Images suitable for camera shake reduction

If you’ve played around with the camera shake reduction feature in Photoshop CC, you might have noticed it works best with decently lit still camera images having low noise. The following types of still images are particularly suitable for shake reduction:

  • Indoor or outdoor images captured using a lens with a long focal length
  • Indoor images of a static scene taken with a slow shutter speed and no flash

In addition, shake reduction can help sharpen blurred text in images affected by camera motion.

Here’s the documentation for the feature.

2 Responses

  • Put a polarizing filter on your lens. Using a polarizing filter will help to soften the photos. If you don’t have a polarizing filter, hold up a pair of sunglasses in front of the lens. Put the glasses as close to the lens as possible so you don’t end up getting the rim of the glasses in your picture.

  • Camera shale reduction is a great feature – I routinely apply it to suitable images on a separate layer, the opacity of which can then be backed off or masked if some artifacts remain.
    However, since Photoshop CC 2014, this filter seems to run MUCH more slowly than in the previous version. Is there a reason for this or is it a bug?



    PS My PC has 32Gb RAM, so not a local memory issue.

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