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Old 01-21-2007, 01:12 PM
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Hi - I am looking to find someone to take on a good restoration of an old photograph of my wife's brother who sadly died at a young age.

Unfortunately there are very few photographs of him in existance, this one being about the best.

the photograph has been scanned in high res and can be viewed here:

http://www.professionalcycles.co.uk/Paul.jpg

You will note the black shading around his eyes, as a result of being blind.

Any help greatly appreciated

Vince
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Old 01-21-2007, 02:06 PM
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Re: Photo Restoration

Hi Vince

Welcome to Retouch Pro

There is a very strange moiré/pattern/texture on this picture. Can you tell us what is causing this? It almost looks like it has been scanned from a magazine?

Apart from that the image looks in pretty good shape. What are you looking for?

Did you want to restore this yourself or are you looking to pay for the restoration?

Looking forward to your reply

Ken.
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Old 01-21-2007, 02:11 PM
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Hi Ken

Not sure what can be causing this, it is a photgraph that was scanned (it was in a frame)

I am really looking to pay for someone to restore the image as I do not really have the skills.

Vince
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Old 01-21-2007, 03:15 PM
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Re: Looking for Photo Restoration

you might include the area you're in to help find a restorer in your area. I'm sure somebody here will be near you and can help.
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Old 01-21-2007, 04:57 PM
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Re: Looking for Photo Restoration

I think the glass is causing a little problem with the scan..that is one weird noise-scanline-thingy happening there.
Would you be able to get it out of the glass without ruining it?

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Old 01-22-2007, 10:40 AM
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Re: Looking for Photo Restoration

Hi

Im based in Essex.

The photo was scanned out of the glass..just in a card surround.

Vince
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Old 01-22-2007, 11:31 AM
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Are there lines/texture on the image when veiwing the original? Or are the lines only on the scan? Have you tried scanning it sideways or at a slight angle? Sometime that lessens the textures....
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Old 01-22-2007, 11:57 AM
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Hi

No I cannot see any lines across the photo.

Here is another copy which was reworked by someone else, although I wasnt particularly happy with the end result - not sure if you could have worked on this any better:

www.professionalcycles.co.uk/Paul2.jpg

Vince
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Old 01-22-2007, 03:22 PM
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Re: Looking for Photo Restoration

Hi Vince

The restoration that you have had done is not that bad. They have made a good job of removing the "pattern" and made an effort to sharpen it.
I really don't think you will get much better.
If you don't like the vignette or think it's lacking in colour then I would think they could adjust this at very little extra cost.

Is this an Inkjet print? Do you have an original or a negative? I think that would be the only chance of getting a better image

Great job Lasa.

Here is my effort.

Ken.
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Old 01-22-2007, 04:54 PM
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Re: Looking for Photo Restoration

Those lines just look like noise due to bounce back of light, as the photo is not pressed on to the scanner glass. You need to remove the card and scan it pressed flat to the scanner glass. This will give you a true copy that someone can work on.

done a quick cleanup with what you have, but it's not very good
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