Optics-2022 : Filters : S_EdgeAwareBlur
S_EdgeAwareBlur
Description
Blur regions of similar color while preserving edges between regions of different colors.
The S_EdgeAwareBlur filter comes from the Emmy award winning Boris FX Sapphire filter set.
Category
Diffusion/Blurs.
Controls
Presets
To select a preset, pick one from the Presets window.
Blur Amount
Scales the width of the blur.
Blur Rel X & Y
The relative horizontal and vertical blur widths. Set Blur Rel X to 0 for a vertical only blur, or set Blur Rel Y to 0 for a horizontal only blur.
Edge Threshold
Color regions separate by an edge larger than this value will not blur into each other.
Edge Smooth
Blur the Edge Source by this amount before calculating edge strength.
Blur Type
Determines the style of blur effect.
Sharp Edges
Reinforces strong edges, producing a watercolor or cartoon like effect.
Soft Edges
Doesn't emphasize edges, producing a more natural blur effect.
Softer Edge
Blurs pixels near edges a little, producing a soft focus like effect.
Filter
The type of convolution filter to blur with.
Box
Uses a rectangular shaped filter.
Triangle
Smoother, uses a pyramid shaped filter.
Gauss
Smoothest, uses a gaussian shaped filter.
Smooth
Repeatedly applies a gaussian filter to eliminate artifacts from edges.
Subpixel
Enables blurring by subpixel amounts. Only effects the Sharp Edges blur type.
Show Blur Amount
Enables/disables the on-screen control for adjusting the blur amount parameters.