ClearID® Image Clarification for Adobe Photoshop


Regardless of where the images originate, be it proprietary CCTV-DVR digital video files, web video, analog video, still cameras, or scanned images, ClearID®  is where they should end up if you are looking to unlock your hidden evidence.

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Forensic Image Clarification Plug-Ins for Adobe Photoshop.

ClearID v3.6.0 (64-bit) Available For Download

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Non-Destructive Workflow and Real-Time Preview

ClearID not only provides clarification filters that are powerful, easy-to-use, and non-destructive to your original evidence, it also provides you a tabbed workflow interface that guides you through the image clarification process. ClearID provides integrated color preview windows and easy-to-use slider bars so you can quickly discover the optimal settings for clarifying your image evidence.

Automation, Hashing, and the Verification Report

Once you apply a filter, ClearID automatically applies a SHA-1 hash to your images for each process you apply and stores the settings in a new layer. When you complete your processing, ClearID allows you to generate a verification report that shows all of your settings so there is no need to manually record them. With this document and your original evidence, your work can be easily reproduced for peer review or court room presentation.

Already using Adobe Photoshop for Image Enhancement?

If you are already using Photoshop for your image enhancement, you should love ClearID because it integrates Photoshop functions along with the expanded palette of ClearID® clarification filters into the ClearID® workflow. When you use ClearID, you gain the added benefits of extra clarification filters and workflow that is hashed and automatically documented in a verification report.

ClearID for Non-Linear Video Editors (NLEs) such as Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere

ClearID Image Processing Suite for Photoshop is also available as video processing plugins in Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro – 15ea. ClearID effects to use in Avid Media Composer. All effects have the same user interface & settings as when they are used through the Photoshop which limits the learning curve.  Learn more here.


  • 10/29/2021 – ClearID 3.6.0 Released (Includes Photohsop 2022 compatible installer)
  • 0/26/2020 – ClearID 3.5.0 Released (Includes Photohsop 2021 compatible installer)
  • 01/15/2020 – ClearID v3.4.1 Released (Includes Photoshop 2020 compatible installer)
  • 10/18/18 – ClearID v3.3.3 Maintenance Release (new optional Base action set)
  • 10/17/18 – ClearID v3.3.3 Maintenance Release (updated to work with new CC 2019)
  • 12/12/17 – ClearID v3.3.3 Released
  • 11/06/17 – ClearID v3.3.2 Released
  • 06/21/17 – ClearID v3.3.1 Released
  • 12/06/16 – ClearID v3.3.0 Maintenance Release update to work with PS CC 2017
  • 06/15/16 – ClearID v3.3.0 Released (requires new unlock code)
  • 10/09/15 – ClearID v3.2.0 Released
  • 08/26/15 – ClearID v3.1.2 Released
  • 08/17/15 – ClearID v3.1.1. Released
  • 07/03/15 – ClearID v3.1.0 Released
  • 05/26/15 – ClearID v3.0.0 b23 Maintenance Release
  • 05/12/15 – ClearID v3.0.0 Released for 64-bit versions of Adobe Photoshop

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Minimum Requirements:

  • Adobe Photoshop CS4 through Photoshop 2021 (64 bit)
  • Windows 10, 8, 7
  • 8GB RAM (16GB Recommended)
  • Screen Resolution of 1280 x 1024 or better
  • 100MB free on C Drive

Does my system need to be connected to the internet to use ClearID ?

NO – ClearID is not an online subscription. You download the software and it gets unlocked to your system. Then unlocked using an unlock code.  That said, having an internet connection during your download and unlock process can help since we provide a registration button that reads your Product ID and copies it to a form.  If you are not connected, you can do that manually from other system.

The ClearID® Toolset

The following links will open our KB article describing each of these tools:

  • Fourier/Frequency: Ultimate Sharpener • Pattern Remover • Interactive Deblur • Freq. Filters
  • Image Adjustment: Color Safe Levels and Curves • Adaptive Equalization • Local Equalization
  • Noise Removal: JPEG Cleaner • Frame Averaging • Universal Noise Remover (8 different filters)
  • Sharpening: Detail Sharpener • Edge Enhancer
  • Advanced/Utility: Checksum • Image Math • Custom Matrix Convolution

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ClearID® Overview & Instructional Videos

Starting with ClearID’s 3.x, ClearID’s non-destructive image clarification workflow has an all new interface, faster FFT and layer processing, new export options and more.

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ClearID, from Ocean Systems, is a tool used for clarifying latent prints, aerial footage and forensic-video stills. ClearID is a suite of more than 20 image clarification filters that are easy to use and non-destructive to original evidence.

Interactive dBlur

Clarify DVR CCTV Digital Video in Minutes: Even poor quality DVR digital video can produce valuable evidence if you have the right tools. The original “before” video was recorded by proprietary CCTV recorder at a drive thru at 320×240. The “after” results were produced by using DVR dCoder to capture the original. Once saved as a standard uncompressed TIFF, ClearID Interactive dBlur produced these amazing results. The plate was then run and the car was identified with in minutes.

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Clarify Out-of-Focus Still Images: Even when you think you have a good picture of your evidence, it doesn’t always turn out that

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Pattern Remover, Ultimate Sharpener and Color Safe Curves

Image below shows multiple ClearID filters applied to a single image

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Pattern Remover

Pattern Remover is ideal for latent print enhancement. Simply select the background pattern you want removed and pattern remover does the rest. Pattern remover is an automated process with interactive sliders and real time preview so you can see the effects of your adjustments as you make them. Pattern Remover also works on color images.

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