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DOF PRO (Depth Of Field Generator PRO) is the undisputed leader in photorealistic depth of field effects for Adobe Photoshop. Backed by over a decade of research and development since its first release in 2005, DOF PRO has become the industry’s professional choice for unparalleled and sophisticated depth of field effects quickly and efficiently as a post process. DOF PRO’s state-of-the-art featureset provides innovative and cutting-edge technology not available elsewhere, resulting in one of the most powerful and advanced depth of field processors in the industry.
Depth of field is the amount of distance between the nearest and furthest objects that appear in acceptably sharp focus as seen by a camera lens. This field varies with the focal length of the lens, its f-stop setting, and the object distance from the camera.
Depth of field is a critical component of camera lenses. It is heavily used in photography, film and computer graphics as a creative element, in typical examples ranging from portraiture to macro photography. Depth of field is governed by three factors: aperture, lens focal length and shooting distance. Many consumer class cameras, however, do not provide sufficient and independent control of these parameters. Digital cameras, in particular, usually show a wide depth of field – i.e. they are more tolerant to defocus effects. While this may be welcome in some instances (e.g. snapshot applications), it is often a serious deficiency in others (e.g. portraiture/macro photography).
In 3D computer graphics, physically accurate depth of field can be generated using complex raytracing techniques that tend to increase rendering times exponentially. As a result, 3D computer generated content often lacks depth of field as a consequence of the lengthy calculation times, or it is performed as a post-process using a specialized plugin such as DOF PRO.
The term Bokeh, which in Japanese literally means blurring, has been introduced into the film, photography and computer graphics industries to describe these particular out-of-focus blur characteristics. It is determined mainly by the shape of the camera lens and can be best seen on out-of-focus highlights which assume the shape of the lens aperture. A lens with few aperture diaphragm blades, say 5, tends to produce pentagonal highlights, whereas a lens with more aperture blades, say 7-8, tends to produce rounder heptagonal/octagonal highlights. Ultimately, a higher number of aperture blades will produce more circular highlights.
DOF PRO features circular aperture shapes, polygonal aperture shapes ranging from 3 to 16 aperture blades, blade notching with variable notch scale and positive and negative notch angle, custom apertures that allows the loading of aperture maps, astigmatic featuring both sagittal and tangential astigmatism, aspect ratio selection including industry standard presets, optical vignetting (also known as Cat’s Eye) with vignette scale control, catadioptric (Mirror, Reflex) lenses, and much more.