People who use ink supplies to print out their best photos may be familiar with the experience of having to discard a shot because camera movement makes it too blurred.

However, if a new prototype technology from Adobe becomes commonplace, this problem may be eliminated in the future.

At the firm's Max 2011 event, it demonstrated a new feature for its Photoshop software that can sharpen images long after they were captured.

The technology works by analysing the photo to determine how quickly a person's hands were moving when they took the picture and digitally compensating for the shake to restore the image to how it would have looked had the camera been perfectly still.

However, it is not clear if or when the feature will make it to the market, as a source an Adobe said at the event the technology "may or may not appear in a future version" and would not commit to a timescale.