Lens Correction Tools

lens distortion correction example
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Lens distortion refers to non-realistic curvatures that occur in images taken with traditional lenses. While these curvatures are sometimes small and hard to notice, other times these can be quite pronounced and detract from the overall quality of an image. Lens distortion becomes more of a factor when dealing with very zoomy lenses or those frequently found on consumer digicams.

vignette correction example
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Vignette Control

Vignetting can be caused my several things, but the results are the same - darker corners in your pictures. Sometimes, filters attached to a lens can cause vignetting by blocking light around the outside of the filter. Many zoom lenses exhibit some degree of vignetting, usually at their widest zoom setting. Camera sensors are most sensitive to light that strikes the sensor at the center because the light rays are perpendicular to the sensor surface. Towards the edgess of the sensor, the light strikes the sensor at smaller and smaller angles, causing some sensors to record this light-loss as vignetting. And, sometimes lens hoods, or photographers' hands, block light to a portion of the sensor in an attempt to ward off lens flare.

Whatever the cause, Bibble offers the cure in our Advanced Lens Correction tool. With Bibble's Vignetting tool, you can remove vignetting from any picture. Further, some photographers like the visual effect vignetting provides; with Bibble, you can also add vignetting to an image. Hover your mouse over the image to the right to see a vignetted image, and a corrected image. It's up to you to decide which you perfer - Bibble provides the tools to achieve either effect.

chromatic aberration example
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Chromatic Aberration Correction

Chromatic Aberration distortion (known a CA distortion) is a result of non-uniform bending of light of varying color (wavelength) as it passes through a lens. Zoom lenses, particularly at their widest and longest focal lengths, exhibit the most severe distortion. This distortion appears most at image corners in high-contrast areas, like branches of a tree silhouetted against a bright sky, and is seen as uneven colors around the details of an image. This is typically called color fringing, and is mostly seen in purple colors. CA distortion can be removed by adjusting the data for the colors that show the most distortion.

Changes from the Bibble Lens Correction Plug-in

Up through version 4.7, lens distortion correction in Bibble was compatible with Tom Neimans PTLens text database. Tom has recently changed to using a private binary format for his database and changed his licensing terms and thus the previous Bibble-supplied lens database is currently not compatible with his latest database.

Beginning with 4.8, Lens distortion correction has been reworked and moved inside the main Bibble application. Besides providing a more integrated solution, we’ve also added additional controls to correct Chromatic Aberation and light falloff due to lens vignetting. All of the lens profiles available with the previous (4.7) version of the BPTlens plugin are also included and supported. Moving forward we will be providing our own new calibrations as lenses and cameras are introduced. If you have a lens or camera that isn't currently supported and would like to ask us to include it, please visit our Lens Calibration page for information on how to send us the needed test shots. In addition to the new controls you will also find that the lens corrections are applied faster and don’t require as much memory as before.

Calibrated Lenses

Below is our most current list of calibrated lenses. If you don't see your lens in the list, just take a few pictures and send them to us, and we'll be happy to calibrate your lens and add it to the list. See our Lens Calibration page for details. Lenses for point & shoot cameras with non-interchangeable lenses are not shown in this list.

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Canon EF 17-35mm f/2.8L USM Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L USM Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8L Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Canon EF 35mm f/2.0 Canon EF 35-105mm f/3.5-4.5 Canon EF 35-135mm f/4-5.6 USM Canon EF 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Canon EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 III Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 I and II Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM + EF 1.4x ext Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM + EF 1.4x ext Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Canon EF 135mm f/2 Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 Soft Focus Canon EF 135mm f/2L + EF 1.4x ext Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L MK I Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S DX Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D ED AF Nikkor 15mm f/3.5 AI Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8 ED-AFS Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED-IF AF-S VR DX Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF AF Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.0 AI-S Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D AF Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR Nikkor 24-50mm f/3.3-4.5D Ai AF Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D AF Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S Nikkor 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF Nikkor 28mm f/2.0 AI-S Nikkor 28mm f/2.8D AF Nikkor 28mm f/3.5 AI-S PC (unshifted) Nikkor 35mm f/1.4 AI-S Nikkor 35mm f/2.0D AF Nikkor 35-70mm f/2.8D AF Nikkor 45mm f/2.8 AI GN Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 AI-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI-S Nikkor 50mm f/2.0 non-AI Nikkor 50-135mm f/3.5 AI-S Nikkor 55mm f/1.2 AI Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 AI-S Micro Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6 G ED AF-S DX Nikkor 58mm f/1.2 Noct Nikkor 70-180mm f/4.5-5.6 ED-AF-D Micro Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Nikkor 70-210mm f/4.5-5.6 Nikkor 70-210mm f/4 AF Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G AF Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED AF Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 ED-AF-D-VR Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D AF Nikkor 135mm f/2.0 AI-S Nikkor 180mm f/2.8 ED-AIS Nikkor 500mm f/8.0 Reflex
Konica Minolta 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6(D) DT Konica Minolta 17-35mm 3.5-4.0 AF D Konica Minolta 20mm 2.8 Konica Minolta 24-105mm 3.5-4.5 AF D Konica Minolta 28-100mm 3.5-5.6 AF D Konica Minolta 80-200mm 2.8 Leica Vario-Elmarit 14-50mm f/2.8-3.5 Leica 21-35mm f/3.5-4 Vario-Elmar-R Leica 100mm f/2.8 APO-Macro-Elmarit-R Pentax DA 14 mm f/2.8 Pentax SMCP-DA 21mm f/3.2 AL Pentax 16-45mm f/4.0 P-DA J ED/AL Pentax 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Pentax FA 43 mm f/1.9 Pentax SMCP-FA 50mm f/1.4 Pentax SMCP-FA 70mm f/2.4 Pentax 50-200mm f/4-5.6 P-DA ED Pentax SMCP-D FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro Schneider 28mm f/2.8 PC Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG Sigma 14mm f/2.8 EX Sigma 14mm f/3.5 EX Sigma 15-30mm f/3.5-4.5 EX DG Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8-4 EX DG Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Sigma 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 DC Sigma 20mm f/1.8 EX DG Sigma 28mm f/1.8 EX DG Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Sigma 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Macro ASP IF Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG/HSM Sigma 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DC Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG/HSM Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO Macro Super II Sony 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Takumar 17mm f/4 Fisheye Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di LD Tamron 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD Tamron 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 AF Di II LD Tamron 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5 Tamron 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SP AD Tamron 28-200mm f/3.8 - f/5.6 XR Di Tamron 28-300mm f/4-5.6 LD VR Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di Tamrom 55-200mm F/4-5.6 Di II LD Macro Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Tamron 180mm f/3.5 XR Di LD IF Macro Tamron 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X 124 AF Pro DX Tokina 17mm f/3.5 AT-X 17AF Pro Aspherical Tokina 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5 AF 193 Tokina 28-70mm f/2.8 AT-X 287 PRO SV Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon Zeiss 28mm f/2.8 Distagon Zenitar 16mm f/2.8 MC Fisheye Zuiko Digital 7-14mm f/4.0 Zuiko Digital 11-22mm f/2.8-3.5 Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 Zuiko Digital 40-150mm f/3.5-4.5 Zuiko Digital 50mm f/2.0 Macro Zuiko Digital 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5