Magic Sharpener is an amazing image sharpening Photoshop-compatible plug-in for Windows Operating System designed by ImageSkill Software. The plug-in can also work as with other commercial software like Adobe Photoshop Elements, Corel (Jasc) Paint Shop Pro, Microsoft Digital Image Suite and other free software like IrfanView and XnView.
Magic Sharpener dramatically improves the look of images by intelligent, sharpness enhancement but without the appearance of color halos and increased noise. The plug-in is now supplied with a new brushed selective sharpening function. These are the main feature that distinguish this plug-in from our competitors. Magic Sharpener is very useful where a digital camera whose lens in itself yields a slightly unsharp photograph. The plug-in has a stylish, user-friendly, intuitive, multi-lingual interface.
# Zoom tool
Use this tool for zooming. Click on an image to zoom in and right click on an image to zoom out.
# Pan tool
Click and drag to pan the image if it is larger than the window.
# Brush for local sharpness correction
Use the brush to adjust sharpness locally. Click the brush icon in the toolbar, choose the option Decrease or Increase from the Sharpness mode and set the brush properties - see below. Move the brush stroke to the place where you want to decrease or increase the sharpness locally and click the left mouse button. Assuming you start with an image which you have just sharpened using the plug-in, you can use the brush to locally reduce the sharpness but by no more than the plug-in sharpened it see left image below. That means you are back to the original, untouched image. In contrast to this, the brush may be used to increase the sharpness but by no more than is possible with the plug-in see right image below.
Allows changing the size of image fuzziness in pixels
# Edge sharpness
Increases edge steepness
# Line contrast
Allows increasing the amplitude and steepness of fine details in an image.
# Prevent noise amplification
Check this flag to prevent noise increasing in selected noisy image sample.
# Noise level
Decreases the extent of noise amplification
# Remove JPEG Artefacts
Removes JPEG artefacts
# Brush properties
Sharpness mode - Select the Decrease (Increase) radio button to make an appropriate local sharpness correction
Size - Sets the diameter of the brush in pixels
Hardness Sets the brush edge sharpness
Opacity Sets the transparency level for the brush
Reset marked area Click this button to cancel the result of the local sharpness correction for a chosen Sharpness mode.
Requires Photoshop-compatible graphic host program