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SmoothKit provides the ultimate filter set to smooth your imagery by combining user-directed controls and feature-sensitive methods.

SmoothKit is a set of filters that complements and extends the features of basic blurs and sharpens provided by host applications. Each plugin in SmoothKit is carefully crafted with fine control to provide the ultimate in filtering. SmoothKit's emphasis is precise control of the filtering process with no compromise on image quality.

SmoothKit allows you to blur without blurring over edges, sharpen with much less ringing, intelligently reduce small image defects, reduce jaggies, blur with per-pixel direction control, and z-blur using greyscale depth images. Many plugins have per-pixel controls, allowing you to vary the amount of blur or the direction of the blur, and many other controls, at each pixel.

As an example, with SmoothKit you can smooth out the skin in someone's face but not eliminate the details of the hair that hangs in front of the face. In addition to "effects", the SmoothKit toolset can be used to reduce image defects in a much more intelligent manner.

"If [After Effects'] Compound Blur is too "boxy" for you, try Smoothkit Gaussian. It's a true compound blur with a smoother look." - Trish and Chris Meyer, Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects, Volume 2

See the SmoothKit gallery page for example movies, and go to our support page for screencasts of the product in use.