I want to deblur an image of a licence plate of a car. I have used the ImageDeconvolve[] function and Sharpen[] but the problem is still difficult because I need to estimate the kernel or the PSF function. A lot of techniques have been used to estimate the PSF. I wondered how the Fourier transform of the blurred image can give us an idea about the PSF function?

psfMotion[dim_?NumberQ, theta_?NumberQ] :=
    PSF = ConstantArray[0.0, {dim, dim}];
    PSF[[Ceiling[dim / 2.0], All]] = 1.0 / dim;
    Return[ImageRotate[Image[PSF], theta  Degree]];
psf = psfMotion[14, 0];
Table[ImageDeconvolve[licence, psfMotion[2, \[Theta]], 
  Method -> "RichardsonLucy", MaxIterations -> 15], {\[Theta], 0, 
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    $\begingroup$ In the movies, they just say: "computer: enhance!" If that doesn't work, it would be good to provide more detail in your question, e.g., an example image and what else you have tried. $\endgroup$
    – Jens
    Jul 9, 2014 at 19:09
  • $\begingroup$ @Jens, I edited my question $\endgroup$ Jul 9, 2014 at 20:36
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    $\begingroup$ Did you try anything or are you simply hoping someone's either done this before or is really bored and will do it? $\endgroup$
    – acl
    Jul 9, 2014 at 20:58
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    $\begingroup$ The example image is clearly limited by the image resolution (pixelation) and not by the point spread function of the camera. So it's pretty hopeless. There is a Wolfram Blog post about this topic. $\endgroup$
    – Jens
    Jul 9, 2014 at 22:58
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    $\begingroup$ Let's enhance: youtube.com/watch?v=LhF_56SxrGk $\endgroup$ Sep 18, 2015 at 6:57


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