When you want to remove noise from your licence plate or sharpen up an image of a suspect looking bunny, Kinesense has the tools for you!
Conservative Smoothing – Uses a filtering algorithm designed to remove noise in the form of pixels of exceptionally high or low intensity, like Salt and Pepper noise. This reduction focuses on protecting general features more.
Adaptive Smoothing – This option is used to remove noise while preserving sharp edges within the image. It does not work well for salt and pepper noise.
To remove some amount of ‘blurring’ from an image you can use the Sharpening Clarification.
If we zoom in on the ear, you can see the effect more clearly…
There are two modes from this with different options.
Mode 1 – This is a basic sharpening algorithm that can quickly provide a reasonable result
Mode 2 – This uses Gaussian sharpen to create a better result but this takes significantly more processing. There are 3 set options, Weaker, Normal and Stronger, and a Custom option that lets you set the sigma and kernel. These are Gaussian settings that you can learn more about here.
Kinesense also has a special ‘deblur’ clarification, which we will deal with in a future post.