Almalence Incorporated announces PhotoAcute Studio 2.0 - the
breakthrough software product that dramatically enhances digital photos
quality. PhotoAcute Studio processes sets of images taken in continuous
mode. It utilizes superresolution algorithms to convert a sequence of
photos into a single high-resolution and low-noise picture that could
only be taken with much better camera.
PhotoAcute Studio improves all major image quality factors. The
features at a glance are:
- Spatial resolution increase
- Noise reduction without losing image details
- Dynamic range expansion
- Geometry distortions and vignetting correction
- Chromatic aberrations correction
The greatest leap in quality is achieved on RAW photos taken with DSLR
cameras that gives the professional photographers an essential use.
The spatial resolution is one of the most important factors of digital
image quality. It is limited by camera's matrix and lens, but this
limit can be exceeded by means of superresolution - the method of
enhancing the resolution of an image or of an optical system. This can
be done by either acquiring more graphic information (e.g. taking and
merging several images of the same object) or by reconstructing the
details lost due to the faultiness of the optical system (applying the
knowledge of the optical system properties). PhotoAcute Studio uses
both ways to achieve the maximum image quality.
The laboratory measurements of the widely accepted MTF50 parameter,
performed with Canon 300D camera, show the doubling of the effective
The superresolution technology is used in supercomputer data processing
in the industries such as satellite imaging and astronomy. Almalence
engineers developed new mathematical methods of superresolution
processing and implemented them within the software application for
personal computers, making this powerful technology available for
The noise is the most undesirable factor that degrades image quality.
The main problem of the noise reduction is the loss of image details.
This becomes mostly apparent in the low light areas of the image, where
the noise reduction removes both the noise and the details. PhotoAcute
Studio combines several photos of the same scene, separating the useful
signal and the noise, thus providing strong noise reduction without
losing the image details.
Besides resolution enhancement and noise reduction, PhotoAcute Studio
corrects common image artefacts: geometry distortions, chromatic
aberrations and vignetting. By merging several images taken at
different exposures, PhotoAcute Studio expands the dynamic range of the
resultant image, revealing the details usually clipped in the
highlights and the shadows.
All these features virtually improve the whole camera from matrix to
lens, providing the possibility of taking better images even for those
who use advanced and professional cameras.
PhotoAcute Studio is useful for wide range of photographers, who are
interested in taking high quality images. Professional photographers,
for whom the image quality is essential, will find it a good tool for
achieving the best results in their work. For amateur photographers
this product will be an add-on to their cameras, providing better
images without changing the camera itself.
PhotoAcute Studio is Windows based application. The version for
Macintosh is to be released in 2007.
Detailed description of PhotoAcute Studio's features, online help and
examples gallery are available at www.photoacute.com