely recover a throwaway image.
The Softness model works best to give already-good images that extra “pop” while making sure it stays natural. Use instead of traditional sharpening on finely detailed features like eyes, feathers, leaves, and stars.
Release March 30th, 2021
Fixed several crashes on specific hardware and operating system configurations
Fixed several processing errors on specific hardware and operating system configurations
Fixed several performance degradations on specific hardware and operating system configurations
Fixed processing error caused by the Normal/Very Noisy/Very Blurry setting being in an invalid state
Fixed memory leak when opening and processing several files on Mac
Fixed changing certain settings not cancelling the current preview generation if auto-update preview was turned off
Fixed lens correction issue causing misalignment between the original and preview images
Fixed mask thumbnail appearing blank or incorrect after saving mask until preview is generated
Fixed minor performance issue with status indicators
Potentially fixed aliasing issue while previewing