In this example we see the corner of a large image with transverse chromatic aberration. (Camera = Canon PowerShot G9)
Most lenses produce chromatic aberration (a special kind of colorfringe). Quickly and easily correct this with this Power Retouch Photoshop plugin. Corrects both transverse and longitudinal chromatic aberration.This is the Chromatic Aberration plugin’s control panel. Click on the image for a larger view.It works with the following image modes:8 & 16 bit/channel: RGB, CMYK.
Two types of aberration
The most common chromatic aberration is the colored fringe that becomes more and more prominent as you move from the centre to the corners of the image. This is known as transverse aberration.The first three controls fix this for each colorchannel.A less severe chromatic aberration is when the colors do not focus evenly on the image sensor. This is known as longitudinal aberration.
Purple fringe or chromatic aberration?
Colorfringes occur when photographing a dark object against a bright lit background and they are usually purple. They are not regularly distributed over the image and are larger and more specular than cromatic aberration.Unfortunately cromatic aberration and purple fringes often appear together as in this example.The technology needed to correct a purple fringe is different and more complex than the fairly simple technology needed to remove chromatic aberration. Therefore we have a plug-in dedicated to color fringes and one to chromatic aberration.