It’s not the first time media has inspired real life technology and the SmartDeblur enhance technology by Software Engineer Vladimir Yuzhikov is a great example.

The thought, “They can’t do that,” has crossed many minds while watching the American procedural crime drama CSI. Each time a crime scene investigator analyzes a photo and says, “Enhance,” minds get boggled by how unrealistically real the enhanced image becomes. The SmartDeblur program now allows users to enhance photos like they see in the popular series.

According to the software engineer, blurry images are not random and can be decoded via certain pattern. While the ‘deblurred’ images of buildings and landscapes are still imperfect, the outlines are evidently more defined than before. However, the program seems to be extremely sensitive to text and produces a crisper readable rendition.