Best software to fix blurry photos [2020 Guide]

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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Robust Deblurring

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This tool comes pre-installed in Windows, but i>f you don’t have it, it is available for download.

Robust Deblurring may not be as straight forward as the other user friendly tools already described above, because you need to have the CUDA toolkit 4.0 environment to run it on NVIDIA graphics cards.

This tool, however, is fast, can handle large blurring fixes through its robust blur removal software, and can recover your image’s finest of details (though not guaranteed due to factors in the picture taking environment).

Why we like Robust Deblurring:

  • It is for non-commercial use (though this may be a challenge for commercial users)
  • You can select the part of the picture you want to deblur (local region), or deblur the full image
  • Supports large blur kernels
  • Recovers images with the finest details
  • It comes with technical support in case you have any problems
  • Comes in free version (though you cannot upload images larger than 800×800)
  • Performs relatively faster than other tools

Download Robust Deblurring software


This online image editor is available as a web app, with a set of editing> tools including the image sharpening tool.

With LunaPic, you can do more than just fix blurry photos, such as captioning, adjusting position, add artificial motion, or add radial blur to your photo.

How to use LunaPic to fix blurry photos:

  • Go to LunaPic site
  • blurry photosClick Upload to open your photo
  • Click Adjust tab on the menu

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  • Locate Sharpen

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  • Adjust the sliding scale as you preview the displayed results
  • Click Apply when satisfiedi>
  • Go to the bottom of the displayed preview and find Save

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  • Click Save

Why we like it:

  • Easy to use
  • User friendly interface
  • Fast processing
  • Free to use

Download LunaPic.


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SmartDeblur has amazing features that fix your blurry photos and restore your image to the right focus.

Prior to using SmartDeblur, check whether your system has the following:

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i>Windows OS – XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10

  • 32 bit (with image size of up to 15MP) or 64 bit (image size of up to 36MP)
  • 1 GHz (or faster) processor
  • 2GB or more RAM
  • 500MB or more disk space


How to fix blurry photos with SmartDeblur

To deblur your photo with this tool, follow these steps:

  • Download and install SmartDeblur, then run the application
  • Click Open to upload your blurred image, OR, drag and drop it to the space availed
  • Your image will be uploaded and displayed
  • Locate the Blur Parameters panel
  • Select Blur Defect Type: either auto-detect, out-of-focus, or Gaussian blur. This feature also shows you different controls you can work with. If you choose auto-detect blur, the tool will automatically deblur your image for you. The other two options work manually.
  • Adjust sliders while looking at the preview of your image
  • A preview will be displayed
  • Wait for the image to be fully processed
  • Click Apply
  • Save your image

NOTE: SmartDeblur supports onltion”>y JPEG, BMP, PNG and TIFF image formats.

Why we like SmartDeblur

  • Fast processing of the image
  • Full resolution image processing
  • Restores motion blur
  • Easy user interface
  • Properly aligned controls
  • Real time changes applied as you deblur
  • Help screen
  • Free and open source
  • Intuitive interface
  • Completely deblurs all details on your image

Download SmartDeblur tool


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Blurity is a cool tool specifically for fixing blurry images.

This tool doesn’t come free like most of the other tools described above, but users say it does an excellent job.

How to use Blurity to fix blurry photos

  • Download and install Blurity, then run the application
  • Click Open Image to upload your photo
  • Click on the blurred part of your image
  • Select the blurred region
  • Click Process – a preview will be displayed
  • Your image is ready to be downloaded
  • It is anti-virus free, no need to worry about spyware

Why we like it

  • It is fast
  • Easy to use
  • No extra tools required to use it
  • Makes blurred text legible
  • Quick installation
  • Does an excellent job

The few flaws with Blurity include the fact that your image comes with a watermark, you have to buy the application to use it, and there’s a must-do tutorial before you can use it.

Download Blurity

There you go, these are the best tools that you can use to fix blurry images. Download the one that best suits your needs.


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in October 2017 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.